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The 'new Africa' sweeping away the old

The 'new Africa' sweeping away the old | Trade and Development | Scoop.it

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This news feature from BBC Africa is rich with interesting and compelling mini case studies and superb for students wanting to enrich their understanding of the development promise of the entreprenurial buzz in Africa and the many barriers that remain in the way.

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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 5: An awakening giant

A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 5: An awakening giant | Trade and Development | Scoop.it
LESS than an hour’s drive outside Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, a farmer walks along a narrow path on a green valley floor after milking his cows. Muhammad...

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How to boost GDP stats by 60%

How to boost GDP stats by 60% | Trade and Development | Scoop.it

In 2010, Ghana announced a 60% increase in GDP estimates and Nigeria may soon follow suit. How do such miraculous rises come about? #econ4 #econ2


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Corruption and development: Not what you think?

Corruption and development: Not what you think? | Trade and Development | Scoop.it
Should foreign donors care about corruption in developing countries? In my comment on David Cameron’s development vision, I called corruption an Anglo-American fetish.
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Skateboarding in South Africa – in pictures

Skateboarding in South Africa – in pictures | Trade and Development | Scoop.it
The Skateboarding for Hope tour brings together community and youth development in Kimberley, South Africa – a town once famous for its diamond mines, where boys now learn skateboarding...
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Depth in Africa’s Transformation

Depth in Africa’s Transformation | Trade and Development | Scoop.it
Africa is growing fast but transforming slowly. This is the message of the 2014 African Transformation Report, launched last week by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET). The report addresses a worry on the minds of many: in spite of impressive growth, the structure of most sub-Saharan African economies has evolved little in the past 40 years, with a poorly diversified export base, limited industrialization and technological progress, and a large informal economy whose economic potential remains mostly overlooked. In many African economies, manufacturing—the sector that has led rapid development in East Asia—is declining as a share of GDP. The worry is that without a major transformation Africa’s recent growth may soon run out of steam. The report argues that for growth to continue, Africa needs to invest in “DEPTH”–diversification, export competitiveness, productivity, and technological upgrading, all for the purposes of human well-being.

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A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 5: In-depth Economist article on Kenya "Trotting ahead"

A2 Macro Pre-Release Extract 5: In-depth Economist article on Kenya "Trotting ahead" | Trade and Development | Scoop.it
AS THE sun goes down over Nairobi, a new rich set of T-shirt-wearing Kenyans, most of them black and in their 30s, roar with laughter as they quaff whiskies and...

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How much awesomeness can be packed into one video?

How much awesomeness can be packed into one video? | Trade and Development | Scoop.it
Your intellectual antidote to my recent rant on the UK development strategy.
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Ottawa boosts its trade strategy in Africa

Ottawa boosts its trade strategy in Africa | Trade and Development | Scoop.it
Ottawa is boosting its trade strategy in Africa, tempted by investment opportunities in extractive resources and energyWith an initial focus on oil-producing Nigeria and mineral-rich Ghana, Ottawa is bolstering its trade strategy in Africa, but...
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UK suspends aid to Uganda

UK suspends aid to Uganda | Trade and Development | Scoop.it
Justine Greening halts all direct financial aid after evidence of fraud by Ugandan prime minister Amama Mbabazi's officeBritain has suspended all direct aid to the Ugandan government with immediate effect, the international development secretary,...
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