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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.
10 things to watch in Africa in 2016 by Africa Research Institute
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10 things to watch in Africa in 2016

Rising debt, the ever-growing prominence of social media and a battle for the soul of the ANC are just some of the things Jamie Hitchen and Nick Branson are expecting to see in Africa in the year ahead.
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Redefining public goods, for Africa

How do we constructively define public goods in contemporary Africa and what role can they play in the continent’s development? Jonathan Bhalla investigates.
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Going Public: How Africa’s integration can work for the poor By Jeggan C. Senghor et al.

In the heyday of African nationalism, the continent’s founding fathers plotted their vision of pan-African unity. The twin paths of closer political and economic integration appeared to them as the only means to achieve dignity prosperity and security. Today, closer...