AfricaFocus (Washington, DC)


May 25

  • Africa: Africa, Race, and World Order [opinion]

    "The failure to acknowledge race as a fundamental feature of today's unequal world order remains a striking weakness of radical as well as conventional analyses of that order.... Read more »

May 18

  • Africa: Decarbonizing Development?

    Decarbonizing Development, a new report from the World Bank, lays out a target of "zero carbon future" by the end of the century. The target year goal is the most conservative of... Read more »

May 11

  • West Africa: Ebola Down but Not Out [analysis]

    "The [Ebola] epidemic is at its lowest but not over yet. The recent weeks have seen an important decrease in new confirmed Ebola cases across West Africa. Liberia is now close to... Read more »

May 05

  • Africa: Renewable Energy Gains Ground

    "A key feature of 2014 was the continuing spread of renewable energy to new markets. Investment in developing countries, at $131.3 billion, was up 36% on the previous year and came... Read more »

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March 30

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February 24

  • Africa: USA/Somalia - Rising Threat to Remittances

    When President Obama addressed the White House Conference on Countering Violent Extremism last week, the media buzz focused on his message that it was a counterproductive error to... Read more »

February 18

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February 05

January 26

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January 06

  • Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone - Losing Out [analysis]

    According to World Bank estimates in December, Sierra Leone is the country that has suffered the greatest economic losses from the impact of Ebola. Economic growth, estimated at a... Read more »

December 15, 2014

December 08, 2014

December 01, 2014

November 19, 2014

  • 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 »

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