Avinash Shah

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Africa, let us help – just like in 1884

One of the stated purposes of the Conference of Berlin in 1884 was to save Africans from the slave trade. To discharge this grave responsibility, …

Africa's Rift Valley from above – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/apr/19/africa-rift-valley-kenya-ethiopia-in-pictures<p>720<p>German photographer Michael Poliza travelled by …

Five great African tech innovations | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

April 28, 2013 • Lists<p>Africa is filled with innovative solutions, from making life just a little bit easier in rural areas, to actually saving lives …

Murky minerals

THE business climate in Congo “is disgusting”, says an adviser to the government in Kinshasa. Any casual visitor has probably noticed. Traffic police …

Chart of the week: Africa’s growth / human development lag

From the ‘hopeless’ to the ‘hopeful’ continent, a decade of strong growth has changed perceptions of sub-Saharan African economies – not least among …

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When China Met Africa - watch the film here

Reading this on mobile? See the film here<p>Tying in with the Guardian's revealing China in Africa series, here's an opportunity to watch an eye-opening …

China: soft power and hard cash in Africa, plus the real value of aid

China's quest for natural resources has been the defining narrative of its development programme across Africa. But is that a true reflection of the …

How China is educating Africa – and what it means for the west

The <i>da xue</i> (Mandarin: the big study, or the big reading) or <i>dai ho</i>(<i>k</i>) (Cantonese: the big learning) are Chinese terms for a university. In the romance …

Are Indian Companies “Land Grabbing” in Africa? · Global Voices

As foreign companies and governments buy or lease land in countries across Africa, the debate continues as to whether this will encourage development …

Self Help Africa: Why Only Profits Can Cure Poverty

<i>Prof•it /ˈpräfit/ noun. A financial gain, especially the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying, operating, or producing something.</i><p>The importance of profiting from one's efforts ought to be an easy concept to embrace. It is why humans no longer live in caves. If an …

Africa

Dambisa Moyo on African aid: Interview suggests how Bill Gates’ billions can really help Africa

When President Obama visits Africa in late June, one of the main agenda items will be how the U.S. can help foster economic growth in the sub-Sahara. …

Illicit financial flows have made Africa 'a net creditor to the world'

Africa lost up to $1.4tn in illicit financial flows in 1980-2009, far exceeding money coming in over the same period and seriously undermining the …

Nigeria statistics chief has almost figured out the economy

Officials who spent their days under a mango tree falsifying forms. Villagers who were reachable only by canoe or whose first inclination was to …

Sourcing from Africa’s Great Lakes: conflict-free or Congo-free?

Suspecting that the minerals and metals trade was funding conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the US Securities and Exchange Commission …

Brazil: showing Africa some love

Print this page<p>It’s turning out to be one good week for Brazil-Africa relations.<p>The latest sign of the ever cosier relationship came on Tuesday from …

India has more mobile phones than toilets: UN report

Far more people in India have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet, according to a UN study on sanitation.<p>India's mobile subscribers totalled 563.73 million at the last count, enough to serve nearly half of the country's 1.2 billion population.<p>But just 366 million people - around a third of …

India

Why girls in India are still missing out on the education they need

Meena (not her real name) didn't tell her parents when the older boys started harassing her on the hour-long walk to school from her home in Madanpur …

Scenes From India

Diversity is everywhere in India, from its religions and languages to its economy, and climates. The second-most populous nation in the world, India is home to more than 1.2 billion people. Most are Hindu, but seven other religions -- including Islam, Christianity and Sikhism -- make up nearly 20 …

India Launches A $15,000 Electric Car, With No Help From The Government

As India’s first new electric car in more than a decade was officially launched today in New Delhi, one thing was glaringly absent: a hoped-for government subsidy of at least 150,000 Indian rupees (U.S. $2,769) that would make the car actually affordable.<p>The Mahindra e2o (pronounced ee-two-oh) is a …

Promoting Women's Economic Participation in India

Since the horrific rape and murder of a student in New Delhi in December 2012, debates have raged about the social and economic status of women in India. The brutal act revealed to the world that even in 2013, Indian women are treated as second class citizens.<p>How can this grim classification be …

India

Three Critical Days in the Struggle for Land Reform in India

The government of India made a remarkable promise on October 11 last year. It was bold and broad, and it has the potential to strike a fundamental blow at the plague of landlessness and poverty that blights millions of Indians. They have just three days left to deliver a plan to make true on their …

India

Slum Tourism: Shanty Town Tours In Brazil, India, South Africa Give Travelers Glimpse At Poverty; Raise Ethical Questions

If the delights of Caribbean beaches, European cities or our National Parks have lost their appeal -- you could join the increasing number of tourists choosing to visit some of the world's poorest slums on their vacations.<p>The trend for tourists from wealthy countries to visit slums in countries …

Why Chemotherapy That Costs $70,000 in the U.S. Costs $2,500 in India

By rejecting patent applications, developing countries have kept down the costs of much-needed medications. Can they continue to do so without harming efforts to develop new drugs?<p>Arko Datta/Reuters<p>Why does Gleevec, a leukemia drug that costs $70,000 per year in the United States, cost just $2,500 …

Making pay work

OF ALL a firm’s inputs, its workers’ effort is perhaps the oddest. It is as vital as land, factories or machines, but much harder to control. It is …