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The history of international development is full of brief bubbles of excitement over ‘silver bullets’ to combat poverty. Is the artificial intelligence hype any different?

Vincent Kam February 15, 2018
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Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is over half way towards completion. But will the dam cause more problems than it solves?

February 14, 2018 Kylee Pedersen
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Nigeria’s energy sector is in dire need of development, but it’ll take more than a new hydroplant to alleviate the country’s energy crisis

Ayo Awokoya October 30, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron

Macron skyrocketed to power and has enjoyed international popularity. But at home his economic reforms are proving tough for the French electorate to swallow

George Royce October 27, 2017
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The Merkel-Schäuble brand of development has manifested in the private-sector led ‘Compact with Africa’. Developmental considerations aside, investors should continue to hold their breath.

Connor Vasey August 14, 2017

President Trump’s promises to roll back Obama’s attempt at normalizing US relations with Cuba is a poor use of Washington’s soft power. Rather, Trump should let dollars flow into the socialist state.

Tom Jones July 31, 2017
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Swathes of America are being ravaged by the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic, affecting the poorest areas of the country hardest, and costing the US economy some $80 billion every year. Bipartisan action is needed to solve the crisis, writes Anthony Tipping.

Anthony Tipping July 5, 2017