Sida faces no fewer than 20 deadlines in the coming months for delivering reports to the new government on how the agency spends taxpayers’ money on aid - an "unnecessary burden", says Sida's Deputy Director General.
A Tax Justice Network report commissioned by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry criticises Transparency International's corruption index for being biased, and even racist. The TI index reinforces negative images of Africa, while ignoring grand-scale corruption by multinational companies and Western governments.
France’s AIDS Ambassador Michel Kazatchkine will be the next Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He replaces Sir Richard Feachem, who steps down at the end of his five-year term on March 31.