Archive November 2011

Q&A: why Africa must remain united in Durban

DURBAN, South Africa – African leaders have urged the international community to move the United Nations climate change negotiations, which started in Durban, South Africa on Monday, to a different level, and to prioritise adaptation for the continent.

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Is Africa important to meeting China’s growing food demand?

Africa will in the next decade increasingly play an important role in China’s long-term food security agenda as demand for food in the world’s most populous nation threatens to outstrip its supply, according to Standard Bank research analysts Simon Freemantle and Jeremy Stevens.

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Zimbabwe expecting solid economic growth in 2012

Zimbabwe’s finance minister has told parliament the economy will grow by more than nine percent next year, fueled by continued recovery and increased mining activity.

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Africa: Food security and financial speculation

As food prices rise and become more and more volatile it becomes less and less likely that we will achieve the goal of halving the number of people in the world who go hungry by 2015., in collaboration with Unicredit Foundation, Fondazione Cariplo and AgiAfro, organises an international conference in Milan (Italy) on Food security in Africa and financial speculation. The event takes place on November 30, 2011.

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Brussels Development Briefing: Food Price Volatility

The Brussels Development Briefing organised by CTA in cooperation with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the European Commission (DG DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Concord and various other partners, will take place on 30 November 2011 in Brussels and focus on food price volatility. will cover the event in collaboration with African independent newspapers.

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Somalia: Al-Shabab ban on agencies threatens aid

NAIROBI – The main Islamist insurgent group in Somalia, which is still in the throes of a major food crisis classified as famine in some regions, has banned 16 aid agencies, including several UN bodies, from operating in areas under its control, accusing them of “illicit activities and misconduct”.

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Direttore Responsabile Giuseppe Frangi