Category Global Development

The Zimbabwean Progressive’s in-depth, evidence-based and opinionated reporting on global development issues, with a special focus on Africa-focused international charities and non-profits, corruption and the extractions of African resources by multinational corporations.

New COVID variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global “maximum suppression”

The ongoing global rollout of life-saving vaccines no longer guarantees victory over COVID-19 as new "variants of concern" are now emerging and rapidly spreading worldwide, "putting current pandemic control efforts, including vaccination, at risk of being derailed," a group of leading health experts from around the world argues in this joint op-ed.
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The inconvenient truth about foreign aid

Like political campaign contributions, today's self-interested foreign aid often supports badly-designed development projects, imposes foreign investor-friendly policies on recipient countries, facilitates access to intended beneficiaries' resources, helps aid-giving countries to look good on the world stage, all the while making unquestioning taxpayers in aid giving countries feel good about their supposed generosity.
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