Click on the links below for information on these issues which affect the lives of millions of Africans
Climate Change: Africans are already feeling the effects of the climate change caused largely by the carbon emissions of the western and industiralised world. Read more
Access to Medicines in Africa: In Europe we take access to the medicines we need for granted. In Africa it is not so easy, very often medicines are either not available or else are not effective. Read more
Biofuels: Also called Agri‐fuels they are liquid fuels made from plant material, mostly food crops at present. They are used to power transport vehicles. Biofuels burn with lower emissions of carbon monoxide. There are different forms of Biofuel. The production of crops for biofuels (e.g. Maize, Sugar Cane, Palm Oil and Jathropa) has a negative effect on food production, access to water and human habitation Read More. See also Biofuels feulling food insecurity in Africa.
Food Security: Is the situation in which all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for a healthy life. In Africa this is threatened by reasons ranging through climate change, land lease by foreigners, wars, etc. Read More
Arms Control: See SMA Justice Briefing – “AFRICA – Arms Trade” Read more
After seven years of negotiations the UN General Assembly has finally agreed a binding ARMS TRADE TREATY (ATT). Although it is far from perfect the treaty is a welcome step forward and opens the way for future improvements – read more
Small arms: Fighting the proliferation of small arms in Africa. Read here.
See also the SMA Justice Briefings section for concise information on other issues affecting Africa such as, International Debt, Land Grabbing, Tax Evasion, Urbanisation/Slums, Human Trafficking, Migration, Street Children and others Click here