Le Rwanda, accusé de soutenir la rébellion congolaise, se défend devant l’ONU

La ministre rwandaise des Affaires étrangères, Louise Mushikiwabo

Le Conseil de sécurité a entendu le 29 août les ministres des Affaires étrangères rwandais et congolais suite aux accusations portées par un rapport de l’ONU contre le Rwanda. Des discussions à huis clos au cours desquelles les membres du Conseil ont exigé du Rwanda qu’il renonce de soutenir la rébellion congolaise du M23 et qu’il respecte la souveraineté de la RDC. Continue reading

$4.6 Trillion Later, Foreign Aid Remains An Economic Somnolent

The governments of the Western industrialized world have provided over $4.6 trillion (in constant 2007 dollars) to the world’s less-developed countries (LDCs) over the past 50 years, the equivalent of several Marshall Plans. Some of this has been extremely useful, but aid to advance economic development has not worked well

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Climate Change Hits Pacific Islands

Karibati Climate activist Wanita Limpus. Credit Catherine Wilson/IPS

BRISBANE, Australia, Oct 1 2012 (IPS) – Climate activist Wanita Limpus, from the low-lying island nation of Kiribati in the Central Pacific Ocean, says the outcome of the Rio+20 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in June was a serious letdown for small, developing island states.Half of the 10 million people of the Pacific islands reside within 1.5 km of the coastline, and climate change and rising sea levels are a reality threatening human security now. Continue reading

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

Transfert d’argent du PAM aux ménages pauvres pour acheter la nourriture

TILLABERI, Niger, 11 août (IPS) – A l’appel de son nom, Rékia Djibo, 42 ans, se détache du groupe de femmes rassemblées devant une classe d’école, dans une localité du Niger, avance d’un pas rassuré vers la salle pour retirer 32.500 francs CFA (environ 61 dollars) offerts par le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM). 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