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Africa at LSE

Recognising the Real Value of African Cities
Frances Brill warns that the urge to conduct academic research through an Anglo-American lens may skew findings. Cities are continually compared. The idea of the “Global City” has created a system of hierarchies which every place is desperate to top. Stand-out architecture and huge foreign investments define the “success” of a city. These hierarchies, policy formation and the dominant discourses […]

Book Review: Why States Recover: Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe by Greg Mills
LSE’s Chris Suckling calls this volume by Greg Mills uncomfortably persuasive, contentious and a strong realist corrective to the development industry. Why States Recover: Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations, from Afghanistan to Ziimbabwe charts a sizeable review of twenty-eight case studies to argue for greater local ownership over development and a radical change to external intervention if underdeveloped and […]

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Africa news

Africa: Major Leadership Prize Awarded to Pohamba of Namibia
[allAfrica]Cape Town -The outgoing president of Namibia, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has been awarded Africa's premier prize for achievement in leadership, worth U.S. $5 million over ten years.

Lesotho: PM Thabane to Win Majority in Lesotho Polls?
[allAfrica]With three-quarters of the results in Lesotho's parliamentary elections declared, Prime Minister Tom Thabane's All Basotho Convention (ABC) was on its way to securing a clear majority of directly-elected seats in the National Assembly.

United Nations

UN chief welcomes Lesotho elections, reaffirms commitment to democracy in the Kingdom
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho on the “peaceful conduct” of the country's parliamentary elections, held on 28 February.

Humanitarian community must move quickly to halt cholera spread in Malawi – UN
With 39 cases of cholera in the last two weeks, including two deaths, the United Nations children’s agency in Malawi is on high alert for spread in southern border areas where highly-populated camps for people displaced by the floods are located, according to a press statement released today.

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