Apr 3rd, 2013
Projected food security outcomes March 2013 By Keffyalew Gebremedhin In one of its fliers, ActionAid rightly pointed out that in Ethiopia the perennial question is whether there is enough food. The NGO indicated, “Ethiopia has suffered from several famines, and many Ethiopians are chronically hungry....
Aug 26th, 2012
Four hundred years after the notorious Pendle trials, in some countries women accused of witchcraft are still being beaten, killed or hounded from their homes. And in Britain, claims of possession have been used to justify abuse. Alizon Device, an 11-year-old girl, from Pendle, Lancashire, was hanged...
May 17th, 2012
STATE DEPARTMENT – As host of this week’s summit of the world’s Group of Eight leading industrial nations (G8), President Barack Obama has put African food security on the agenda. Food security remains a recurring problem across Africa, despite hundreds of millions of dollars in for...
Mar 29th, 2012
Charles Abugre Increased financial transparency is critical to stem the illicit capital outflows that are crippling Africa. The past month, the spotlight has been on James Ibori, the governor of Nigeria’s Delta state from 1999 to 2007, who pleaded guilty in a London court to 10 counts relating ...
Dec 4th, 2011
by Kristin Palitza (durban, south africa) Sunday, December 04, 2011 Inter Press Service Chanting loudly, thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets to the venue of the 17th United Nations Climate Change Conference to demand that their voices be heard for ‘immediate and drastic’...
Apr 6th, 2011
t will require nearly 250,000 gun-wielding soldiers, but Nigeria will shut down every street in its chaotically gridlocked cities on Saturday. Military checkpoints will prevent any cars from moving in the entire country of 150 million people. It’s just one of the extreme tactics in the relentless bat...