[IPS] Rome -Not at all. Or at least not necessarily. The fact is that cash transfer programmes -regular money payments to poor households--are meant to reduce poverty, promote sustainable livelihoods and increase production in the developing world. One in four countries on Earth are applying them. But are they effective?
[allAfrica] Burkina Faso were certainly not expected to top their 2017 African Nations Cup Group A amid heavy competition from hosts Gabon and fancied Cameroon, but have proven they could be a tough nut to crack as they seek to repeat their heroics of four years ago.
[allAfrica] DR Congo need just a point from their final Group C clash against Togo in Port Gentil on Tuesday to book a place in the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup in Gabon and will be heavily fancied to do so after a fine showing at the tournament so far.
[IPS] Rome -While just eight individuals, all of them men, own the same wealth as 3.6 billion people - half of world's total population - it will take 170 years for women to be paid the same as men, warns a new major report on inequality.
[East African] Kenya is looking to borrow more money from the commercial market in the face of a widening deficit that is pushing the shilling towards record lows, and to meet urgent expenditures occasioned by a biting drought.
[Deutsche Welle] Speaking on Sengalese radio, elected President Adama Barrow said there appeared to be an absence of state funds following the exit of Yahya Jammeh. The deal Jammeh struck to exit the Gambia may make him untouchable.