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World leaders at UN summit adopt ‘bold’ plan to protect refugees and migrants

New York – With more people forced to flee their homes than at any time since World War II, world leaders came together at the United Nations today to adopt the New York Declaration, which expresses their political will to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives and share responsibility for large movements on a global scale.

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Will the World’s Largest Single Market Transform Africa Fortunes?

Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) – Getting just a sliver of the global trade in goods and services worth more than 70 trillion dollars, Africans have every excuse to decide to trade among themselves. Many argue that it is the only way to leverage trade to secure a better life for the continent’s more than a billion people who need food and jobs.

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Africa: We Can End Global Hunger

For the first time in human history, the end of hunger is within our reach. While courageous and passionate individuals have been working to end this scourge for decades, a recent confluence of political will, public-private partnerships and funding has made the fulfilment of this ambition possible.

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Drought Deals Harsh Blow to Cameroon’s Cocoa Farmers

Konye (Cameroon) – Tanchenow Daniel fears he will lose more than half a tonne of his cocoa yield during the next harvest at the end of this month. He usually harvests no less than 1.5 tonnes of cocoa beans during the mid-crop season, but he says every farmer in the Manyu Division of Cameroon’s South West Region is witnessing a catastrophe this year because of a prolonged dry season.

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Could America’s War on Terror creep across Africa?

US legal and military justifications for conducting attacks in Somalia have evolved recently, leading to a surge in airstrikes. Could the same precedent be used elsewhere in Africa?

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UNCTAD’s Roles Reaffirmed, but Only after Significant Wrangling

The United Nations’ leading development organisation UNCTAD recently obtained a renewed mandate for its work, but not without difficulty.

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