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Sub-Saharan Africa leads drop in new HIV infections

Sub-Saharan Africa, the region worst affected by AIDS, is leading a decline in new HIV infections, UNAIDS said Friday, with new infections in the area declining by over a quarter in the last decade.
"For the first time change is happening at the heart of the epidemic. In places where HIV was stealing away dreams, we now have hope,"
- UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibe

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Sub-Saharan Africa leads drop in new HIV infections

Source: AFP, Fri September 17, 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa, the region worst affected by AIDS, is leading a decline in new HIV infections, UNAIDS said Friday, with new infections in the area declining by over a quarter in the last decade.

Car Tires Fuel Green Shoe Revolution

Story contains video Source: CNN, Wed June 23, 2010
oleRebels is a game-changing shoe company in the heart of Addis Ababa, the ancient capital of Ethiopia. The business makes shoes from old rubber tires and tubes with each one hand cut into soles.

Bartender helps turn wine to water in developing world

Source: CNN, Sat November 07, 2009
Behind the bar at a local restaurant, Doc Hendley leans in to hear his customer over the band. "You like the pinot? Cool," he says.

Unique Acacia Tree Could Nourish Soils And Life In Africa

Source: TerraDaily, Fri September 04, 2009
Scientists have said at the 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry that a type of acacia tree with an unusual growth habit -- unlike virtually all other trees -- holds particular promise for farmers in Africa as a free source of nitrogen for their soils that could last generations.

New publication shows index insurance has potential to help manage climate risks and reduce poverty

Source: EurekAlert!, Thu June 25, 2009
Climate has always presented a challenge to farmers, herders, fishermen and others whose livelihoods are closely linked to their environment, particularly those in poor areas of the world.

Manicurist sells house, car to build school

Source: CNN, Sun June 14, 2009
When Washington manicurist Lidia Schaefer returned to her native village in Ethiopia, she was troubled by what she saw: children walking three hours each way to attend classes held not in a school, but under a tree.

I’m sharing my £7.5m Lotto win with orphans in Ethiopia

Source: The Sun, Fri May 29, 2009
Single mum Jane Surtees certainly has a Lotto heart.

Worm’s demise near

Source: Windsor Star, Tue December 09, 2008
Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Health workers are on the verge of eradicating Guinea worm disease in what would be just the second time in history that a disease has been wiped from the planet, the Carter Center said Friday.

DEVELOPMENT:  Signs of Hope for Ethiopia’s Children this article opens in a new window

Source: Inter Press Service, Mon October 20, 2008
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 13 (IPS) - Amid the hardship facing Ethiopia's children, there are signs that conditions may be improving and that children's lives are changing for the better.

Ethiopia signs deal for largest wind farm in Africa

Source: ENN, Sat October 11, 2008
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia on Thursday signed a 220-million-euro (300 million dollar) deal with a French company for the construction of Africa's largest wind farm.

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