Students Protest Investment in Apartheid South... →
“It’s very fulfilling to know you are on the right side of history,” Grossman said.
Five Questions about the New Alliance for Food... →
U.S. President Barack Obama announces the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security on May 18.
BBC News - Viewpoint: Africa must do more to... →
China has opened up new economic, diplomatic and strategic avenues for African states, but it is ultimately down to Africans, both the people in power and the man on the street, to negotiate on their own terms, identify priorities, and leverage opportunities to further their own interests.
Mike Mack: The 'African Century' Can Be Real -... →
Syngenta’s business plan fits this mold, as we’re committing to invest a total of $500 million over the next 10 years to transform African agriculture with shared knowledge, tools, technologies and services. Our aim is to develop a $1 billion business by 2022, with some 700 additional employees—many of whom will be field advisors trained in agronomy—to bring innovative and...
Bono: How Natural Resources Can Save Africa - TIME... →
This isn’t about the G-8’s committing massive new aid increases. It’s about continuing present investment and making it smarter. Beyond food, Africa’s vast oil and mineral reserves can be a pipeline to investments in health, education and roads. Mineral extraction is an expensive enterprise, and those who invest in it deserve to make a profit. But they should pay what...
Promise Keepers - By Raymond C. Offenheiser |... →
At the L’Aquila summit, President Barack Obama, then relatively new to the world stage, rallied his fellow leaders of the world’s richest nations to make a promise: If poor countries came up with good plans to help poor farmers grow more and earn more, rich countries would help make it happen. The initiative included a $22 billion financial pledge over three years and a commitment to...
S. Africa’s first black dean teaches ‘reconciliation over revenge’
Most African Leaders Enjoy Strong Support - Gallup... →
The state of the local economy does have an influence on Africans’ assessments of their country’s leader, at least to some extent. It is important to note that many countries in the region — including those that are not resource rich — experienced relatively strong economic growth from 2010 to 2011. But other factors are also at play. Confidence in institutions is...
This Is Africa’s Best Moment, Says World Bank VP,... →
But she also praised several African governments, many of whom she noted have started adopting new economic policies as basis for their countries development. According to her, Africa is now positioned with “incredible possibilities that mean there is absolutely no reason for the continent to be laggard in economic development.
Child Mortality Declines Sharply in Millennium... →
The Millennium Villages Project has been working with governments and communities to provide better public health services, clean water and sanitation, more reliable food production, better roads and schools and other services to more than 500,000 people across 10 African countries. A group of researchers who studied the impact of the program in Millennium Villages Project sites found the...
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory - Amnesty... →
Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is people who have made poverty and tolerated poverty, and it is people who will overcome it. And overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.
Somali rapper K'naan makes songs in the key of... →
“In some ways, love can be harder than war — it’s a very difficult thing when human beings acknowledge their vulnerability,” he says.
‘Tinderbox,’ by Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin... →
Currently, South Africans turning 15 have a 50 percent risk of becoming infected with H.I.V. Timberg and Halperin argue that while treatment is important, prevention is even more so, and their frustration that not enough is being done is palpable. “Putting millions more people on medicine, while an urgent humanitarian priority, should not distract from the imperative of preventing new...
The Accidental Peacemaker - By James Traub |... →
But something important has happened: Facing a situation in which the principle of nonintervention doesn’t tell it what to do, China has been forced to join the United States and other countries, as well as the African Union, in actively trying to end a brutal conflict. China has supported Sudan over the last decade because Sudan supplied China with oil. Last year, however, when South...
Interview: A Business-Like Approach to Foreign Aid... →
FP: So you are saying that the United States can do well by doing good? RS: In the coming years, Africa is going to be a 900 million-plus person common market that is growing three times faster than the global economy. China has been making a big investment in Africa, and we’re going to want to make sure that American enterprises are part of the picture as well.Ten of the largest 15 trading...
PBS: POV - Promised Land
African aid: helpful or hazardous? | The Stream -... →
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to TMS “Teddy” Ruge (@tmsruge), Co-Founder of Project Diaspora and Joel Charny, Vice President for Humanitarian Policy at InterAction (@interactionorg).