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Kenyan Farmers Can Learn From Dutch Success

Often talked about but getting least priority in the economy of developing countries, agriculture is central to solving the poverty conundrum in Africa. Understanding the role of agriculture in poverty alleviation is instrumental to comprehending the overall development process. It is widely believed that the problem of lack of income and its distribution or extreme […]

Like in the case of the global financial crisis of 2008, irresponsibility will be the downfall of Kenya’s economy. Kenyans watched in 2008 as the world’s most advanced economies were brought to their knees by a quick series of events. The domino effect of what started in the US mortgage sector ended in a catastrophic […]

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A proposed minimum wage of 22 francs an hour ($24.80) would have a damaging effect on Switzerland’s job market, says Swiss economics minister Johann Schneider-Ammann, as voters prepare to decide. Schneider-Ammann launched a campaign on Tuesday objecting to the proposal, which will be put to Swiss voters in a referendum on May 18th. Switzerland does […]

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The distribution of wealth in Germany is the most unequal in the eurozone, a report released on Thursday revealed. Large differences remain between men and women and east and west. The report, from The German Institute for Economic Research and the centre-left Hans-Böckler Foundation, found that living in the former West Germany meant you were […]

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Where do you live if you cannot afford London’s soaring rents? I took the only home I could find: a tiny, mouldy room in a freezing barge on the Thames. And there are many desperate people in the same situation Most Londoners will know someone suffering from the extortionate expense of finding a place to […]

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