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Lies, damned lies, and African economic statistics

Shanta Devarajan, World Bank Chief Economist for Africa, has exposed the primitive statistical methodology on which African GDP and poverty figures rely. Interpret statements about growth and poverty reduction with a grain of salt, he advises.

Clutching at straws of climate data

Rebuilding colonial-era networks of meteorological stations is a consistent refrain of climate adaptation plans in Africa.

Friend or foe of Rwanda?

The UK government lavishes funds on Rwanda but others feel rather differently about the repressive reputation of the Paul Kagame government.

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