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Seven Facts On Global Hunger As World Food Programme Wins Nobel

Seven Facts On Global Hunger As World Food Programme Wins Nobel

The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger around the world and improve conditions for peace in areas affected by conflict. For more than 50 years the WFP has worked to improve food security around the world, but conflict, climate shocks and […]

IMF Raises Aid To U.S.$4.5 Billion

IMF Raises Aid To U.S.$4.5 Billion

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved Angola’s request for increased financial assistance and immediately disbursed USD one billion. This measure brings the total assistance programme to almost USD 4.5 billion, a statement from the international financial body noted. According to the fund, this third positive assessment of financial assistance is given under the […]

Food Insecurity In Africa

Food Insecurity In Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdown measures have had a huge negative impact on producers and consumers. Food production has been disrupted, and incomes have been lost. But a far more devastating welfare consequence of the pandemic could be reduced access to food. A potential rise in food insecurity is a key policy point for many countries. The World […]

How To Boost Your Immune System Against COVID-19

How To Boost Your Immune System Against COVID-19

With COVID-19 still a threat and the flu, common cold, and other bugs lurking, you want to make sure your immune system is ready to mount a strong defense and keep you from getting sick. “The best strategy at this point is two-fold: both prevention of infection and strengthening the immune system,” Valerie LeComte, DO, an […]

The Story Corner : The Good Cook

The Story Corner :  The Good Cook

On the streets of twitter, something is happening. Peradventure, you aren’t abreast of what is happening, I shall tell you.  So, about two days ago, one of the most reverend pastors in Nigeria, took to his twitter page and advised his sons not to marry a woman who cannot cook cos it’s not every time […]

World Food Day : Global Index Finds Climate Change Driving ‘Alarming’ Hunger Levels

World Food Day : Global Index Finds Climate Change Driving ‘Alarming’ Hunger Levels

Central African Republic topped an annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies warned that climate change was making it increasingly hard to feed the world. Aid agency Concern Worldwide, which co-compiles the Global Hunger Index, said progress towards a 2030 zero hunger target agreed by world leaders was “under threat or is being […]

‘Immigrant Food Has Been Embraced, I Want This Country To Embrace The Immigrant Too’ – Asma Khan

‘Immigrant Food Has Been Embraced, I Want This Country To Embrace The Immigrant Too’ – Asma Khan

When Asma Khan first arrived in Britain from India to join her husband in 1991, the racism was so bad she had to learn to cycle fast to avoid being hit by the bottles lobbed at her. Now, the award-winning chef is using her success in London – where her restaurant has a celebrity clientele […]

700 000 Namibians Need Food Aid

700 000 Namibians Need Food Aid

MORE than a quarter of the Namibian population has registered for the government’s drought relief food assistance. This was revealed at Cabinet’s 14th decision-making meeting on Tuesday, during which a plan to implement short and long-term interventions of the ‘Livelihood and Vulnerability Assessment Report’ was approved in principle. The implementation of these interventions has to […]

How Healthy Is Zero Carb Diet?

How Healthy Is Zero Carb Diet?

Low carb diets have been popular for years. But lately I’ve been hearing about a zero carb diet, and it has me worried. Depending on what you choose to eat, a no-carb diet may be even more restrictive than a keto diet. While there’s no precise limit to the grams allowed per day, this approach essentially […]

Sudanese Call For Bread And Freedom

Sudanese Call For Bread And Freedom

For weeks, popular protests have rocked Sudan, with thousands of citizens coming out to decry the high cost of bread and call for the downfall of the regime of President Omar al-Bashir, who has been in power since 1989. Echoing the 2011 Arab Spring in neighbouring Libya and Egypt, demonstrations have spread across the country, […]

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