China in Africa Essay

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news from the Nordic Africa Institute from the Nordic Africa Institute numBer 3 novemBer 2007

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china and Africa
Fantu Cheru

theme: AfricAn Agriculture Agriculture and the World Bank
Atakilte Beyene

Property rights
Kjell Havnevik

Tor A. Benjaminsen & Espen Sjaastad

inequality and climate change

contents to our reAders AfricAn Agriculture

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november 2007
Carin Norberg

African agriculture and the World Bank: development or impoverishment?
Atakilte Beyene

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Property rights formalisation in Africa
Tor A. Benjaminsen & Espen Sjaastad

the relationship between inequality and climate change
Kjell Havnevik

commentAries intervieW

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decoding the evolving china–Africa
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In our interview section we present one interview with Martha Qorro, professor in English language, on the question about the language of instruction in Tanzania. She is of the opinion that the best way to teach English is not to use it as the language of instruction. She also responds to the question why the question of language of instruction has become such a sensitive political issue in Tanzania. In our second interview Jerome Verdier, chairman of the Liberia Truth and Reconciliation Commission, points to the fact that the TRC’s part of the conflict resolution is nothing new. Liberia has a history of resolving community conflicts at the round table. But in the past there were no prolonged conflicts, such as the recent 4 year period of massive human rights violation. In the research section we present the result of a conference which took place at NAI, Uppsala, in September 2007 regarding the ongoing discussions between EU and the ACP countries on Economic Partnership Agreements. The discussion at the conference highlighted the lack of connection between the poverty alleviation goal and the reality of the negotiations, despite numerous political declarations on both the EU and ACP sides. Key decisions on EPAs will soon be made by EU and ACP ministers. The Africa Europe Group of Interdisciplinary Studies, AEGIS, of which NAI is an active member, is presented through three contributions.

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