For many people in the developing world getting enough food to eat is a persistent challenge. However the challenge does not stop there. A new issue of the international journal Energy Policy details the human and environmental cost of cooking food using the only energy source available to many people, woody biomass.
The IMF has expression concern over Namibia’s fiscal outlook as debt to GDP ratio currently at 16 percent could rise to 30 percent by 2013/14 unless authorities scaled back on expansionary fiscal policies.
Zimbabwe’s finance minister has told parliament the economy will grow by more than nine percent next year, fueled by continued recovery and increased mining activity.
At the outskirts of this town, 45 kilometres south of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, Aselefech Desalegn fights the flames she uses for baking enjera, Ethiopia’s staple flatbread. Like millions of poor Ethiopian women, she is also constantly battling to feed her children.
DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo’s voters reportedly went to the polling stations yesterday to choose their leaders in elections marred by violence and logistical difficulties.
Africa will in the next decade increasingly play an important role in China’s long-term food security agenda as demand for food in the world’s most populous nation threatens to outstrip its supply, according to Standard Bank research analysts Simon Freemantle and Jeremy Stevens.
THE government in Khartoum has blocked South Sudan’s oil exports through its Red Sea port due to a dispute over transit fees, Oil Minister Ali Ahmed Osman announced yesterday.
THE President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Amb. Victor Gbeho, the President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe and other leaders in the sub-region have asked citizens of West Africa to patronise products manufactured on the continent.
As the United Nations (UN) climate summit opens today in Durban, South Africa, some of the developing world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters are reportedly bidding to delay talks on a new climate agreement.