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Development aid to Africa negligible in comparison to illicit outflows July 16, And yet another report on how development aid to Africa serves as a mere smokescreen to cover up illicit financial flows, unfair trade policies and costs of adapting to climate change that drain the continent of its resources.
Health Poverty Action Mozambican Civil Society Mobilizes for Defending Resources and Land August 2, More than 30 Mozambican civil society organizations have committed to take concerted action against privatization of land and looting of natural resources.
According to the organizations, this is a result of corruption and concentration of wealth and power in the hands of few.
The campaign will include various activities ranging from protests and resistance to complaints and education campaigns.
These illegal labor unions sprung up following the weakening of the formal union, NUS, which is legally protected by collective bargaining agreements.
The event triggered strikes in other platinum and gold mines, transport sector and disruptions to its agricultural sector. Wages in South Africa are set by the public sector, and a recent wage agreement could create future unemployment for mine workers if the industry cannot keep up with rising wages.
YaleGlobal Insuring a Healthier Future July 2, The growing urban middle class in Africa is driving the expansion in the private insurance market.
The market has been traditionally limited to domestic national health insurance programs and top-end private insurance for expatriates, but nothing in between. Many people have no access to health insurance; out-of-pocket payments in hospitals cripple families and damage the economy.
This Is Africa David Cameron: In making his case for free-trade, the PM points to the successes of South Korea - a country that he argues thrived on inter-Asian free trade - and presses for an array of national macroeconomic policies that support free-trade and entrepreneurship.
Business Day Africa's Biggest Market Lies Within July 1, A new ECA-AU report says that increasing continental trade and improving regional infrastructure has facilitated African development and interaction in international markets because there is a high global demand for African resources such as oil and metals.
Drawing on regional models such as the mobile telecommunications revolution, which empowered local industries and created a more equitable work force, is a good place to start. Poor Excluded from Benefits of High Economic Growth June 20, The African Economic Outlook report has found that African states experienced high economic growth during the s due to good macroeconomic management, growth in trade, and foreign investment into oil-rich states.
However, this growth did not coincide with poverty elimination, because it was not linked to activities and economic sectors that affect the poor.
Further development plans must make economic opportunities available for a greater portion of the population, by creating jobs and supporting local production. Diverting scarce resources for universal access to high-definition YouTube videos is not a solution to global poverty. Foreign Policy Tunisia: In spite of high unemployment, high inequality and civil unrest, the IMF is pushing Tunisia's government to implement further austerity programs.
Western governments consider Tunisia a "progressive North African Muslim Nation," and the present condition of the country is underreported in the western media. Expenses are expected to surpass original estimates by percent.
The expected growth in infrastructure and small local businesses has not come close to offsetting the funds that have been diverted from long-term priorities such as healthcare and education. FIFA and international corporate sponsors such as McDonald's and Coca Cola are the biggest beneficiaries of the event with much of the local South African population unable to even attend the matches.
AlterNet Renewing the Promise of Education for All June 15, The adoption of universal education programs has increased the number of African children attending school.
However, there are still 43 million children in sub-Saharan Africa who do not have access to education. As the number of children in school is increasing, there is a widening gap in quality.
Policies must address the inequalities that reserve the best resources and education for the wealthiest and leave other children with ill-equipped and poorly financed schools.
Bad Roads Lead to Malaria Outbreak May 3, Road infrastructure is being blamed for a malaria outbreak in the Binga district in Zimbabwe's Matabeleland North province as anti-malaria spraying teams were unable to reach the area.
Spraying and the distribution of mosquito nets have drastically reduced the cases of malaria in the country, but Zimbabwe's exposure to the flight of speculative capital and its vulnerability to international commodity markets has crippled its ability to maintain infrastructure. The article proposes that progress will not come from outside aid "but from what the Congolese do for themselves" and from "long-term investment by businesses - foreign and local.
However, future investments in the mining sector may cause even more problems. With an escalating and increasingly young population the continent will face a range of new challenges. Urbanization and an increase in 'mega-cities' is likely to bring problems caused by bad roads and road accidentscrime and smoking-related health problems.
Against prevalent pessimism, this article documents the hope that with investment in education, healthcare and professional training, the emergent African population will know a better future.
Guardian China Praised for African Links October 11, Rwandan President Paul Kagame criticized Western countries for not making any industrial investment in the continent and limiting their contributions to humanitarian aid.Mr. Shi Ting Wang, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, has said China intends to offer $60 billion to selected Africa countries, including Ghana, in the form of government assistance, investment and financing towards facilitating their socio-economic development.
61 rows · Countries (almost all UN member states and a couple of special territories) fall into four . Radio and Development in Africa A Concept Paper Prepared for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada government radio in many countries, and, although dependable statistics for Africa as a African radio journalists are mostly poorly trained, if.
Essay: The Development of radio in African countries, including South Africa Radio is the most important medium in Africa. Its Flexibility, low costs, and oral character meet Africa’s situation very well.
Today, South Africa alone has more than community stations, and other countries are catching up. Information infrastructure The idea of accelerating development by using both older media such as radio and newer information and communication technologies has gained momentum in .
A recent report by the African Media Development Initiative states that, to date, “radio is the most accessible and most consumed media in all of the countries,” with “heavy” listening in South Africa, registering weekly reach figures of at least 90%. Of the countries surveyed, South Africa has the most heavily penetrated radio.