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10 things [you need] to know about Africa in 2014

A vaccination for malaria might become a reality; and it’s not all about China. Jonathan Bhalla lists 10 things you should consider when thinking about Africa in 2014.
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A federation of slum dwellers: In conversation with Irene Karanja

Hannah Gibson interviewed Irene Karanja who heads a Kenya-based federation of slum-dwellers. They discussed the anti-eviction movement in Kenya and the federation’s partnership with the University of Nairobi.
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A brief history of exclusion

Steve Ouma offers a historical insight into the growth of Kenya’s urban centres and argues that policies have been defined by colonial legacies, state-sanctioned slum evictions and a refusal to acknowledge the rights of the poor.
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Funding Burundi’s revenue authority

Kieran Holmes, Commissioner General of the Burundi Revenue Authority – explains how the organisation is funded and sets out its priorities for the coming years.
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Taxing Africa

Mick Moore explains why Anglophone countries have led the way in reforming tax administration in Africa and argues that property tax remains the number one unexploited revenue source on the continent.
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On Africa’s future: Snapshots from the OECD Africa Forum in Paris

Edward Paice highlights some of the key topics of discussion and debate at the 2014 OECD Africa Forum in Paris. Economic models, jobs and regional integration were all on the agenda.
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Tax in Africa: High on the agenda in Burundi

Edward Paice explains that while higher tax revenues will be critical for the health of the public purse in Burundi, well-judged deployment of public funds will be equally essential for social cohesion and stability.
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China’s new competitor: Africa

Jonathan Bhalla and Edward Paice argue that the starting point for a discussion about China-Africa relations should be “China is neither good nor bad”.
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Somalia, remittances and unintended consequences: In conversation with Abdirashid Duale

Edward Paice talked to Abdirashid Duale, chief executive of Dahabshiil, about the crucial importance of remittances to the Somali region and the potential impact if money transfers are reduced.