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Development

Growth alone is not enough. The MDGs alone are not enough. Africa needs sustainable, inclusive development and in this, the diaspora could be key.
If the fragilities and dangers within Africa's growth are not recognised, 'Africa Rising' stereotypes may prove as hopeless as their predecessors.
We asked a panel of experts what impact the nutrition for growth summit will have on Africa.
A bolder and more wholesale approach to restructuring South Africa’s rural economy is needed.
Investing in cassava production could provide a range of developmental benefits.
Mozambique's economy may be booming thanks to its natural gas reserves, but whether ordinary citizens are benefiting is another matter.
The Ethiopian government may be guilty of atrocities against indigenous peoples as it completes construction of the Gibe III dam. UK aid-agency DFID has failed to exert its influence and protect the rights of these minorities.
Chief Economist of the World Bank's Africa division, Shantayanan Devarajan, speaking to Think Africa Press, credits 'Africa Rising' in part to World Bank and IMF policies.
Following the launch of a new China-Africa aid database, many different professions will draw on the findings. However, its unreliable sources may dangerously influence public opinion.

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