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04 Aug 2009 description
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Cindy Shiner


Paul Collier is the author of "The Bottom Billion," an award-winning book that shines a light on some 50 failing states in the world and the billion people who live in them. He recently told AllAfrica's Cindy Shiner that changes need to be made in the way foreign aid is given to these countries, and that how donors give money is more important than how much they give.

28 Aug 2007 description
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President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone, whose ruling Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) faces the prospect of losing power in the second round of a presidential election, is threatening to impose a state of emergency, news agencies report.

The BBC reported today that Kabbah warned, in a television address made yesterday, that he might declare an emergency after two days of clashes between rival parties.

His warning came as the SLPP issued a statement complaining that supporters of the main opposition party, the All People's Congress (APC), had "brutally …

08 Feb 2003 description
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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, Johannesburg