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- DocumentAfrobarometer, 2016More than 100 journalists have fled tiny Burundi to escape repression and danger, according to Reporters Without Borders – a dramatic illustration of the impact of a “deep and disturbing decline in respect for media freedom at both the global and regional levels” (Reporters Without Borders, 2016).DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2016Formalization has many potential benefits for the government, firms, workers, the economy and society. Decisions by firms to move into the formal economy depend on their cost/benefit calculations.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2016Regional integration has been a development strategy for Africa for decades. The African Economic Community’s founding treaty in 1991 provided a framework targeting full political and economic integration by 2019. Many African countries have signed on to foster political and economic cooperation.Document2015The number of older persons in Africa is growing rapidly: between 2015 and 2030 the number of people aged 60 years or over in the region is projected to increase by more than 63 per cent (United Nations, 2015). Accordingly, the situation of older persons in Africa, in particular with respect to their well being, is a matter of growing concern among researchers and policymakers alike.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016Land is central to Africa’s fortunes, and thus has occupied a prominent place in the inquiries of Africa’s home-grown governance review system, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). This paper interrogates what the APRM’s reports from 10 participating countries have had to say on the land issue.Document
Access to information and implications for healthy ageing in Africa: challenges and strategies for public librariesDigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2016The elderly people are of intrinsic value to societies. Their health is Africa’s wealth. Unfortunately, Africa has serious health burden raging from diseases, poverty ignorance that hardly support healthy ageing.DocumentAfrican Development Bank, 2016This brief describes trends in population ageing in Africa relative to those in economically advanced countries. It highlights the key drivers of the phenomenon, both globally and in the African context more specifically.Document
On the development of the mobile based agricultural extension system in Tanzania: a technological perspectiveThe International Journal of Computing and ICT Research, 2015The growth of African science and technology has been hampared by a multitude of problems. From the continent’s late start in the race to setting up and obtaining universities with research quality fundamentals to equipment acquisition, lack of capacity, limited research and development resources and most importantly the increasing absence of international research partnerships.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2016Can digital information and communication technology (ICT) foster mass political mobilization?Document
The political and economic dynamics of foreign aid: a case study of United States and Chinese aid to Sub-Sahara AfricaEconomic Research Southern Africa, 2016The foreign aid arena as it pertains to the African continent has traditionally been dominated by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, however over the last three decades non-traditional donors such as the China, South Africa and Brazil have emerged in the donor field.