Mouhamedou Ould Mohamed, commissioner of food safety supervises Sunday in Dar El Baida in the department of El Mina in Nouakchott the start of the free distribution of 700 tons of rice to 14 thousands needy families in the moughataa of El Mina, Arafatt and Ryadh.
The World Bank has published a study Tuesday showing that the number of people living below the poverty line in the world had dropped sharply between 1981 and 2005, with sharp regional disparities, sub-Saharan Africa continues to suffer
The steering committee of the programme to reduce poverty and malnutrition in the wilayas north of the country, funded by the Italian Cooperation, met Thursday in Nouakchott, to assess the first phase of the implementation of this programme and preparing the next stages of the project.
1299 Mauritanians young, including 94 in Nouadhibou and the rest in Nouakchott, will undertake training before their final integration into active life. This is reflected eight agreements signed Tuesday between the Ministry of Employment, and private partners.
Washington - Responding aggressively to a worsening global food crisis, President Bush has ordered an estimated $200 million in emergency U.S. food assistance for global relief efforts and to help relieve political instability in some regions.
When I was in Mozambique in January, they were blocking streets with burning tires and over-turned cars to protest an increase of a few pennies in the 28-cent cost of a bus ride. One person was killed and scores were injured in clashes with policies, and there was also moderate property damage and disruption.
VIENNA, 15 April 2008 (UNODC) - A number of Ministers from West and Central Africa gathered in Vienna today, in conjunction with the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, to discuss the growing threat of drugs and crime across the centre of Africa
MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti economic commentator Oleg Mityayev) - Just recently the crisis of the world's financial markets seemed the worst headache of the world economy. But now the threat of the food crisis is mounting with every passing day.
The 1995 Social Summit’s programme of action calls for “national poverty eradication plans”—preferablybeginning in 1996—to address “the structural causes of poverty”. These plans are to push for local, nationaland international actions to eradicate extreme povertyand substantially reduce overall poverty. Such plans, at the heart of national efforts to addresspoverty, help focus and coordinate activities and buildsupport.
One of the major concerns of the Government of Mauritania is to increase the food self-sufficiency of the population. The most important priorities are to produce high-quality seed within the country, to enhance the quality and quantity of agricultural output and to reduce outlays in foreign exchange for the importation of seeds.
At the end of the 1990s, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund announced a shift in the focus of their lending policies in Africa towards poverty reduction and invited public consultations to help define the strategy. Some hailed this as an innovative departure from the controversial macroeconomic policies the two institutions had previously emphasized in Africa.
Some 24,000 Mauritanians, who fled to Senegal nearly two decades ago after a long-standing border dispute escalated into ethnic violence, are set to start returning home within weeks under a United Nations-backed voluntary repatriation programme.
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