Vulnerability, with its facets of exposure and dependence, represents a major challenge for the sustained and beneficial integration of developing countries into international trade, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said, writes *Kanaga Raja.
The African continent is mostly reported as a land of poverty, civil strife and endless lines of begging hands. Problems facing the continent are portrayed and communicated mostly by foreign eyes through the monopoly-controlled news media.
By publishing African Agenda, Third World Network Africa aims to provide a different, more complex and nuanced perspective. Open your eyes and ears to an African perspective on critical issues such as trade, the environment, gender and sustainable development.
The world is in need of a ‘New Deal’ that will help propel development, sustainable development just like was done in the US years ago, argue *Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury.
The successful battle against climate change – which has triggered a rash of natural disasters, including floods, droughts and rising sea levels – will be predicated largely on the availability of financing, writes *Thalif Deen.
The UN climate talks ended almost two days later than scheduled on Sunday, Dec 15, where some key decisions were unable to be adopted, mainly because of clashes of opinion between developed and developing countries.
In farming communities in Burkina Faso, seeds are used, propagated, bred and traded according to an elaborated traditional system. But this system is increasingly under threat: international seed corporations are aggressively advertising their products, and the government is singing...