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A new headline-grabbing report shows that despite all of the aid money, remittances sent home from expats and loans sent to Africa, $40 billion more is actually leaving the continent in the form of debt payments, tax avoidance and resource extraction. But some question the figures, and argue that the report doesn’t tell the whole story.


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News in the Humanosphere: Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus elected next WHO Director-General

The governing body of the WHO will make its final selection today on who will replace Margaret Chan as the director general. Today, the three candidates — David Nabarro of the U.K., Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia, and Sania Nishtar of Pakistan — make their final pitch at the World Health Assembly, the U.N. organization’s major annual meeting.

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G7 summit in Italy may drop migration from agenda, despite dramatic increase in child refugees traveling alone

More than 300,000 children traveled alone as refugees or migrants in 2015 and 2016 – a fivefold increase from 2010 – UNICEF officials said today, reflecting a surge in the number of people fleeing conflict and poverty. UNICEF officials hope that the data will move the seven leading economies to adopt measures at the G7 Summit in Italy that would protect refugee and migrant children. Meanwhile, the U.S. is putting pressure on the Italian government to drop the topic of migration from the G7 meeting later this month.

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