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Cause for concern as Africa’s governance role models slip up

Another year, another Ibrahim Index of African Governance. The continent’s governance barometer was released on Monday, and its results make for some disturbing reading. If Africa Rising is your thing, look away now.

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African governance survey sends warning signals

Cape Town — Standards of governance in Africa are gradually improving but there are warning signs of backsliding, especially on the economic front, according to the latest edition of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), continent’s most authoritative survey of the way its nations are ruled.

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A leader I would vote for: Joaquim Alberto Chissano

And like a farmer, his heart is in the land and the well-being of his people. And as in countless occasions where I have seen him across Africa, the people trust him and gravitate to him. The peasants listen. They offload their woes on him. He listens patiently to everyone.

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£25,000 prize for African engineering innovation launched

The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering has launched the first Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, worth £25,000 for the overall winner, and six months of mentoring, training and support in commercialising for all of the shortlisted innovators.

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Women in Agriculture: “Dear African leaders, it’s time to put your words into action”

A powerful and also very passionate woman, Frannie Léautier is the former Vice-President of the World Bank and has been the Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) from 2009-2013*. In this interview with Afronline, Léautier provides us with a sneak preview of the results of extensive scientific research into the role of women in the African agricultural sector which will be presented at the 22nd African Union Summit, to be held in Addis Ababa from 24 to 31 January.

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Frannie Léautier: “Expo 2015, a great opportunity for rural women in Africa”

Frannie Léautier is the former Vice-President of the World Bank and has been the Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) from 2009. In this interview with Afronline, Léautier provides us with a sneak preview of the results of extensive scientific research into the role of women in the African agricultural sector presented at the Empower Women in Agriculture (EWA) High Level Forum organise on the margins of the Mo Ibrahim Governance Week 2013 and the African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF).

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