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Crowded road in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: There are too few roads in Africa, and they are deteriorating.  Photo : ©UN / Betty Press

Building an efficient road network

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: September 2002

Public-private partnerships hold the key to regional infrastructure
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Public-private partnerships hold the key to regional infrastructure
Crowded road in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: There are too few roads in Africa, and they are deteriorating.  Photo : ©UN / Betty Press
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Crowded road in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: There are too few roads in Africa, and they are deteriorating.  Photo : ©UN / Betty Press
  Producing more textiles and other manufactured goods can stimulate trade among African countries.  Photo : ©UNIDO

How to boost trade within Africa

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: September 2002

Lower barriers and diversify production
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Lower barriers and diversify production
  Producing more textiles and other manufactured goods can stimulate trade among African countries.  Photo : ©UNIDO
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  Producing more textiles and other manufactured goods can stimulate trade among African countries.  Photo : ©UNIDO
A tourist park near Harare, Zimbabwe: for some African countries, tourism is a key sector of their international trade in services.  Photo : ©Adarini Inkei

Trading services: an opening or a noose?

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: April 2002

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A tourist park near Harare, Zimbabwe: for some African countries, tourism is a key sector of their international trade in services.  Photo : ©Adarini Inkei
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A tourist park near Harare, Zimbabwe: for some African countries, tourism is a key sector of their international trade in services.  Photo : ©Adarini Inkei
Livelihoods of Senegalese fishermen are threatened by depletion of fish stocks, in part by European trawlers.  Photo : ©United Nations

Africa seeks to safeguard its fisheries

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: April 2002

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Livelihoods of Senegalese fishermen are threatened by depletion of fish stocks, in part by European trawlers.  Photo : ©United Nations
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Livelihoods of Senegalese fishermen are threatened by depletion of fish stocks, in part by European trawlers.  Photo : ©United Nations
  Kenyan delegation at WTO meeting in Doha: African negotiators presented "coherent, coordinated and forceful" arguments.  Photo: ©WTO

What Doha means for Africa

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: December 2001

Compromises at WTO trade talks bring some gains, but at an uncertain cost
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Compromises at WTO trade talks bring some gains, but at an uncertain cost
  Kenyan delegation at WTO meeting in Doha: African negotiators presented "coherent, coordinated and forceful" arguments.  Photo: ©WTO
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  Kenyan delegation at WTO meeting in Doha: African negotiators presented "coherent, coordinated and forceful" arguments.  Photo: ©WTO
Unemployed line up for jobs in Tanzania: Not many PRSPs explicitly address job creation.   Photo: ©UN / Betty Press

A new anti-poverty remedy for Africa?

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: February 2003

Adjustment policies weaken PRSP goals, critics charge
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Adjustment policies weaken PRSP goals, critics charge
Unemployed line up for jobs in Tanzania: Not many PRSPs explicitly address job creation.   Photo: ©UN / Betty Press
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Unemployed line up for jobs in Tanzania: Not many PRSPs explicitly address job creation.   Photo: ©UN / Betty Press
Usine de transformation agricole en Côte d'Ivoire : pour que les pays africains puissent s'industrialiser, il leur faut des mesures de protection internes semblables à celles que les pays développés ont appliquées. Photo: © AfricaPhotos.com

New WTO proposals stir controversy

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: January 2004

“Singapore issues” could undermine local enterprises in Africa
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“Singapore issues” could undermine local enterprises in Africa
Usine de transformation agricole en Côte d'Ivoire : pour que les pays africains puissent s'industrialiser, il leur faut des mesures de protection internes semblables à celles que les pays développés ont appliquées. Photo: © AfricaPhotos.com
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Usine de transformation agricole en Côte d'Ivoire : pour que les pays africains puissent s'industrialiser, il leur faut des mesures de protection internes semblables à celles que les pays développés ont appliquées. Photo: © AfricaPhotos.com
Ms. Gertrude Mongella: An internationally known Tanzanian gender activist was elected to preside over the new parliament.  Photo : ©UN / E. Schneider

Pan-African Parliament now a reality

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: April 2004

'A sign of democratic maturity'
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'A sign of democratic maturity'
Ms. Gertrude Mongella: An internationally known Tanzanian gender activist was elected to preside over the new parliament.  Photo : ©UN / E. Schneider
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Ms. Gertrude Mongella: An internationally known Tanzanian gender activist was elected to preside over the new parliament.  Photo : ©UN / E. Schneider
Three of the 39 women elected to Rwanda's legislature in September 2003. From left: Constance Rwaka, Solange Tuyisenge and Athanasie Gahondogo.

Women break into African politics

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: April 2004

Quota systems allow more women to gain elected office
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Quota systems allow more women to gain elected office
Three of the 39 women elected to Rwanda's legislature in September 2003. From left: Constance Rwaka, Solange Tuyisenge and Athanasie Gahondogo.
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Three of the 39 women elected to Rwanda's legislature in September 2003. From left: Constance Rwaka, Solange Tuyisenge and Athanasie Gahondogo.

Women break into African politics

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: April 2004

Quota systems allow more women to gain elected office
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Quota systems allow more women to gain elected office
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Pan-African Parliament now a reality

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: April 2004

'A sign of democratic maturity'
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'A sign of democratic maturity'
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South Africa sets pace on rural water

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: July 2004

Government promises to reach all by 2008
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Government promises to reach all by 2008
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Rough road to sustainable development

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: July 2004

Water, sanitation and housing among Africa's environment priorities
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Water, sanitation and housing among Africa's environment priorities
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'Golden leaf' loses its lustre

Term ID: 277
By: Naututu Okhoya

Africa Renewal: October 2004

Gumisai Mutume
International tobacco controls spurring production shifts
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International tobacco controls spurring production shifts
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'Golden leaf' loses its lustre

Term ID: 1417
By: Naututu Okhoya

Africa Renewal: October 2004

Gumisai Mutume
International tobacco controls spurring production shifts
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International tobacco controls spurring production shifts
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Accords save trade talks from collapse

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: October 2004

WTO hears pledges to remove agricultural subsidies
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WTO hears pledges to remove agricultural subsidies
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Africa strives to rebuild its domestic industries

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: October 2004

Economic diversification to guard against unfavourable commodity prices
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Economic diversification to guard against unfavourable commodity prices
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States call each other to account

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: January 2005

New African peer review programme promotes rights, accountability
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New African peer review programme promotes rights, accountability
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Beyond the ballot: widening African reform

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: January 2005

Capable, responsive governments are a prerequisite for development
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Capable, responsive governments are a prerequisite for development
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African women are ready to lead

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

But social beliefs and attitudes hinder their quest
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But social beliefs and attitudes hinder their quest
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Battling for equality on all fronts

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Some progress since Beijing, but hurdles persist
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Some progress since Beijing, but hurdles persist
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Africa secures new Southern partners

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: October 2008

Controversy over aid, investment from China and India
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Controversy over aid, investment from China and India
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New trade pacts threaten regional unity

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: October 2008

Africa and Europe haggle over trade arrangements
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Africa and Europe haggle over trade arrangements
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More policy freedom or belt-tightening?

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: April 2008

New IMF programme targets ‘graduates’ of austerity plans
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New IMF programme targets ‘graduates’ of austerity plans
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Africa aims for a scientific revolution

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: October 2007

More funding needed for research institutes and universities
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More funding needed for research institutes and universities
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Organized crime targets weak African states

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: July 2007

UN urges stronger police, anti-corruption action to fight crime networks
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UN urges stronger police, anti-corruption action to fight crime networks
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Africans fear ‘ruin’ in Europe trade talks

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: July 2007

Opposition grows to more inequitable trade liberalization
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Opposition grows to more inequitable trade liberalization
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‘Indigenous’ people fight for inclusion

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: April 2007

Press for an end to discrimination and marginalization
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Press for an end to discrimination and marginalization
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Millions of activists for a day

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: January 2007

Stand Up campaign seeks to garner public support to fight poverty
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Stand Up campaign seeks to garner public support to fight poverty
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Wanted: jobs for Africa’s youth

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: October 2006

Seeking urgent solutions for armies of young unemployed
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Seeking urgent solutions for armies of young unemployed
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Harnessing the Internet for development

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: July 2006

African countries seek to widen access, produce content
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African countries seek to widen access, produce content
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African women are ready to lead

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: July 2006

But social beliefs and attitudes hinder their quest
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But social beliefs and attitudes hinder their quest
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Loss of textile market costs African jobs

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: April 2006

Diversification, efficiency hold key for economic recovery
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Diversification, efficiency hold key for economic recovery
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African migration: from tensions to solutions

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: January 2006

Migrants who leave their countries in search of work are currently not adequately protected by international law
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Migrants who leave their countries in search of work are currently not adequately protected by international law
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New barriers hinder African trade

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: January 2006

Health standards in rich countries limit continent’s ability to export
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Health standards in rich countries limit continent’s ability to export
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Industrial countries write off Africa's debt

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: October 2005

But will the G-8 deal be hobbled by new conditions?
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But will the G-8 deal be hobbled by new conditions?
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Workers’ remittances: a boon to development

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: October 2005

Money sent home by African migrants rivals development aid
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Money sent home by African migrants rivals development aid
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African women battle for equality

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: July 2005

Some progress 10 years after Beijing, but major challenges remain
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Some progress 10 years after Beijing, but major challenges remain
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New urgency for cancelling Africa’s debt

Term ID: 277
By: Gumisai Mutume

Africa Renewal: April 2005

G-8 powers consider full write-off of multilateral obligations
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G-8 powers consider full write-off of multilateral obligations
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