‘Issues of development and conflict still neglected by global North’: South Africa’s Pandor
23 June 2023 | 5:17 am
With four African countries at the bottom of the ranking of progress towards key development indicators, we speak to South Africa's international affairs minister about her hopes for a crucial Paris summit aimed at ushering in a new financial world order. Also, Ghanaians tell us about daily life amidst an economic crisis and Sierra Leone is days away from electing its next president.
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