International Aid: The Case for Innovation

Ashish Prashar | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

Like Justine Greening, I can't understand the arguments made by some against spending 0.7% of GNI to relieve suffering overseas. They should remember that 7p in every £10 is a small slice of our national income when compared with the spectre of people dying unnecessarily, living without access to education or even clean water.

The Unsung Heroes of AIDS Prevention

Ian Linden | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK
Ian Linden

There is a growing amount known about the role of religion in the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. Or, at least, this has been a privileged area in the thin research available on religion and health. But the framing, in the mass media and contemporary debates, of religious interventions in prevention and stigma has meant that very little of it has trickled out of specialist publications.

Cameron To Pledge Support For Somalia

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron will warn that failure to support the rebuilding of Somalia will lead to "terrorism and mass migration" as the international community g...

Turning the 'Resource Curse' Into a Blessing for Education in Africa

Pauline Rose | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK
Pauline Rose

Taking all this into account, the potential gains for education on the back of recent discoveries of natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa are enormous. Several countries, including Ghana, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia could reach universal primary education without needing any more aid from donors.

The Dark Secret of the Money Transfer Industry

Dr Ismail Ahmed | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK
Dr Ismail Ahmed

Within the current climate of cut-backs there has been major debate about foreign aid, and how much or little we should be giving to developing countries while we are facing financial uncertainty at home.

Together We Can End Malaria Deaths and Save Thousands of Lives

Isaiah Owolabi | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK
Isaiah Owolabi

It's time for us all to act by confronting the reality that there are simple, cost-effective solutions that can make a major difference to the lives of thousands across sub-Saharan Africa. From early diagnosis to prompt treatment, anti-malaria medication and treatments to prevent malaria in pregnancies, there are direct actions that can be taken in countries across the region that will have a disproportionate impact on malaria diagnoses.

The DRC and Sexual Violence: Too Often Forgotten

Sir John Holmes | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Sir John Holmes

Some places almost never get the attention they deserve. One of these is the Democratic Republic of Congo. A vast country of some 80 million people, at the heart of Africa. It has struggled since independence in 1960 with a poor colonial legacy, cold war manipulations, venal and incompetent governments, and a succession of wars.

World Malaria Day: International Community Needs To Sustain Commitment To Tackle Malaria

Lynne Featherstone | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics
Lynne Featherstone

The UK will not stand on the sidelines while millions suffer from this entirely preventable and treatable disease. It's time for the international community to come together yet again and keep up their commitments. We need another decade of action against malaria. The prize could be another million lives saved.

Nigeria's Savior?

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Leo Cendrowicz

Orji Uzor Kalu's pitch as peace broker could yet propel him to Nigeria's presidency. However, the former state governor will struggle to be heard above the chaos consuming the country

Djibouti - The Last Domino to Fall in the Horn of Africa

Paul Reynolds | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

On May 8th 2013 President Guelleh of Djibouti visits London. The situation in Djibouti and it's importance does not receive much attention in London. It should.

Sustainable Agricultural Intensification: A Practical Solution for the Global Development Agenda

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

At this critical time when a new generation of Development Goals are being considered, agricultural development as a pathway to poverty and hunger reduction is understandably high on the political agenda.

Congo Calling...

Yawo Douvon | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Yawo Douvon

I ask the other G8 countries, on behalf of the many rape survivors we at CARE have assisted over the years in DRC and other war-torn states, to listen to the voices from Goma and act to end the heinous crime of warzone rape.

No Regrets? Travel Experiences of a Lifetime

Stephen M. Baker | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen M. Baker

I'm certainly not complaining as I always have a fantastic time whilst away but this year I'd like less of a holiday and instead experience something entirely new. So here's my list of top travel experiences that I've got my eye on - what would be on yours?

Destruction & Humanity: Unbreakable Bonds?

Stephanie Allen | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Stephanie Allen

It's the thirteenth year into the Millennium and despite advances in technology, ease of travel and the emergence of more hobbies and fitness classes ...

What Xi Jinping's Diplomatic Agenda Tells Us About the Emerging World Order

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

The economic crisis paining Europe and the U.S. is surely one of the factors that has pushed China in new directions in its search for trade partners. Especially if thinking of the long term, China has to expand its network beyond the struggling American and European markets.

Peace in Mali Needs More Than More Troops

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The French military intervention in Mali since mid-January and much of the official discussion of Mali in the UN and among Western governments seem to have been driven by a quite narrow and short-term view of the issues the country faces. As in anything, if the problem is mis-diagnosed, the solution will probably mis-fire.

Industrialisation Is Key to Fighting Poverty

Ivor Ichikowitz | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK
Ivor Ichikowitz

A new industrial revolution is required to lift developing economies from poverty.

'We Got Lucky, They Didn't' - Is It Really as Simple as Comic Relief Would Have Us Believe?

Richard Moran | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Moran

At the end of the film Nighy tries to explain the situation by stating "we got lucky, they didn't, it's kind of that simple". It isn't that simple though, and explanations such a this force people to rely on a logic of bad fortune to explain why people are forced to live in these conditions.

The World's Poorest Children Are Paying a High Price for Scholarships

Pauline Rose | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Politics
Pauline Rose

For many donor countries, a large proportion of 'aid' never leaves their country. Spending this money on education in the world's poorest countries could go a long way to giving the 132 million out-of-school children and adolescents the chance for a better future

The Final Push for a Loophole-Less Arms Trade Treaty

Ben Donaldson | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Donaldson

In November last year, UN member states voted overwhelmingly in favour of finalising a global Arms Trade Treaty in March 2013. The creation of such a treaty could significantly reduce the armed violence caused by weapons falling into the hands of criminals, insurgents and human rights abusers.

Seeing Is Believing - Abandonment of FGC in Senegal

Lynne Featherstone | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Politics
Lynne Featherstone

A fortnight ago I announced that the UK, through the Department for International Development, would throw its weight behind the global movement to finally bring an end Female Genital Cutting (FGC). Momentum is building and I firmly believe we have a chance to end the practice within a generation...

Africa: The Solution To Austerity

Mohammed Ansar | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK
Mohammed Ansar

Tribalism and religion has always been exploited as a pretext to economic and imperial ambitions. We have always known this but how quick we are to ...

Current Developed Countries May Be Underdeveloped, After All

Austin Aneke | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Politics
Austin Aneke

So, what is really happening in the Northern hemisphere? Why are nations referred as developed, in huge trouble? Is it because of the rise of China and India; the end of colonialism, and progressive coming to an end of neo-colonialism; and the decryption of western technological secrets by some emerging markets, leading to a new world economic order?

Remembering 1994 at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, Rwanda

Stuart Forster | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

We're approaching 19 years since the start of one of the most shocking episodes of recent world history, the Rwandan Genocide.

This World Water Day, Let's Not Forget It's a Luxury for Some

Jane Labous | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jane Labous

World Water Day is today, a time to pause and appreciate a substance that is available to us so freely and cheaply in the developed world. It is a day to address the fact that 783 million people in the world do not have access to clean water - representing roughly one in ten of the world's population.