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Ramaphosa: ‘We have seen a moderate recovery in our economy’

Ramaphosa said, while addressing the nation, “The state we are in as a nation is that while poverty declined significantly following the democratic breakthrough of 1994, we have seen reverses in recent years. Poverty levels rose in 2015, unemployment h…

by · Friday, 16 February 2018 · Turkey

The Hate U Give’s Angie Thomas Finally Tells Us What to Expect From Her Second Novel, On the …

We hear numbers about poverty. We hear statistics about poverty. Then we see the stereotypes about poverty. Those kids are never seen as actual people. Their stories are never told. For me, I sat down and I said, ‘You know what, I want to write something about that big tragedy that happened in my life, …

by · Thursday, 15 February 2018 · Turkey

A league of her own

This is none more obvious in her carrier single “Mindset: War On Poverty,” which she did in collaboration with rappers Loonie, Aklas, and Shanti Dope. Lou allowed us an impromptu live performance of the song recently at Casino Español de Manila, and su…

by · Thursday, 15 February 2018 · Philippines

A league of her own

This is none more obvious in her carrier single “Mindset: War On Poverty,” which she did in collaboration with rappers Loonie, Aklas, and Shanti Dope. Lou allowed us an impromptu live performance of the song recently at Casino Español de Manila, and su…

by · Thursday, 15 February 2018 · Philippines
Sustainable Development Goals and the role of Islamic finance

Sustainable Development Goals and the role of Islamic finance

Malaysia is home to a vibrant Islamic banking sector. Islamic finance has grown rapidly in the past two decades and it now stands as a potential contributor in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. Photo: bigstock/joyful
Islamic finance has th…

by · Thursday, 15 February 2018 · Japan, Malaysia

Xi stresses difficulty, urgency of poverty alleviation

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C, rear), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses a symposium on poverty alleviation in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Feb. 12, 2018. (Xinhua/Xie …

by · Wednesday, 14 February 2018 · China, Turkey

Vietnam attends IFAD Governing Council’s meeting

Poverty can be the cause of instability and conflict, Houngbo said, noting that many conflicts and humanitarian crises happened in 2017, forcing many … They also set a goal of backing a nonrefundable assistance and loan programme of IFAD worth 3.5 bi…

by · Wednesday, 14 February 2018 · Vietnam

Vaccines Can Stem Poverty, Not Just Disease, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 Vaccines can provide major health and economic benefits for people in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study by Harvard researchers. It estimated that increased spending to ensure wider distribution of 10 vacc…

by · Tuesday, 13 February 2018 · Turkey

Bill Gates Addresses ‘Tough Questions’ On Poverty And Power

Bill Gates Addresses ‘Tough Questions’ On Poverty And Power … You traveled this year throughout the American South looking at poverty. Can you … We gathered a panel of 25 experts — one expert on eviction, one expert on economic mobility, and so on — to look at poverty, and they went out to those …

by · Tuesday, 13 February 2018 · Turkey

Low-income baby grants scheme needs fine-tuning

In its attempt to eradicate poverty from Thailand, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government has come up with a number of aid schemes for the poor. One of them is the child support grant — a programme that provides a subsidy as basic welfare for newborn babies…

by · Tuesday, 13 February 2018 · Thailand