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Stopping the TB contagion

Civil society has a major role to play both in educating the public on how best to prevent and treat TB, and to maintain pressure on industry and governments to ensure that medicines, vaccines and diagnostics for TB are available and accessible for all in need, write Festus Mogae and Precious Matsoso.

The politics of ange

The appeal of populists is that they give voice to the anger of the excluded. They offer a grand narrative as well as concrete, if misleading and often dangerous, solutions, writes Dani Rodrik.

Is the perfect storm over for markets?

The more frequent the bouts of financial volatility in the months to come, the greater the risk that it will lead consumers to become more cautious about spending, and prompt companies to postpone even more of their investment in new plant and equipment, argues Mohamed A. El-Erian

Making the African passport work

To one’s wonder, there are member states who highly regard entering in to such pacts with countries outside of the continent and at times being deadly sure that such pacts will not be enforced; whereas, there are neighboring countries which could share a lot of treasured information while guaranteeing actual implementation will get deafening silence, writes Abdulkadir Mohammed