Africa Renewal

The Africa Renewal magazine examines the many issues that confront the people of Africa, its leaders and its international partners: sustainable development goals, economic reform, debt, education, health, women's empowerment, conflict and civil strife, democratization, investment, trade, regional integration and many other topics. It tracks policy debates. It provides expert analysis and on-the-spot reporting to show how those policies affect people on the ground. And, it highlights the views of policy-makers, non-governmental leaders and others actively involved in efforts to transform Africa and improve its prospects in the world today. The magazine also reports on and examines the many different aspects of the United Nations’ involvement in Africa, especially within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

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Darfur crisis challenges Africa, world

Despite ceasefire agreements between the Sudanese government and two rebel groups in that country’s western Darfur region, fighting again erupted in November, posing a serious challenge to African and international efforts to find a peaceful solution. “Chaos is looming as order is collapsing,” UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned in December. “Unfortunately, the optimism generated on the political front was overshadowed by regression in the security situation.”

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