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Archive February 2014

Economic Reforms Needed for Peace in South Sudan

Juba – Gatmai Deng lost three family members in the violence that erupted in South Sudan on Dec. 15 and lasted until the end of January. And he blames their deaths on the government’s failure to use the country’s vast oil revenues to create a better life for its almost 11 million people.

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Humanitarian Aid: ECHO funds at risk?

The EU Humanitarian office is currently not able to implement humanitarian funding for 2014, due to delays in payment of the Member States. A solution is now under evaluation.

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Inconsistency Killed the Cause: The West’s Outcry Over Uganda is Too Little Too Late

Governments have always had a grubby habit of getting involved in their citizens’ sex lives. But it is a relatively new phenomenon that sexuality is now part of foreign policy.

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Ghanaian scientists tap energy fuel from plastic waste

Accra – Scientists in Ghana have developed a technology that converts plastic waste into fuel, offering an alternative to users of fossil oil in the country.

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Casting Call for Kenya’s ‘Briefcase’ NGOs

Nairobi – Ben Okoth, 45, was born and raised in Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa, situated just outside of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. Over the years, he has encountered many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working to improve the plight of the poor who live here.

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The Potential of Free Media in the Sustainable Development Goals

What role does freedom of expression and independent media play in international development? How can independent media contribute to good governance objectives in the post-2015 development agenda? These were the questions to be answered during a policy dialogue organized on 17th February in Brussels at the European Parliament (EP) by the Global Forum for Media Development and Deutsche Welle Akademie.

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