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Nigeria eyes private funds to spark agriculture boom

Lagos - Can investors get rich by backing Nigerian agriculture?
In the Media by Ben Simon (AFP)

IMF no longer forces 'structural adjustment': Lagarde

Washington - The International Monetary Fund has changed and no longer imposes tough "structural adjustment" programs as it did in poor countries two decades ago, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Petition over Nike factory workers

Nike has been accused of selling the England team’s shirt for £90 ($150), while the workers in its factories in Indonesia are paid 30 pence (50 cents) per hour to produce the t-shirt.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Women of Philippine slum welcome birth control victory

Manila - Single mother Christina Bantasan clutched her baby in the shadows of a sprawling Philippine slum, wishing that a controversial birth control law had come earlier so she could have planned her future better.
In the Media by Mynardo Macaraig (AFP)

Philippine Supreme Court approves birth control law

Manila - The Philippines' highest court approved Tuesday a controversial birth control law that supporters said would transform the lives of millions of poor Filipinos, despite bitter opposition from the powerful Catholic Church.
In the Media by AFP

Drought worsens food crisis in poverty-stricken Haiti

Port-au-prince - The World Food Program sounded an alarm Friday over arid conditions in northwest Haiti that have worsened an already dire food shortage in this impoverished country.
In the Media by AFP

Booming demand for shea, African 'women's gold', reduces poverty

Abidjan - The fruit of the shea tree has long been considered sacred by many in Western Africa because of its myriad health benefits.
In the Media by Christophe Koffi (AFP)

Poor hit hardest by cuts in crisis-hit Europe

Athens - Welfare cuts ordered in the wake of Europe's economic crisis are hitting the poor disproportionately hard, with child poverty rising and people's health at risk, a leading Catholic charity warned on Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Paris man awarded 12,000 euros for renting 'broom closet'

Paris - A Paris court on Monday ordered nearly 12,000 euros ($16,500) in compensation to be paid to a man who rented a "broom closet" for 15 years.The court in Paris's 11th district said the owner of the tiny flat and its property manager had violated city byl...
In the Media by AFP

Programs to redistribute income good for growth: IMF

Washington - The International Monetary Fund came out Wednesday in support of the fight against income inequality, with Fund economists saying income redistribution efforts can strengthen economic growth.Plunging into a debate over the gap between rich and poor tha...
In the Media by AFP
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FACTS OR FINANCES? THE REAL MOTIVATION BEHIND KPCC’S ATTACK ON NO MORE POVERTY

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