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L.A.C.E Presents: Dance in BLUE JEANS (20th April, 2013)

There’s no denying that there are so many lost young girls wandering without direction or guidance. It’s easy to sit and condemn their acts, blaming their parents, schools, churches for not training these girls accordingly. But while we continually criticize, ...

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Development or De-Industrialisation – A New Look At Chinese Engagement With Africa

Africa’s relations with China have been the subject of interest for decades. At a deeply personal level, my own first contact with China was almost romantic. My father was Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Peoples’ Republic of http://www.theessaymag.com/canada/ China in the ...

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Africa: World Water Day – Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

We invest billions of dollars to find evidence of water and life on Mars, but here on Earth, we struggle to mobilize the funds needed to develop the full potential of the water resources we depend on for life and ...

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Africa: Aid for Trade – Does It Help the Poor?

London — Since the World Trade Organization launched its Aid for Trade initiative in 2005, an estimated US$200 billion dollars of development funding has been mobilized for the programme. But some NGOs are asking whether Aid for Trade really helps ...

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Kenya: How Technology Transformed Kenyans Into a Nation of Election Monitors

Two weeks ago, on 4 March, millions of Kenyans lined up to vote in the country’s first national elections since the disputed poll of December 2007. Back then, allegations of rigging triggered months of post-election violence in which 1,400 people ...

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Africa’s ‘Demographic Dividend’ – The Youth Will Decide

Africa’s age structure is said to be reaching its ‘Goldilocks moment’ where things are ‘just right’. Falling birth and mortality rates mean there are more people of working age than ever before and fewer dependents for them to support. In ...

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