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The spectre of secularism

‘Reasonable comprehensive doctrines, religious or non-religious, may be introduced in public political discussion at any time … provided that in due course proper political reasons – and not reasons given solely by comprehensive doctrines – are presented that are sufficient to support whatever the comprehensive doctrines are said to support’ (John Rawls.

A big bond for Africa

By Nancy Birdsall and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala LAGOS – The countries of Sub-Saharan Africa have reached a critical juncture. Strained by a collapse in commodity prices and China’s economic slowdown, the region’s growth slipped to 3.4% in 2015 – nearly 50% lower than the average rate over the previous 15 years.

The forgotten ones

Every now and then one is faced with local stories that leave one questioning the purpose of life. They are nightmarish tales about people who seem to be stuck in a hopeless existence, sometimes only with a vision of betterment after the end of this life or their belief in a life to come.

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