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- Ministers from LDCs call on Global Community to go for strong action at UN Climate Change Negotiations
- US House Passes NICA Act Against Nicaragua, endangering the country’s social programmes and development
- Des leaders de la société civile réclament de meilleurs termes de l’échange et un plus grand accès au marché international pour les produits des PMA
- Civil society leaders call for better trade terms and more access to world market for LDC products
- Least Developed Countries Group Push for Decisive Climate Action at United Nations General Assembly
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AFP, 20 May 2015 : Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has postponed parliamentary elections by one week to June 2, presidential official Willy Nyamitwe told AFP Wednesday, following weeks of violent protests and a failed coup. Legislative elections had been due on May 26, but were pushed back a week following “a proposal from the electoral commission, to respond to a request from opposition parties, and finally to answer calls of the region and the international community,” Nyamitwe said. Continue reading
20 May 2015 (IPS) Aimable Twahirwa – Cela fait près de 20 ans que Sylidio Gashirabake, un Hutu, était un auteur dans le génocide au Rwanda. Cela fait également près de 20 ans que son voisin, Augustin Kabogo, un Tutsi, a perdu sa sœur et sa famille dans les violences. Mais aujourd’hui, les deux hommes travaillent côte à côte dans leur entreprise commune dans le district de Kirehe, dans le sud du Rwanda. Continue reading
20-04-2015 (BBC) Les présidents guinéen, sierra-léonais et libérien sont à Washington pour participer aux réunions de printemps de la banque mondiale et du FMI et trouver des fonds pour redresser leurs économies durement touchées par l’épidémie d’Ebola. Mercredi, le chef d’État guinéen Alpha Condé, la présidente libérienne Ellen Johnson Sirleaf et le président Sierra-Léonais Ernest Bai Koroma ont rencontré le président américain Barack Obama. Continue reading
Obinna Anyadike (IRIN), 17 March 2015: – The scale of Vanuatu’s cyclone disaster is matched only by the complexity of the required humanitarian response, according to both the government and aid workers arriving on the battered Pacific islands. Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale was reported by the BBC as saying the 13 March storm had “wiped out” all recent development and the country would have to rebuild “everything” Continue reading
Roseanne Gerin, Radio Free Asia, 6 March 2015: Foreign mining interests have profited from and sometimes colluded with Myanmar authorities in serious human rights abuses and illegal activity at a controversial copper mine project in the northern part of the Southeast Asian country, according to an investigative report by Amnesty International, the London-based international human rights group. Continue reading
Keshav Thoker, My Republica: Gyan Chandra Acharya, UN Under Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States discusses his office’s role in advancing the agenda of LDCs at the global table and Nepal’s chances of graduating to a developing country status (Reprinted from www.myrepublica.com) Continue reading
Richard Jones 11 December 2014 (devex) Outside the European Commission-funded MSF-run Ebola treatment center in the Donka district of the Guinean capital, Conakry. Some 180 health workers are treating 53 patients suspected or confirmed as having contracted Ebola. More than 17,800 people have been infected in West Africa since the worst Ebola epidemic on record began in Guinea, in Dec. 2013.
Diederik Kramers development in the world’s least-developed countries is still lagging and can jeopardize the post-2015 agenda, according to a new report by the U.N Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) that urges donors to help LDCs get back on the road to economic transformation by living up to their official development assistance commitments.Despite strong economic growth, human
“The LDCs are the battleground on which the post-2015 agenda will be won or lost”, David Woodward, UNCTAD senior adviser and and co-author of the study, told Devex. Continue reading
– (Global Information Network) – Three weeks after a people’s revolt in Burkina Faso, which sent President Blaise Campaore fleeing into exile, dreams of a civilian-led transition to free elections were dimmed this week as the military held on to powerful posts in a new Cabinet.
Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida will be both prime minister and defense minister. Four other ministries, Interior and Territorial Administration, Sports, Environment, and Mines, will also be headed by military men.
Interim civilian President Michel Kafando will also serve as foreign minister. Continue reading