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Africa http://www.stwr.org Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:19:42 +0000 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Free Trade Is Not What Africa Needs, Mr Cameron http://www.stwr.org/africa/free-trade-is-not-what-africa-needs-mr-cameron.html The western ‘free trade’ model has been of no benefit to Africa. Prosperity for African nations requires protecting industries, control of food production and banking, progressive tax structures, and strong regulation to ensure trade and investment really benefits people, writes Nick Dearden.

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Why Africa Should Stand up for Tax Justice http://www.stwr.org/africa/why-africa-should-stand-up-for-tax-justice.html

The persistence of the tax havens allows billions of dollars of profit to be siphoned out of Africa, untaxed, every year. Stemming this flow a vital part of African countries' efforts to become less reliant on foreign aid and the vagaries of external capital, says a report by the Tax Justice Network.

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Implications of the EPAs for Africa http://www.stwr.org/africa/implications-of-the-epas-for-africa.html African leaders are increasingly worried about the adverse effects of trade agreements that the European Commission is asking them to sign. The implications for food and economic security are serious and other options need to be explored, say analysts at the South Centre.

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Tue, 30 Nov 2010 06:32:05 +0000
EPAs: New Trade Deals, Old Agendas http://www.stwr.org/africa/epas-new-trade-deals-old-agendas.html African countries should be wary of the European Partnership Agreements being pushed by the European Union. Trade conditions such as the removal of tariffs and subsidies could harm regional integration and South-South cooperation, argues Yash Tandon.

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Mon, 01 Nov 2010 09:55:04 +0000
Market-led Development Aid for Africa: Good for Business, Bad for Farmers http://www.stwr.org/africa/market-led-development-aid-for-africa-good-for-business-bad-for-farmers.html USAID and the Gates Foundation continue to push market-driven and technologically intensive "solutions" for African agriculture, despite growing resistance from local farmers. Traditional practices offer a more sustainable and empowering route to ending hunger, argues Richard Jonasse.

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Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:58:44 +0000
'Quiet Corruption'? The World Bank on Africa http://www.stwr.org/africa/quiet-corruption-the-world-bank-on-africa.html By blaming the persistent poverty in Africa on ‘quiet corruption’, the World Bank is attempting to exonerate itself from its own role in the continent's mal-development. It is the ‘grand corruption’ of international donors and African leaders that is really to blame, argues Yash Tandon.

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Fri, 16 Apr 2010 10:20:19 +0000
Unemployment and the Free Market in Africa http://www.stwr.org/africa/include-people-in-economic-development-opportunities-to-wipe-out-unemployment.html Growing unemployment across sub-Saharan Africa is linked to the free market restructuring of national economies over recent decades. Governments must embrace an alternative paradigm of development that prioritises social needs above short-term profit, says Adam Parsons in an interview with Uwana Archibong.

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Wed, 07 Apr 2010 10:52:30 +0000
Illicit Financial Flows from Africa http://www.stwr.org/africa/illicit-financial-flows-from-africa-hidden-resource-for-development.html The total illicit outflow of money from Africa far exceeds the inflow of development aid. Staunching this drain on public finance is essential for poverty alleviation and economic development across the continent, says a report by Global Financial Integrity.

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Thu, 01 Apr 2010 14:03:10 +0000
Are Gates and CGIAR a Good Mix for Africa? http://www.stwr.org/africa/are-gates-and-cgiar-a-good-mix-for-africa.html In December 2009, the Gates Foundation joined the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. Concern is growing among civil society groups that this alliance may benefit agribusiness at the expense of the needs of Africa’s poor, writes Yojana Sharma.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2010 11:40:23 +0000
Africa Still Hungry Despite Aid http://www.stwr.org/africa/africa-still-hungry-despite-aid.html One in three Africans is chronically hungry, despite $3 billion spent on food aid for the continent annually and $33 billion in food imports, the director of the food security at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has warned. By the UN News Centre.

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