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[Photos] NBA, WNBA, Africare and ExxonMobil Launch New Initiative to Engage and Empower Nigeria’s Youth

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ABUJA, Nigeria (November 19, 2013) — The National Basketball Association (NBA), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), Africare and ExxonMobil today announced the launch of “Power Forward,” a youth engagement initiative that will use basketball to develop health, leadership and life skills in Nigeria. Nigerian native and Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, fellow countryman and former NBA player Obinna Ekezie and three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash joined leading Nigerian government officials in tipping off the program today during a two-day launch event in Abuja.

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Al Jazeera's Chika Oduah discusses Tanzania's high food production yet high malnutrition. Photo: Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera's Chika Oduah discusses Tanzania's high food production yet high malnutrition. Photo: Al Jazeera

Fruit for thought in Tanzania nutrition fight

www.aljazeera.com – Selemani Hussaini never though much about eating fruit in the past. The 46-year-old Tanzanian farmer mainly eats ugali, a thick maize-based porridge. Toss in a few cooked beans, tea or instant coffee and this completes a typical meal.

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Dr. Christopher Mfornyam mans Africare's display at USAID's third Saving Lives at Birth event. Photo: USAID
Dr. Christopher Mfornyam mans Africare's display at USAID's third Saving Lives at Birth event. Photo: USAID

Saving Lives Profile: Senegal’s Mother Mentors

www.usaid.gov – In Senegal and much of West Africa, pregnant women rarely seek out prenatal care, not because they don’t want to deliver a healthy baby, but because of traditional beliefs that discourage them from disclosing a pregnancy in its early stages.

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[Video] Together against malnutrition in Angola

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In January 2013 the European Union funded the integrated programme on food security and control of acute malnutrition, to support the Government of Angola and UNICEF in responding to the nutrition crisis which affected approximately 500,000 under-5 children in four provinces of the country.

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Africare staff interviews Ameleke Winfred, an ISFM participant.
Africare staff interviews Ameleke Winfred, an ISFM participant.

Farmers Stop Losing Ground: Building Trust in the Field

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Ghanaian farmers entrust their livelihoods to the land. Ideally, they could produce harvests large enough to feed their families with stockpiles left over to sell on the market, generating income to boost the quality of their lives and to invest in further improving their farm. But farming in Ghana can be difficult:

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Jennifer James of Mom Bloggers for Social Good met Daria, a participant in Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project. Photo: Jennifer James
Jennifer James of Mom Bloggers for Social Good met Daria, a participant in Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project. Photo: Jennifer James

How Community Gardens are Changing Lives in Tanzania

www.impatientoptimists.org – Up in the lush Uluguru Mountains in Morogoro, Tanzania, a USAID-funded nutritional program, Mwanzo Bora (which means good start in Swahili) has been put in place to help increase local mothers’ breastfeeding rates, lower the number of expectant mothers with anemia, and provide parents with the nutritional know-how to properly feed their children a well-balanced diet.

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Bringing Better Nutrition to Tanzania’s Farmers

www.internationalreportingproject.org – Abdullah Yahya’s farm sits above the dirt road that is unfriendly to cars after it rains. Corn stalks remain in the ground, withered by a lack of recent rains. The morning rain is a good sign. Abdullah will soon uproot the failed crop and plant with the hopes of a successful harvest.

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Schoolgirls standing in front of one of the five school latrine buildings inaugurated by the Uhuru Torch on August 19th, 2013.
Schoolgirls standing in front of one of the five school latrine buildings inaugurated by the Uhuru Torch on August 19th, 2013.

Uhuru Torch Lights Up Ipagala “B”

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The Uhuru Torch is a Tanzanian national symbol meant to “bring hope where there is despair, love where there is enmity and respect where there is hatred.”

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