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Archive November 2014

Nigeria: ‘Real TV’ Fights Violence with Glitz & Glamor – Nollywood’s Jeta Amata

Washington, DC — Conflict related to Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria captures headlines, but another region of Africa’s most populous nation also grapples with unrest. Since the 1990s, violence has plagued the Niger River Delta, which includes nine southern states, including the three leading oil producers – Rivers, Delta and Baylesa.

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Report from Kenya: Bagging a good deal with onions

Grouping together to form ‘commercial villages’ is allowing farmers in Nyeri, Kenya, to not only access markets but also obtain affordable credit, amongst other services. Contrary to traditional loans, where interest is paid during the life of the loan, farmers repay only after the products have been sold. continue reading »

Crisis of Poverty and Inequality in Oil rich Nigeria

With a production capacity of over 3 million barrels of crude oil per day Nigeria is Africa’s top crude oil producer and the continent’s largest economy.

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How the SACP and World Bank Agree on Policies that Restrain Redistribution in South Africa

Have we reached the end of the road for redistribution in South Africa? Recent publications by the World Bank and the South African Communist Party (SACP) suggest that the time for redistribution may well be over.

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Ferguson burns, South Africa simmers: Why America is but a matchstick away

Ferguson explains more about South Africa, and South Africa more about Ferguson, than anyone would like to admit. There are lessons to be found in the ashes.

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The urban challenges of a booming Maputo

Mozambique has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, driven by coal mining and other extractive industries.

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