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Development discussions: time for Northern donors to step up

Will this week's Mexico meeting on development cooperation produce any useful results?
from Oxfam on Apr 16, 2014.
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Mob attacks UN base in South Sudan

A number of people were killed when South Sudanese youths attacked a UN base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside.
from The Telegraph on Apr 17, 2014.

Compensation fund for Bangladesh factory victims barely one-third full

A UN-backed scheme to compensate victims of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza factory collapse is barely one-third full, despite pressure on dozens of Western brands to assume some [...]
from The Guardian on Apr 17, 2014.

Concern over Bangladeshi environmentalist's missing husband

The UK Government is urged to put diplomatic pressure on the Bangladesh Prime Minister to establish the whereabouts of the abducted husband of environmental activist Rizwana [...]
from Friends of the Earth on Apr 17, 2014.

Gates attacked over G4S Palestine child prisoners ‘shame’

The philanthropic body run by the world’s richest person, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is accused of complicity in the torture and ill-treatment of Palestinian [...]
by Daniel on Apr 17, 2014.
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South Sudan: bad news for Beijing as Machar attacks oil fields

Oil, South Sudan’s only major source of revenue, is rapidly moving to the centre of the country's current conflict.
from African Arguments on Apr 17, 2014.

Call for inquiry into sexual violence by Burmese army

An international investigation should be established into rape and sexual violence by the Burmese Army, says a new briefing.
from Burma Campaign UK on Apr 17, 2014.
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The urgent question of an African Currency Unit

Without an African central bank under democratic control and a credible African currency, the resource drain will continue to rob Africa of the means to achieve development, [...]
from Pambazuka news on Apr 17, 2014.
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