UN accepts South Sudan as the 49th Least Developed Country

By Peter Lokale Nakimangole, 23 December 2012: This takes effect immediately and increases to 49 the number of countries benefiting from LDC status, which will help those economies that are deemed structurally most disadvantaged, and most likely to experience difficulties in their efforts to emerge from poverty. Continue reading

6e FORUM SOCIAL AFRICAIN “L’Afrique des Peuples en marche pour un Autre monde de Justice sociale, d’Egalité, de Démocratie et de Paix»

Le Comité Local d’Organisation de la 6e Edition du Forum Social Africain a le réel plaisir de vous faire part de la tenue du 6e Forum Social africain à Kinshasa, du 17 au 20 janvier 2013, sur le site du Jardin Botanique. Vous y êtes cordialement invité !

La participation au Forum Social africain est gratuite et libre ! Les personnes et organisations intéressées sont appelées à se signaler au secrétariat du Forum à l’adresse e-mail forumsocialcongolais@gmail.com ou en appelant au +243990023637. Continue reading

New UN LDC support measures portal opened

New UN portal gives users access to information about special international support measures (ISMs -International Support Measures) adopted by the international development community for countries included in the LDC category. ISMs are designed to assist Least Developed Countries in confronting their special development challenges and in achieving progress towards graduation from the category

Let’s walk the walk towards making LDCs history, said Dr Arjun Karki of LDC Watch

Speaking at a meeting on UNCATD’s contribution to the Istanbul Programme of Action for LDCs this September, Arjun Karki, LDC Watch International Coordinator presented the NGO perspective Continue reading

Sub-Saharan Africa Business Environment Report (SABER)

This report, written by Dr. Anita Spring and Dr. Robert Rolfe of the University of South Carolina, provides a comprehensive examination of Sub-Saharan Africa business conditions. It tracks social, political, and economic trends both for the entire region and its largest markets individually. Continue reading