Tagged: West Africa

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African governments must keep their promises to invest in healthcare, a coalition of organizations from across the continent said today, at the launch of the "Alternative Presidents Debate" at the African Union Summit in Kampala.

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The lack of rain is forcing herders to travel further to find pasture, in the outskirts of Douziat (North Guéra), Chad. The animals are weak and they are beginning to die. Credit: Cristina Vázquez Moreno/Oxfam

International aid agency Oxfam welcomes the European Commission’s new aid package of 24 million euros for Niger and other countries in the Sahel region of West Africa, which was announced today in Brussels.

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The refusal of the US to cut cotton subsidies that hurt West African farmers is a signal that they are not serious about living up to their development promises in trade talks

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Cotton ready for export in Peru. Small cotton producers are negatively affected by regional trade agreements. Credit: Renato Guimarães/Oxfam

Europe is negotiating new trade deals – economic partnership agreements – with African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries but it is choosing power politics over partnership.

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Cotton harvest in fields, near Fana. Photo: Helen Palmer/Oxfam

Cotton subsidy reform could substantially improve the welfare of over one million West African households—10 million people.

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COMUCAP's coordinator and founding member Marlen, 45, sitting in a pile of 'green' coffee that wil be exported to Germany. Credit: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

If the new trade agreements are skewed in favor of Europe’s rich countries, then they are more likely to increase rather than reduce poverty.

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