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4 organizations taking charge of development in Africa

Africans, both at home and in the diaspora, are increasingly taking charge of development matters in the continent. The days of primarily relying on aid from the West to carry out development projects are steadily changing.  Africans are pooling their resources and coming together to form organizations that aim to empower, educate and develop their

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Gruppenfoto der G7 zusammen mit den Outreach-Gästen auf einer Bank.

Weekend Link-Up: African leaders talk development at G7 Summit, ‘Cape to Cairo’ free-trade zone created, and more

African leaders talk development at G7 Summit A discussion on Africa at the recent G7 (formerly G8) Summit in Elmau, Germany, focused on issues from world hunger to ebola and climate change. In spite of this, no policy interventions or detailed resolutions were developed. Source: G7 pledges to intensify development cooperation | World | DW.DE | 08.06.2015

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Weekend Link-Up: Ethiopia prepares for elections, West African Presidents shelve third-term limit ban, and more

Ethiopia prepares for elections Ethiopia will hold its Presidential election on Sunday with the African Union as its sole international observer.  With 47 political parties, 5,819 candidates, and tactics signifying a lack of freedom and fairness the ruling party is expected to have a landslide victory. Source: Ethiopia Elections 2015 Guide: No Western Observers To

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