In Depth

Sun,05Jul2015

In Depth

A Marshall plan for healthcare systems post-Ebola

Photo©ReutersBillions of dollars are required to save depleted healthcare systems in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, Ebola's most affected countries, as they lobby for funding for hospital infrastructure.

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Ethiopia beating the economic odds

Photo©ReutersEthiopia is considered as one of the fastest growing economies in the world today, a far cry from 30 years ago when the East African country was hit by a severe famine. But how much has changed since the famine.

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Smart thinking in a crisis

Governments should use lower prices to cut fuel subsidies in favour of a targeted approach.

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Ethiopia's development is mostly people-driven

Haddis Tadesse, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's representative to Ethiopia and to the African Union. Photo©Screen Shot - The Rock Newman Show, YouTubeHaddis Tadesse, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's representative to Ethiopia and to the African Union talks about what is driving Ethiopia's economic growth. Interview. 

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Understanding and preventing child marriages

File Photo©Akintunde Akinleye/ReutersTwenty-five years ago advocates successfully galvanised African leaders behind the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The treaty was borne out of a need to promote a rights agenda that was relevant to Africa.

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Are Africa's wealthiest doing enough to help the continent?

Africa's richest give an estimated US$7bn every year to charity, says a 2014 report by the African Grantmakers Network; but the figures also hint that giving is unbalanced among those who can afford to make a difference.

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