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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.

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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.”

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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?

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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.

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Thinking beyond the grid

Overfocus on large scale electrification projects exclude the rural poor, and could set access in Africa back for decades.  

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Bridging the microfinance gap for smallholder farmers

Research shows that growth in agriculture is 11 times more effective than other sectors at reducing poverty in Africa. So why isn’t microfinance reaching smallholders?

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Mobile money fails the test for emergency relief in DRC

A new study shows that mobile money is not the best option for delivering cash for emergency relief, outperformed by e-vouchers.

Made In Africa?

Ethiopia aims to become a global manufacturing hub. Could the country’s successes be a model for the next phase of Africa’s economic evolution?

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Top performing African governments backslide on governance

Some of the best performing governments in the African region have backslid on governance, according to findings from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Consolidating Africa's banks

Arnold Ekpe talks to This is Africa about the logic of consolidating banks in many of the region's markets.

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