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Can PPP's fix Africa's leaky pipes?

?Public-private partnerships have not proved to be a silver-bullet solution for the continent’s infrastructure needs. The debate continues on how investment can meet the shortfall while generating a profit.

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Should Africa go nuclear?

Does nuclear energy create jobs and wealth or environmental disaster? Join in our debate on whether Africa should invest in nuclear power.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 December 2010 05:27

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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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