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0 Why the Electrify Africa Act is vital to powering Africa

The White House stayed true to form in the establishment of its program to increase access to electricity in Africa, Power Africa. Despite the fact that members in Congress were working on the issue, the Obama Administration developed Power Africa on its own. The launch of the program, made by…

3 Why are male farmers out-performing women in Africa?

Gates Foundation The gap between men and women in some African countries is easily seen in agriculture. Male-managed farm plots consistently out-perform those of their female counterparts by as much as 66% in Niger and 25% in Malawi. The long-held belief was that a lack of access to the necessary…

2 End poverty by cutting foreign aid

Effective and working governments are necessary for prosperity. However, foreign aid is getting in the way of government progress, says Princeton University’s Angus Deaton. The author of the new book The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality argues his case in Project Syndicate. Unfortunately, the world’s rich countries…

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0 Last Ditch Effort to Preserve US Global Health R&D Spending

Washington DC - Sequestration hits the US federal budget on Friday. The Washington Post features a countdown to Friday on the front page each day. News reports and the talk around town radiates a certainty that the across the board budget cuts will go through on Friday. That fact is not dissuading global health activists from warning…

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2 Weird and wonderful UN week

A general UN assemblageFlickr, morten gade As heads of state, officials and other bigwigs descend on New York City for the United Nations General Assembly meeting, key city streets are closed, the traffic replaced by police officers, patrol cars and vans, and New Yorkers are irritated. It’s UN Week and…

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