AfricaFocus (Washington, DC)


January 13

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 »

November 11, 2014

November 05, 2014

October 30, 2014

October 20, 2014

  • 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, 2014

October 07, 2014

  • 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, 2014

September 16, 2014

  • 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, 2014

August 18, 2014

August 11, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • 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, 2014

July 10, 2014

  • 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, 2014

June 30, 2014

June 23, 2014

  • 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 »

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