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“We need African solutions to African problems” Nigeria’s Finance Minister & Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala was recently interviewed by CNN Marketplace Africa.

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Interesting articles I came across this week

1. Why Africa needs it’s own Ivy League institution from Think Africa Press twitter feed 2.  “Letter to a young social entrepreneur: the poor are not the raw material for your salvation” from the Pioneer Post via AidWatch twitter feed … Continue reading

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Who is developing who really?

Simply mindblowing…

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Comment on African Economists vs. Western Economists

Justin Sandefur over at the Center or Global Development shed light on what seems to be  a very interesting pattern in development economics/African development. He looked at the papers from the recent Center for Study of African Economies conference (presentations … Continue reading

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African Economists vs. Western Economists part 2

Graph from Justin Sandefur @ the Center for Global Development; includes all papers submitted

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African Economists vs. Western Economists part 1

Graph from Justin Sandefur @ Center for Global Development based on 264 papers presented at a conference on African development at Oxford

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A little fun with international development So during  a recent browsing adventure, I found out that The Guardian has a treasure trove of interactive games that can help you learn A LOT about not only world geography but also international … Continue reading

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Telling the African Story by Komla Dumor

This is a refreshing and rather eloquent articulation of how I feel (and I am sure many other Africans) feel about the coverage of African issues in the media. By far the best 20 mins I have spent on Youtube … Continue reading

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“international community” (some) vs. africans

I borrowed this word cloud from a friend’s page on Facebook. Rather accurate reflection (in my view/experience) of the discrepancies between language used within international community and language used by African youth, entrepreneurs, and members of the Diaspora Thoughts welcome!

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McKinsey “Education to Employment” Report – Commentary

Hello World! First of all, apologies to those of you who actually read the blog description and had been expecting another post within a couple of weeks or a month. My life took an interesting turn towards the middle of … Continue reading

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