President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland said that African governments must accord the highest possible priority to promoting inclusive economic growth on the continent.
Jonathan in a televised debate at the World Economic Forum, said that according such priority is important in order to avoid problems associated with poverty and financial equality in the continent
The quest to establish genuinely equal opportunity for men and women – in both their contribution to and their benefits from Africa’s economic transformation – took a further step forward today, when the Board of the African Development Bank Group approved its new Gender Strategy for the period 2014-2018
The World Economic Forum’s chief economist has linked the Scottish independence debate to growing concern about inequality around the globe. The forum, whose annual meeting in Davos takes place next week, warned that the chronic gap between the incomes of the richest and poorest citizens is seen as the risk that is most likely to cause serious damage globally in the coming decade
Joaquim Chissano, the former president of Mozambique, has called on African leaders to protect sexual and reproductive rights in an “Open Letter to African Leaders” published Tuesday by The Africa Report.
Plans to reshape cities across Africa in the style of Dubai and Singapore threaten to deepen social inequalities and could prove costly to both investors and city authorities , says renowned scholar on city planning
During hard times, the poor lose faith in their leaders and the economic system; and when times are good, too few enjoy the benefits. The GINI coefficient, a measure of economic inequality, has been rising for many years in developing as well as developed countries, including the United States. In Europe, inequalities have intensified as a result of rapidly rising unemployment, especially among young people. Some have reacted by rioting; others have backed far-right xenophobic political parties; many more seethe quietly, growing ever more resentful of politicians and the system they represent
Only when society starts to picture each individual person beyond “Gender”, we as human beings with the ability to realize our potential, shall we probably foresee a society of “Gender Equality”. For some people, “Gender Inequality” may not be an issue, but perhaps walking back into the past will probably help others appreciate how “Inequalities” against women, especially in olden days, robbed them of a life-time ability to realize their potential
Nelson Mandela’s legacy of tolerance formed the basis of South Africa’s democracy, but profound inequalities inherited from decades of racial segregation linger. The country’s first black president oversaw the transition of a deeply polarised society while reaching out to former oppressors, notably by having tea with the widow of the architect of apartheid’s white minority rule.
The magnitude of the problem of inequality in our country, compounded by the painful reality of unemployment and poverty, will hobble any future development prospects unless we seriously debate the efficacy and appropriateness of our policy responses in post-apartheid South Africa
Johannesburg — a research group is appealing for what it calls “radical reconciliation” in South Africa as the nation approaches the 20th anniversary of the end of apartheid. The report by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation found stark inequalities that continue to fall along race lines. The new study makes some heartening findings as South Africa approaches 20 years of democratic rule. Yet it also shows that the nation’s old wounds go very deep