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This story of a businessman who treated a homeless couple to a luxury hotel stay will restore your faith in humanity

Have you heard the one about the businessman who treated a homeless couple to two nights in a luxury hotel suite? It’s a story to restore your faith in humanity. James Robinson was on a night out in Cardiff with friends when he met a homeless couple and tried to book them into a hotel for the night. He says his guests were turned away from three other hotels –

Jubilation in Malaria infected countries: The world’s first malaria vaccine approved

Scientists across Africa are celebrating the news that the world’s first vaccine against malaria has been approved by the European Medicines Agency. The vaccine, named Mosquirix, was given the green light on Friday after more than 30 years of research, detailed in 230,000 pages of data. It now means that the vaccine will be examined by the World Health Organisation and, if approved, could be administered to children across Africa

The Worldbank is moving Kenya & Bangladesh up and degrading South Sudan

WASHINGTON, 1st. July, 2015 (World Bank): The World Bank’s latest estimates of Gross National Income per capita (GNI = indkomst pr. indbygger) continue to show improved economic performance in many low-income countries. BANGLADESH, BURMA and KENYA are now becoming lower-middle income countries, joining those with annual incomes of 1,046 to 4,125 US dollar. MONGOLIA and PARAGUAY move from lower middle-income status to upper middle-income, a group with yearly income levels

Two Tanzanian former finance ministers jailed for graft

Two Tanzanian former finance ministers were jailed for three years on Monday over corruption charges for issuing illegal tax exemptions costing the government millions of dollars in lost revenues. The convictions of former Finance Minister Basil Mramba and former Energy and Minerals Minister Daniel Yona represent two of the most high-profile convictions in the government’s anti-graft drive. Lawyers said the ex-ministers would appeal. Basil Mramba, 75, and Daniel Yona, 74,

Dress lowers maternal deaths in Geita

Geita District in Geita Region has drastically reduced the number of maternal deaths to only nine last year as opposed to 48 cases in 2012, thanks to, among others, special dress preventing excessive bleeding courtesy of the government and non-governmental organizations. Geita District Reproductive Health Coordinator Felister Malima  said that 33 out of 35 pregnant women died at health centres last year because of excessive bleeding after delivery. Ms Malima

Good news from the world must be ‘breaking news’

Half of the world’s extremely poor are lifted out of poverty, the number of people who go to bed hungry almost halved, 2.3 billion people have gained access to clean drinking water and 9 out of 10 children in developing countries are now in school. The list of major global progress has happened in the world since 1990 stops far from here. But still more than half of Danes (55

Water point ‘bank machines’ boost Kenya slums

Around the world people use bank machines to access cash: but in the Kenyan capital’s crowded slums, people now use similar machines to access an even more basic requirement — clean water. In a bid to boost access to clean water, four water dispensing machines have been installed in Nairobi slums that operate like cash machines — with customers able to buy affordable water using smart cards. It has cut

Coast tourist bookings looking up

Tourist bookings from Europe are beginning to recover following the lifting of travel advisories by the UK government two weeks ago. According to hoteliers at the Coast, British tourists have been making enquiries on reservations after their government lifted travel warning issued against Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale. On Monday, Nyali International Beach Hotel revenue manager Nabeth Mabeya said bookings from the UK market had started to pick up. He noted

Danish birth app saves lives in Africa

A Danish developed app for mobile phones teaches health workers in developing countries to help children into the world. The app makes the mobile phone into a kind of small handbook with practical information on how birth occurs, and what to do in various emergency situations – for example, if the mother is bleeding, or if the child is not breathing. The whole thing is based as much as possible

Life expectancy rises in Rwanda

Life expectancy in the globe’s poorest countries has risen by an average of nine years over the past two decades, thanks to major improvements in infant health, the United Nations has said. In its annual statistics, the UN’s World Health Organisation (WHO) said that six of the countries had even managed to raise life expectancy to over 10 years between 1990 and 2012. «An important reason why global life expectancy