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Climate Change: Developing countries and the elusive funds

While diverging finance priorities among countries call for convergence among proposals to allow for a Lima draft of the 2015 agreement, ahead of the Paris conference, the real question is whether tedious processes to access climate funds will benefit developing country institutions?

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Climate Change: It's important that Africa does not pay the price

This week is when it is hoped that there may be some progress on some of the more contentious issues in the high level segment of the climate negotiations in Lima.

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Ukraine: Shifting borders for African migrants

Refugees caught trying to enter the EU await their fate at a Mukachevo detention centre. Photo©YURIY DYACHYSHYN/AFPUkraine's porous borders make it a favoured entry point to the European Union (EU) for asylum seekers.

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Climate Change: Re-adapting agriculture

Predictions abound regarding the many ways in which climate change will affect life around the world, and in the grim contest over who will suffer the most, the people of sub-Saharan Africa may come out on top.

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Insurance: Rising African incomes entice big players

Photo©ReutersA growing middle class in sub-Saharan Africa is enticing European and South African insurers to buy local firms focusing mainly on life insurance and pensions, in the face of mature markets and strong competition at home.

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Climate Change: Funding uncertainties and different definitions

On Thursday, the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF)* presented its report on finance flows at the Climate COP20**. While there are still some uncertainties around the real amounts, the total climate finance can be estimated between $340 and $650 billion per year.

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Angola's ruling party grapples with past skeletons

the exhuming of the May 1977 events could force contemporary Angolans to question their loyalty. Photo©SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERSLara Pawson's book In the Name of the People examines a crisis in the MPLA's history to explore its relationship to the issues of race, class and governance.

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