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Decentralised Urbanisation Holds Key to Healthy Urban Growth

Reports emanating from China indicate that the Chinese Government has moved to apply ‘urban bariatrics’ to its largest cities – Beijing and Shanghai. It seems to have accepted the concept that untrammeled demographic growth of its largest cities is undesirable beyond a point. This unsustainable ‘city obesity’, China believes, needs to be treated by the application of ‘urban bariatric surgery’.

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The National Dialogue Initiative in South Sudan

Sustaining Peace in the “New Gambia”