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After the Cold War I Silent crisis

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Monday, 11 November 2019

 

Editor's note

This past weekend marked the 30th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, symbolising the end of the bitter Cold War between two superpowers, the communist Soviet Union and the United States. John J Stremlau reflects on how the epochal political events of three decades ago have resonated across Africa.

In order for the United Nations (UN) to create effective policies aimed at reducing poverty and hunger, they need an accurate picture of the scale of the crisis. But Marco Pomati and Shailen Nandy have found that measures used in two UN reports don’t provide an accurate picture of the scale of malnutrition in West and Central Africa. Their results show that current indicators actually overlook at least 6 million children suffering from malnutrition in the region.

Thabo Leshilo

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The Berlin Wall symbolised the Cold War divide between the capitalist West and communist Soviet Union. EPA-EFE/Omer Messinger

How the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago resonated across Africa

John J Stremlau, University of the Witwatersrand

Marking the end of the Cold War offers the chance to reflect on the changes and continuities in African politics and international relations since 1989.

Children who experience multiple forms of malnutrition are at the greatest risk of early death. JLwarehouse/Shutterstock

Millions of malnourished children in West and Central Africa have been overlooked by UN estimates – new data

Marco Pomati, Cardiff University; Shailen Nandy, Cardiff University

We found that current indicators underestimate nearly 6 million children suffering from malnutrition.

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