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Africa’s farmers at a climate crossroads

Failure to close the financing gap for climate mitigation and adaptation could roll back gains in poverty reduction for Africa’s farmers. This is avoidable.

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Bringing the diaspora back to public service

For Africa’s economies to flourish, best and brightest must go to government. A Cameroonian activist, Kah Wallah, is leading by example.

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Health is worth the investment – for government and business

Health is just one goal among the proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but it is the golden thread that underpins all other aims.

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Transparent offshore finance can support Africa’s development

Jurisdictions with transparency and strong legal frameworks are precisely those which can best ensure that capital flows most efficiently to where it is needed.

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Offshore interests not aligned with Africa's development agenda

Offshore financial centres can help curb illicit flows by exchanging tax information and providing transparent beneficial ownership information.

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Offshore finance centres are catalysts for capital flow, not flight

Jersey and other offshore banking centres do not facilitate capital flight out of Africa - they offer certainty for investors in risky places.

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Looking back to move forward: An interview with Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa, World Economic Forum

“As a fast-growing continent, [Africa] expects to add another billion to the work force, which would make it larger than China and India combined. That is a huge, daunting challenge.” 

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Business can help build Africa’s knowledge economy

As the World Bank cuts growth forecasts for Africa, it has never been more important for African countries to take action so they can compete in the global knowledge economy.

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Watch live from the Skoll World Forum on social entrepreneurship

Leading thinkers on social entrepreneurship and innovation are converging in Oxford. Follow the conversation on our live stream from the event. 

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New energy, historic relationships: Why Egypt is strengthening its African ties

Common challenges and goals are behind Egypt’s push to strengthen ties with its southern neighbours, argues Qalaa Holdings’ regional director.

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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