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Into Africa: Believe the hype. Africa’s rise is real.

Believe the hype. Africa’s rise is real. Mohamed A. El-Erian. Foreign Policy. May/June 2013. Not since the countries of Africa tossed out their colonial masters several decades ago has there been…

Huge Boost for Aid Effectiveness As Groundbreaking Transparency Initiative Gains Momentum

22 APRIL 2013 London — More than 130 organizations are now publishing their data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), an open data platform that gives a comprehensive and…

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“Enormous Opportunity” for Ending Hunger in Africa

22 APRIL 2013 PRESS RELEASE Photo: IRIN A fresh produce market in Harare, Zimbabwe. Rome — Ministers and senior delegates from five African Nations met today with FAO Director-General José Graziano…

Partners Chart Path Toward Universal Primary Education

23 APRIL 2013 Washington — Achieving universal primary education by 2015 was the focus of a high-level international gathering hosted by the White House on April 19. USAID Administrator Rajiv…

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Tax Havens And Africa: Will The G8 Deal With The Real Issue?

By Richard Dowden April 23, 2013 If you hadn’t noticed it is the United Kingdom’s turn to host the G8 again. Not as important these days as the G20 but, as…

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Africa’s Fuel Subsidies: Grasping The Nettle

By Adam Robert Green April 15, 2013 Nigeria’s attempt to remove its fuel subsidy in 2012 raised strong passions amongst its population. Faced with a rising food and fuel import bill,…

Beating the resource curse in Africa: a global effort

Good Governance Africa. Africa holds 60% of the world’s platinum deposits, more than 40% of the world’s gold and almost 90% of the world’s diamonds, not to mention substantial oil…

Transparency alone fails to reveal corruption

  Good Governance Africa. A voluntary programme to promote greater transparency in oil, gas and mining may have entrenched devious ways of concealing bribes and other forms of corruption. Mark…

EU agrees landmark anti-corruption law for global resource companies

Global Witness. 9 April 2013 New law represents a major victory after decade and a half campaign The EU has today agreed ground-breaking new rules forcing oil, gas, mining and…

Why Fighting Corruption in Africa Fails

  William Gumede. Pambazuka News. November 14, 2012. Most well-intentioned corruption busting remedies in Africa fail because the root causes of corruption on the continent are often poorly understood. INTRODUCTION: COLONIAL…