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North Africa: Why Has Libya Given U.S.$2 Billion to Egypt?

Libya’s large donation to Egypt, particularly in the context of its own domestic problems, has led to a range of theories.   Throughout the Muammar Gaddafi era, relations between Libya and Egypt were volatile. Gaddafi was an admirer and ally ...

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Africa: It’s Time to Shine a Light on the Poverty Creation Industry

It’s about time we called out the great myth that mass poverty just is, as if it were a natural part of some universal moral order. Such thinking is both profoundly untrue and disastrously misleading.   Poverty is human-made. It ...

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Africa: Wanted Dead or Alive – Foreign Aid in Africa

Johannesburg — Every year billions of dollars in development aid stream into sub-Saharan Africa. Western countries and multilateral agencies like the World Bank and Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) are the continent’s major donors. Some countries in Africa depend ...

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Arms Deals With Africa – From Russia With Love

As Russia maintains its status as the world’s second largest exporter of arms, it looks increasingly to Africa. At the start of April, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a new arms trade treaty. The treaty had been nearly 20 ...

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BUDGET 2013: Motion Without Movement – By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

The first quarter of the fiscal year has practically ended, yet Nigeria and Nigerians are yet to know how the approximately $140 million dollars the country earns daily from crude oil sales alone are being spent and how much more ...

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Can Africa Satisfy Its Hunger?

Africa frequently experiences food shortages, although its 900 million farmers could feed the continent, as well as supplying other parts of the world. But for this to happen they need the support of politicians.   The good news first: African ...

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