Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Egypt's military doesn't only control the political levers of power, but also the economic ones. And its involvement is getting even deeper.
The World Bank's Doing Business rankings reward countries who service the needs of large-scale international business, to the detriment of the majority, and punish those that don't.
European tax havens allow billions of dollars to leave Africa each year through hidden and corrupt means. This week's summit is an opportunity to address this problem head on.
Africa loses vast sums of money by underpricing its resources. Can a map help change that?
Nigeria's economic growth has done little to create jobs for ordinary citizens, especially its huge youth population.
Nigeria's game of political musical chairs looks set to continue as the ruling party and opposition − as well as figures within − try to give themselves the advantage.
Sierra Leone has a reputation for being open and democratic, but on the issue of human rights and mining, few have spoken out. The brave Sallu Conteh was one of the few who did.
Multinationals such as Walmart and Carrefour could easily deal a blow to smaller traders and markets in Africa. But if they choose to work with local firms, they could be a blessing.
Women’s status has been greatly enhanced by their growing share of employment, but gender relations are still far from equal.

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