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23 June 2010

Still too many children dying in Africa

Ten African countries have halved their poverty rates over the last two decades, but child mortality rates have increased in six sub-Saharan nations.

Ten African countries have halved their poverty rates over the last two decades, but child mortality rates have increased in six sub-Saharan nations, a report on the UN's Millennium Development Goals released Tuesday found.

Thirty-four of the world's 36 countries with child mortality rates above 100 per 1,000 births are in sub-Saharan Africa. The others are Afghanistan and Myanmar.

 
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