The Lima text was accepted by all parties - after the Africa group was conveniently excluded from consultations on a particular version of the text - even though it did not adequately address key issues that deadlocked the talks and the entire course of the discussion on the Durban Platform.
- Saturday, 25 October 2014 08:27
- Nizar Manek in Tunis
After a vote to recapitalise Tunisia's ailing state banking trio bites the dust, enter the next stage of the saga: pass the buck to the next parliament.
- Friday, 03 October 2014 15:46
- Mwangi Kimenyi and John Mbaku
After more than 50 years of independence, African countries remain embroiled in the controversy over which political model – democracy or authoritarianism – to adopt in order to enhance economic and human development.
- Wednesday, 13 August 2014 15:51
- Lindiwe Majele Sibanda
Food, despite being the greatest opportunity for a healthy lifestyle, could become the greatest threat and cause of death, particularly across Africa.
- Wednesday, 06 August 2014 16:48
- Robert Tashima
For a region of the world that is attracting so much attention these days for its economic performance – whether in terms of growth rates or bond yields, infrastructure spending or disposable incomes – Africa is still surprisingly poorly-understood.