Investment in infrastructure must be a priority for Africa if it is to achieve double-digit economic
growth, Prof Jeffrey Sachs tells delegates at the Third Financing for Development Conference.
They have gathered to set the new financing architecture for a new global partnership.
Lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak need to be applied in setting up regional, national and
continental facilities to deal with emergencies quickly and efficiently. At the same time, research
and development is needed into combating diseases that affect developing countries.
Three young elephants, captured in Zimbabwe for export, were left behind when 24 calves were
sent to China. However, the pachyderms, which were injured before being captured, have been
housed in an elephant orphanage where they will be rehabilitated and released into the wild.
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