IPS COLUMNIST SERVICE, SEPTEMBER 2011 By Mandeep Tiwana and Netsanet Belay (*) JOHANNESBURG, Sep (IPS) In the hope for a fairer deal on aid for the continent, African leaders are planning to present a unified position at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) in Busan, South Korea. Currently, discussions are underway between [...]
INTERVIEW WITH CELSO AMORIM: “IBSA IS A BEACON FOR POLITICAL STRATEGISING AND SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION” | IBSAFeatured, Headlines, IBSA-featured, Interviews, Opinion Thursday, June 30th, 2011
By Mario Osava BRASILIA, 28 Jun (IPS) Celso Amorim, one of the fathers of the IBSA Forum (India, Brazil, and South Africa) says in this interview that for this alliance of three major emerging powers, “Helping the poorest countries is clearly one of its callings.This gives it both its uniqueness and its international legitimacy.”
Louise Redvers interviews ROB DAVIES, South Africa’s minister of trade and industry JOHANNESBURG, Jun 29 (IPS) – South-South co-operation is firmly on Africa’s agenda. Leading the way is South Africa, which has recently joined up with Brazil, Russia, India and China’s BRIC formation to form a new global grouping of emerging markets, known as [...]
By Shyam Saran, IPS COLUMNIST SERVICE, JUNE 2011 Editor’s note: Despite the loud rhetoric about how the centre of gravity of the global economy and, with it, political influence, have moved from the trans-Atlantic to Asia, there continues to be strong resistance to reflecting this shift in the institutions of global governance, writes Shyam Saran, [...]
By Dr. Kwame Akonor* NEW YORK, Jun 10 (IPS) – Africa’s handling of the Libyan crisis at the United Nations has been timorous and confusing, but it presents an opportunity as well as a challenge for the continental body on how it defines its future strategic interests.
Rousbeh Legatis interviews JOSEPHINE OJIAMBO, Ambassador of Kenya UNITED NATIONS, May 4 (IPS) – “In South-South cooperation we are all partners,” Josephine Ojiambo, ambassador of Kenya to the U.N. and president of the U.N. General Assembly High-Level Committee on South-South Cooperation, told IPS. “SSC specifically shies away from the donor-client relationship.”
Ranjit Devraj interviews SHYAM SARAN, top Indian diplomat. NEW DELHI, Apr 20 (IPS) – The summit of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries showed up both the strengths and the limitations of the caucus of emerging economies, says former Indian foreign secretary Shyam Saran in an interview to IPS.
Mandeep S. Tiwana, Policy Manager at CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Johannesburg, South Africa contributed this op-ed to the IPS Columnist Service. What many hoped would be an across-the-board humanitarian intervention by a multi-lateral UN force to protect civilian lives in Libya has ended up becoming a military operation run by a “coalition of [...]
By Rathin Roy (*) BRASILIA , Dec (IPS) At the dawn of the Millennium, the world of the South was unimaginably different from what we see today.
By Darryl D’Monte* CANCÚN, Mexico, Dec 9, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – A rough yardstick for identifying which Asian countries make the biggest ripples in Cancún is the number of journalists who crowd around the spokesperson immediately after a press conference.