Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 07:53
Tanzania’s minister for East African Cooperation says the government in Dodoma will consider new strategic alliances after expressing concern about the “strange behavior” of some countries in the East African Community (EAC).
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 07:57
“We are here for you,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told people of the Sahel today, kicking off a visit to the region with international development leaders to listen to local priorities and to link political, security, development and humanitarian efforts there.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 08:52
Finally, Madagascar voted. October 25th marked the first election since the devastating 2009 coup froze the island’s political and economic growth. For the last four and a half years, the Malagasy people have been mired in economic stagnation and political uncertainty. The first round vote has been hailed as a “free, transparent, and credible,” (UN) election that “reflects the will of the people” (SADC). These pronouncements, which came almost immediately after polls closed, offer a hopeful view of the country’s prospects. The overwhelming theme of the initial post-vote news cycle has been: “The Malagasy people have finally brought democracy back to Madagascar.”
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 07:56
Signaling a renewed focus on boosting economic growth and lifting people out of devastating poverty in Africa’s hard-hit Sahel region, two international development agencies announced major financial pledges: $1.5 billion from the World Bank Group in new regional investments over the next two years, in addition to significant country programs; and €5 billion ($6.75 billion) from the European Union to six countries in the region over the next seven years.
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 08:21
Ten African countries are expected to continue to remain fragile beyond 2050: Comoros, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Togo.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 08:36
Mining experts say warring parties in eastern Congo are missing the big picture. They say armed groups are fighting over surface-level mines and blocking access to billions of dollars in mineral deposits deeper underground. Could unlocking that potential be the key to sustainable peace?
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 13:16
Alina L. Romanowski, the Deputy Assistant Administrator of USAID's Bureau for the Middle East, testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss how economic aid can be geared to benefiting the Egyptian people as they work to transition toward democracy.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 11:06
Was Harry Lime, the evil anti-hero of Graham Greene’s novel The Third Man, right? Does human progress require violence and cruelty to drive it? Some argue that the two world wars generated a huge amount of scientific research that gave us the benefits far quicker than peace would have done.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 08:38
With the completion of the Transitional Federal Government’s (TFG) term on August 20, 2012, the Somalia Federal Government (SFG) was established on the basis of the enacted Provisional Constitution. The new Lower House of the parliament, whose members are nominated by their clan leaders, elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as its President.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 08:31
Tullow Oil's suspension of drilling in Kenya after weekend protests shows that popular impatience for a share of the spoils is compounding the problems energy firms face building an oil and gas industry from scratch in east Africa.