Trade Carbon for Food Security

By Busani Bafana NAIROBI, Nov 28 (IPS) – Forget the view of climate change as impending catastrophe for a moment: if negotiators can recognise sustainable agriculture by African smallholders and forests as mitigating factors in climate change, carbon trading could… Continue Reading

The perils of incrementalism

From The Economist print edition Bold, unorthodox remedies are needed to jolt the world economy back to life Nov 27th 2008 . THE prognosis is looking ever more grave. What began 15 months ago with a seizure of the credit… Continue Reading

All you need is cash

From The Economist print edition The increasingly desperate search for the stuff is changing modern management—not always for the better SELDOM has corporate strategy been turned on its head so quickly. Barely a year ago, cash was a dangerous thing… Continue Reading

Criticising Bush, And Copying Him

Analysis by Julio Godoy BERLIN, Nov 21 (IPS) – Outgoing U.S. President George W. Bush has been unpopular in Europe, but his policies in fighting the ‘war on terror’ have found many takers. Daniel Finke and Thomas Koenig, professors of… Continue Reading

Disappointed But Not Defeated

By Michael Chebsi ADDIS ABABA, Nov 20 (IPS) – She fought alongside men in the Ethiopian liberation struggle. She fought for a free and fair society. But today, Yewubmar Asfaw feels that Ethiopia’s revolution has failed to deliver a fair… Continue Reading

UN warns of humanitarian crisis in Dadaab camps

IRIN NAIROBI, 17 November 2008 (IRIN) – An influx of asylum-seekers fleeing violence in Somalia to the refugee camps in Dadaab in north-eastern Kenya is causing overcrowding that could lead to a humanitarian crisis, UN officials have warned.

A Tradition of Strong Women

By Louise Redvers LUANDA, Nov 18 (IPS) – She was orphaned by Angola’s liberation struggle against Portugal, but through it she found a new family and a life-long inspiration. “I was raised on politics, I grew up through the revolution,”… Continue Reading

\”Wanted: A New Global Deal\”

Thalif Deen interviews HEIDEMARIE WIECZOREK-ZEUL, German Development Minister UNITED NATIONS, Nov 17 (IPS) – A United Nations conference on Financing for Development (FfD) is scheduled to take place in Doha, Qatar, next week against the backdrop of a devastating global… Continue Reading