Historien, romancier et dramaturge belge, David Van Reybrouck, 43 ans, a publié le best-seller international Congo, une histoire, traduit en 2012 en français par Actes Sud. Somme historique et récit de voyage, il a recueilli les témoignages des principaux intéressés, quelque 500 Congolais de tous âges, ethnies, milieux et régions rencontrés au cours de sa longue enquête. Cinq ans plus tard, il évoque pour RFI l’avenir de la RDC.
With the right regulatory environment and sufficient financing, renewable-energy technologies could transform Africa’s energy sector, bringing power to millions of the region’s citizens. Given the extent to which a lack of access to power impedes growth, job creation, and poverty reduction, there is no time to waste.
Data and research on development including official development assistance (ODA), aid architecture and effectiveness, conflict, fragility, evaluation, gender, governance and poverty., The Aid for Trade Initiative has allowed for the active engagement of a large number of organisations and agencies in helping developing countries and especially the least developed build the infrastructure and supply-side capacity they need to connect to regional and global markets and improve their trade performance. The new development paradigm under the post-2015 Development Agenda requires an integrated approach to ensure that
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 June 2015 Today, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, signed the Central Africa Regional Indicative Programme (RIP)...
Digital technologies could leapfrog Africa to a decentralised, autonomous mass production. The key ingredient to this revolution is 3D printing. Calestous Juma looks at its rapid development, provides a snapshot of its almost infinite uses, and suggests what must be done to support this possible industrial revolution.
NOT in the short term. Stocks of grain and other foods are high, with another bumper harvest due in the northern hemisphere this year. Food prices have been dropping in real terms since a spike in 2011. The number of hungry people has been falling too, by 167 million in the past decade (according to the rough estimates used by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), chiefly thanks to progress in China and India. Yet that leaves nearly 800m, a third of which are in Africa. The UN reckons that one measure, “prevalence of undernourishment” has dropped from 18.6% of the world population in 1990–92 to 10.9% now. That broadly meets a target the world set itself in 2000, in the Millennium Development Goals.
As a human race, we have done pretty well keeping ourselves alive and healthy. A human being born today can now expect to live 71 years. There is plenty of food on the planet to feed all seven billion of us and now there is a mobile
How do donors aim for “results” without setting up a counterbureaucracy that disrupts rather than encourages good development programs?
A recent Independent Commission for Aid Impact report has taken the U.K. Department for International Development to task for doing just that, which in turn demands a serious reconsideration of how DfID thinks about results and accountability.
It was whispered in the corridors of the Sandton Convention Centre, muttered under his breath by a former president and referred to (jokingly?) by Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe. However, at last week's African Union (AU) Summit, the third-term bids by Africa's presidents – one of the major threats to stability on the continent – remained the elephant in the room
Op maandag 29 juni worden de Burundezen verondersteld een nieuw parlement te kiezen. Op 15 juli staan de presidentsverkiezingen op de agenda. De grote vraag blijft of de verkiezingen zoals gepland zullen doorgaan.
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