Beatrice Quayee holds rice ready for transplanting, River Gee county, Liberia. Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Blog: Africa: Rising for the few

Africa is losing billions of dollars through tax dodging. This week's World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 must squarely address tax avoidance tricks and other illicit financial flows, tax incentives, and debt repayments. Unless African leaders tackle such issues, it is the rich world that will continue to gain the most from Africa’s progress.

Judith Catongoma, Bananas For Equality, Zambia. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Rural transformation: Key to sustainable development

2015 represents a juncture for development. The process of defining new Sustainable Development Goals provides an opportunity to refocus policies, investments and partnerships for more inclusive, sustainable and people-centered development.

Manyangson Ngong, le capitaine de l’équipe Lucky Start du camp d’Ayilo. Photo : Oxfam

Blog: Comment des réfugiés sud-soudanais font du foot un instrument de paix, au-delà des clivages

Tandis que la Coupe du monde bat son plein au Brésil, une compétition d’un autre genre a lieu dans le nord de l’Ouganda. Dans les districts d’Arua et d’Adjumani, de jeunes réfugiés sud-soudanais ont formé des équipes de football afin de jouer pour la paix.

« Jamais je ne me serais attendu à en arriver là. Bor, l’école et mes amis me manquent », témoigne Manyangson Ngong, le capitaine de l’équipe Lucky Start du camp d’Ayilo. Le conflit qui a poussé tant de personnes à fuir pour sauver leur vie a aussi coupé court à ses études, à Bor.

Football for peace: World Cup fever helps bridge barriers for South Sudanese refugees

Blog: Football for peace: World Cup fever helps bridge barriers for South Sudanese refugees

As countries from all over compete for the World Cup title in Brazil, a different kind of tournament is taking place in northern Uganda. There, in the districts of Arua and Adjumani, young South Sudanese refugees have formed football teams to play for peace.

“I never expected to end up in such a situation. I miss Bor, school and my friends,” says 18-year-old Manyangson Ngong, the captain of the Lucky Start team from Ayilo settlement. His studies in Bor were cut short at the start of the conflict that has left many fleeing for safety.

World Social Forum 2013 in Tunis

Blog: 12th World Social Forum takes place in Tunis on the theme of dignity

From 26th to 30th March, international civil society is meeting in Tunis for the 12th World Social Forum.

Two years since the Tunisian revolution, several Oxfam affiliates and our partners have mobilized for this WSF 2013 based on the theme of "dignity". On the program are exchanges of experience, democratic debate and agreement on the assertion that "another world is possible."

Two young students in Benin

Blog: Day 5: My daughter wants to be a farmer

Many and varied are the challenges we Nigerian women farmers face, from lack of land to uncertain markets to the daily burden of maintaining the household. Working as day labourers brings its own uncertainties. No wonder a future in agriculture is unattractive to Nigerian youth.

By Susan Godwin, Nigerian Farmer

A girls' sports team in Galkayo Education Center, Somalia. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: Peace through youth sports in Somalia

Hawa Aden Mohamed, the founder and director of an Oxfam's partner organization in Somalia, the Galkayo Education Center, which this blog post - initially pubslihed in August 2012 - is about, has won the UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award "for her exceptional, tireless and inspiring humanitarian work for Somalia’s refugee and displaced girls and women."

Blog: “Act now on climate change” – youth spell it out to Commonwealth leaders

“Act now to avoid the worst impacts of climate change” was the message to more than fifty world leaders gathered in Perth, Australia for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) from October 28 – 30th.

On the second day of the meeting hundreds of  to read out a joint letter to Commonwealth leaders:

Vanessa holding her Oxfam ID card at the office in Port au Prince. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Blog: Working with Oxfam in Haiti: a small but important contribution – and a little bit risky

Working with Oxfam has helped me a lot in several ways. For one, after being traumatized from the tragic earthquake, I needed something productive to do to keep my mind off of things.

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