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A Marshall plan to defeat Ebola

The over 5 billion euros pledged by the international community, and already partially delivered to the three most hit countries in West Africa, aren’t enough, according to the heads of state of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In order to beat Ebola, a Marshall plan is necessary.

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Expo 2015: Tacko Ndiaye (FAO), Women’s ongoing fight for land rights

Women’s position in African society, especially with regards to land rights, is often one that is beset by discrimination, both legal and cultural according to Tacko Ndiaye, Senior Gender at the FAO Regional Office for Africa.

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Is Mimica holding all the aces?

Mimica’s first 100 days have shown us how he may play the game of international development cooperation during his tenure. Here’s hoping he has not shown all his cards….

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Liberia: President Johnson Sirleaf and Oxfam Call for U.S.$60 Million Liberia School Upgrade

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and international agency Oxfam today called on donors and others to join forces to support the government’s $60 million appeal to upgrade Liberian schools with water and sanitation facilities as thousands of children across the country return to school for the first time in six months.

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March 2015 Day-by-Day

After UN-Kinshasa fallout, operations against FDLR begin in eastern DRC

In early January 2015 joint operations between UN combat troops and Congolese soldiers against rebels who refused to disarm in eastern DRC were announced, repeatedly, as being imminent. The Congolese army – the FARDC – and MONUSCO’s Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) shared “a high level of preparedness and team spirit,” according to MONUSCO head Martin Kobler, who described operations against the FDLR as “upcoming”.

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