LA Times: New regulations seek to expose Congo conflict minerals - New regulations are getting ready to force companies buying minerals from conflict-ridden nations to disclose their source as well as their policies on avoiding purchasing conflict-minerals that have long fueled rebel groups in the region. Although activists are happy about the ruling, they do worry about some potentially gaping loop holes. (Emily Alpert)
Devex: What should post-2015 development goals look like? - With the UN General Assembly right around the corner, the big question is: what are the world’s priorities? Jeffrey Sachs suggests “four big pillars: ending extreme poverty, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and good governance.” (Minal Bopaiah)
CNN: Russia boots out USAID - Despite 20 years in the country, Russia has dismissed the United States Agency for International Development, claiming some of its programs, such as human rights watching and election monitoring have undermined Russia’s sovereignty.
AllAfrica: Sudan threatens to expel foreign aid agencies - Foreign aid agencies are facing expulsion from Sudan, after its government accused the organizations of delivering aid to rebel controlled regions. Despite desperation, Sudan has blocked all assistance from the area in fear of rebels using the aid to feed their fighters.