Torrential rains and landslides have left at least 77 people dead and about 12,000 displaced in Burundi, the Burundi Red Cross said on Tuesday.

At least 50 people in Burundi have died due to torrential rains and landslides, officials in the central African country said on Monday, and they warned the death toll is likely to rise.

The World Bank has given final approval for a $340-million financing package for a crucial hydroelectric power plant in Africa’s Great Lakes region, which is long delayed by ethnic conflict.

New Delhi, 18 Sept: India today announced a new US$ 40 million line of credit to mineral-rich Burundi and signed a slew of MoUs in areas of rural development, education and health and medicine with

Central African countries have launched an ambitious coordinated plan to combat poaching in the region, in the face of escalating wildlife crime and accompanying violence.

Ahead of the World Bank's Spring Meetings here this week, government ministers from almost 40 developing countries are meeting with UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, UK International Developm

Low-cost solar panels and solar batteries will be provided to poor communities in 14 countries in Africa and Asia in the next four years, the UN Development Programme said Thursday.

Bangladesh is among five most vulnerable countries to climate change-induced food crisis and hunger, says a report.

The negative effects of climate change are already evident for many of the 25 million coffee farmers across the tropics and the 90 billion dollar (US) coffee industry. The coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei), the most important pest of coffee worldwide, has already benefited from the temperature rise in East Africa: increased damage to coffee crops and expansion in its distribution range have been reported. In order to anticipate threats and prioritize management actions for H. hampei we present here, maps on future distributions of H.

Performance-based financing is generating a heated debate. Some suggest that it may be a donor fad with limited potential to improve service delivery. Most of its critics view it solely as a provider payment mechanism.

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