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Sat,20Dec2014

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Climate Change: Africa bites the dust in Lima

The Lima text was accepted by all parties - after the Africa group was conveniently excluded from consultations on a particular version of the text - even though it did not adequately address key issues that deadlocked the talks and the entire course of the discussion on the Durban Platform.

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In election season, worry looms over Tunisia's state banking trio

File Photo©ReutersAfter a vote to recapitalise Tunisia's ailing state banking trio bites the dust, enter the next stage of the saga: pass the buck to the next parliament.

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Last word: The way of the dragon?

Mwangi Kimenyi and John Mbaku are director and non-resident senior fellow respectively at the Brookings Institution’s Africa Growth Initiative. Photo©All Rights ReservedAfter more than 50 years of independence, African countries remain embroiled in the controversy over which political model – democracy or authoritarianism – to adopt in order to enhance economic and human development.

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Culture, the albatross perpetuating stunting and malnutrition

Malagasy children eat at the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) school feeding initiative in Antananarivo, October 28, 2013. The WFP, in collaboration with partners, provide food assistance to poor children to support their access to education. Photo©ReutersFood, despite being the greatest opportunity for a healthy lifestyle, could become the greatest threat and cause of death, particularly across Africa.

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Hunger-free in 2063 – Africa's powerful potential

The African agriculture story is one of poverty amidst plenty. 

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Africa's misunderstood market potential

For a region of the world that is attracting so much attention these days for its economic performance – whether in terms of growth rates or bond yields, infrastructure spending or disposable incomes – Africa is still surprisingly poorly-understood.

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