Miners Call for Policy Reform in Zimbabweglobalpressinstitute.org | 15 May 2012
Although Zimbabwe is a mineral-rich country, mine laborers and owners say that profits arent enough to cover costs, leading to low or little pay and unsatisfactory working conditions. The government has implemented laws aiming to reform both issues, but fee hikes to boost federal revenue have been problematic.Read more: http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/global-news/africa/zimbabwe/miners-call-policy-reform-zimbabwe#ixzz1uvejG7f0
Governments Can't Do It Aloneips.org | 05 May 2012
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 5 (IPS) – African countries need more support from the private sector in order to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by 2015, which include important development targets like poverty reduction, and improved health and education.Governments cannot...
Can an African green revolution help feed the world?| ReutersReuters | 03 May 2012
SABA SABA, Kenya, May 2 (AlertNet) - Her bare feet coated with mud, Sabena Gitau trudged down the rain-sodden hillside to her banana plantation, machete in hand.She chose and cut several giant bunches of bananas, which she strapped to a motorbike to be taken to nearby Saba Saba town, 77 km (48 miles) north of Nairobi, to be weighed, graded and sold.
Development focus for Côte-d'Ivoire research fundSCIDEV.NET | 02 May 2012
[ABIDIJAN] A new wave of research grants for young researchers in Côte-d'Ivoire will be handed out in June, in response to a call for projects from the Programme of Strategic Support to Scientific Research (PASRES).The grants are intended to support young researchers, who often struggle to...
Successful innovation depends on engaging the grassrootsSCIDEV.NET | 02 May 2012
Technological innovation can't be imposed on poor people — they must be engaged to select ideas that suit their lives, writes Lawrence Gudza.Technological innovation is generally viewed as a panacea for the problems of developing nations. The result is that in countries such as Zimbabwe, institutions from well-off nations have tended to 'push' technologies according to their own agendas — and not ones that suit local communities.
Tired of Odd Jobs in the City, He Is Farming in His Old Guinean Villageips.org | 16 Apr 2012
By Moustapha KeitaCONAKRY, Apr 16 (IPS) – Like many rural youth, Abdoulaye Soumah spent a few years in Conakry, trying his hand at various jobs in the big city. But he has since returned to his home village, transforming a seven-hectare plot of land inherited from his parents into a model of...
Des fonds pour les agriculteurs libériensmediaterre.org | 08 Feb 2012
Le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) a accordé un prêt de 24,9 millions de dollars au Liberia pour renforcer sa production de cacao et de café, annonce un communiqué publié jeudi à New York. Selon le communiqué, cette facilité est destinée à réduire la pauvreté parmi les communautés rurales du Liberia, qui souffrent toujours des effets des conflits passés. (...)
UGANDA: Rural Women's Banks Ease Tough Timesips.org | 30 Jan 2012
By Wambi MichaelDorothy Kabajungu, 50, has started a firewood business after obtaining a loan from a womens bank. / Wambi Michael/IPS WAKISO, Uganda, Jan 30 (IPS) – For most Ugandan women, obtaining a commercial loan to start a business has been very difficult. Many do not have the...
Mauritanie : atelier sur les OMDmediaterre.org | 29 Jan 2012
Le coup d'envoi des travaux de la semaine focale du programme conjoint MDG-F -environnement de la Mauritanie et perspectives futures, organisé par le ministère délégué auprès du Premier ministre chargé de l'environnement et du développement durable en collaboration avec le PNUD a été donné mercredi...
KENYA: Inflation Deflates New Year Joyips.org | 02 Jan 2012
By Miriam GathigahOne of the many displaced families in Kenya. / Miriam Gathigah/IPS KENYA, Jan 2 (IPS) – Kenyans entered the New Year with less pomp and colour that has characterised previous new year celebrations. Due to the harsh economic situation and the fact that it is time for most...
GHANA: No Pensions for Majority of Elderly Womenips.org | 03 Nov 2011
Untouched by Ghanas meager social support system and beyond the reach of its tatty pension scheme, she is a composite of this West African countrys elderly women: poor, struggling, and often forgotten.Gender activists say the situation of women like Sayitou is caused by a confluence of...
Guinée:L'opposition se préoccupe de la cherté de viefr.allafrica.com | 02 Nov 2011
L'ADP et le Collectif déplorent l'augmentation inconsidérée du prix à la pompe des produits pétroliers intervenue le 17 octobre dernier, ont-ils condamnés.Selon eux, de telles pratiques confirment si besoin était, le peu de considération que le Gouvernement accorde aux préoccupations des...
Afrique: Un sommet des pauvres du monde pour quels resultats?fr.allafrica.com | 02 Nov 2011
Les pays pauvres de la planète sont en conclave au Mali pour parler de leurs conditions de vie difficiles. Ce sommet intervient juste au moment où la population du globe atteint les sept milliards d'habitants et où l'Afrique subsaharienne semble posséder l'un des taux de natalité les plus élevés.
Uganda: As food prices bite, HIV-positive people turn to kitchen gardensplusnews.org | 04 May 2011
The small 10m by 15m garden behind Agnes Oroma's house in northern Uganda's Gulu district is much more than a hobby garden; according to HIV-positive Oroma, it is one of the main reasons she is in good health. She grows indigenous vegetables and tomatoes to supplement her daily diet of beans, maize meal and silver fish; Oroma also proudly shows off a sisal sack in which she grows onions.