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How African countries can ‘leapfrog’ the fossil-fuel based growth strategies of developed countries

By Carlos Lopes

This article was originally published in CNBC Africa. 

Carlos Lopes is a professor at the Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, High Representative of the African Union for partnerships with Europe post-2020, and a member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

This week, heads of African states are convening at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where they will discuss the African Union’s strategy for socio-economic development, known as Agenda 2063. This agenda casts a vision of inclusive growth and sustainability, in the face of the growing risk of climate change. It is true: rising global…

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Op-Ed: How African countries can ‘leapfrog’ the fossil-fuel based growth strategies of developed countries


Carlos Lopes is a professor at the Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, High Representative of the African Union for partnerships with Europe post-2020, and a member of the Global Commission on the Economy & Climate

This week,
heads of African states are convening at the African
Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where they will discuss
the African Union’s strategy for socio-economic development, known
as Agenda 2063. This agenda casts a vision of inclusive growth
and sustainability, in the face of the growing risk of
climate change. It is true: rising global
temperatures pose a serious challenge to the lives and
livelihoods of Africans. But climate
change also offers an unprecedented opportunity
to steer our…

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Washington officials ignored life-saving strategies while African American heroin overdoses surged


Yet those deaths, concentrated in the historically Black neighbourhoods of Southeast and Northeast Washington, have been unnoticed by many residents of the nation’s capital. Few elected officials have taken prompt action to address the crisis. Frustrated advocates and medical professionals say the District’s lacklustre response would never have been tolerated in whiter and more affluent neighbourhoods.

“People discount the severity of our opioid epidemic because it’s mainly older, African American men who have used heroin long-term who are dying,” said Kaitlyn Boecker, who works in the D.C. office of the Drug Policy Alliance, a national organization that works to change drug laws. “There just seems to be no urgency in addressing the crisis.”

D.C. officials defended their response…

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We need maritime strategies that encourage trade within Africa


By FRED OLUOCH
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The Kenyan Permanent Secretary for Shipping and Maritime Affairs Nancy Karigithu spoke with Fred Oluoch about use of marine resources in the region.

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From the Nairobi conference, it is clear that developing the Blue Economy needs global co-operation. How can East Africa ensure that it is not left behind?

East African countries have no choice but to join the new trend because 90 per cent of international trade in the region happens through shipping and particularly through the ports of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam.

The maritime industry is an all-inclusive sector because it is the different sectors of the Blue Economy that develop our national economies.

The efficiency of international trade affects the gross domestic product of…

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African-American Participation in AD Research: Effective Strategies



Is Alzheimer's more common, or different, in black Americans? Or do cerebrovascular risk factors account for much of that community's …
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Returning, circulating, staying put: Complex family strategies among African migrants


While there is an increase in studies of return migration to Africa (Åkesson and Eriksson-Baaz, 2015;Ammassari, 2004; Boyer, 2016; Bredeloup, 2016; Chappart, 2008; Flahaux, 2013; HernandezCarretero,2017; Kleist, 2017; Sinatti, 2011) and of the transnational family arrangements of African migrants (Beauchemin et al., 2014; Baizan et al., 2014; Mazzucato et al., 2014; Mazzucato and Poeze,2016; Poeze et al., 2016; Koudougou, 2016), there is still little evidence of the way complex return mobilities are embedded in family dynamics. Family configurations are changing over time with varying aspirations and decisions to return to the place of origin, to circulate, or to stay put (in theplace of destination). Furthermore, with the return of a family member, new patterns of mobilities within the…

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