For many decades, it has been perceived that the solution to food insecurity in Africa is increased agricultural productivity. While this is ... part of the solution, it is not the entire remedy. Without increasing resilience through integrated agricultural markets for cost-effective and nutritious foods, the continent’s food value chains continue to be broken.
In the preface to his great book, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, written in the 1930s at the height of the Great Depression, ... the renowned economist John Maynard Keynes suggested that the obstacle to decisive change: "lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones."
This week made history. The IMF delivered the biggest boost to the global financial system ever by creating $650bn of its Special Drawing Rights ... reserve currency. IMF directors decided that on 23 August each member state of the IMF would be credited with a share of that cash in proportion to its shareholding in the Fund.
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Hustler narratives have emerged as a genre in world literature since the mid-1960s. It is an expansive genre but deals broadly with the shortcomings ... of any given political economy as seen from the perspective of characters who position themselves as both victims and villains.
After years of pressure, Germany recently announced that an agreement had been reached to return hundreds of priceless artefacts and artworks ... that had been looted from Nigeria in colonial times and were on display in German museums.