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Jan 27, 2008 Africa: Footloose Industry and Labor Rights
"The largest investments in manufacturing [resulting from the U.S.
Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)] are in the garment
industry. However, throughout the world, garment industries have
been the most footloose, moving from country to country following
government incentives and low wages" - Global Policy Network
Nov 12, 2006 Lesotho: Anti-Corruption Actions
Search the World Bank's website section on anti-corruption
(http://www.worldbank.org/anticorruption) for "Lesotho" and you
will get the following response: Your search - Lesotho - did not
match any documents. No pages were found containing "Lesotho".
But while the World Bank may not be paying attention, the small
Southern African country has taken the lead in attacking
corruption in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, a giant scheme
financed by the World Bank itself.
Feb 1, 2005 USA/Africa: Textile Meltdown?
U.S. imports of apparel from Sub-Saharan Africa rose in 2003 and
2004 to more than $1.5 billion a year, benefitting from duty-free
access under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). This
year, however, with new competition from China and India expected
after abolition of quotas under the international Multi-Fiber
Agreement, textile industries in African countries face the
prospect of rapid decline in export potential.
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
February 26, 2014 Africa: Tracking Toxic Pollution
February 8, 2014 Africa: New Development Goals
January 27, 2014 Africa: Challenging Homophobia
November 18, 2013 Africa: Time to Pay for Climate "Loss and Damage"
November 12, 2013 Africa: Digital Divide to Power Divide
November 9, 2013 Africa: Monopolizing Maize
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