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Challenges for the future

Extreme poverty continues to affect millions of people in Africa. However, the focus on strategies to meet the MDG targets of water and sanitation, establishment of strong structures of the African Union and adoption of strategic environmental policies showed the region’s commitment towards effectively managing its environment. The implementation of these policies remains the challenge for the region, so that it may achieve peace and security, improve governance, and alleviate extreme poverty.

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