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In Nigeria, university degrees can lead to poverty

Employers are increasingly demand academic qualifications as a proxy for skills. In Nigeria, this fuels the false dream that a bachelor’s degree is a stepping stone to a good job.

Michael Bloomberg

Better Health Data: A Matter of Life and Death

The first step to better healthcare is better data, Michael Bloomberg and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop argue.

UNDP

Navigating the gray scale

Development is an ebb and flow process, full of progress and setbacks, the UNDP’s regional director argues.

Breadbasket

Dispelling the ‘breadbasket’ myth about African agriculture

Africa’s agriculture revolution should focus on feeding domestic populations first.

UNDP

A tale of two cities: managing the risks of rapid urbanisation

Africa and the rest of the world’s cities are becoming more populated, while natural disasters are becoming more frequent. Are we prepared for this?

Mercy Corps radical small

Jobs are not enough to stop radicalisation, says report

New research seeks to debunk the assumption that simply by creating jobs governments can buy stability.

Ghana debt burden teaser

Ghana’s debt: stuck in the “missing” middle?

Is Ghana being afflicted by its own rapid growth as it struggles to contain ballooning debt?  

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Kigali, Rwanda

“Radical” rethink of development practices needed to reach poorest, says report

“For too many poor people, the question is not whether they will have access to services by 2015 or even 2030, but by 2090 or even later.”

Ebola phase III

Accelerated trials roll out Ebola vaccine candidates in west Africa

Vaccines against Ebola are being rolled out at an unprecedented rate in response to the epidemic in west Africa - but with the rate of infection already falling, is it too little, too late?

Land rights teaser

Securing land rights must be key in UN development talks

Insecure land rights are a key trait shared by the majority of the world’s poorest - and Africa is particularly impacted.

Investing in North Africa

James King speaks to Coca Cola's Curt Ferguson for This is Africa about the company's strategy and outlook for its North African business.

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