In an interview with DW, Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has warned that extreme poverty is set to rise in sub-Saharan Africa.
As the world's rich meet for the World Economic Forum in Davos, their festivities are as usual heralded by the Oxfam report on global inequality — a highly controversial study that should be taken with a grain of salt.
The children's agency UNICEF welcomed the new findings, but said "we’ve got a long way to go." The new figures show the global burden is shifting from South Asia to sub-Saharan Africa.
Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Pharrell were among the stars who took to the stage in South Africa to raise awareness for global poverty. Chancellor Angela Merkel's message offering good prospects for the future was beamed.
Africa's population is growing rapidly and is set to double by 2050. On World Contraception Day, we take a look at how African countries are changing attitudes towards birth control and preparing for the future.
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