Investing in climate-resilient agriculture not only improves food security but contributes to eradicating malnutrition, according to the findings of a new report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

At least nine people were reportedly killed Wednesday when a violent sandstorm tore through Mauritania’s Saharan Tagant region.

Africa’s positive economic growth over the past two decades has shown resilience in the wake of the international crisis of 2008. However, this positive performance has not yet translated its economic gains into meaningful social development.

West Africa nations must crack down on foreign fleets fishing illegally off its Atlantic coastline and build up their fisheries to protect the livelihoods of millions of people, a leading thinktank

– The Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Tuesday presided over the commissioning of a 30-megawatts wind power plant erected in Nouakchott, the capital.

The Mauritanian parliament late on Tuesday approved a new draft bill penalizing the manufacture, importation, distribution, marketing and use of flexible plastic bags, reliable sources in Nouakchot

ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) will pay US $25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month.

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), together with the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), has awarded US$57 million in loans for renewable energy projects in five developing countries

The United Nations appealed on Monday for more than $US2 billion ($2.28 billion) to feed and care for a record 20 million people across Africa's Sahel belt, but aid workers said they feared donor f

A common continuing criticism of the economic reforms in India has been that despite accelerated growth and all-around poverty reduction, the country continues to suffer from worse child malnutrition than nearly all Sub-Saharan African countries with lower per capita incomes. This paper argues that this narrative, nearly universally accepted around the world, is false. It is the artefact of a faulty methodology that the World Health Organisation has pushed and the United Nations has supported.

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