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A Must Deal: Is the World Ready for a Binding Climate Treaty?

Jacob Werksman is a trade specialist in global climate negotiations. Educated at the University of Cambridge and King’s College of London, in the United Kingdom, and University of Michigan and Columbia, in the United States, Werksman is an experienced hand on the nexus between climate change and development. Before becoming the principal advisor to the Director General for Climate Action of the European Commission (EC), Werksman served in United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Rockefeller Foundation and World Resource Institute. In his current position, he serves as one of the high level climate policy individuals of the EC.

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Advocating for Agriculture Investment

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) – Sitting on the executive management of one of the most visible global advocacy organisations, One International, as a Director for Africa, Sipho Moyo (PhD) spends her days dreaming about a better global future. Her over 15 years at the African Development Bank (AfDB), a leading regional lender, seem to have equipped her with the daily language of development so much so that she converses with anybody easily on the subject.

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Exclusive: Pascal Lamy, “Africa should strenghten trade within itself”

Provoked by the economic crises in the rich world since 2008, two shadows are cast on the multilateral trading system, institutionalised as the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Rich countries have increasingly become protectionist, while at the same time opting for regional trade agreements with binding and reciprocal international pacts over the movement of goods and services. In between are least developed countries (LDCs) that are lined up to become members of this Organisation, which Director General Pascal Lamy argues is the norm rather than the exception. Read the exclusive interview with the WTO Chief organised by Addis Fortune, in collaboration with

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Przeworski: “No democracy without free, competitive elections”

Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya. Since the end of 2010, Africa has been rocked by a succession of political crisis and popular revolutions, all of which revolving around the democratic aspirations of African peoples. The West has asked itself for a long time whether Africa was ready for democracy and whether democracy was good for the continent. Adam Przeworski, who in 2010 was awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in political Science, finds in them reason for reflection in this interview with Afronline and five African newspapers.

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China in Africa: a complex relationship

The increasing role that China is playing in building Africa’s infrastructure and managing its economy has become the subject of much discussion not only within Africa but also abroad. To capture the true scale of China’s irresistible ascent within Africa – its evolution, methods, actors and relations with EU and United States –, in collaboration with three African newspapers (Addis Fortune, Ethiopia; Sud Quotidien, Senegal and Les Echos, Mali) has interviewed  Jonathan Holslag, head of research at the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies (BICCS).

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Ethiopia: embassies and NGOs barred from election observation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) officially prohibited foreign embassies in Ethiopia and international organisations from observing the 2010 National Elections, the fourth since the overthrow of the Derg.

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