News: Why the War On Poverty In The U.S. Isn’t Over

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On July 12, President Donald Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers concluded that America’s long-running war on poverty “is largely over and a success.” I am a researcher who has studied poverty for nearly 20 years in Cleveland, a city with one of the country’s highest rates of poverty. While the council’s conclusion makes for a dramatic headline, it simply does […]

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Share of world living in poverty to fall below 10% says World Bank

The World Bank has said that for the first time less than 10% of the world’s population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015. The bank said it was using a new income figure of $1.90 per day to define extreme poverty, up from $1.25. It forecasts that the proportion of the world’s population in this […]

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Nigeria: Oru Stranded Refugees from Liberia- We Have Been Abandoned

By Gbenga Akinfenwa Eight years after the Oru Refugee camp, Ogun State, was officially closed down, hundreds of the Liberian and Sierra-Leonean stranded refugees have alleged abandonment by the authorities, to face the hard side of life. Situated in Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state, the camp was opened in 1990 following the civil wars, which ravaged both […]

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The future of Africa: The next 100 years

As Africa’s population looks set to quadruple over the twenty-first century, The Telegraph digs into the data to reveal the opportunities – and challenges – facing a fast-changing continent By Ashley Kirk, Africa’s population is booming. By 2100, it will be home to 4.4 billion people – four times its current population. Such an increase – far larger than the […]

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Poverty levels in Africa dropping fast despite problems

RENE VOLLGRAAFF POVERTY in sub-Saharan Africa is projected by the World Bank to drop to 35% this year as faster economic growth in the past two decades allowed governments to boost spending on schools and clinics. The share of people living on less than $1.90 a day, defined as extreme poverty, is set to decline from 43% in 2012 and 56% in […]

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