By Zukiswa Zimela JOHANNESBURG, Oct 18 (IPS) – As the India Brazil and South Africa Summit of heads of state and government starts Tuesday, editors from the respective countries have resolved to provide better coverage of the economic body.
Laura Lopez Gonzalez interviews TONY TUJAN, director of IBON International, on the upcoming high-level forum on Aid Effectiveness MONTREAL, Canada, Oct 4 (IPS) – Busan represents the possibility of an aid revolution – a time in history where an encompassing, inclusive aid framework may be possible. This is according to Tony Tujan, director of IBON [...]
By Terna Gyuse CAPE TOWN, Aug 22 (IPS) – Members of the emerging economy grouping known as IBSA – India, Brazil and South Africa – have joined China and Russia in opposing measures against Syria.
By Louise Redvers JOHANNESBURG, Jul 20 (IPS) – South African companies are being urged to use the leverage of its government’s strong political relationship with India to develop new business and investment opportunities.
By Servaas van den Bosch WINDHOEK, Jul 1 (IPS) – African trade with India and China flourished over the past decade but, with unemployment rising and industrialisation failing to take hold, cracks are appearing in Africa’s much-vaunted “Look East” doctrine. Meanwhile, from across the Atlantic, Brazil is making inroads into the continent.
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 Claire Ngozo LILONGWE, Jun 23 (IPS) – The decision by the Malawian government to introduce value-added tax (VAT) of up to 16.5 percent on products such as bread, meat, milk and dairy products is being blamed for losses incurred by small-scale businesses. The move comes in response to a loss of revenue due [...]
By Arnaud Bébien DAR ES SALAAM, May 27 (IPS) – The Indian prime minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, concludes a three-day visit to Tanzania on May 28. Singh arrived in Dar es Salaam from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where he took part in the Second India-Africa Forum Summit, which began on May 20.
By Servaas van den Bosch WINDHOEK, May 22 (IPS) – Inaction marked the Extraordinary Summit of Southern African Development Community heads of state in Windhoek this weekend, despite an agenda covering Zimbabwe elections, political deadlock in Madagascar, the suspension of the regional court and allegations of corruption within SADC itself.
By Servaas van den Bosch WINDHOEK, May 16 (IPS) – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) faces several awkward problems at the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State scheduled to being May 20-21.