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Africa: How Can Africa Fund Its Own Development Initiatives?

By Sahra El Fassi

MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands, June 23, 2014 (ECDPM) -- Africa has the potential to fund up to 70% of its own development agendas through several untapped resources. However, there are still many obstacles in the way.

Read more... Monday, 23 June 2014 10:13
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Taking China-Africa Ties to the Next Level


NAIROBI, Kenya June 17, 2015 (The Observer) -- Since the establishment of the government-led Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) in 2000, trade has ballooned 29-fold to $210 billion in 2013.

While recent growth has been impressive, there is tremendous scope for further expansion. Based on Standard Chartered's experience in financing trade and businesses in both China and Africa for over 150 years, we see the China-Africa partnership evolving across three mutually supportive channels.

Read more... Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:25
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BRICS countries to set up their own IMF

Brics5By Olga Samofalova, Vzglyad

MOSCOW, April 17, 2014 (Vzglyad) -- Very soon, the IMF will cease to be the world's only organization capable of rendering international financial assistance. The BRICS countries are setting up alternative institutions, including a currency reserve pool and a development bank.

Read more... Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:42
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BRICS Corporate Snapshots in Africa

Bric5By Baruti Amisi*

SOUTH AFRICA, April 11, 2014 (Pambazuka) -- The BRICS are united in their drive for foreign direct investment, a thirst for natural resources and poor environmental regulation. A closer examination of the predatory capitalist penetration of each BRIC nation reveals multi-national companies carving up Africa in a similar way the countries of the 1884 Berlin conference did to Africa.

Read more... Friday, 11 April 2014 17:06
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The Future of the BRICS and Russia’s Role.

FA5A3421_By Georgy Toloraya*

MOSCOW, April 10, 2014, (National Committee on BRICS Studies) -- If you would ask what BRICS is to a man in the – probably not street, where the acronym is still largely unknown - but in the corridors of power, at least in Russia, you would most likely get an answer implying it is something related to world economy and emerging markets.

Read more... Thursday, 10 April 2014 16:45
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South Sudan: A Third Alternative to the Oil Pipeline Proposal

Discussions are ongoing inside South Sudan about building an oil pipeline through Kenya to the port of Lamu to better exploit the country's most important natural resource. But roads would be a better option
By Makol Bona Malwal

To say that the new state of South Sudan, a country with over 80 percent of its population illiterate and more than 50 percent living below the poverty-line, is facing huge challenges in kick-starting her economic development is no exaggeration. South Sudan is probably the most oil dependent country in the world. This means that we must make the best use of our oil revenues to jump-start that much needed development. This also means, not accepting the argument that, we are too weak to exert any, if not full control over our resources.

Read more... Tuesday, 08 April 2014 20:03

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