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Aid Not Effectively Reaching Africa’s Poor

Posted on 24 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

NAIROBI, Nov 24, 2011 (IPS) РKenyan tea and coffee farmers remain disgruntled about the minimal profits they make selling their cash crops, the country’s leading foreign currency earners, as the government receives millions in funding for training and subsidies that most of these farmers are yet to see materialise. Continue Reading

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Around the Globe, Workers Demand Decent Work

Posted on 07 October 2011 by admin

By IPS Correspondents

Thousands of trade unionists march in Barcelona on Oct. 6. Credit:UGT de Catalunya

WASHINGTON, Oct 7, 2011 (IPS) – The modern English word “economy” is derived from the Greek “oikonomia”, meaning “household management”. Continue Reading

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China Increasingly Central to Caribbean Development

Posted on 15 September 2011 by admin

By Peter Richards

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sep 15, 2011 (IPS) – By the time Wang Qishan, China’s vice premier, arrived in Trinidad for the Third China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum earlier this week, Beijing had already ramped up its involvement with most countries in the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping. 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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CARIBBEAN: Colonies Seek to Redefine Relationship with EU

Posted on 29 March 2011 by admin

By Peter Richards

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 29, 2011 (IPS) – The newly elected chair of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA), Montserrat’s Chief Minister Reuben Meade, wants “trade rather than aid” to form the basis of the future relationship between Europe and its colonies around the world.
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