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A MicroEnsure agent talks to microfinance clients about microinsurance at a group meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.  Alamy/David Dorey

Microfinance: Good for the poor?

Term ID: 1625
By: John Njiraini

Africa Renewal: August 2015

To lift the poor from poverty, create jobs, not loans, critics say
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To lift the poor from poverty, create jobs, not loans, critics say
A MicroEnsure agent talks to microfinance clients about microinsurance at a group meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.  Alamy/David Dorey
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A MicroEnsure agent talks to microfinance clients about microinsurance at a group meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.  Alamy/David Dorey
Angolan elite enjoy the import of expensive cars as a boy looks on while waiting to fill his container with fuel.  Alamy/Zute Lightfoot

Is Africa the new face of rising wealth and opulence?

Term ID: 1625
By: John Njiraini

Africa Renewal: April 2015

Big money and lavish lifestyles mark newly-minted millionaires
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Big money and lavish lifestyles mark newly-minted millionaires
Angolan elite enjoy the import of expensive cars as a boy looks on while waiting to fill his container with fuel.  Alamy/Zute Lightfoot
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Angolan elite enjoy the import of expensive cars as a boy looks on while waiting to fill his container with fuel.  Alamy/Zute Lightfoot
The Shining Century Textile company in Maseru, Lesotho.  Photo: World Bank/John Hogg

AGOA: The US–Africa trade dilemma

Term ID: 1625
By: John Njiraini

Africa Renewal: December 2014

Has the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act run its course?
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Has the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act run its course?
The Shining Century Textile company in Maseru, Lesotho.  Photo: World Bank/John Hogg
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The Shining Century Textile company in Maseru, Lesotho.  Photo: World Bank/John Hogg
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