Eastern Africa Regional Meeting on Inequalities

Eastern Africa Regional Meeting on Inequalities

‘Inequalities in the context of Africa’s Structural Transformation’ Dates: 9th -10th August 2016, Nairobi, Kenya Society for International Development (SID) program of work on Inequalities focusses on: – deepening knowledge in select countries; building capacity of citizen groups to advance the establishment of a cohesive constituency in the region, including engaging in African and global […]

UNCTAD 14 CSO Forum

UNCTAD  14 CSO Forum

The Conference The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is a subsidiary organ of the United Nations General Assembly, established in 1964 to promote trade, investment, and development in developing countries. Headquartered in Geneva, UNCTAD has 194 member States as well as numerous intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and other observers. The quadrennial ministerial […]

Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers, Paris: Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed

Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers, Paris: Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed

Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, during the Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers on the Margins of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council: Paris, 4 June 2015 Thank you Hon. Stephen Ciobo for providing this opportunity and for inviting me to co-chair with you […]

Will Binyavanga Wainaina change attitudes to gay Africans?

Will Binyavanga Wainaina change attitudes to gay Africans?

With internationally acclaimed Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina coming out, Africa’s embattled gay rights movement finally has a public face around which to rally support for equality, writes BBC Africa’s Farouk Chothia
Nigeria is a microcosm of the continent with a large population of both devout Muslims and Christians. It is currently leading the campaign against gay people, tightening laws, carrying out arrests and allowing Islamic courts to punish homosexuals.

East Africans Should Rise Up to the Challenges

East Africans Should Rise Up to the Challenges

The poor in East Africa largely live in rural areas or in the slums of major towns and cities, with a sizeable number of the fortunately employed receiving a wage just below the poverty line. Health or medical care is an elusive matter with no health insurance cover while children face a 40 to 80higher chance of dying before their fifth birthday compared to their richer compatriots

East Africa Inequalities Irk Leaders

East Africa Inequalities Irk Leaders

Statistics on growing inequality amoung East Africans on Tuesday worries leaders at the launch of the State of East Africa 2013 report in Dar es Salaam.   Analysis in the report showed that the poor control about $12.7 billion of the region’s combined gross domestic product which is a small 15 per cent of the total $83 billion for the five countries .

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