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Africa Rising

Paul Vallely, one of the co-authors of the original Commission for Africa report, has written an article on the changing face of Africa to mark the start of the football World Cup in South Africa today. In a front page article in the British newspaper The Independent, he argues that Africa is very different to [...]

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Time for perceptions to change too

With less than a week to go until the World Cup, all eyes are turning to Africa. A key message emerging from all the coverage is that perceptions need to catch up with the reality of a continent that is changing fast.Yesterday, Chatham House published a report on Africa’s role in a ‘post-G8 world’. Earlier [...]

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A changed Africa still needs our help to grow

By Nicholas Stern Five years ago, the Commission for Africa argued that supporting the continent’s quest for growth and development was not only a moral imperative but also enlightened self-interest. As the finance ministers of the Group of 20 leading nations meet this week, we need to recognise that the futures of the rich world [...]

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ONE and Africa Progress Panel reports published

To mark Africa Day today, both ONE and the Africa Progress Panel have published their reports on progress in Africa. The ONE report focuses on whether the G8 have followed through on the commitments they made to Africa in 2005. The APP looks at African governments’, as well as international, commitments. ONE celebrates “historic increases [...]

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Our launch in Dar es Salaam

The Commission’s review of its recommendations was launched on 6 May at the World Economic Forum in Dar es Salaam. Three Commissioners – former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT Anna Tibaijuka – attended the launch. Myles Wickstead, head of the Commission for Africa Secretariat, also spoke [...]

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Commission for Africa launches review of progress

Five years after they called for the world to get behind a “big push” to end poverty in Africa, the Commission for Africa has launched a review of what has happened since and announced the findings of an initial assessment of progress. This initial review demonstrates the progress that has taken place over the past [...]

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Commission for Africa – what it said

The Commission for Africa’s original report – Our Common Interest – was published in March 2005. It called for forceful collective action to end the tragedy of poverty in Africa. It argued that not only is a strong and prosperous Africa in everyone’s interest but that everyone – from governments to individual members of the [...]

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What we will be doing in 2010

Five years after the Commission published its report, the Commissioners are revisiting their recommendations to remind world leaders of the commitments made and to push for speedier action to tackle poverty in Africa Shortly before the Millennium Development Goal Summit in New York in September 2010, the Commission with publish a full report on progress [...]

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