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Transforming the U.S.-Africa Commercial Relationship

This 113th session of the U.S.  Congress has an opportunity to transform U.S. trade and investment relations with Africa. A key issue is the extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), now set to expire in September 2015.  ...

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Corruption in Africa: It Takes Two to Tango

Africa’s corruption troubles are well known, but corruption is a global phenomenon and developed countries are deeply implicated.   Speaking at Transparency International’s (TI) Annual Anti-Corruption Lecture, John Githongo, Kenya’s former anti-corruption tsar, spoke with cautious optimism. On the one ...

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Malawi: Paying the Price of Devaluation

Blantyre — Malawi is facing unrest amidst rising prices and falling living standards. Is the hope that was once invested in President Banda running out?   The Malawian government finally gave in to civil servants’ demands for wage increases last ...

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A Look At Africa’s Leading Women

The role of African women in conspicuous positions of power has become increasingly prevalent. Africa saw its first female head of state in 2006 when Ellen Sirleaf Johnson assumed office as president of Liberia. This was matched by Joyce Banda ...

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Ezekwesili: Questions and the Search for Closure – by Noel Ihebuzor

The convocation address by the immediate past vice-president of the World Bank and former Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, at the 42nd convocation ceremony of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has caused quite some traffic on the social media, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Nasir el-Rufai Issues Public Apology Over Controversial Jesus Tweet

Hello Friends. I have been travelling and trying to catch some sleep in between the last 24 hours and missed all the furore arising from my retweet of Ogunyemi Bukola’s (@zebbook) joke, Maku et al and Jesus. I must say ...

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