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Government’s anti-terrorism statements believed to be for “media consumption”, expert says
Egypt faces increased militancy and crime following 25 January Revolution
Coalitions and parties reflect on elections amid calls for postponement
Ever since the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood, a looming question has been raised: will the group return to political life under a new umbrella? The Brotherhood has been facing the most serious ordeal in its 86 year-old history that had already witnessed several ups and downs. It has been speculated that the leaders outside …
Progress will come when agreements are implemented
Africa and Europe search for an elusive agreement
The country ranks 150 out of 186 countries on the 2013 UNDP’s Human Development Index, which measures countries based on income, life expectancy and education.
The project is expected to commence as soon as possible and it will cover 16 regions in Tanzania, including Arusha, Tabora, Iringa, Kagera, Manyara, Dodoma, Lindi, Mbeya, Morogoro and Mtwara.
Analysts believe this rate could enable the country to meet the challenges of a future shortage. Cameroon, Namibia and Lesotho have also taken steps to increase the number of teachers.
Analysing new legislation for the House of Representatives
Success story is grabbing global attention
How private groups and government try to heal the wounds of genocide
Views split on sub-Saharan Africa’s debut in the international markets
Peace eludes nation in a rocky political transition
Twenty years after genocide, Rwanda makes huge development strides
By the Federation of Economic Development Associations (FEDA), With the Support of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
The court, ruling in April 2012, found Mr Taylor guilty of five counts of crimes against humanity, five counts of war crimes and one count of other serious violations of international humanitarian law perpetrated by Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels, who he supported.
Since the 3 July military-backed ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, the judiciary has been busy with a seemingly unending flow of high-profile trials, and arrests have come in droves
Office of Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto responds to Egyptian op-ed, defends benefits of formalisation in developing economies like Egypt
More than 10 years have passed since the Maputo Declaration, in which you, asAfrican leaders committed to allocating at least 10% of national budgets to agriculture and rural development – key sectors in the drive to cut poverty, build inclusive growth and strengthen food security and nutrition.
Despite challenges, Mauritania’s democracy deepens
African leaders take action that may transform mining
Under-Secretary-General Kandeh Yumkella is the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Chief Executive for the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. His job is to mobilise global commitments and partnerships to, among others, promote clean energy economy and generate jobs. Prior to his appointment, Mr Yumkella had served as director-general of the UN …
Tim Wall takes a closer look at issues facing the continent, including climate change, immigration, financial system stability and development models, and how they are being tackled
The EU and Egypt: Repeating past mistakes?
By Luis Martinez When the Gaddafi regime was toppled in 2011, it left behind a security vacuum. Rather than a national police force, army or security service, powerful regional militias have taken over management of their own territories and the security of the people residing there. The visceral refusal by the regions to obey …
Fibre-optics could leap-frog Africa into the future
The Arab Barometer surveys a changing Algeria
The following articles are written by groups of Dutch students as part of a yearly event for students in their last year of high school. This year, they focused on finding solutions for a more stable Egypt, under the banner “Egypt: the road to democracy”
African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report