L’équation des élections en Afrique

 

Jerome Carlos, 13 mai, Benin:  Disons-le ainsi : la tragédie de l’Afrique tient à un mot : « élection ». Voilà le mal le plus sérieux dont souffre le continent. Circonscrire ce mal, le traiter et en guérir, et l’Afrique s’ouvrira les voies d’un développement équilibré et durable. Les désordres et les dysfonctionnements qui s’observent autour de nos élections expliquent, pour l’essentiel, notre retard sur les chemins du développement. Continue reading

Ethiopia:journalists hope new press council will ease restrictions on the media

May 10 2013 (IPS) – Several Ethiopian publications are coming togetheEthiopian newsmenr to set up a ‘press council’ with the hope of easing restrictions on the media in Ethiopia. The journalists suggested the idea of the council at a May 3 meeting held at the behest of the Ministry of Information to discuss media reforms in the country. “The meeting was the first time we have had such a direct and open dialogue with the government over press issues,” Getachew Worku, editor of the independent publication Ethio Mihidar, told IPS. “We have to welcome this development as a positive step to ease press restrictions.” Continue reading

Cote d’Ivoire: journée mondiale de la liberté de la presse

Formation_BM (13)L’ambassadeur pour la Côte d’Ivoire du Centre international sur l’éthique des media (The Center for International Media Ethics-CIME), profite de la célébration de la journée mondiale sur la liberté de la presse, pour proposer une réflexion sur le processus de la liberté de la presse en Côte d’Ivoire. Continue reading

STATEMENT BY INTERNATIONAL CO-ORDINATOR DR. AJUN KARKI AT THE BIENNIAL REVIEW OF THE ISTANBUL PROGRAMME OF ACTION

25 avril, 2013: In this speech to the Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific at Bangkok, , the LDC Watch International Coordinator Arjun Karki highlighted the urgent issue of the TRIPS (trade related aspects of intellectual property rights) waiver extension period granted to LDCs under the WTO. Continue reading

Wind Brings Light to Somaliland

New pylon in somaliland

New pylon in somaliland

HARGEISA, Apr 22 2013 (IPS) – A wind turbine, situated some 20 kilometres outside Somaliland’s capital Hargeisa, has become a significant totem of the country’s changing energy landscape. Later this year, Somaliland’s first Electricity Energy Act will be launched, as the country’s first legal and regulatory framework to manage energy production and distribution, with a focus on piloting alternative energy solutions, including wind farms in four major cities. Continue reading

The AfDB’s Compelling Case for Africa’s Structural Transformation

AfDB image23/04/2013: The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s 2013 Annual Meeting take place from 27-31 May in Marrakech, Morocco. The meetings of the AfDB and of the African Development Fund (ADF) will be held under the central theme of “Structural Transformation in Africa.” Continue reading

LDC Watch discussion on ‘Politics of Poverty’ in LDCs at the World Social Forum 2013, Tunis,

LDCWatch Tunis29 March, Tunis: LDC Watch organised an event “Politics of Poverty and Development in the Least Developed Countries” at the World Social Forum 2013 in Tunis, Tunisia on 29th March 2013.
The meeting was attended by various civil society representatives from Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific regions with a great enthusiasm. Continue reading

Le Forum Social Mondial Tunis 2013 se déroulera du 26 au 30 mars

L’implication active des mouvements, associations, syndicats, collectifs et réseaux de Tunisie, du Maghreb, du Machrek, d’Afrique subsaharienne, des Amériques, d’Europe et du reste du Monde permet d’augurer d’un Forum réussi, populaire et dynamique. Plus de 4000 organisations er réseaux se sont déjà inscrites proposant 1500 activités. Continue reading