Despite the fact that talks have not been concluded yet, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) has already evinced negative sentiment among its critics. Some fear that the proposed stronger protection for intellectual property will induce corporate dominance over national public matters…
As a highly fragmented UN debates the new global development agenda, the different perspectives and interests involved are bound to clash, making the entire process a political tug-of-war.
A new global partnership can provide the impetus for tackling the development challenges that Africa is facing. It must therefore be mutually beneficial, promote the autonomy of its states and address its developmental priorities.