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Book Review: Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid, edited by Danielle Resnick and Nicolas van de WalleDespite impressive economic growth rates over the last decade, foreign aid still plays a significant role in Africa’s political economies. This book asks when, why, and how foreign aid has facilitated, or hindered, democratization in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors use a combination of cross-country quantitative analyses and in-depth case studies of Benin, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia based […]
Ebola epidemic: when science is not enoughLSE’s Dr Bankole Falade examines how research on the oral polio vaccine controversy in Nigeria helps us to understand prevailing attitudes to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) represents the greatest challenge to global health in recent times dwarfing the oral polio vaccine controversy in northern Nigeria which spread poliomyelitis to many neighbouring countries. EVD […]
Africa: How I Could Have Brought Ebola to Washington[allAfrica]New York -In September, I spent time with an American woman who had recently been in Lofa County, Liberia, an Ebola hot spot bordering the village in Guinea where the first case was identified. We were nowhere near west Africa; we were both attending an international conference with participants from around the world.
Botswana: Close Contest Expected at Polls[SANF]Close to a million Batswana will go to the polls on 24 October in parliamentary and local government elections that are expected to be closely contested.
DR Congo: UN Mission comes under attack, steps up securityThe United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises, and another yesterday which required the evacuation of 12 staff members.
Amid ongoing Ebola outbreak, UN ramps up Organization-wide responseA United Nations health committee has met for the third time in three months to evaluate the Organization’s ongoing response to the global Ebola crisis amid broader agency-wide efforts in confronting the deadly disease, UN officials confirmed today.
African Development Bank
AfDB and SREP help promote renewable energy in Mali
AfDB approves US $82.7-million grant to improve Batshamba-Tshikapa road in the DRC