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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Quick notes

Economists Blame 'Neo-liberalism' for Region's Woes : Egypt has embarked on "neo-liberal" economics more than three decades ago reorienting its socialist-oriented policies towards those of the "free market." Now, many economists are calling the strategy a failure and blame it for the country's rampant poverty and unemployment.

Connecting the Unconnected – Technology Transfer to Rural Areas in Zambia : A NETD4 initiative to make available tailor-made IT infrastructures and communication network in Macha.

China cracks down on text messaging in Xinjiang : The residents are being punished for spreading rumours and 'splittist' messages within days of services being switched back on.

Burundi's capital begins to bustle once again : After 15 years of civil war Bujumbura is roaring back to life.

Rising electricity demand boosts the African wind turbine market : A study on African Large-Scale Wind Turbine Market, has found that the market earned revenues of over $148.4 million in 2008 and estimates this to reach $424.3 million in 2015.

Sharing the national cake : The Uganda government has now proposed that two more cabinet posts be created, sparking public debate on whether 71 cabinet members can make a bigger difference than 69 in an economy where 31 percent live on less than one dollar a day.

Namibia at 20: Time to rethink ‘development’ : An interesting piece in The Namibia on the need to adopt the "human rights approach" to development.

What Nigeria means to me : Chinua Achebe looks back on his troubled relationship with his country


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  2. A quick note on East Africa's oil potential:,8599,1970726,00.html?xid=rss-topstories


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