“New climate normal” poses severe risks to development, says World Bank Report As the planet warms further, heat-waves and other weather extremes that today occur once in hundreds of years, if ever, would become the “new climate normal,” creating a…
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African Leaders commit to end hunger by 2025 through investments in agriculture Africa’s leaders unanimously agreed to end hunger and cut poverty in half by 2025 with the signing of the Malabo Declaration at the 23rd Ordinary Session of the…
Ethiopia: The green legacy of Meles Zenawi
It is surely better now to concentrate on Meles’ positive achievements rather than dwell on negatives from the past. His legacy will be decided by what happens next. But the “develop now and clean up later” approach enjoyed by the west for a while is no longer an option – for anyone.
Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s leader since 1991, was buried in Addis Ababa on Sept 2 in the cathedral where the emperor Menelik II was laid to rest in 1916. The sudden death, age 57, of Africa’s most influential statesman is one of the most significant events in modern African history, and it comes at a critical time for Ethiopia, for Africa and the world.
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More than 30 African nations will participate in the 4th Korea Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Ministerial Conference, which will take place from October 15 to 18,2012 in Seoul, South Korea.
Since the first meeting in Seoul in 2006, KOAFEC has progressed into a highly recognized channel for economic cooperation and receives the support of its co-organisers, including the African Development Bank
This year marks the 4th KOAFEC Ministerial Conference, with participants from more than 30 African nations and Korea private and public sectors, as well as academia.
The theme of this year’s conference focuses on ‘inclusive and green growth,’ and the program will include the ministerial roundtable, bilateral meetings of ministers, economic cooperation seminars, African countries’ investor relation activities, and one-on-one business meetings.
African heads of state, ministers, private sector representatives, the international community and farmers gathered today at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF)in Arusha, Tanzania, to identify concrete actions for transforming Africa’s agricultural sector.
AGRF 2012 is the global platform for the promotion of the private sector investment and policy support needed to increase agricultural productivity and income growth for the African agricultural sector.
As host of the forum, H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania commented to forum attendees on Africa’s promising future.