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 Week ending Friday, April 21, 2017 
 
YEMEN: Building resilient rural livelihoods is key to helping Yemen
People in Yemen are currently suffering from the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. More than 17 million people around Yemen’s rugged landscape are acutely food insecure, and the figure is likely...
 
USA: Trump’s First 100 Days: a Serious Cause for Concern
This week, Donald Trump will mark his first hundred days as US President. It’s time to assess his impact on the world, especially the developing countries. It’s too early to form firm conclusions....
 
NORTH KOREA: US and China Intensify Pressure on North Korea
Tensions are again flaring up between the United States and North Korea as concerns grow that the communist state will celebrate another important national holiday with a nuclear test or an interconti...
 
AFRICA: Powering Africa’s Transformation
Africa has a bright future ahead of it. Productivity and growth will improve as African economies continue to place more emphasis on services and manufacturing, pursue commodity production, and achiev...
 
THE CARIBBEAN: Bamboo Gaining Traction in Caribbean as Climate Savior
Keen to tap its natural resources as a way to boost its struggling economy, Guyana struck a multi-million-dollar deal with Norway in 2009. Under the deal, Norway agreed to pay up to 250 million dol...
 
FRANCE: France's Final Round: Change, But How Much?
France's two contenders for the presidency launched their campaigns Monday in a frantic bid to garner an absolute majority by convincing voters they each have the measure of change that French voters ...
 
AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Defense Minister and Army Chief Resign Over Deadly Attack
Afghanistan’s defense minister and military chief have both resigned following Friday’s deadliest ever attack on a major army base that killed at least 140 soldiers and wounded many more. The Talib...
 
NICARAGUA: Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change
The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua’s Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities and local residents to take protection and adaptation measures to a...
 
PAKISTAN: Millions of Children in Restive Pakistani Province Lack Access to Education
Nine-year-old Fahad works at a tailor shop in Peshawar with his brother to provide for their family of 11, including his six brothers, two sisters and his parents. Making just $20 a month, his job ...
 
GLOBAL: Fate of Earth Must Not be Decided by US & Fellow Nuclear States
When the United Nations continues its negotiations in June for an international treaty against nuclear weapons, there must be a treaty that should cover every single aspect of the devastating weapons ...
 
 
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Articles for
Week Ending
 April 21, 2017

YEMEN: Building resilient rural livelihoods is key to helping Yemen

USA: Trump’s First 100 Days: a Serious Cause for Concern

NORTH KOREA: US and China Intensify Pressure on North Korea

AFRICA: Powering Africa’s Transformation

THE CARIBBEAN: Bamboo Gaining Traction in Caribbean as Climate Savior

FRANCE: France's Final Round: Change, But How Much?

AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Defense Minister and Army Chief Resign Over Deadly Attack

NICARAGUA: Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change

PAKISTAN: Millions of Children in Restive Pakistani Province Lack Access to Education

GLOBAL: Fate of Earth Must Not be Decided by US & Fellow Nuclear States

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