MDGs in Africa: What progress?

, by Pambazuka

The most recent issue of Pambazuka features several articles on the Millenium Development Goals:

  • MDGS: HOW FAR WE’VE COME AND WHAT STILL HAS TO BE DONE. This week saw world leaders gathering in New York to review progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The solutions to meeting the goals, says Charles Abugre, are proven and cheap. And donor nations, African leaders and citizens must work towards a common future.
  • MDGS, WOMEN AND PEACE: TOWARDS UMUNTHU. JAs New York hosts the 2010 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) summit this week, Steve Sharra considers the problems behind advancing gender equality and the absence of peace education from the goals.
  • SOUTH AFRICA AND THE MDGS: TALKING LEFT, WALKING RIGHT. abahlali.orgIn an interview with the Inter Press Service (IPS), Patrick Bond discusses the failings of South Africa’s drive towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the extent to which the country’s government continues to operate against the interests of its poor majority.
  • AFRICANS MUST NOT RELY ON THE SO-CALLED MILLENNIUM GOALS. Instead of falling for the rhetoric around the UN development goals, Cameron Duodu argues that Africa should gauge the true commitment of rich countries to ending poverty on the continent by looking to the past. In this area, the G8 has been sorely lacking, he says.