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The development sector needs an M&A strategy

The third sector need to collaborate, to partner and, where necessary, to merge in order to meet the challenges of the new Global Goals.

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Ethiopia still bullish on China industrial investment

Despite a slowdown in China’s economy, Ethiopia is still betting that manufacturers will make the jump to Africa as wages rise.

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Rwanda leads on child, maternal mortality gains

As the legacy of the Millennium Development Goals framework is debated, health outcome targets show steady improvement across Africa between 1990 and 2013.

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Malnutrition in Africa stunts economies

Aside from the moral imperative that no child should go hungry, there are economic benefits to ending malnutrition.

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Bridging the electricity gap, fast

Turnkey power solutions can help bridge the electricity gap that leaves 621 million Africans in the dark, without having to wait years for grids to come online.

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Off-grid power goes mobile

The falling price of solar energy technology has combined with mobile to bring affordable renewable power to remote communities in Mozambique and elsewhere.

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The next 15 years

The new Global Goals envision a development agenda that will allow humanity to thrive while preserving the planet. What needs to happen to achieve them?

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Ending ‘hidden hunger’ for developing countries

Food fortification is among the most effective public health investments the international community can make - and a known way to close the child mortality gap.

Ghana: climate crisis and extremism

Ghana’s president links climate crisis to extremism

Ghana’s president, John Dramani Mahama, warns that rift in social fabric caused by climate shocks provide an opening for extremist groups.

Fixing Africa’s power politics

Fixing Africa’s power politics

In order to fix Africa’s chronic electricity shortages, leaders need to think creatively and take on the rent-seeking networks that have grown around utilities.

Global Goals will fail without climate pact

Professor Sir Gordon Conway talks to This Is Africa about why a binding climate agreement at COP21 in December will be essential to fulfilling the new UN-led Sustainable Development Goals.

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