Tag Archives: Millennium Development Goals

Africa Loses $50bn a Year in Plundered Resources

Africa is losing 50 billion dollars or 5.7% of sub-Saharan Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) each year due to unending plunder of its forests, fisheries and other resources by corrupt officials and foreign investors, says a major new report on the continent.   Africa’s rich natural resources offer a unique opportunity for a breakthrough in improving the lives of Africa’s citizens …

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MDGs: Time to Hear Least Developed Countries

Followers of the process to develop a global agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals after they expire in 2015 are not being starved of opinions. Everybody who’s anybody in international development has been weighing in on the issue. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has set up a High Level Panel — comprising 27 movers and shakers and chaired by the leaders of Indonesia, …

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