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Archive June 2011

Making profit in Africa: A transforming role for NGOs

When I spoke on a World Bank panel earlier this year about the New Africa as we call it here, I was asked a question about what should development organizations do to remain relevant in a world where trade will trump aid very soon?

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US Ambassador “Never heard” of any persecutions of catholic priests in Zimbabwe

BRUSSELS – “I have never heard of any recent persecutions of catholic priests in Zimbabwe”. This is what Charles A. Ray, the U.S. Ambassador in Harare said to Afronline.org when interviewed about persecutions of catholic priests revealed by the catholic British magazine The Tablet.

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2010 World Cup. One year on, was it worth it?

It is late, the sun already set. The cold wind sweeps across the Cape Flats bringing with it an ocean chill. She walks alone through the bushy field on her way home. Something moves in the dark.

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Boosting bioenergy needn’t sacrifice food security

Increasing the production of energy from biomass (bioenergy) needn’t come at the expense of growing food crops — done right, it can enhance food security and prosperity in Africa, says Lee R. Lynd and Jeremy Woods.

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Southern Africa: Getting water to the people

Professor Mike Muller from the Global Water Partnership told experts in water, environment, climate change and civil society organisations from Southern Africa that getting water to people is the biggest obstacle among Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries.

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East Africa: the worst food crisis in the world today

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Eastern Africa is experiencing what has been described as the “most severe food crisis in the world today”, with at least 10 million people affected in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.

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