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writings on the wall

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TRL: African autumn?

News outlets have been writing tirelessly about the Arab Spring ever since revolts began in Middle East and North Africa in January claiming lives and demanding democracy. The scale is smaller and less widespread, true, but it should not be left completely unnoticed what has been taking place in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa too … Continue reading

TRL: The middle of the pyramid

It all started with ‘The Middle of the Pyramid: dynamics of the middle class in Africa’ report prepared by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in April 2011. The current hype about Africa’s middle class, that is. “The number of middle class Africans has tripled over the last 30 years to 313 million people, or more … Continue reading

TRL: The times they are a-changin’

Gone are the days when the Western collective could claim moral and financial superiority in the world economy. Africa currently has seven of the world’s ten fastest growing economies, and its developments in ICT, infrastructure and business environment, among others, are making traditional donors and aid modalities obsolete. Below are a few recent articles on the unfolding … Continue reading

TRL: Somalia, not all about bad news

The on-going hunger catastrophe in Somalia and around the East African region is serious and sad, and the problems of delivering Western food aid is only one of the many troubled news we hear from there. In fact, anything written about Somalia these days seem to have a negative tone. Here are a few news stories providing a break … Continue reading

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