Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Dwindling of Polio Endemic Countries
By admin September 29, 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed Nigeria, who along with Pakistan and Afghanistan accounted for 1,000 Global Poliomyelitis cases in 2006, from the Polio Endemic list.  WHO officials and officers from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are praising this historic milestone in Nigeria’s history and that of the worlds’. In 1988, 125 countries were

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Brazil Enters a Recession and Officials are Divided Over How to Resolve It
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Brazil is South America’s largest economy, the seventh largest economy in the world, and was considered, for many years, as a favorite for investors. For the past decade, Brazil has benefited from a global commodities boom. During President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s two terms in office, Brazil enjoyed rapid economic growth by capitalizing off

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China and Africa Gearing Up for Summit in South Africa
By admin September 25, 2015

  President Zuma of South Africa met with President Xi Jinping of China in Beijing on September 4, 2015, in advance of South Africa’s hosting of the 6th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in December, 2015. The official occasion was the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese

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The Possibility of a New Global Agreement on Climate Change
By admin September 24, 2015

This week is Climate Week New York, a week with a series of climate change related events aimed to highlight how climate action and low carbon growth will benefit the global economy without compromising our future generations. It is also a week when business and government leaders take the opportunity to showcase their commitments to

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Data’s Growing Role in Humanitarian Relief & Assistance
By admin September 15, 2015

  The role of data collection and analysis is well understood as the foundation for which any humanitarian action is taken. Decisions, such as determining safe-zones for relief workers or feasible means of delivering supplies, rely on actionable data disseminated from the ground to stakeholders. What’s more, the need for data is expanding beyond those

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Will Emerging Markets Enter into a Global Recession?
By admin September 1, 2015

  The great fall of China and its twenty-first century success story came to a great surprise for many people last week. More importantly, the country’s economic slowdown may perhaps signal the next global recession, impacting developing countries and emerging markets the hardest. The first downturn occurred nearly seven years ago, due largely to contractions

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