Postal operators need to wake up to their true potential and start using their enormous reserves of data, vast logistical fleets and infrastructure to lead the world on e-commerce, financial inclusivity and economic development.“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” said Charles Dickens, but for the world’s postal operators, it must sometimes appear that the good times are gone.
At the African Infrastructure Development Partnership (AFIDEP), our sole aim is to promote cooperative working between international business and bankable African projects. We work tirelessly to assist both sides to recognise the potential and implement strategies that lead to long-term prosperous business relationships, which are key to helping Africa stand on its own two feet and move it away from the aid culture that has been propagated for so many years.
On that grey Brussels New Year’s Day – January the 1st 1999 – when they launched the Euro, I was at that grey Brussels building when the Finance Ministers of Europe agreed on the fixed exchange rates between their soon to-be-executed currencies and the new, improved, Euro.
York Declaration on 19 September 2016 made an historic contribution to forging consensus on managing the world's movements of migrants and refugees. It expresses the recognition by world leaders of the need for a comprehensive approach to human mobility and enhanced cooperation at the global level to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility on a global scale.
Mauritius is marking 50 years of independence. The island nation is seen as a success story but the celebration is marred by a political scandal which may cause the country's president to step down.
On the occasion of Human Rights Day on 10 December 2017, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) takes stock of its efforts to promote human rights. The SDC aims to promote these rights in all its activities by adopting a people-centred approach while enhancing compliance with human rights obligations by duty bearers and strengthening people's ability to exercise their rights.
I know and have seen war and its horror and cruelty in my own country. I have supported peace processes in conflicts since. But all of that didn't quite prepare me for my trip to South Sudan earlier this year.
America's first businessperson in the White House is doing more to destroy the American capitalist system than any previous president.
Welcome to the first in our series of blogs on investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems for Africa’s prosperity. In this first article, co-authored by AIF Chairman Walter Fust and Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) Director, Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl, we unpack the meaning of inclusive innovation ecosystems, highlighting the essential role of “inclusivity” towards boosting Africa’s prosperity.
At a time that the media industry, globally, is confronting dwindling revenue for a host of reasons, it appears the New York Times is yet to fully harness the full potentials of revenue models available to it. New York Times only needs apply a little touch to its so called investigative stories to deliver a readymade blockbuster script to Hollywood in the fiction category.
The growing resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobials due to their overuse and misuse both in humans and animals has become an alarming global threat to public health, food safety and security, causing the deaths of 700,000 people each year. This is a fact.