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.

Developing countries face major vulnerability challenge

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.

Traditional seeds under threat

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...