sub-Saharan Africa

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Aug 8th, 2014
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By Semahagn Gashu Abebe (PhD) President Obama has convened a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind. This Summit aimed at strengthen ties between the United States and Africa , which is one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions. On August 5, the Summi...
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Jul 2nd, 2014
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Launched by President Barack Obama in Cape Town one year ago, the Power Africa initiative has been making bold claims about its early successes in a campaign to boost Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) installed generation capacity by some 10GW and connect some 20m more homes and businesses to the grid by 20...
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Jun 20th, 2014
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By Robert Rotberg, Christian Science Monitor Africa is booming based on commodities sales. But buyers like China are not transferring ‘know how.’ Without more of a middle class and new Mandela-like leaders, things could go sideways. Sub-Saharan Africa is indeed rising. Thanks to Chinese d...
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Jun 2nd, 2014
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By K.Y. Amoako We hear a lot these days about “Africa Rising” – and with good reason. The region is growing at a record rate, with six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies in the last decade in Sub-Saharan Africa. Apart from a relatively small handful of states where conflict is affecting deve...
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Jun 2nd, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam “Making predictions is hard. Especially about the future”, said the famous American baseball player, Lawrence “Yogi” Berra facetiously. Likewise, predicting whether there is light at the end of the tunnel in 2050 and beyond is hard. Especially about the Dark Continent. Making pr...
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Mar 4th, 2014
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by Lawrence Nwobu I am still at a loss at understanding what President Jonathan and his goons are celebrating in the so called centenary. Even the deaf and dumb know that Nigeria has been and remains increasingly a tragedy. Only a mad or deceitful person celebrates failure. What has become clear over...
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Feb 13th, 2014
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Perry Munzwembiri Economic inequality has dominated international economic debate recently, and with good reason. Developmental charity organisation Oxfam International made headlines not too long ago with its report which noted that the 85 richest people in the world own the wealth of half of the wo...
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Dec 2nd, 2013
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Dr. Daniel Teferra* The Ethiopian government and some external organizations claim that Ethiopia has recently become one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its October 2013 report concludes that Ethiopia’s “robust economic growth in recent years ha...
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Oct 4th, 2013
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Freedom House Ethiopia has one of the lowest rates of internet and mobile telephone penetration in the world, as meager infrastructure, a government monopoly over the telecom sector, and obstructive telecom policies have notably hindered the growth of information and communication technologies (ICTs)...
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Sep 2nd, 2013
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By Said Temsamani On August 3O, in his address to Moroccan ambassadors, HM King Mohammed VI stressed the fact that to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the 21st century, Morocco needs a foreign policy that uses tools and approaches to match a changing global landscape of engagement. ...