Maternal mortality remains high around the world, with more than 303,000 women dying in pregnancy, childbirth or shortly afterwards. More than half of these deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa.
“Since parliament has failed to come to the ghetto, then we shall bring the ghetto to parliament”, said the musician turned populist politician.
2016 saw the highest level of seizures of illegally traded ivory by weight since 1989. These encouraging trends are primarily linked to developments in East Africa
Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam will have an installed generating capacity of 6000MW. This is similar in size to the worlds largest nuclear power station, Japans Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant.
One local official said half a million head of livestock had succumbed to thirst, hunger, and disease, leaving many herders destitute.