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- DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016The establishment of the AU in 2002 created opportunities for an ambitious democracy and human rights agenda in the foreign and continental policies of African states.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016The view that ‘Africa should learn from China’s development’ has been expressed throughout Africa, from the chairperson of the AU through senior government officials to analysts, scholars and ordinary citizens.Document
Chinese businesses in Africa: perspectives on corporate social responsibility and the role of Chinese government policiesInternational Institute for Environment and Development, 2016China’s business engagement in developing countries has grown rapidly in the past decade through direct investment, contract projects and trade. China was the third-largest foreign investor in the world between 2012 and 2014, and approximately 80% of its investments flowed to developing countries in 2014.DocumentLebanese Center for Policy Studies, 2016Shifts in the global economy have lead to rapid development across the world, but the Middle East has been largely left behind. The causes of this apparent malaise are a series of interlinked issues comprising economics, politics, and geopolitics.Document
The effect of exposure to political institutions and economic events on demand for democracy in AfricaAfrobarometer, 2015Understanding why people demand democracy is important to an evaluation of the prospects for democratic stability. Most researchers examining this question have added national-level variables to multi-level regression models of survey data.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2016African states are known for their linguistic diversity. Few have spread a single official language widely through their education systems. The preservation of many local languages seems a benefit in terms of minority rights, but some fear that fragmentation may inhibit national cohesion and democratic participation.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2016Access to health care gained the spotlight on national and international development agendas when the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration outlined a strategy for achieving universal access to primary health care by the year 2000 (World Health Organization, 1978).Document
Building freedom? Securing constitutionalism and civil liberties in Africa: an analysis of evidence from the APRMSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016Africa’s turn to electoral democracy over the past three decades has rightly been hailed as a significant achievement, but it has not rid the continent of restrictive and authoritarian governance impulses. This report attempts to interrogate the concept of ‘freedom’ and how it is faring in Africa.DocumentWorld Bank Institute, World Bank, 2010In an area heavily invested in the energy sector, changes in approach have both direct and indirect effects on climate.DocumentKnowledge Partnership Programme, 2015Over one third of the world’s poor reside in Africa and though over the last century African countries have made significant strides in promoting gender equity, the equality in society in terms of access and control over family, society, economic and political goods are yet to be achieved.