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October 22 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Wed Oct 22 2014, 21:01:25

[allAfrica]New York -In September, I spent time with an American woman who had recently been in Lofa County, Liberia, an Ebola hot spot bordering the village in Guinea where the first case was identified. We were nowhere near west Africa; we were both attending an international conference with participants from around the world.

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From AllAfrica Blog Wed Oct 22 2014, 10:33:49

[Initiative for Global Development]New York -A recap of the exciting discussions on the future of investing in African business.

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From AllAfrica Blog Wed Oct 22 2014, 10:02:00

[State Department]This blog post by Dr. Rajiv Shah originally appeared on the USAID website on October 20. Dr. Shah serves as the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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October 21 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Tue Oct 21 2014, 09:09:22

[IDS]The Valuing Volunteering project that IDS is undertaking with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is exploring the role of volunteers as development workers. I often hear volunteers tell me that one of the conditions of their success is the "willingness of the community". In a World Café discussion with Filipino and British volunteers we discussed the example of

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From AllAfrica Blog Tue Oct 21 2014, 05:58:50

[Moroccan American Center]Beginning Friday, October 24, The Atlantic Dialogues will bring together more than 350 leaders from the public and private sectors in Marrakesh for three intense days of informal, open discussions on issues affecting countries that border the Atlantic Ocean - Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean, and Africa. The event is jointly hosted by the German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States and the OCP Policy Center, a think tank supp

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October 20 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Mon Oct 20 2014, 11:33:58

[CPJ]The Ebola crisis in West Africa is unrelenting, and journalists on the frontline of reporting on the virus are caught between authorities wanting to control how the outbreak is reported, and falling victim to the disease themselves.

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Oct 20 2014, 10:34:59

[IDS]As the world moves towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the post-2015 era, there is an emerging debate about how target-setting and implementation might integrate across the 17 goals proposed by the Open Working Group (OWG) so that the inextricable links between, say, climate change, water and food are properly addressed. Feminists and others rightly celebrate that goal 5 in the Outcome Document - 'Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls' - survived the fraught, politicised OWG

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Oct 20 2014, 10:25:33

[IDS]Today sees the launch of a major United Nations report that argues for gender equality to be at the centre of sustainable development as we move towards a post-2015 framework. This is the latest in the flagship series of a five-yearly World Survey on the Role of Women in Development reports, prepared by UN Women. Its conceptualisation was led by IDS Director, Melissa Leach and

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Oct 20 2014, 06:40:52

[IDS]Three new reports on the "state of the debate" on development in Brazil, China and India were presented at a Chatham House event earlier this week. The reports throw important insights into these countries' activities and perceptions of their roles in development cooperation.

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Oct 20 2014, 03:59:48

[Moroccan American Center]The US-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was announced in full in late September, with Morocco the only Maghreb country to have joined thus far. Morocco has committed to providing humanitarian assistance to aid the populations suffering from the current conflict, as well as intelligence sharing to bolster counterterrorism operations against ISIL.

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