Mo Farah pleads with Barclays not to end remittances to Somalia Olympic medallist urges bank not to withdraw facilities to send money transfers to Africa and Asia, including his native Somalia.
UK aid to Africa falls sharply Anti-poverty group ONE says UK aid to sub-Saharan Africa plummeted following drop in its multilateral contributions.
Shadow business secretary says Nigeria visit revealed potential and warns against focusing solely on Bric nations such as India A future Labour government would seek to stimulate Britain’s trade with Africa, the shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, has said, as he warned of the risks of missing out on the opportunities from the fast-growing continent. […]
Serious Fraud Office has launched a criminal investigation into Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, the FTSE-listed firm Allegations of cash payments to African presidents are to be investigated as part of the Serious Fraud Office inquiry into corruption at Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, the FTSE-listed mining firm. The financial watchdog last week launched a criminal investigation […]
On World Health Day, we speak with Stella Anyangwe about her career at the World Health Organisation and her thoughts on how to improve cooperation between global health organisations You are currently the programme area coordinator for disaster preparedness and response in the African region of World Health Organisation (WHO). What have you learnt in […]
On World Health Day, we speak with Stella Anyangwe about her career at the World Health Organisation and her thoughts on how to improve cooperation between global health organisations You are currently the programme area coordinator for disaster preparedness and response for World Health Organisation (WHO) in Africa. What have you learnt in this role? […]
Bob Geldof should understand that political gestures and NGO activism are not the way to beat poverty in Africa The famine that catapulted Bob Geldof’s Band Aid to prominence had more to do with Ethiopian government policy to withhold food shipments to rebel areas than the weather and to spend nearly half of its gross […]
Africa has made huge advances since the 2005 Glenagles summit – but it still needs our support Prime ministers and presidents generally don’t like global summits. They are a necessary part of the ebb and flow of international diplomacy. But frankly, the majority of summits don’t achieve that much – they usually end in a […]
The Gleneagles summit helped pave the way for a new world order – and saved millions from needless suffering Of all the G8 summits, Gleneagles in 2005 has been the most significant. It achieved so much, the breadth of its success is extraordinary and still reverberating in astonishing ways that shape not only our politics […]
Before a pioneering series of documentaries under the banner Why Poverty? is released globally, we ask experts how they would alleviate the plight of the destitute ‘Focus on the concrete steps we can take now’ABHIJIT BANERJEE AND ESTHER DUFLO Professors of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-authors of Poor Economics, which won the […]