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Climate change

Reversing the Resource Curse

How do we reverse the Resource Curse?

How do we reverse the Resource Curse?

Scholar Richard Auty first coined the phrase ‘resource curse’ in 1993 to illustrate the confounding nature of the relationship between natural resource abundance and under-development. Intuitively we expect that natural resources would provide the bedrock for development. To the contrary, empirical evidence suggests a strong correlation between natural resource wealth and poor development outcomes, at least since the early 1970s.

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Covid-19

C-19 in Ethiopia: Cautious during the day, disarmed at night

C-19 in Ethiopia: Cautious during the day, disarmed at night

Burial rituals are an elaborate affair in most of Ethiopia. Burials here have their roots in the Jewish culture of “Shiva”, and they are followed by a period of mourning in which an entire community is engaged as a show of solidarity with those who are grieving.

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Zimbabwe’s ill-equipped health infrastructure

Zimbabwe’s ill-equipped health infrastructure

Despite Zimbabwe’s crumbling public health infrastructure, former health minister Obadiah Moyo told journalists in Harare on 2 May, 18 days before the country recorded its first Covid-19 case, that the southern African nation was ready to handle the global pandemic.

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Covid-19

C-19 in Ethiopia: Cautious during the day, disarmed at night

C-19 in Ethiopia: Cautious during the day, disarmed at night

Burial rituals are an elaborate affair in most of Ethiopia. Burials here have their roots in the Jewish culture of “Shiva”, and they are followed by a period of mourning in which an entire community is engaged as a show of solidarity with those who are grieving.

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Human Security

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