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Africa Renewal: August 2010


In poverty battle, a few reasons to smile

Despite spots of success, greater efforts are needed

For African business, ending corruption is ‘priority number one’

UN Global Compact urges companies to operate ethically

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Weighing a half century of independence

Beyond ‘heady days’ and sobering reality lies great untapped potential

Africa at 50

‘A lot of reasons to be optimistic’

Cheick Sidi Diarra, UN special adviser on Africa, reflects on 50 years

Ghana’s economy: hope rekindled

Ups and downs give way to cautious revival

Good governance: central to all progress

Autocracy gives way to multi-party elections and greater openness

African media breaks ‘culture of silence’

Journalists struggle to give voice, expand freedoms

African women’s long walk to equality

Some gains, but an uphill climb still looms

A ‘wind of change’ that transformed the continent

Year of independence promoted African freedom struggles
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