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Q&A: Challenge Men To Share Political and Economic Power

Posted on 22 July 2011 by admin

Souleymane Faye interviews BINETA DIOP, founder and executive director of the NGO Femmes Africa Solidarité

Bineta Diop (l.) with Asha-Rose Migiro, U.N. Deputy Secretary-General.
Credit: Ryan Brown/UN Photo

DAKAR, Jul 22, 2011 (IPS) — Bineta Diop, director of the non-governmental organisation Femmes Africa Solidarit√©, is at the forefront of the fight for better protection of women in conflict zones and their integration in peace processes. Continue Reading

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Q&A: ‚ÄúAfrica Can Provide More Than Minerals in South-South Trade‚ÄĚ

Posted on 29 June 2011 by admin

Louise Redvers interviews ROB DAVIES, South Africa’s minister of trade and industry

Rob Davies: South Africa's huge trade imbalance with the rest of Africa cannot be allowed to go on forever. Credit:South African Department of Trade and Industry

JOHANNESBURG, Jun 29, 2011 (IPS) — South-South co-operation is firmly on Africa‚Äôs agenda. Leading the way is South Africa, which has recently joined up with Brazil, Russia, India and China‚Äôs BRIC formation to form a new global grouping of emerging markets, known as BRICS.
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AFRICA: South-South Cooperation Should Focus on Development

Posted on 16 June 2011 by admin

By Tinus de Jager

JOHANNESBURG, Jun 16, 2011 (IPS) – African states should be careful not to lose track of their own development plans when they enter into agreements with states outside the continent, despite apparent positive spin-offs.
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OP-ED: Los países menos desarrollados también deben emerger

Posted on 15 May 2011 by admin

Por Cheick Sidi Diarra*

NACIONES UNIDAS, May (IPS) — El extraordinario ascenso de las econom√≠as emergentes se ha convertido en un t√≥pico habitual en los debates p√ļblicos. Sin embargo, no hace mucho tiempo China, Indonesia, Brasil y Turqu√≠a ‚Äďpara nombrar s√≥lo a unos pocos pa√≠ses- no eran tomados en consideraci√≥n por muchos inversores extranjeros. Hoy en d√≠a, cuando el mundo est√° saliendo de su peor recesi√≥n en d√©cadas, esta recuperaci√≥n debe mucho al fuerte crecimiento registrado en estas naciones.
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OP-ED: World’s “Least Developed” Countries Must Emerge Too

Posted on 15 May 2011 by admin

By Cheick Sidi Diarra*

UNITED NATIONS, May (IPS) — The remarkable rise of emerging economies has become commonplace in public debates. Yet, not long ago, countries like China, Indonesia, Brazil, and Turkey were considered off-limits by many foreign investors.

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Q&A: Political Support Needs Financial Backing

Posted on 11 February 2011 by admin

Rousbeh Legatis interviews NORAH MATOVU-WINYI, Executive Director, African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11, 2011 (IPS) – “The agenda for women‚Äôs rights and empowerment in each country must be supported by the political leadership,” says Norah Matovu-Winyi, Executive Director, African Women‚Äôs Development and Communication Network (FEMNET). Continue Reading

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