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African Theatre Becomes European Success

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY In Britain, the country that gave the world the plays of William Shakespeare (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare), a new creative force has taken stages by storm: African theatre.  And it is proving how economically rewarding Southern culture can be. “African theatre is very eclectic and very narrative driven, which I […]

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Happy Nigeria: West African Nation Has Good Attitude

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY In the last 10 years, an increasing amount of attention has been paid to the concept of national happiness. The notion was first developed in the tiny Asian Kingdom of Bhutan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan), whose advocacy of ‘gross national happiness’ (http://www.grossnationalhappiness.com/) as a measure of national achievement just as important as […]

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“Great economic and business reporting! Very helpful for us.” Africa Renewal, Africa Section United Nations Department of Public Information By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Mapping to Protect Kenya’s Environment: the eMazingira Solution Development Challenges:Powerful new grassroots crowd-mapping tools have sprung up in the past few years across the global South, from Brazil’s Wikicrimes (www.wikicrimes.org) […]

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African Bus to Tackle African Roads

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Roads in many parts of Africa are rough at best, and hostile to vehicles designed with smooth, flat highways in mind. Even in countries like South Africa, where modern highways are common, a quick turn off the smooth highway to visit many communities will mean tackling makeshift […]