CNN: Why the world is ignoring Congo war – “The wars in [The Congo] have claimed nearly the same number of lives as having a 9/11 every single day for 360 days, the genocide that struck Rwanda in 1994, the ethnic cleansing that overwhelmed Bosnia in the mid-1990s, the genocide that took place in Darfur, the number of people killed in the great tsunami that struck Asia in 2004, and the number of people who died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki — all combined and then doubled.” (Vava Tampa)
WP: China, World Bank set up poverty alleviation knowledge hub to share winning strategies – With the World Bank at its side, China is working to alleviate poverty that is rampant throughout its country. To do so, the two have partnered up to create a knowledge hub to better share what is working and what isn’t. (AP)
VOA: Aid Freeze Impacts Uganda’s Health Sector – After allegations of corruption hit Uganda’s aid offices earlier this autumn, aid from several countries instantly froze until further notice. Originally, Uganda believed it could handle the load for the time being, but many health experts are already struggling to deliver lifesaving services. (Andrew Green)
Economist: Africa’s future; Hope, and doubt, south of the Sahara – Africa’s future has often been called optimistic, but recent crises on the continent have some wondering whether a dose of skepticism is in order, or if this is just a bump in progress.