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Bank’s new strategy reflects growing Africa optimism

By: Terence Creamer     18th March 2011 The optimistic tone of the World Bank’s new Africa strategy, which was released earlier this month, is hard to miss, or to ignore. The 43-page... 

All Roads Lead Back to Juba

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th March 2011 With democratic uprisings spreading from Tunis to Cairo to Tripoli, the world`s attention is fixed on the events in North Africa and rightly so.... 

Norms, culture and identity: China in Africa: Why they have been so successful in conducting business in Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     17th March 2011 Two-way trade has been booming between China and Africa and statistics indicate that this is only the beginning. Cordial business relations between... 

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What Role for Civil Society in the UN Anti-corruption Efforts?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th March 2011 In addressing corruption globally and domestically the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is a promising anti-corruption tool.... 

New Patent Deals: What they might mean to HIV in Africa

By: In On Africa IOA     16th March 2011 Access to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to fight HIV is a critical component of efforts to stem the tide of the disease. Until the early 2000s and the... 

Low carbon farming: Benefits and opportunities for smallholder farmers in Africa 

By: In On Africa IOA     15th March 2011 It is widely acknowledged that agricultural production in Africa will decline significantly in the years to come as adverse weather events become... 

Why Taxation Matters

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      15th March 2011 Tax havens have allowed multinational companies, wealthy individuals, corrupt leaders, criminals and even terrorists to keep their income away from... 

An African Prosperity: Looming in uncertainty

By: In On Africa IOA     14th March 2011 Gabon, West Africa. A country made up of almost 85% rainforest. Home to lowland gorillas, forest elephants and surfing-ocean-wave hippos; it is one... 

AU Resolution on Cote d’Ivoire Confirms Ouattara’s Victory

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      14th March 2011 This week, African leaders convened in Addis Ababa for the African Union`s Peace and Security Council meeting on Cote d’Ivoire. The meeting that... 

Whither post-revolutionary Egypt? The evolution of the Egyptian revolution and prospects for Arab/Muslim democracy

By: In On Africa IOA     11th March 2011 Following 30 years of autocratic rule, the Egyptian people, inspired by the successful ouster of former Tunisian President Ben Ali, carried out a... 

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