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Social enterprise: time for local leadership

The growing professionalisation of the social enterprise sector means that business models are still mostly driven by the West. This must change.

Conservation finance crowds into African agriculture

Conservation finance crowds into African agriculture

Conservation finance is at the heart of efforts to transform agriculture in Africa. While still small, private capital commitments are growing.

Tackling the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin

Tackling the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin

Security is just one dimension of the Boko Haram crisis. Mitigating the damage - including famine - caused by the seven year insurgency requires a long-term, holistic approach.

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A (criminal) court of public opinion

The withdrawals of Burundi, South Africa and others from the International Criminal Court (ICC) reflect the court’s shaky foundations and vulnerability to politics.

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Climate consensus: Finding the funds

The historic Paris Agreement provides a roadmap to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. Now the global financial system needs to be brought into the fold.

Let food fuel Africa’s economic development

Let food fuel Africa’s economic development

Malnutrition is a blight for many children across Africa, damaging their health and stunting workforces. Biofortified crops can go a long way towards preventing this.

Africa’s green city opportunity

Africa’s green city opportunity

Much of Africa’s urban environment has yet to be built. This is a chance for the region to lead the world on low-carbon urban development.

After Paris- Climate policy’s next chapter

After Paris: Climate policy’s next chapter

The 2015 Paris Agreement marked a historic step forward in the global fight against climate change. Now the challenges of implementation begin.

Fight Africa’s illicit financial flows with information - Getty

Fight Africa’s illicit financial flows with information

Despite progress, two significant weaknesses remain in the fight against illicit financial activities and corruption that must be addressed by governments.

Despite problems, north African consumers offer investors promise - Getty

Despite problems, north African consumers offer investors promise

Buried in the rubble of the Arab Spring, a sizeable middle class of consumers continues to emerge.

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