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The Power of Local Ownership in Countering Violent Extremism in the Sahel

01.11.2019
The United Nations Security Council is reviewing new concerns about security and terrorism in the Sahel, and the region is a key focus of the United States’ new Africa strategy announced by Ambassador John Bolton in December. Bolton underscored the link between the stagnation of economic progress...

Getting Africa’s Double Dividend to Deliver

10.09.2018
This opinion piece was originally published in “The Hitch News.” When a photo of Ghanaian teacher Richard Appiah Akoto went viral last February, a world of social media outsiders were quick to comment on Mr. Akoto’s superhuman dedication to teaching. While it is easy to stop at the feel-good,...

Closing the Global Gender Gap

03.29.2018
Women entrepreneurs offer a myriad of benefits for their economies and societies over all. Yet, around the world, there are still many barriers to women starting businesses. This year’s International Women’s Day campaign—Press for Progress—focused on addressing an alarming projection: at th...

The Dilemma of Corporate Governance and Business Ethics in Sudan

12.06.2017
Decades of conflict, civil war, and the secession of South Sudan in 2011, combined with the slump in global oil prices, have had a profound effect on Sudan’s economy and developmental progress. As the country attempts to emerge from conflict and integrate into the global economy following the lif...
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