Workers at the Dangote cement mine in central Nigeria. Africa’s industrial policy favours big companies, not small.
The problem with Africa's model of industrial growth is that it privileges the formal at the expense of the informal and big corporations at the expense of small businesses.
The United Nations Security Council sits for a high level meeting on Syria.
The UN has adopted a more transparent process to select its new Secretary General. But it does not go far enough.
Low carbon choices such as solar power are essential for the African continent, if it intends to stop the harmful global warming effects.
For the sake of mitigating climate change, the African continent needs to make low carbon energy choices.
Improving maternal mortality and ending preventable deaths in children are some of the health targets in the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Health has secured its place as one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But without clear mechanisms to report, finance or engage other sectors, could more end up as less?
Kofi Annan’s plan for troubled Syria has limited prospects.
The conflict in Syria has often assumed the ominous characteristic of being insoluble or endless. The government and its various opponents have shown little interest in compromise. The Assad regime’s increasingly…