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Weekend Link-Up: Ebola hurts economies in West Africa, Africa’s development affected by climate change, and more stories

 The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could have significant economic costs that are out of proportion to the death toll. A breakdown of a new United Nations Environment Programme report titled Keeping Track of Adaptation Actions in Africa—Targeted Fiscal Stimulus Actions Making a Difference shows how Africa’s development and growth is affected by climate change. Unemployment is a

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Weekend Link-Up: $37 billion committed for Africa at U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, WHO declares Ebola an international emergency, and more stories

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit concluded this week with U.S. commitment of $37 billion in government and private sector investments for Africa. The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency. The World Bank Group and the African Union Commission (AUC) signed a $25 million grant to support

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