The International Trade Centre (ITC), a subsidiary of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO), provides technical assistance on global trade to businesses in developing countries. Arancha González, the ITC's executive director, talks about the centre's activities and Africa's growing influence in the global marketplace.
- Nirit Ben-Ari and Kingsley Ighobor
In the last decade Boko Haram has morphed, with remarkable inventiveness, from a sporadically violent band of proselytizers who wanted to be left undisturbed, to a disturbingly efficient network of terror cells with international affiliations, focused exclusively on waging war against the Nigerian state.
In the last decade, Ghanaians have seen their national airline dissolve twice. By 2004 Ghana Airways had been liquidated and was reformed as a public-private venture, which folded up in 2010. There were a number of reasons for the failure of both attempts to run a national carrier, but corruption and overstaffing were at the top of the list.