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14
Jun
08

Will sub-Saharan Africa prosper?

A piece in the Financial Times this week says that the focus on the bad news stories in Africa is distracting from more positive developments across the continent. Francis Beddington says a combination of economic stability, new technology and the African entrepreneurial spirit is fuelling economic growth and creating a business environment ripe for investment. Continue reading ‘Will sub-Saharan Africa prosper?’

03
Jun
08

AIDS in Africa–your questions to the UN

AIDS is likely to cause one in six deaths in Africa by 2015. The continent’s most prominent policy-makers are meeting in Uganda at a major conference. We’re interviewing the UN’s top man on AIDS in the region, Peter Piot. What do you want to ask him? Post your questions and we’ll put them to him.
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03
Jun
08

How do you stop world hunger?

Global food prices are at their highest for thirty years. The UN says 800 million people don’t have enough to eat on a daily basis. It’s the biggest threat currently facing the world and many of our leaders are in Rome talking about it; probably over a meal or two. But what’s the answer to the global food crisis?

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27
May
08

Could you write a Bond novel?

Or at least a chapter. The new book about the British super-spy is published this week. The plot is being kept a secret. But we can’t wait to read about how 007 gets into his latest spills and scrapes. And besides, we think you can do better. So we’re giving you a licence to write.
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07
May
08

Your questions to Jeffrey Sachs

All this week we’ve had a team travelling around Tanzania to find answers to the many questions raised by the current food crisis. We talked about this on WHYS on Monday. And tomorrow at 0500 GMT, Jeffrey Sachs, a leading world economist, will be live on air to answer your questions which you’re welcome to leave here.
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