AfricaFocus (Washington, DC)

Website: http://www.africafocus.org/


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 »



June 01

  • South Africa: Diamond Miners Dodge Tax? [analysis]

    "In 2011, South Africa produced diamonds whose uncut, or rough, value was $1.73 billion, or 12 percent of global production, according to the most recent government data available.... Read more »



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April 24

  • Africa: The High Cost of Remittances

    "Remittances from African migrants play a vital role in supporting health, education, food security and productive investment in agriculture. Yet many of the benefits of remittance... Read more »



April 17

  • Mali: Polls Show Turn to Optimism

    "In an Afrobarometer survey in December 2012, three quarters of adult Malians were worried that the country was moving in 'the wrong direction.' At that time, at the depths of a... Read more »



April 14



April 07

  • Nigeria: Security Forces and Insecurity

    "Boko Haram is both a serious challenge and manifestation of more profound threats to Nigeria's security. Unless the federal and state governments, and the region, develop and... Read more »



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March 25

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