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Should donors rethink aid to states that persecute gay people?

In recent months, both the UK and US have raised the issue of aid being used to leverage countries to improve human rights, particularly for homosexuals. We asked representatives from both side of the debate to have their say. Join in the discussion.

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Should Africa's billionaires pay more tax?

As momentum from the Occupy Wall Street protests spreads across the globe, pressure is mounting on the world's richest 1% to pay more tax.

We're asking if, after US tycoon Warren Buffett's challenge to the world's mega-rich to pay more tax, should Africa's billionaires take up his call? Join in the debate.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2011 11:45

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Should Africa spend money on high-speed train lines?

French president Nicolas Sarkozy travelled to Morocco in late September as construction began on a new high-speed line linking Casablanca with Rabat and Tangiers. Businessmen and politicians want to know if it is a step in the right direction or a white elephant.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 15:32

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Should Africa abandon the US dollar for the Chinese renminbi?

Both the United States and China may be facing their own debt mountains, but momentum is swinging China’s way for the position of foreign reserve currency of choice. Should Africa turn to the renminbi?        


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 October 2011 13:03

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After South Sudan, should Somaliland be Africa's next new state?

Somaliland has been seeking international recognition since it declared independence from war-torn Somalia in 1991. After the independence of South Sudan on 9 July, Somaliland's  government would like it to be Africa's 55th country. Join in the debate.     

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 16:39

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South Sudan: Peace, Power and Pipelines

In his latest editorial, Patrick Smith writes that there has been a baptism of blood for the new state of South Sudan as it celebrates independence on 9 July.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:50

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Is microfinance working in South Africa?

In an investigation into one microfinance recipient in South Africa, Khadija Sharife asks whether microfinance is helping families out of poverty or merely plunging them into debt    


Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2011 10:10

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