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Monday, April 6, 2015
"We live in a city ... that has no roads, no infrastructure, no schools, no water, no electricity and no jobs," says young democracy activist Tresor Akili of his home town of Goma in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo, where decades of war and a myriad of militias have bled the population dry.
Clinging to cheap kitchenware and the hope of a better life, Fatima Kamara hawks her goods to travelers when she should probably be doing her homework.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Cocoa king Ivory Coast wants to cash in on chocolate
Ivory Coast reigns as the world's top cocoa producer but it wants to sell more than the beans, turning them into the even more lucrative chocolate, from breakfast spread to candy bars.
Monday, March 23, 2015
The potential for fair African development
Across Africa, where many nations show high economic growth rates but with little benefit to their populations, the notion of social and economic "emergence" is taking hold as a remedy for perennial pessimism.
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