Celebrity reflections on Africa’s fight against malaria

By Alberto Leny As Africa celebrates a success story from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), who can better narrate the progress made in the fight against malaria than one of the continent’s celebrities — Yvonne Chaka Chaka. At the 3rd Financing for Development Conference (FFD) in Ethiopia last week (13-16 July), when I interviewed Chaka …

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When better education doesn’t lead to a better job

Francis Teal, University of Oxford Many visitors in poor, sub-Saharan African countries are struck by how schools outnumber factories. The large number of schools is due partly to the success of one of the Millennium Development Goals – that primary education should be available to all children. According to the World Bank, the proportion of …

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