South Sudan falls out of favor with international donors

Jonathan Fisher, University of Birmingham The relationship between the government of South Sudan and the donor community is changing. International discourse on the East African country has moved from warm and sympathetic to disapproving, critical and exasperated. The tense relationship took a hit in March when Juba stated its intention to raise the permit fees …

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Is China displacing traditional foreign aid donors in Africa?

Haley J. Swedlund, Radboud University In keeping with a two decades long diplomatic tradition, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi chose Africa for his first overseas visit of 2017. Wang’s decision to make Africa his first stop on a five-nation tour in early January highlights the importance China places on its relations with Africa. Dramatic …

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Foreign Aid: Comparing Somaliland and South Sudan

by Daniel J. Mitchell While President Trump apparently intends to waste taxpayer money for more childcare subsidies and presumably is going to duck the critical issue of entitlement reform, there is some good news for advocates of limited government and fiscal responsibility. What’s Going On? According to a recent news report, he’s not a big fan of …

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Why democracy doesn’t work for African growth

By Lou Del Bello [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or click here to download the file [14.8MB] The narrative that depicts Africa as a place that needs aid to survive is not only wrong, but also a waste of …

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