Today is World Aids Day. Is there anything new that can be said? I found the chapter on Aids in Bill Easterly's "White Man's Burden" insightful. He criticizes the aid industry...

Laurence Carter |

This week, just 7 of 23 African nations signed the accord for the East African Submarine cable System (EASSy). EASSy is one of the best single initiatives that could attract investment to the...

Christine Bowers |

Exxon Mobil reports that its workplace malaria programme in Chad and Cameroon, which included employees, contractors, and the community, saved it US$ 8.9 million (for a US$ 3 million investment)...

Christine Bowers |

Passing these links along before they get stale…

Christine Bowers |

Astronomers, perhaps inspired by the Beatles, have actually found a diamond in the sky - with plenty of bling at 10 billion trillion trillion carats. Here on Earth, you probably know that most...

Christine Bowers |

The East African Submarine cable System (EASSy) has spawned a flurry of debate on the future of broadband in Africa. (And yes, most writers succumb to temptation and include the acronym in one bad...

Christine Bowers |

Several new World Bank papers have been published in the last few weeks regarding private participation in infrastructure - for those that are interested:

Pablo H. |

Public-private partnerships are being used in nature conservation with good results. Much of the world’s biodiversity is found in developing countries, yet their national park agencies often lack...

Christine Bowers |

Two years ago, [Alicia] Polak founded The Khayelitsha Cookie Co., which now employs 11 women from the sprawling shantytown to bake high-end cookies and brownies that are distributed to top hotels...

Pablo H. |

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Anglo American chairman and Shell ex-chairman, thinks multinational oil and mining firms are part of the long-term solution to African development. Anglo American has a...

Christine Bowers |