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Go Global: China’s new growth regime and why the Cotton Route makes sense

On the occasion of the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress Go Global: China’s new growth regime and why the Cotton Route alternative to the New Silk Road makes sense. The end of the Chinese super...

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Africa is rich in diamonds but still poor

For months now, Africa’s rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people. Instead, they benefit metropolitan elites and the mine companies, which are usually foreign-owned. Last week Tanzanian...

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India’s Modi sets sights on Africa

As China’s slowdown impacts ties with Africa, India is seeking to step in and boost political and economic relations with the continent. The upcoming India-Africa Summit may offer a key opportunity to do just that....

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Africa’s road to environmental destruction

Africa’s raw materials are attracting investors and African states are hoping to capitalize by building roads connecting the continent. But activists warn developments could come at the expense of people and nature. When ecologist Jeff...

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How to deal with the Chinese troublemaker in Africa

China’s presence in Africa has become its obsession not only for trade but also for aid, predator behavior, unfair competition. Beijing consensus supports undemocratic regime, corruption. I must say that the arrival of the “pro-Chinese”...

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US-Africa Summit: Rethink and invest in Africa

Trade and investments were the prevalent topics at the first US-Africa summit. The US want to improve their relations with African nations. But they’re late: other countries have already discovered the budding continent. The US-Africa...

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Solar Growth in Africa and MENA

The Africa and MENA region will show the highest solar growth in the next 5 years, with SolarBuzz predicting a 50% CAGR in the next 5 years. The region saw a stupendous 670% growth in 2013, albeit on a...

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Expensive Africa

Just read a paper on why Africa has not industrialized (Alan Gelb, Christian Meyer and Vijaya Ramachandran, Does Poor Mean Cheap? A Comparative Look at Africa’s Labour Costs, Centre for Global Development, Working Paper No...

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Can tech help solve some of Africa’s education problems?

Kapenda Ndimuwanakupa recently completed secondary school in Windhoek, Namibia. The 19-year-old was also recently in Germany on a media internship, which he partly “crowdfunded” using a video that he posted on YouTube. Media-savvy Kapenda is...

ILO sees marked decline in child labor globally

The International Labor Organization has pointed to continued use of child labor. However, in its latest study on the issue, the ILO notes that the overall number of affected boys and girls has gone down...

The impact of changing demographics

The latest United Nations projection for world population reflects the significant demographic changes likely to occur in different parts of the world over the next few decades. The changes have strong economic implications, and many...

Indian scientists see cheap rotavirus vaccine as start of homegrown drug industry

Indian scientists have developed a low-cost rotavirus vaccine that could prevent severe infant diarrhea. At $1 per dose, it could save thousands of children’s lives each year in Asia and Africa. At a fraction of...