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Pambazuka News Pambazuka News is produced by a pan-African community of some 2,600 citizens and organisations - academics, policy makers, social activists, women's organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators who together produce insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses and make it one of the largest and most innovative and influential web forums for social justice in Africa.

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    Grand developmentalism: MDGs and SDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa

    A. Bayo Ogunrotifa (2015-05-29)

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    The proposed Sustainable Development Goals suffer from the same failings as the Millennium Development Goals they are replacing. Ideas and practices of sustainable development should reflect the complexities of development issues and not be based on abstract agendas and strategies that are constituted in a universalist frame.

    From MDGs to SDGs: An African civil society perspective on the gap between claim and reality

    Boniface Mabanza (2015-05-29)

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    Without radical rethinking, the new project of setting a post-2015 agenda is in danger of suffering the same fate as its forerunners. Development in its classical understanding is of no use now. What is needed are real changes corresponding to the various local and national necessities.

    From Sustainable Development Goals to Economy of Life-Goals for Africa

    Rogate R. Mshana (2015-05-29)

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    The vision of an economy in the service of life, where poverty is eradicated, social justice is embraced and ecological justice promoted, must be the essence of the next generation of Sustainable Development Goals and beyond.

    Post-2015: A vision for an African development based on indigenous knowledge and resources

    Chika Ezeanya (2015-05-29)

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    A sustainable and effective post-2015 development agenda for Africa must have its emphasis on building the capacity of Africans to identify, grow and strengthen their own systems and processes.

    Assessing the HIV/AIDS MDGs: Does this look like success or even progress?

    Lincoln J. Fry (2015-05-29)

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    One of the MDGs is to reduce sexual transmission of HIV by 50 percent by 2015. But new infections are outpacing scaled up treatment, basic knowledge about HIV is poor, only about 35 percent of those infected receive treatment, and only about 40 percent of people living with HIV know their status.

    From MDGs to SDGs: Indigenous African women as missing link

    Gwain Colbert (2015-05-29)

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    It is because of indigenous African women’s strength and resilience that our families and communities have been kept alive, not western development concepts and models.

    Regionalism in the post-2015 development agenda

    Joe Corry-Roake (2015-05-29)

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    In an ever-globalising world, developing nations are robbed of the capacity to deal with global challenges to their own interests. Strong regional bodies are an opportunity to resist this by adopting common positions and protecting the interests of member states.

    Sustainable Development: Challenges and opportunities of an unfinished journey

    Humphrey Polepole (2015-05-29)

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    Since the Millennium Development Goals are an unfinished journey, they are still relevant, but there is a need to go beyond the MDGs in order to take into account new and emerging issues and aspirations.

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