Nigeria

Threats remain, despite milestones in Nigeria's presidential election

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By Molly Anders

The world is watching Nigeria closely as election officials count votes. Meanwhile, those who remember election-related deaths in 2011 hope the worst of this year's election violence is over.


The future of multilateralism in Asia

It's official: Australia joins AIIB

Given that the final set of founding members have yet to be finalized, Australia is focusing its efforts more on ensuring governance and transparency within the China-led infrastructure bank, with Canberra's financial contribution to be tackled later on.


#YouthWill Lead Tomorrow

3 ways to support youth as agents of change

International efforts too frequently see young people simply as beneficiaries and recipients. Commonwealth Secretariat's Youth Division Director Katherine Ellis calls for change and tells Devex how global development professionals put youth-led development at the heart of their work.


US aid

Why the new $800M US partnership with Afghanistan is 'not a sure thing'

The U.S. government will make up to $800 million available for the creation of a new partnership with Afghanistan, but Devex has learned that not all of this money may actually materialize.


Myanmar

Displaced from Kokang: The plight of Myanmar's IDPs

Fighting between government and rebel forces in the Kokang region of Myanmar's northern Shan State has led many migrants and locals in the area to seek refuge in neighboring states and across the border in China. With access severely restricted, how can aid groups help these IDPs?


International NGOs

Oxfam yet to decide on specific 'role' of new Nairobi headquarters

Oxfam International's relocation of its headquarters to Nairobi, Kenya, may be a done deal, but details on the specifics of the move remain scarce. Oxfam GB chief executive Mark Goldring shed some light on the issue in a recent update.


From the field

A potter — and a Kibera slum health champion

John Maina is as comfortable spinning clay into flower pots as he is helping manage more than 400 community health volunteers within Nairobi's Kibera slum. Devex caught up with the community health committee chairman in Soweto East to find out what motivates and challenges him.


Vuvuzela

Sounding off on WHO’s Ebola response

On March 31, it will be a year since Medecins Sans Frontieres sounded the alarm on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Over the past week, Devex readers debated the role of the World Health Organization in the international response. What do you think?


North Korea

In North Korea, people are 'still malnourished, but better fed'

While the reclusive Asian country certainly needs humanitarian support, particularly to address malnutrition, the situation there is not as dire as most people believe. Devex spoke with the former WFP deputy director in Pyongyang and several experts on North Korea.


Inside Development

Nigeria

Threats remain, despite milestones in Nigeria's presidential election

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The world is watching Nigeria closely as election officials count votes. Meanwhile, those who remember election-related deaths in 2011 hope the worst of this year's election violence is over.

Global Views

Jacopo Villani on Ebola crisis

Ebola crisis: Why tax breaks hurt health systems in Sierra Leone

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In Sierra Leone, tax exemptions in 2012 exceeded $230 million. If some of this money had been invested in the health budget instead, Ebola’s catastrophic effects on the country could have been mitigated, Christian Aid’s humanitarian policy senior adviser argues in this guest commentary.

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