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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday said the food insecurity is on the rise and Africa is the continent most affected by it.

Over the last decade, a policy revolution has been under way in the developing and emerging world. Country after country are systematically providing noncontributory transfers to poor and vulnerable people, in order to protect them against economic shocks and to enable them to invest in themselves and their children.

As the global economy recovers but with a growing labour force, global unemployment in 2018 is projected to remain at a similar level to last year’s, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history, one more every two days. This huge increase could have ended global extreme poverty seven times over. 82% of all wealth created in the last year went to the top 1%, and nothing went to the bottom 50%. Dangerous, poorly paid work for the many is supporting extreme wealth for the few.

Four out of every five dollars of wealth generated in 2017 ended up in the pockets of the richest one percent, while the poorest half of humanity got nothing, a report published by Oxfam found on M

Research indicates that 2.2 million people in Ghana can be classified as extremely poor hence the introduction of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme.

KAMPALA - Whereas poverty has increased in the country in the last four years, northern Uganda is the only region that has recorded a decrease, according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).

The Special Adviser to the President on Social Protection, Maryam Uwais, said about 67 per cent of Nigerian population live below poverty line.

Widow Ahatho Turuga lost 20 of her goats to drought early last year, but the shopkeeper is planning to reinvest in her herd once she has saved enough money.

Preliminary findings of a household survey shows that the proportion of people living below poverty line has been declining over the years, from 30.6 percent in 2002/3 to 16.3 percent in 2015/16 in

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