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  1. ECONOMY: Namibia Embarks on Nuclear Policy

    Tuesday, January 04, 2011

    Namibia is set to develop its rich uranium resources and intends to pursue uranium enrichment locally. It also plans to build its own nuclear electricity plant.

  2. ECONOMY-BOLIVIA: Private Sector Gives Way Under Government's Public Push

    Friday, October 08, 2010

    The decline in foreign direct investment and the increase in efforts to reverse privatisation processes are feeding debate in Bolivia about President Evo Morales's economic policies, which include the creation of more government- run enterprises.

  3. ROMANIA: Austerity Deals Mortal Blow to Health System

    Thursday, August 26, 2010

    Five newborns died last week in a fire caused by an airconditioning fault at a Bucharest maternity. Insufficient, overworked staff and deficient maintenance -- results of inadequate funding of the health system - -were listed among the causes.

  4. DEVELOPMENT: Africa Centre Dismissals Challenged

    Sunday, February 14, 2010

    A European Union (EU) aid programme tasked with nurturing the private sector in Africa has become the focus of high-level diplomatic discussions after almost half of its staff were abruptly dismissed.

  5. EUROPE: Privatised Services Back in Public Hands

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    After the wave of de-privatisation of water services facilities that started across the world two years ago, municipalities in Europe are now buying back the electricity utilities they sold to private investors in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

  6. EGYPT: Economists Blame 'Neo-liberalism' for Region's Woes

    Monday, January 18, 2010

    Egypt embarked on 'neo-liberal' economics more than three decades ago reorienting its socialist-oriented policies towards those of the 'free market.' Now, however, many critics call the strategy a failure and blame it for the country's rampant poverty and unemployment.

  7. UGANDA: Railway Revival Planned

    Saturday, January 09, 2010

    The collapse of the Uganda Railway Corporation 15 years ago opened up lucrative opportunities for privately-owned road transporters. But the high cost of maintaining the highways carrying heavy truck and bus traffic is leading government to take a fresh look at the rails.

  8. BALKANS: Serbs Bank on EU Laws to Regain Seized Property

    Monday, December 28, 2009

    Prominent theatre actor Tanasije Uzunovic loves to take long walks in the large Kalemegdan Fortress Park but generally avoids the Dedinje neighbourhood, a more popular green zone in the Serbian capital.

  9. DRC: Electricity Lines Overhead But Never Seen a Light Bulb

    Friday, September 18, 2009

    'We produce electricity but we manage darkness. We have big energy sources of electricity but only 20 percent of the population has access to electricity because most of the energy is sold to foreign countries.'

  10. BALKANS: Strike Wave Sweeps Serbia

    Friday, August 28, 2009

    A very hot summer of workers' discontent has taken over Serbia. Some 33,000 people go on strike daily in 40 to 45 firms, according to union statistics. They are mostly employees of privatised companies who have not been paid salaries or social and health security benefits for months now.

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