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Africa Renewal: August 2011

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After independence, what next for South Sudan?

Building a new nation amidst dire poverty and the scars of war

‘Arab Spring’ stirs African hopes and anxieties

Will popular upsurge in the north help spur reform south of the Sahara?

African elections: works in progress

Trends are encouraging, but some polls still fall short

Peace in Sierra Leone, a project under construction

and Michael Fleshman
UN seeks to coordinate support for post-war development

Peace in Sierra Leone, a project under construction

and Michael Fleshman
UN seeks to coordinate support for post-war development

Global food crisis: time to break the vicious cycle

Delaying reforms will guarantee recurrent surges in food prices

Microfinance: What role in Africa's development?

and Oliver Schwank
Time to reassess the limits and strengths of small-scale lending

Microfinance: What role in Africa's development?

and Oliver Schwank
Time to reassess the limits and strengths of small-scale lending

Africa's least developed: lands of opportunity

At the UN conference on LDCs, focus moves away from aid

‘NEPAD is an African spirit for renewal’

Ten years old, the plan scores some gains, faces key tests

AIDS breakthrough threatened by budget woes

New discovery brings hope, but will the funds be there?

Women’s empowerment

‘Renewed energy for women's empowerment’

Interview with head of UN Women in Southern Africa

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North African women on the barricades

Activists press for freedom, dignity and rights
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