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Princes’ Progress: Reconstruction and authority in Eritrea and Rwanda

While President Paul Kagame’s leadership of Rwanda has been championed as “visionary”, President Isaias Afwerki is accused of transforming Eritrea into a rogue, pariah state. Popular perceptions of these comparable countries have been simplistic – and polarised.
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Ground Control: making the grade in agriculture

Two thirds of Africans depend on agriculture for their livelihood, and the sector accounts for 30-40% of the continent’s GDP. Flowers, fruit and vegetables from Africa are increasingly present on the shelves of European supermarkets. Smallholder farmers have been able to service...
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Ground Control: Making the grade in agriculture by Martha Byanyima

Martha Byanyima chronicles the history and development of agricultural standards in Africa and argues that they provide an opportunity to increase the continent’s presence in global trade.
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Why Africa can make it big in agriculture By Mark Ashurst and Stephen Mbithi

Self-sufficiency in food production is the new mantra of donors and policymakers in Africa. But farmers, large and small, can be much more ambitious. Agriculture is the continent’s most neglected – and important – potential competitive advantage. It is Africa’s best answe...
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