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Amending a constitution using a constitution: basic politics’ triumph over law in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Parliament had to be divided to vote on constitutional amendment bill number 1 of 2017. And it was pretty much a foregone conclusion as to how it would all turn out. 

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Brexit offers Sierra Leone chance to reassess the aid relationship

In the wake of its decision to leave the European Union, it is reassuring that the UK last month committed to strengthen its trade relationship with Sierra Leone and reaffirmed its £240 million ($320 million) pledge to support Ebola recovery. 

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Investors eyeing Africa’s private education opportunity

The African continent has a large number of young people, with the United Nations estimating about 40% of the population is under the age of 15. However, in many countries the public sector has not been able to adequately keep up with demand for education. Generally speaking there is also a mismatch between graduates’ skills and what is required by employers.

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