Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
A plot of mangroves could be harvested for $850, then the land sold for $9,000 to a shrimp farmer. Or, alternatively, it could stay standing and offer $16,000 worth of flood protection to everyone nearby.
It's not exactly earth-shattering news that corruption continues to plague the developing world.
Land reform anywhere, let alone in Africa, does not usually find itself dominating the front page headlines of any major newspapers. Perhaps it should.
Botswana is the home to the world's most richest diamond mine, and produces more gem quality stones than any country on the planet. But when it began renegotiating mining contracts in 2006, Botswana decided it no longer wished to depend on mining giant De Beers for
Today's Business Week reports that a disagreement between the EU and South Africa is threatening the unity of the Southern African Customs Union, the world's oldest customs union.
Today the Economist posted a briefing on the 2008 Freedom of the World report published by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, concluding that in recent years "African countries have made negligible
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