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Should goverments limit microfinance interest rates?

With recent moves by Bangladesh and India to reign in interest rates charged by microfinance lenders, professor Arvind Ashta examines the arguments for and against a cap   


Last Updated on Friday, 26 November 2010 18:30

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Why is there still a Kivu problem?

DRC's Kivu provinces need regional dialogue and peace deals to be implemented, argues the ICG's Thierry Vircoulon

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 11:28

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Eco-certification: Who watches the watchers?

Forestry certification is a global green brand. But the process of labelling wood as good is far from transparent, reports our Southern Africa correspondent Khadija Sharife.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 17:15

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Anansi: Should we talk to Al Shabaab?

In Somalia, the argument that 'we do not talk to terrorists' only gets you so far.

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Should Africa drill for deep water oil offshore?

Golden economic opportunity or environmental disaster. Join in the debate on whether new oil fields found in African waters should be drilled or left alone.


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What will Nigeria look like in another 50 years?

As Nigeria celebrates its 50th birthday on 1 October, we ask what you think the country will look like in another 50 years.     

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:44

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Guinea: New elections, but when?

Guinean authorities are hard-pressed to sort out problems in election oversight before tensions in the streets make peaceful elections an impossibility.                            

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 12:06

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