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October 2012

Missing in Africa: How Obama Failed to Engage an Increasingly Important Continent

(Foreign Affairs) — Africa is more important than ever to the United States. The continent, home to six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies, is booming. And democracy has become the African norm rather than the exception. This year alone, no fewer than fifteen sub-Saharan countries will hold elections. With their combination of liberal politics […]

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AfDB approves $348m funding for Kenya-Ethiopia $1.26b electricity highway

By Ekow Quandzie The African Development Fund of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $348 million in funding for the $1.26 billion electricity highway project between Kenya and Ethiopia. The bank approved the funds Thursday, September 20, 2012. Due for commissioning in November 2017, the project involves the construction of a 1,068-kilometre high-voltage direct

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