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Educating herbalists in Oyo state

Buki Fagbenle on how education is crucial for the development of traditional medicine in Oyo.
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Constitution-making in Côte d’Ivoire

There has never been a meaningful attempt to consult Ivorians on the content of their constitution, let alone reach a consensus. The current process is a missed opportunity, but it should not come as a surprise.
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Uganda’s banks risk scoring own goal

Ramathan Ggoobi asks why Ugandan banks don't reward ‘good’ borrowers by lending to them at lower interest rates, which in turn would induce them to undertake safer projects and create a win-win situation
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Habitat III: “a critical opportunity for Africa”

As the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development closes, ARI’s director selects salient facts and features from the comprehensive Habitat III Regional Report for Africa
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Urban land and conflict in the global South

Melanie Lombard and Carole Rakodi on what to consider when analyzing acess to land and conflict.
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The view from Borno state

In a new ARI blog series, “NIGERIA: HAVE YOUR SAY", Mark Amaza looks at the impact of violent conflict on Borno state.
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Co-option and cabinets in Uganda

Michael Mutyaba looks at the tactic of opposition co-option in Uganda; a strategy that has been continuously used by the NRM since it came to power in 1986