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  • World Bank’s new strategy for Africa invites debate

    30 November 2010, source: The Independent team

    `Africa’s private sector growth has not been sufficiently poverty-reducing’ The statistics it uses are still gloomy but a draft of the new World Bank strategy for Africa is over-flowing with optimism.Africa in 2010 has an unprecedented opportunity for transformation and sustained growth, says the strategy released in Washington DC on Nov...

  • Africa: Zuma Tables Ways to Fight Poverty

    29 November 2010, source: BuaNews (Tshwane)

    Pretoria — President Jacob Zuma has challenged African countries to transform their agricultural industries into engines for economic growth and poverty eradication.Speaking at the Third Africa-European Union summit in Tripoli, Libya, Zuma said the state of a country's agriculture sector was directly linked to poverty levels, and determined the extent to which Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) could be achieved...

  • African Women's Decade - Strategic Opportunities

    25 November 2010, source: Monica Ighorodje
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    With the African Union declaring the period 2010-20 to be the African Women's Decade (AWD), Monica Ighorodje considers what the decade means for women's rights activists and civil society organisations across Africa. The African Women's Decade 2010-20 (AWD) is a remarkable event for African women and a commendation to the African Union for the recognition of the needs, concerns and agency of women in Africa...

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