Tag Archives: Africa

World cereal production set to reach historic high in 2013

Wheat harvestWorld total cereal production is forecast to increase by about 7 percent in 2013 compared to last year, helping to replenish global inventories and raise expectations for more stable markets in 2013/14, according to the latest issue of FAO’s quarterly Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Continue reading

Peacekeeping mission commanders brief Security Council

Wide view of the Security Council meeting on peacekeeping operations. 26 June 2013 New York, Unite NationsMilitary leaders from three United Nations peacekeeping missions in Africa told the Security Council what they need to support the “blue helmets” under their command and help them better assist local authorities and protect the people of the countries in which they serve. The expanded use of new technologies, including unarmed drones, in United Nations peacekeeping Continue reading

New HIV infections among children have been reduced by 50% or more in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa

In Lesotho, A woman holds the AIDS anti-retroviral treatment medicine for her granddaughter. Photo: IRIN/Eva-Lotta JanssonA new report on the Global Plan towards elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive (Global Plan) has revealed a marked increase in progress in stopping new infections in children across the Global Plan priority countries in Africa. The report outlines that seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa Continue reading