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Five Big Ideas for the Global Struggle Against Fake Medicines

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 12:29 PM

Fake and counterfeit medicines and medical products, and their harmful impact on global health, are receiving more global attention. These are medicines that can kill or maim rather than heal, and in many countries, especially in the Global South, make up more than 20% of all medicines in supply.


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Obama Can Only Light Up Africa With Its Own 'Leading Lights'

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2013 | 11:10 AM

On the fourth day of President Obama's six-day Africa tour, his aides say that he is scheduled to announce in Cape Town, South Africa, a new U.S. plan to advance the electrification of Africa.

Aides were sure to make it known that this is the 'signature' Obama initiative for Africa...

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The G8, African Factivism and a Future of Extreme Opportunity - Not Extreme Poverty

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 4:35 AM

Bono's much-tweeted TED talk launched the concept of 'factivism' and spotlighted Ghana, a West African country usually regarded as one of the continent's better managed and more successful "lions". The facts about Ghana's journey towards ending extreme poverty - and zeroing out aid - has much to teach...

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