In Depth

Wed,26Nov2014

In Depth

Defence against disorder

Patrick Smith

It's time for Africa to have a China policy, just as Beijing has an Africa policy. As Ebola cuts a devastating swathe, Africa should push its interests even harder. 

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Killing their people softly in South Sudan

Indifferent to the sufferings of their own people, rebel leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir continue to stall peace.

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Climate Change: South Africa talks green

South Africa's Minister of Public Works, Thulas Nxesi, says there is no conflict between economic development and redress and the response to climate changeSouth Africa's national climate change dialogues this week yielded a comprehensive picture of the new landscape the country has entered into.

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Africa's economy set for dramatic changes – Carlos Lopes

Carlos Lopes, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for AfricaAs well as identifying countries holding enormous industrialisation potential, Carlos Lopes, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, elaborates on the right policies for industrialisation and the role the private and public sectors can play, as addressed by the 2014 Economic Report on Africa.

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Agriculture: Fairtrade is no silver bullet

Through Fairtrade, Kuapa Kokoo cooperative aims to empower women farmers. Photo©Aubrey WAde/PANOS-REAFairtrade is not having a major impact on poverty levels in Ghana, but it is helping cocoa workers to send their children to school. Meanwhile, producers of other crops are calling for the expansion of Fairtrade markets for the regular income and social benefits they can deliver.

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Climate Change: China and US link efforts to cut emissions

Photo©ReutersChina and the US on Tuesday jointly sent out a hopeful signal that one of the biggest stumbling blocks in the climate negotiations has potentially evaporated.

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