View on Private Sector: New investors for East Africa

By Emese Balog Presidents and policymakers from countries in East and Central Africa met in Kampala, Uganda, earlier this month (6 June), to thrash out plans for economic integration. The summit saw the launch of a joint authority to fast-track 14 major infrastructure projects in the Northern Corridor region: a group of countries comprising Burundi, …

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View on Private Sector: Insurance for the next Ebola

By Joshua Howgego [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] As a result of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim has proposed an insurance policy to cover regional and worldwide disease outbreaks. According to the BBC, he said this could work like fire insurance: “The more you are …

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Africa News Headlines for 20 February 2015

Zimbabwe Takes Out Scenes From ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Film Source: New York Times/AP Zuckerberg stresses role of internet app to connect Africa Source: IT Web Africa Sudan rebukes former AU commission head over terrorism accusations Source: Sudan Tribune Tech-savvy ‘barefoot law’ opens doors of Ugandan justice Source: Yahoo! News/AFP Animated videos bring Ebola education …

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