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Assessment of Eight African Cities Explores Limitations and Possibilities of Prepaid Meter Systems

Since prepaid standpipes were introduced, tenants living in Nakuru, Kenya, have gained access to far cheaper water, at any time of night or day. The l

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S.AFRICA’S ZUMA LEADS TALKS ON LESOTHO POLITICAL CRISIS

Economy & Politics | 01 Sep 2014

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma met with Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to resolve a political crisis in the country.   This was after an apparent coup in Lesotho over the week

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Rothschild-Backed Fidelity of Ghana to Double Branches

Banking & Finance | September 2, 2014

Fidelity Bank Ltd., a Ghanaian lender, said it plans to double its branch network within three years after receiving a cash injection from backers including Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners an

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Kenya: Uhuru Defies Judge, Destroys Drugs Ship

Infrastructure | September 1, 2014

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday witnessed the destruction of a drug laden ship aboard a military helicopter off the port of Mombasa.   The President who on Thursday declared that holes wil

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Opinion

images 3 Achieving Economic Growth
By Jim Yong Kim - World Bank Group President

At the World Bank Group, we've set goals to  end extreme poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent in every developing country.  These goals will drive our work going forward. But three major challenges that will determine + Commentary

Opinion

images (1) America can do more for Africa
By Barack Obama, First and current black president of the United States of America

Wealthy nations must open our doors to goods and services from Africa in a meaningful manner. And where there is good governance, we can broaden prosperity through public-private partnerships that invest in better roads and electricity; capacity-building + Commentary

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BILL GATE “The way we measure growth in developing economies is not accurate enough”
By William Henry "Bill" Gates III American business magnate, Founder - Microsoft Corporation.

Yet it is clear to me that we need to devote greater resources to getting basic GDP numbers right. As Jerven argues, national statistics offices across Africa need more support so that they can obtain and report timelier and more accurate data. Donor gove + Commentary

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IMAGE HPS OPINION CROPE PPP Funds for Infrastructure project in emerging markets
By Prosper H. Sugewe - Senior Economic & Financial Advisor HPS International Consulting London

African Governments should set up PPP Infrastructure funds to improve the delivery of public infrastructure and provide better value, timeliness and accountability by increasing the effective use of PPP project. The funds will work with provincial, territ + Commentary

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Aliko Dangote There are a lot of investment opportunities in Africa
By Aliko Dangote President and CEO of the Dangote group, 2013 worlds richest black

Discerning investors know this and are trooping in to have a piece of the pie. The only thing keeping others back is the issue of the negative perception that some people have about the continent. But things are changing fast. Africa is one of the fastest + Commentary
 
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