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Africa in the wider world

Africa in the wider world

SDGs: global partnerships Global partnerships are especially important to Africa where the strain on resources and institutions requires more support from developed nations By Andrew Donaldson Responding to climate...

Utopian fantasy or attainable reality?

Utopian fantasy or attainable reality?

SDGs and global growth Changing political and economic dynamics are set to make achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 a great deal more difficult By Ronak Gopaldas On the 25 September 2015, 193 countries...

Challenging the statistics quo

Challenging the statistics quo

SDG overview: the statistics Citizens across the continent should demand more and better data to stimulate a healthy debate about the role of ‘good numbers’ in political accountability. In June 2011, Shanta Devarajan,...

Challenges and gaps, but many gains

Challenges and gaps, but many gains

The African Union’ s Maputo Protocol provides member states with a comprehensive policy framework for ensuring women’ s rights across the continent In 2003, the African Union adopted the Protocol to the African Charter...

Namibia’s rocky relationships

Namibia’s rocky relationships

Despite concerns around corruption and looting of environmental resources, Namibia is determined to forge stronger bonds with Eastern nations, especially China and North Korea Namibia has preached non-alignment and...