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December 06, 2016
By Asmita Parshotam
Lesotho is facing challenges in financing its Queen Mamohato Hospital, which costs U.S. $67 million a year to run, representing half of the country's meagre health budget. The project, which the World Bank's International Finance Corporation helped design, is a result of a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement between the Lesotho government and a South African private healthcare provider.
December 06, 2016
Despite the promise and force of globalization as a powerful engine for economic transformation, hardworking subsistence farmers have been left behind due to insufficient skills, said Nobel Laureate and Harvard Professor, Eric Maskin during a roundtable debate themed, The way forward to transforming Africa’s agriculture.
He opined that Africa’s agricultural workers should be able to benefit from globalization if deliberate policies are in place and said that a major priority should be to raise skills levels through measures such as incentives to agricultural companies that invest in the development of agricultural workers, as well as creating opportunities for sending their children to school to eliminate child labour.
July 21, 2016

[VIDEO on CNBC Africa] Given the sharp decline in oil revenues, funding infrastructure is a key challenge for Nigeria's government. Chamberlain Peterside, CEO at Xcellon Capital Advisors joins CNBC Africa to discuss Nigeria's infrastructure funding dilemma ahead of an infrastructure roundtable event in Abuja later this week.

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July 21, 2016
Linking research to specialised training in higher education is crucial in generating evidence-based policies to advance regional development agenda in Africa, a forum has heard. Academic institutions, policymakers and the private sector should work together to set the research agenda, implement research recommendations and monitor policy actions, according to the 2nd Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)–African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) annual research forum that was held in Kenya on 27 June-1 July.