A child plays in a street in the port village of Paquitequete near Pemba, northern Mozambique. The region suffered decades of neglect, and major gas projects have failed to deliver local benefits.
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The development strategy based on foreign investment in natural resources projects has not delivered economic growth or security. What’s needed is an inclusive vision based on local realities.
Conflicts between nomadic livestock farmers and crop farmers are common in Ghana.
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Institutional problems make it difficult to satisfy livestock and crop farmers’ interests, already in contest over agricultural resources.
A healthcare worker interviews people at a drive-through coronavirus screening in Yorba Linda, CA.
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Our government, suggest the authors, risks traumatizing its citizens with its failure to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Opposition protesters take to the streets in Moscow in August 2019.
A new survey looked at who young Russians trust.
There’s a strong correlation between happiness and innovation.
Societies that are happier than others would be reflecting more confidence and trust in their institutions and economic systems.
The decolonisation of South Africa’s university curriculum seems to have fallen off the agenda, overtaken by the push for free higher education.
The decolonisation debate in South Africa’s universities raises critical issues about the relationship between power, knowledge and learning.
The work of Douglass North, who died last week, continues to inspire studies of economic history.
North’s work and life should be celebrated as it continues to inspire studies of economic history.
Not a good look.
The circumstances may be unique, but the disgraced peer is part of a wider problem.
Not all of the post-independence period in Africa has been an economic failure.
Africa’s growth failure happened because of a combination of external economic shocks and a less-than-perfect policy response, from both international donors and national economic policymakers.
Nothing is ever perfect, so why do we pretend it should be?
We can readily be forgiven for thinking that these are the worst of times: our collective institutions seem feeble in the face of our needs and hopes. The Christian churches - which were once powerful…