Jan 31st, 2013
By Steven Wöndu MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Direct cash transfers from the government to individual citizens or households aims at poverty alleviation and reduction of vulnerability to economic shocks like floods, drought, crop failure, and veterinary diseases. I am an ardent crusader of the ideology of equit...
Jan 11th, 2013
Martha van der Wolf, VOA ADDIS ABABA — A new study says the fastest-growing sectors of Ethiopia’s economy, such as telecommunications, land management and construction, are prone to corruption. A study conducted by the World Bank and the Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission was made p...
Dec 20th, 2011
The director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde urged developing countries on Monday to shore up their defences, especially foreign exchange reserves, against a possible European recession next year. Lagarde was speaking during a visit to Nigeria in which she met President Goodluck ...
Dec 15th, 2011
Is China’s aim to surpass the major capitalist powers, or to build ‘an alternative economic system that can reclaim the earth and start the long road to human emancipation’, asks Horace Campbell. The COP 17 climate conference in Durban ended as expected, with no real agreement and commitment to rever...
Oct 25th, 2010
The Kenyan Government is stepping up efforts to reduce maternal mortality in the country. The Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation recently launched the National Road Map Strategic Plan for this purpose. The country has already made some advances in cutting down infant mortality. According to exp...