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In Focus: Rules vs Deals for Economic Growth

In this episode of In Focus,we delve into the issue of building institutions with Prof. Lant Pritchett from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and get his take on whether strong institutions are needed for economic growth.

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In Focus: Tackling Africa’s Industrialisation Challenge

On this episode of In Focus, we explore industrialisation, what it really means, and what it will take for African countries to industrialise with Professor Samir Amin, renowned scholar and Director of the Third World Forum, an international non-governmental association for research and debate.

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Documentary: Managing Relations Between Investors in the Extractive Sector & Local Communities

This documentary explores the management of relations between investors investors in the extractive sector and communities using the approach of 'Social License to Operate' based on a roundtable discussion which took place in June, 2016.

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Meet the Leader: H.E Joaquim Chissano

This episode of Meet the Leader features former president of Mozambique H.E Joaquim Chissano, sharing the political history of the country, his personal experiences as head of state, as well as how the challenges of Transition and change were handled within Mozambique.

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In Focus: Optimising Domestic Participation in the Extractives Sector

In this episode of In Focus, we discuss local content, related policy, and the necessary considerations in balancing the need for outside investments with maximising domestic participation with Dr. Michael Warner, local content expert and Director and Founder of Local Content Solutions, Ltd.

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Meet the Leader Special Edition of the ALF 2016: H.E. Thabo Mbeki

In this special edition of Meet the Leader from the African Leadership Forum 2016, H.E. Thabo Mbeki delves into the state of leadership in Africa and the struggle for the continent's economic liberalisation.

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In Focus: Impacts of International Trade agreements on Africa’s Development

Despite the fact that Trade Agreements create enormous opportunities for the African continent, there are still a good number of pitfalls and challenges that hinder the development and prosperity of trade within the continent.
Discussing these and more, in this episode of In Focus, we interview Professor Yashpal Tandon, former CEO of the South Center and founder of SEATINI.

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In Focus: Beyond Aid and Concessional Borrowing in Africa

In this episode of In Focus we interview Prof. Justin Lin, Professor of Economics at Peking University and the founder of China Center for Economic Research to explore new ways of financing development in Africa, and if there is a need to re-think development financing. In Focus, a television series produced by UONGOZI Institute, presents an in-depth overview into the key issues affecting sustainable development in Africa.

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In Focus: The Role of SADC in Promoting Regional Integration

This episode of In Focus interviews Dr. Stergomena Tax, Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on it's role in promoting regional integration and therefore sustainable development.

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In Focus: The Rule of Law in Africa

In this special edition of In Focus, we interview Hon. Justice Augustine Ramadhani, President of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights on strengthening the rule of law in Africa.

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Meet the Leader: H.E. Tarja Halonen

In this Meet the Leader interview, we discuss the journey that led to H.E. Tarja Halonen becoming the first female President of Finland, her leadership career, and the challenges she encountered along the way.

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In Focus: Enabling African Business to Drive Sustainable Development

In this episode of In Focus, we discuss how African businesses can collaborate with governments to drive sustainable development across continent with Mr. Ali Mufuruki, Chairman and CEO of the Info-Tech Investment Group.

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