AfricaFocus (Washington, DC)


December 15

December 08

December 01

November 19

  • West Africa: Past Time for BandAids [analysis]

    Although the new BandAid30 single may raise millions, some of which may actually aid in fighting Ebola, it is also prompting an unusually high level of criticism for its... Read more »

November 11

November 05

October 30

October 20

  • Africa: Decent Work Agenda

    "While economic growth is laudable, the ["Africa Rising"] narrative does not address the role of unions and workers in pressing for economic and political justice, and it... Read more »

October 14

October 07

  • Africa: Africa - Ebola Perspectives [analysis]

    At one level, the challenge posed by Ebola is immediate, direct, and even simple. Health professionals know what needs to be done; the issue is committing enough resources quickly... Read more »

September 22

September 16

  • Africa: Tracing the Oil Money

    From 2011 to 2013, the governments of [ten oil-producing African countries] sold over 2.3 billion barrels of oil. These sales, worth more than $250 billion, equal a staggering 56... Read more »

September 10

August 18

August 11

  • Africa: Investment for Whom? [analysis]

    "While governance remains an issue for many African countries, structural deficiencies in the U.S. financial system are just as responsible for driving the outflow of illicit... Read more »

July 31

  • Africa: Talking Points On Common Issues [analysis]

    As African leaders and corporate CEOs gather to meet with President Obama and U.S. government officials, a wide variety of civil society activists will also be meeting in... Read more »

July 29

  • Africa: USA/Africa - a Dubious Summit [analysis]

    "Starting August 4, the Obama Administration will host a mini replica of an African Union (AU) summit. As many as 40 heads of state from the continent will be on hand for the... Read more »

July 14

July 10

  • Africa: Rapid Growth in Mobile Money [analysis]

    "The mobile money landscape is becoming increasingly competitive, and this is especially true in Sub-Saharan Africa where mobile money is already available in 36 of 47 countries in... Read more »

July 07

June 30

June 23

  • Central African Republic: Nation's Crisis Remains Forgotten

    "The crisis that has plagued the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2012, particularly predation by both authorities and armed groups, has led to the collapse of the... Read more »

June 16

June 09

  • Nigeria: Beyond the Hashtag Debates [analysis]

    "As is often the case in situations of widespread insecurity and violence, the displacement caused by Boko Haram and the [Nigerian] army's operations against it has reduced... Read more »

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