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This is where Zimbabwe went wrong

By Andisiwe Sibindi Since the birth of Zimbabwe in 1980, there is no denying that Zimbabwe started to decay sooner than it was born. Politics of vengeance, atavism and reward, economics of egoism and structural violence and social of dominance and subjugation characterised the new ...

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“Africa needs home-grown solutions,” – Pan Africanists

PRO-Pan Africanist lobbyists have encouraged African countries to desist from continuously turning to the Western for direction and come up with home-grown solutions to their problems. Speaking during the 3rd edition of the back to Pan-Africanism conference under the theme ‘Zimbabwe in contemporary Pan-Africanism’, Professor ...

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Africa losing millions in illegal financial flows

By Samantha Ndebele AFRICAN Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) has challenged African countries to curb illicit financial flows (IFFs), a phenomenon which has brought about poverty in the mineral-rich continent. Speaking at “Stop the Bleeding Southern Africa Campaign”, AFRODAD policy officer for ...

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Africa’s Agriculture sector suffers coordination failure

African agriculture is suffering a “coordination failure” with state and private sector organisations unable to effectively work together, according to a United Nations’ industrialisation expert. Despite the key role played by farming in the African economy, agricultural development is being hamstrung by ineffective public-private coordination. ...

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Samsung to supply Half Of The Smartphones In Africa This Year

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics expects to supply half of the smartphones sold in Africa this year and aims to double these sales on the continent in 2014, an executive said. Africa has a growing young population that is increasingly tech savvy and urbanized. ...

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Africa's economic growth prospects

by Calestous Juma Belfer Centre-Africa’s economic growth outlook has come into sharp focus recently. Some analysts have argued that claims about “Africa Rising” are a myth. Others argue that Africa’s growth is underestimated. These contrasting views, however, pay little attention to major trends that are ...

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Inclusion: the way forward for democracy in Africa

On Tuesday, Botswana began hosting the Eighth African Governance Forum in conjunction with the African Union, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. 250 delegates from around the continent were expected to attend, including past and current political leaders as ...

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Mo Ibrahim: Zimbabwe should be African powerhouse

The founder of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance said Zimbabweans needed to “get their act together” if the country headed by 88-year-old Mugabe was to end its political impasse and move forward. And African leaders should be brutally honest in criticising heads of government ...

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