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Strengthening urban resilience in African cities: Understanding and addressing urban risk
7 Jun 2016
The population of Africa’s cities is growing rapidly. But as poor people cram into towns and cities characterised by limited, weak and often under-resourced infrastructure, they are increasingly...
Help for families only able to find bananas to eat
In the east of Zimbabwe 2000 people, around four hundred families, have received cash transfers from ActionAid to help them buy food during the country’s worst drought for 35 years.The devastating...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:21
Emergencies & Conflict
ActionAid reveals which countries are at risk of Panama Papers style tax avoidance
Other developing countries are also at risk of losing huge amounts of tax revenue to big companies using tax havens, new research from ActionAid has revealed.The world has been watching with shock as...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:22
Ugandans say “no” by the millions to tax exemption for MPs
The biggest story in Uganda right now is at once a terrifying demonstration of self-serving politics and also a striking display of solidarity by the people in support of fair and just taxation.An...
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 14:31
Inequality in Africa: Effects of the Ruling Class
A 2016 statement by the joint inequality alliance noted that:The world faces an inequality crisis that is spiraling out of control. Across the world we are seeing the gap between the...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:15
The Cracks in our Education System: tax as cement
Education in Ghana was informal before contact with the Europeans, in the informal setting people served as apprentices and understudied their masters. With time, they gained the relevant knowledge...
Daniel Nii Ankrah
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:32
Why we need every drop of tax for our girls to go to school
With at least 600,000 children currently out of school in Malawi, and our education services struggling, it is shocking to think that many wealthy global companies doing business in my country may...
Denis Chalera Kalekeni
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:47
Discussions on Africa's Developmental future must focus on Ending Illicit Financial Flows!
The inaugural Africa Development Week is being jointly hosted by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union (AU) from 31 March to 5th April.The Development Week is an annual...
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 08:38
Corporate-driven Agriculture would increase Inequality in Africa
African agriculture is at cross-roads. The sector recently has been the subject of revitalization efforts by world leaders, but they have met with very little success. Indeed, their efforts...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 11:47
Food & land rights
Women's sustainable development through the sunflower value chain: story of change
After being trained on the structure of agricultural associations in agricultural cooperatives on new cassava production techniques and obtained cuttings of that mosaic-resistant (diseases...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 14:25
stories of change