Photo taken in Bangui, Central African Republic. Photo credit : Adrienne Surprenant/ Oxfam
As the cost of essential goods rises faster than it has in decades, billionaires in the food and energy sectors are increasing their fortunes by $1 billion dollars every two days.
Africa is facing a crisis of extreme inequality which is undermining growth, preventing poverty eradication and contributing to insecurity. The six richest African billionaires are now wealthier than the poorest 50% of Africans combined. This briefing paper shows that COVID-19 has deepened this...
Demba Seydi, West Africa coordinator for Publish What You Pay. Crédit photo : Demba Seydi/ Oxfam
One third of the world's mineral reserves are in Africa and their extraction is the main source of revenues for most African countries. However, the people of the continent are still struggling to reap the benefits. For girls and women, the situation is even more worrying. Extractive sector...
Photo de Christelle qui vend au marché de Bangassou, en République Centrafricaine. Credit : Adrienne Surprenant/ Oxfam
New billionaire minted every 26 hours, as inequality contributes to the death of one person every four seconds
Adam Dicko, activist, executive director of AJCAD-Mali and Sahel superhero. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/ Oxfam
Adam Dicko has been a committed community activist from a very young age and is now the president of the Association des Jeunes pour la Citoyenneté Active et la Démocratie (AJCAD), which promotes democracy and active citizenship of young people in her country, Mali. Over the years, she has been...
In Ouagadougou, people marched for climate justice as COP26 was taking place in Glasgow. Credit: Gery Barbot/ Oxfam
The year 2021 is ending with its share of challenges for the people of West Africa : insecurity, climate change, the food crisis, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of commitment from governments to reduce inequality which has widened the gap between the richest people and the rest...
Because of COVID-19, Florence and her husband have lost their jobs and eat only corn paste. Credit: Alokpa Kodjovi/ Oxfam
Austerity, spiraling debt and vaccine inequity will bring the inequality crisis tolevels never reached before, reveals new index. West African governments are planning to “slash and burn” their way out of COVID-19 induced economic loss, reveals new analysis from Oxfam and Development Finance...
Photo taken at one of the on-the-ground activities before the November 2020 presidential election. Credit: Coalition Agir contre les inégalités
In Burkina Faso, NGOs and activists have been fighting behind the scenes for years to reduce the glaring inequalities in the country, where 20% of the wealthiest people concentrate 44% of the revenues. And at last, their work seems to be paying off. On May 27, the Permanent Secretary of NGOs (SPONG...
Visual of the campaign against inequality in Burkina Faso
The fight against inequalities is a priority in view of the presidential elections in Burkina Faso (November 22) and Niger (December 27), thanks to the mobilization of civil society.
Crédit : Pablo Tosco/Oxfam
To respond to the growing crises, it is urgent that the Sahelian states and the international community commit themselves to making the fight against inequalities a priority.


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