With the countdown half-way through, the data on the Millennium Development Goals are finally available via interactive maps. The timeline feature (step 3 on the map) tracks progress on any of the…

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Until recently, the mountains of Aceh were known for rebel activity and were basically off-limits. Even without gunfire, I didn’t have much interest in having anything to do with mountains other…

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Norway, the world's third largest oil exporter, passively invests a large portion of proceeds into a national pension fund.  "The future-generations fund, " which is now worth $300…

Chris Monasterski |

The IMF's World Economic Outlook forecasts a 6.8 percent growth for the continent in 2008. Up from 6.1 percent in 2007, it's a performance not seen in the region since the 1970s.

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The total bottom of the pyramid household market for information and communication technologies (ICT) is estimated at $51.4 billion and includes 3.96 billion people with annual incomes below $3000…

Chris Monasterski |

There are three reasons to be optimistic: a new, more effective drug and two vaccine prototypes - one of which made using mosquitoes' saliva glands. Stefan Kappe, the researcher, says: We…

Chris Monasterski |

Amidst research on the transformative effects of mobile phones on developing communities, companies in emerging markets are adding hundreds of millions of customers a year. From Nokia's third…

Chris Monasterski |

If a single African country were to incorporate the best practices that are already in place across the sub-Sahara region, it would rank eighth worldwide. This was one of the observations that…

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Alexis Sampson, Kathrin Frauscher and Michael Jarvis report on the IBF:

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Michael Jarvis, Alexis Sampson and Kathrin Frauscher" report on the IBF