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African Democracy

AllAfrica.com: Namibia: ECN to Use New Machines in All Elections
AllAfrica.com: Namibia: Operations Kick Off At Husab
Namibia Plans 20% Boost to Tax Revenue to Narrow Budget Deficit
AllAfrica.com: Private Sector Must Drive Africa's Economy - President Sirleaf, Liberia
The Guardian: Ghana struggling to translate oil money into development gains
Africa Not Oblivious of Its Developmental Challenges - President Mahama (Ghana)
Crain's Detroit Business World Watch Monthly: South Africa
AllAfrica.com: Gates Tackles Prophets of Doom on Poverty, Foreign Aid
Botswana expects food shortage this year (Botswana Gazette)
Liberia looks to save rainforests by barcoding trees
Agribusiness threatens African wildlife migration
Batswana fear food shortage (Africa News)

Business, Industry & Economics

Baby boomers worry about finances, health costs
Irvin D. Reid talks about Detroit's "New Normal"

Children and Families

Kozol: ‘I’m sick of begging’ Congress to do the right thing

City of Detroit

Wayne State University receives $100,000 Kresge Foundation grant to support CitizenDetroit
CitizenDetroit project to engage more residents in contributing to city decision-making and revitalization with $750,000 from Knight Foundation
Detroit Free Press: Senate gets a look today at 'grand bargain' for Detroit pensioners, DIA
Bridge: All eyes on Belle Isle as state takes control
Bridge: Detroit's bankruptcy has Skillman Foundation rethinking investments
Benchmark Detroit: Charting Detroit's path from rock bottom
Benchmark Detroit: City services
Detroit retirees, city reach settlement on health care cuts
Kevyn Orr says Detroit Bankruptcy Plan Still Weeks Away
Governor Backs Funds for Detroit Bankruptcy
Auto show expected to generate nearly $400 million for Detroit area economy
U.S. innovation boosted by Silicon Valley-Detroit team-up
Practicing Democracy: The CitizenDetroit Project
Former top cop in NYC & LA says Detroit's crime problem can be fixed, offers encouragement
Super cops says Detroit's crime problem can be fixed
Law enforcement leaders gather in Detroit for forum at Wayne State University
"City Under Siege" ends with focus on solutions
Detroit Police must stay focused in battle against crime, violence.
Detroit’s Core Thrives As Criminals Prey On Neighborhoods
Initiative puts Detroit's citizens in charge of budget (Detroit News)
Done Deal: City, state approve consent agreement
Irvin D. Reid: Detroit needs and emergency manager (Detroit Free Press)
Irvin D. Reid speaks on Detroit's revival (VIDEO from Nightly Business Report)
Financial review team to examine "Probable Financial Stress" in Detroit (Michigan Department of Treasury)
More details on Detroit financial review board (Huffington Post)
Governor Snyder appoints Detroit financial review team (WXYZ - with video)


Report pegs MSU, U-M, Wayne State combined economic impact at $16.6B


Record year for immigration-related legislation
Obama administration sues to block Alabama immigration law
Vicente Fox on thinking about the future (CNN video)

Health Disparities

Churches pair faith with fat-fighting to curb obesity
Unequal and unhealthy


10 Retirement Misconceptions that Could Derail Your Golden Years
Finding Advice for More Modest Retirement Investments (The New York Times)


Sustainability, not a new bill, will fix SA's infrastructure
Liberia looks to save rainforests by barcoding trees
Agribusiness threatens African wildlife migration