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The myth of Africa’s rise

By Rick Rowden Why the rumors of Africa’s explosive growth have been greatly exaggerated. Recent high growth rates and increased foreign investment in Africa have given rise to the popular idea that the continent may well be on track to become the next global economic powerhouse. This “Africa Rising” narrative …

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‘Conserving the environment a must for Oil Companies prospecting in Africa’

By Ronald Musoke Oil companies prospecting for oil and gas in Africa need to ensure the very highest standards in environmental risk management, Tullow Oil’s director of exploration, Angus McCoss said recently. McCoss said minimizing the companies’ footprint through genuine consultation, design and technology is a first step. “The opportunity …

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Africa’s last famine

By Thierry Tanoh Continent needs better infrastructure in order to boost food production Last year, the international community recognised one of the worst humanitarian tragedies of recent times unfolding in the Horn of Africa, and moved in to ameliorate the widespread famine there. Now, poor rains, crop shortages, and continuing …

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The other Horn of Africa

By Ahmed M. Mohamoud Silyano Obsessed with Mogadishu, the UN and AU are blind to growing sanctuaries of progress in the Horn – escpecially Somaliland Drought, famine, refugees, piracy, and the violence and terrorism endemic to the shattered city of Mogadishu, a capital ruined by civil war: these are the …

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