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Economic growth in Africa failing to improve people’s lives

Brussels – From the DRC to Burundi and Angola, economic growth in Africa is generally failing to translate into broader prosperity, according to the Legatum Institute’s Africa Prosperity index. Infos Grands Lacs and Afronline spoke to Alexandra Mousavizadeh, leading economist and director of the Legatum Prosperity Index to find out why.

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Could Angola have prevented its yellow fever epidemic?

Angola is in the midst of a yellow fever outbreak that has caught worldwide attention. Between December 5, 2015 and Monday of this week the World Health Organization reported 298 deaths and the majority of these have occurred in the capital city of Luanda.

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The Myth of the African travel writer

The proposition that I attend the African Travel Writing Encounters (ATWE) workshop held at the University of Birmingham in the UK on a blustery, drizzly day in March came from a close acquaintance who fits the customary profile of a professional travel writer – meaning that he is white and male.

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The deep economic and political crises in Angola

There’s a lot going on in Angola. Western media have extensively covered the trial and detention of the so-called book club (really a civic activists study group on protest) and the imprisonment of Cabinda activist Marcos Mavungo to the exclusion of other questions.

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Death stalks the children’s corridor: Inside Angola’s second-largest hospital

There are more than 40 people in the room, most of them sitting or lying on their cotton wraps on the floor. The heat is unbearable, as is the stink of sweat and dirt.

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Angola: Rapper MCK Forbidden to Leave Angola

The Angolan immigration services have barred the well-known rapper MCK, from leaving Luanda’s International Airport, to perform at a Rap Festival in Brazil on November 26. MCK told Maka Angola that the immigration officials told him that they had “superior orders” to prevent him from leaving the country.

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