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from Africa News blog:

Why is the world ignoring Somalia?

February 1, 2010

somaliaI’m blogging from the African Union’s annual summit in Addis Ababa and can see the Somali delegation from where I’m sitting. They’re mingling right now, cups of coffee and croissants in hand, pressing the flesh and smiling and joking with leaders and ministers from all over the continent and beyond. Delegates are responding warmly to the men who represent a government hemmed into only a few streets of the capital Mogadishu as they fight an increasingly vicious Islamist rebellion.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Does Angola attack really endanger the World Cup or just Africa’s image?

January 11, 2010

The bloody attack on Togo's team bus in Angola is a huge tragedy for African football and like it or not, has cast a shadow over the World Cup in South Africa in five months time -- the biggest sports event ever staged on the continent.

from FaithWorld:

Muslims, Catholics rap Senegal prez over Stalinist-style tribute to Africa

January 4, 2010

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African Renaissance monument under construction, 19 August 2009/Finbarr O'Reilly

from The Great Debate:

China and the world economy

July 24, 2009

gerard-lyons Dr. Gerard Lyons is chief economist and group head of global research, Standard Chartered Bank. The views expressed are his own.

Squandered oil wealth, an African tragedy

July 9, 2009

arvind ganesan-Arvind Ganesan is the Director of the Business and Human Rights Program at Human Rights Watch. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from The Great Debate:

Africa at the threshold

July 7, 2009

john-simon-- John Simon was recently U.S. Ambassador to the African Union and former Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.  He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC. The views expressed are his own. --

“Green growth” strategy viable for African economy

June 12, 2009

michael_keating -Michael Keating is director of the Africa Progress Panel. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from For the Record:

These pirates shouldn’t be punchlines

April 15, 2009

dean-150Dean Wright is Global Editor, Ethics, Innovation and News Standards. Any opinions are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Africa and the global economic crisis

April 1, 2009

- Jorge Maia is head of Research and Information for Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, established in 1940 to promote economic growth and industrial development. The opinions expressed are his own -

Toll of malaria high for African women

March 6, 2009

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– Ray Chambers is a philanthropist and humanitarian who has directed most of his efforts towards children. In 2008, the U.N. Secretary-General appointed him as his first Special Envoy for Malaria. The views expressed are his own. –