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International aid to Africa needs an overhaul. Tips on what needs to change

Foreign aid "has failed to deliver sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction" in Africa, numerous studies have shown. De-linking African institutions from "an aid-dependent economic model" would be "one way to reform foreign aid" and make it work, argues Tigist Mekonnen Melesse, a post-PhD Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Effective Global Action, University of California, Berkeley.
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The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal highlights the problem of “surveillance capitalism” in the digital age

Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica's scandalous harvesting and use of Facebook user data highlights the urgent need for robust public debate on the emerging problem of “surveillance capitalism” in our increasingly digital society, suggests Jennifer Cobbe, the co-ordinator of Cambridge University's Trustworthy Technologies strategic research initiative.
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