Africa News Headlines for 9 February 2015

Why Were Nigeria’s Presidential Elections Postponed? Source: Africa in Transition Homosexuals in Tanzania excluded from HIV prevention efforts Source: Medical Xpress Time to decriminalise prostitution Source: Cape Times/IOL Electricity: Africa’s Newest Cash Cow Source: Ventures Africa Rwanda in biggest solar park venture Source: East African Business Week France: Nigeria is Investors’ Unavoidable Destination Source: This …

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Capsule Review: ‘Foreign Aid in Practice’ by Stephen Browne

This capsule book review first appeared in Volume 1, Number 1 of terra nova (Summer [North] Winter [South] 1991). Foreign Aid in Practice by Stephen Browne. (New York: Columbia University Press, July 1990). 283 pages, $60.00 cloth. Attempting both to explain and justify current foreign aid programs and practices, Foreign Aid in Practice is in …

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Capsule Review: ‘Development in Practice: Paved with Good Intentions’ by Porter, Allen, & Thompson

This brief book review originally appeared in Volume 1, Number 1 of terra nova (Summer [North] Winter [South] 1991). Development in Practice: Paved with Good Intentions by Doug Porter, Bryant Allen, and Gaye Thompson. (New York: Routledge, Chapman & Hall, April 1991). 247 pages, $75.00 cloth, $25.00 paper. Three Australian researchers looked at a major …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 13 January 2015

Canada and Africa in the New Millennium: The Politics of Consistent Inconsistency, by David R. Black Release Date: January 13, 2015 Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press Canada’s engagement with post-independence Africa presents a puzzle. Although Canada is recognized for its activism where Africa is concerned, critics have long noted the contradictions that underlie Canadian involvement. …

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