In stark contrast to some of the more scandal prone political leaders the world has come to know, Jose Mujica, age 77 and president of Uruguay since 2009 leads a quiet, austere lifestyle on a farm just outside Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital city. He donates as much as 90% of his mont
Recent cuts of $377million to the Canadian International Development Agency’s (CIDA) budget and the decision by the Harper government to suspend aid to Zimbabwe may endanger the transparency of election results.
In a potentially precedent setting court case, four Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth Netherlands [Milieudefensie], an NGO, are suing Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest multinationals in the world for environmental damage caused by oil spills. Shell, Nigeria’s largest pro
August 20 marked the end of the mandated term for Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG), leaving all of the hard won political and security advances made over the past three years at stake should the process stall indefinitely.
Reminiscent of apartheid-era police brutality, the shootings will only serve to drive a wedge between the governing African National Congress (ANC) and the people, as it becomes increasingly out of touch with the needs of the poor.
On July 15, 2012 a major power shift took place on the African continent. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, South African Minister for Home Affairs and formerly foreign minister was elected chairperson of the African Union Commission, beating out incumbent Jean Ping of Gabon and becoming the
After recent allegations that Rwanda has been backing rebels in eastern DRC, the Netherlands (€5million), the United Kingdom (€16million) and now Germany (€21million) have suspended some, or all of, their aid budgets to Rwanda.