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Dakar’s municipal bond issue: A tale of two cities

This Briefing note describes an attempt by the city of Dakar, the capital of Senegal, to launch the first municipal bond in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) area, and considers the ramifications of the central government blocking the initiative.
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Debt and corruption in Tanzania: a response By Sir Edward Clay

Sir Edward Clay, former British High Commissioner to Uganda and Kenya, penned a response to our previous blog "Debt and corruption in Tanzania"
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Debt and corruption in Tanzania

On 30 November 2015, a landmark judgement saw Standard Bank fined US$25.2 million. Nick Branson considers whether this level of reparations is appropriate, and how those implicated might be held to account for their actions.
Why Africa's Booming Cities Need More Autonomy in Urban Planning City Lab Sam Sturgis
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CityLab, 3 March 2015

CityLab's Sam Sturgis examines the "complex and exciting" urban planning projects being developed in Africa. The piece cites Africa Research Institute's 2013 Counterpoint, "Who Will Plan Africa's Cities?".