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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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