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Archive October 2012

Entrepreneurs and Women: Keys to Growth in Africa

The international financial crash of the late 2000s created more than a global economic recession: it accentuated popular doubts about the paradigms on which our economies are built and prompted a closer look at two crucial drivers of economic growth: women and entrepreneurship.

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US election: Africa forgotten in foreign policy debate

There was little mention of Africa in the recent foreign policy debate between the US presidential candidates. That suggests whoever is elected will just recycle the same old policies on Africa.

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Regional Trade Key to African Food Security, World Bank Says

Washington – The World Bank is urging African countries to strengthen regional food trade, suggesting that food security could be greatly enhanced simply by allowing farmers to trade more easily across the continent.

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The rise of African science journalism

African science journalists face many problems, including hostile editors who say that politics sells better than science, poor pay, lack of training, and a general lack of amenities, such as transport.

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CoDA: US $ 50 Billion Siphoned out Africa Illegally Every Year

Billions of dollars have left Africa in dubious circumstances from 2000 to 2008, with experts stating that the funds could be as high as US $ 50 billion every year during the period under review.

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All talk, no action as Zuma entertains Kabila in style

In the middle of Pretoria, on a few acres of prime land between the Union Buildings and the Department of International Relations, is the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House. This is no ordinary guest house with a self-important name and delusions of grandeur. It is the presidential guest house, the place where visiting heads of state and their overly-large entourages are shown the very finest in South African government hospitality.

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