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US urges Ethiopia to enhance regional security, democracy and human rights

US President Barack Obama has urged Ethiopia's acting PM to use his leadership to enhance his government's support for democracyUS president Barack Obama on Friday urged the acting Prime Minister of Ethiopia to use his leadership to enhance the Ethiopian government's support for development, democracy, human rights and regional security.

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Mali, Stopped dead

Malians queueing for petrol during ECOWAS sanctions in April; now the country is grinding to a halt/Photo/ISSOUF SANOGO/AFPSince the 22 March coup and rebel advance in the north, Mali has spiralled into a political and economic crisis. Good growth projections have been replaced by great uncertainty among business leaders.

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Brazil, Africa's growing star

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and South African President Jacob Zuma/Photo/ReutersThe increase in Brazilian aid and investment in Africa has seen a rise in economy boosting projects in Mozambique, Kenya, and Angola from the South American giant.

 

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Investing in Agriculture: AgDevCo plants, waters and waits

FrutiManica’s banana project in Mozambique, funded jointly by AgDevCo and a private investor/Photo/AgDevCo Agricultural projects take more time to mature and investors are developing new models to encourage businesses to appreciate a longer bottom line.

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Dissecting the notion of place in society

Are you living in the place to be, 'displaced in place' or within the confines of a social category? These are some of the questions that Sarah Bracking's conversation with Jim Igoe yearn to dissect.

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A green growth strategy - Serge Tomasi

Serge Tomasi, Deputy Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD Serge Tomasi, Deputy Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate spoke to The Africa Report on the sidelines of the recent Rio+20. He argues that green economy is directly linked with the concept of development in Africa.

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African civil society wants governments to promote local mining investment

African civil society groups have called for the need for linkages within the mining sector and across all sectors of national economiesAfrican civil society groups at a recent international conference in Accra called on the continent's governments to shift from being mere regulators to promoters of investments in the mining sector.

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Africa's industrialisation process has begun

JEAN-MICHEL SEVERINO ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT HOLLANDE AND FORMER HEAD OF THE AGENCE FRANÇAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT/Photo/TARJean-Michel Severino, former head of the Agence Française de Développement and advisor to newly elected French president, François Hollande, talks to The Africa Report in this exclusive interview about Africa's industrialisation process and China's impact on the continent's infrastructure development.

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Nigeria's Sanusi serves up development for dinner

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria/Photo/Vinvent FournierCould the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, feel at home among the proponents of muscular 'developmental-statism' in Africa?

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USAID provides Ethiopia $675 million assistance

Map of EthiopiaThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) late Tuesday granted Ethiopia a $675 million grant for economic and social development.

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The Lamu project: Kenya's gateway to Africa

Presidents Salva Kiir, Mwai Kibaki and Meles Zenawi at the LAPSSET inauguration on 2 March/Photo/JOSEPH OKANGA/REUTERSA new transport corridor through northern Kenya would make many happy: South Sudan wants access to the Indian Ocean and the Nairobi government wants to develop large infrastructure projects. But there are many pitfalls along the way.

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West Africa, State Capacities and the Challenges of Development and Conflict

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), in partnership with the African Studies Center at the University of Leiden (Leiden CSA) is organizing a conference on restitution and policy dialogue on the theme: " West Africa, State Capacities and the Challenges of Development and Conflict." The conference will be held June 14th and 15th  in Dakar, Senegal. 
 

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West Africa, State Capacities and the Challenges of Development and Conflict

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), in partnership with the African Studies Center at the University of Leiden (Leiden CSA) is organizing a conference on restitution and policy dialogue on the theme: " West Africa, State Capacities and the Challenges of Development and Conflict." The conference will be held June 14th and 15th  in Dakar, Senegal. 
 

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World Bank urges Africa-Brazil partnership in agricultural development

Thanks to geophysical similarities Brazilian technology should be easily adaptable to many African countries/Photo/ReutersFollowing Brazil's success in agricultural innovations and its geophysical similarities with the African continent, the World Bank is spearheading efforts to enable the South American state to help promote agricultural development in Africa.

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Morocco: The future is 
made-to-order fertiliser - Amar Drissi

Amar Drissi - Executive director for industrial operations, Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP)/Photo/HASSAN OUAZZANI FOR JAMoroccan company, office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP) will triple its production 
by 2020, a development that will strengthen its bottom line and commitment to food security, according 
to Amar Drissi, the state-run group's executive director for industrial operations.

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Ghana to set up fund to boost infrastructure development

Ghana plans to set up a minerals development fund to boost infrastructure development for local communities, amid complaints from civil society groups that many mining areas suffer an acute lack of of infrastructure due to underfunding.

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Energy can be Ethiopia's biggest export - Miheret Debebe

Miheret Debebe, Chief executive officer, Ethiopian Electrical Power Corporation/Photo/MAEREGU KASSA FOR TARIn the process of building a series of huge hydroelectric dams and wind farms, Ethiopia's state-run electricity company is gearing up to begin exporting to its neighbours. Interview with Miheret Debebe, Chief executive officer, Ethiopian Electrical Power Corporation.

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Nigeria: After the storm

Most Nigerians barely make ends meet, earning only $2 a day/Photo/ReutersTorn by a mounting insurgency in northern Nigeria and fresh rumblings in the Niger Delta, President Goodluck Jonathan is running out of time to push ahead with radical

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Palm-oil springs in Africa

Photo/Olivier/JeuneAfriqueAsian and European industries are storming the African continent in search of arable land. Palm-oil represents a great opportunity as long as agricultural development

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Ghana sets up alternative exchange market for SMEs

The secondary market will accommodate SMEs that are unable to meet stringent GSE requirements Ghana is set to launch an alternative market for small to medium enterprises, as it moves to improve credit and encourage local companies...

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