Labour vows to lift trade with Africa as Umunna warns of missed opportunities

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. […]


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ENRC investigated for bribery in Africa and Kazakhstan

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 […]


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‘So-called experts arrive Africa thinking they knew what the solutions are’

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 […]


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”Experts’ arrive Africa thinking they knew what the solutions are’

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? […]


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The solution to Africa’s woes lies with Africans, not the west | the big issue

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 […]


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Aid has transformed Africa. Now is the time for growth and governance | Tony Blair

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 […]


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Bob Geldof: Gleneagles G8 summit was a triumph for Africa – and Tony Blair

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 […]


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Ending global poverty: the fight goes on

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 […]


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