Africa

[Atlantic Council] As recovery from the economic fallout of the pandemic occurs, richer countries appear to be progressing faster than poorer ones--many of them in Africa, where 60 percent of the world's poor live.
Posted: April 11, 2021, 7:04 am
[IPS] Washington DC -- Is Chinese financing good for developing countries? This has become a provocative question, freighted with ideology, geopolitics, and commercial rivalries. That doesn't mean it isn't worth trying to answer factually and empirically.
Posted: April 11, 2021, 7:00 am
[Africa In Fact] Is there a convincing reason why communities who host resource extraction projects in their ecosystems are not considered investors in development economics? Is it fair or just to think that, in welcoming and hosting mining, oil and gas companies into their ecosystems, local communities have nothing to lose but everything to gain? Attempts to end the resource curse on the African continent must wrestle with these questions.
Posted: April 11, 2021, 6:59 am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Health experts say urgent public awareness campaigns needed to fight misinformation about the shot
Posted: April 11, 2021, 6:46 am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nearly 90 people arrested for trafficking offences in operation spanning 24 countries, from France to Brazil
Posted: April 11, 2021, 6:46 am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide could see criminal gangs trying to cash in by selling counterfeit jabs in Africa, analysts say
Posted: April 11, 2021, 6:46 am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Posted: April 11, 2021, 6:46 am
[ISS] Exactly how the Biden administration might impact Africa remains a bit of a mystery, as the new United States president, predictably, works through a mountainous backlog of domestic issues left by Donald Trump. However on the economic side, a picture is emerging.
Posted: April 11, 2021, 6:42 am
[Africa In Fact] For many African countries, Covid-19 has provided a useful cover for leaders to advance authoritarian ends, consolidate their autocracies and undermine whatever rule of law existed before. This seems especially true for ruling coalitions in countries with access to mineral or hydrocarbon wealth.
Posted: April 11, 2021, 6:40 am
[African Arguments] Debating Ideas is a new section that aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African continent and beyond. It will offer debates and engagements, contexts and controversies, and reviews and responses flowing from the African Arguments books.
Posted: April 11, 2021, 6:31 am

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