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A gordian knot of challenges, Africa's large cities under pressure
November 9, 2010
From Dakar to Cairo to Cape Town, Africa's large cities are in trouble, wracked by a host of problems from a lack of clean water and sanitation to bad government and high unemployment.
Land-grabbing: A new form of sharecropping?
September 16, 2010
Foreign land acquisition in Africa undermines the principle of nations' self-determination; support for sustainable local farming to ensure food security needs to be a priority.
The cult of HIV/AIDS denialism
August 12, 2010
More is known about HIV than about any other virus, and yet there are thousands of people who persistently reject these facts and believe that HIV is harmless or doesn't exist.
HIV generics under threat from tighter patenting rules
August 4, 2010
Most of the people on antiretroviral drugs worldwide are taking generic versions, but tighter global intellectual property rights could put some drugs out of reach for less developed nations.
World Social Forum planning: From Detroit to Dakar
July 12, 2010
At the US Social Forum in Detroit, a coalition of activist groups from the United States and Africa stressed parallel issues, and are planning to meet at the 2011 World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal.
World Social Forum
US Social Forum
Inviting Africans to G8 just window dressing
July 2, 2010
Stephen Harper invited seven African countries to the G8 summit, but some African civil society leaders are sceptical about Africa having real input, and about delivery on promises.
Israel's most illicit affair
June 8, 2010
A new book reveals that Israel's secret relationship with apartheid South Africa went far deeper than previously understood.
South African musicians create call to action song
May 25, 2010
"8 Goals for Africa" will be screened throughout the World Cup to encourage individuals, communities and governments to refocus commitment to the Millennium Development Goals.
Millennium Development Goals
Africa matters at the G8/G20 summits
May 3, 2010
Canada’s foreign policy and the agenda of the G20 and G8 summits in Canada must give priority to actions that promote human rights and address the growing poverty in Africa.
Land grabs continue in Africa as elites resist regulation
April 20, 2010
Across Africa, corporations resist a global code of conduct that would ensure transparency, and local elites benefit from land sale deals that encourage corruption and increase food insecurity.
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