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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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Can Angola's elite transform itself?

Even in the times of 'Africa rising,' few of the continent's states have exuded the self-confidence of Angola. 

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Climate Change: Equity, the sticking point in Lima

Photo©ReutersDecisions in Lima on many of issues will determine whether the new climate agreement in discussion will have the backbone to keep global warming within a manageable range. And with equity seeking its place at the negotiating table, the tone is now set for global action on climate change from 2020.

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Climate Change: A better chance in Lima

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of Environment, Peru, has a demanding task ahead of him. Photo courtesy©ANDINA/Oscar FarjeWith pressure on to avoid a non agreement in Paris next year, the Lima climate conference starts with apprehension, tension, and also some sense of optimism from some sectors.

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Climate Change: China and US link efforts to cut emissions

Photo©ReutersChina and the US on Tuesday jointly sent out a hopeful signal that one of the biggest stumbling blocks in the climate negotiations has potentially evaporated.

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