Outgoing Oxfam Director Winnie Byanyima Speaks To IPS About New Oxfam Report, Taking On Executive Director Position At UNAIDS
IPS: Exclusive: Winnie Byanyima Speaks about Inequality in Africa and Next Steps at UNAIDS
“While the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa is being held in Cape Town, South Africa this week, the international aid and development charity Oxfam released its latest report: A tale of two continents: fighting inequality in Africa. The report says that while the richest Africans get ever richer, extreme poverty on the continent is rising. Africa is the second-most unequal continent in the world, and home to seven of the most unequal countries. Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam’s outgoing executive director, who is taking up the post executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, speaks exclusively to IPS Correspondent Crystal Oderson on the main issues the report highlights, some of the key recommendations…” (Orderson, 9/5).