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Millennium Development Goals

2010 Ghana Millennium Development Goals Report - Summary by Abdallah Katunzi

 

 

This report documents the successes and challenges on the road to achieve the MDGs in Ghana. It is an interesting reading for those interested to know how Ghana, a West African country, fairs as far as MDGs are concerned.

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2010 Malawi Millennium Development Goals Report - Summary by Abdallah Katunzi

 

 

This report details the successes and challenges on the MDGs progress in Malawi. It is a useful reading for those interested to know how Malawi fairs as far as MDGs are concerned.

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Somalia Millennium Development Goals Progress Report – by Transitional Federal Government – Summary by Abdallah Katunzi

This report details the challenges facing Somalia, a country ravaged by civil wars since 1991. The report is of interest as it shows how political instability is negatively impacting on the MDGs progress in Somalia.


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THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS BY B.N. & J.M.

 

1st Verse (Jay Mic)

If you look outside at the world you live in,

you can see the hardships that you know exist, but which you avoid;

the Heads of State and Government, all gathered,

have made a pact made up of eight goals:

 

1. Eradicating poverty and hunger, giving dignity to a father, bringing home the bread.

2. Universal primary education, with regular sessions and lessons.

3. Respect for the female, because these genes wear women's genitals away!

4. Reducing child mortality, they have the right to life, like all civilised people.

5. Improving maternal health, children are the light of the earth, they are a lantern!

6. Fighting the spread of disease, with guaranteed care for these cheated people!

7. Ensuring environmental conditions, with sanitation, housing and natural resources.

8. Developing a system for development and by 2015 we will have solved everything.

 

CHORUS:

The Millennium Development Goals,

all together 

build a new world step by step.

All wee need is commitment,

to bring colour

to this tragic plan.

The clouds in the sky part,

and the sun's rays filter through

shining on all the lonely people .....

On all the lonely people!

 

2nd Verse (Black Nigga)

We are the sides of the same coin,

A freer Africa is sown on to jumpers,

freer from the acts of outsiders,

freer to change its ways and customs,

Africa dies inside,

I knock and enter

I plant my flagpole 

that says enough!

Fewer injuries and more rights,

follow my banner,

can’t you see that everyone seeks shelter from war.

Poverty lies in money,

but not in dreams .....

I close my eyes and I'm full of anger,

all around me there is only sand.

This is my message, understand,

that life is like a book,

you can always change chapters,

I’m not leaving here!

I walk two miles to drink some water.

Africa quenches its thirst with their blood,

while we, the beautiful people, wear our silk shirts,

I have lost all my supporters,

 a tear has turned into rain ...... Nigga!

 

3rd Verse (Black Nigga in Arabic) translation

Africa is the land of the Muslims,

who often fight amongst each other,

neglecting their country of origin.

The Earth is a blank sheet of paper

on which its own history is written,

like a child who has 

never known his parents.

In this life, everyone has their own destiny,

we should not always trust in faith.

Do not think about what you've lost,

but live as you believe, because

all of us laugh, cry and get angry.

The clock is ticking, don’t sit and watch it,

how many times I've walked on stones,

I plant a seed today and tomorrow there will be a forest.

 

Cape Verde will Achieve Seven of the Eight Millennium Development Goals - Summary by Constança de Pina, "A Semana" journal

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This text introduces us to a developing country, focusing above all on its human resources, which it is using to advance in the global context and achieve seven, and very nearly all eight, of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. The commentator Corsino Tolentino, who is also a minister in Cape Verde, explains clearly why his country is one of the few African countries to reach almost all of the Millennium Development Goals.

 

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Source: http://www.asemana.publ.cv/spip.php?article85722

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"Report on the Progress and Prospects for the Attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Southern Africa" by The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) – Summary by Abdallah Katunzi

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This report is beneficial as it documents progress and prospects on the implementation of the MDGs in one of the poorest sub region in the African continent. This is a reference report for someone who wants to understand how countries in Southern Africa sub region in the midst of poverty, international sanctions and economic crisis fairs as far as MDGs are concerned.

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Final Report on the status of achievement of MDGs by the East African Community - Summary by Abdallah Katunzi

This report is unique as it details the successes and challenges on the attainment of MDGs at sub-regional block of the East Africa. It gives a country-to-country assessment and thereby provides a base for comparison and contrast within one regional block. It is therefore instrumental for those interested in regional approach as a way of looking at MDGs.

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"A Study of the Eight Millennium Development Goals in the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries)" by Tomas Vieira Màrio – Translation from Portuguese by Maria de Lourdes Jesus

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The article is useful and relevant to those interested in finding out which of the countries within the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries) will achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals. The research on which the article is based also supports proposals that governments will have to adopt if they want to achieve these goals.

 

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