AfricaFocus (Washington, DC)


October 06, 2013

  • Africa: Ending Migrant Deaths At Sea

    "These days, it takes a blockbuster tragedy for migrant boats to reach the front pages - the quiet, regular additions to the Mediterranean's death toll encountered on an... Read more »

August 20, 2013

  • Africa: Progress Against Aids

    "During the past 10 years, the AIDS response has been extraordinary, nowhere more so than in eastern and southern Africa. The countries in this region are using the latest tools... Read more »

August 05, 2013

  • South Africa: The Marikana Syndrome

    "What took place on August 16th could just as conceivably have occurred with similar violence at just about any mine in South Africa - because of workforce similarities, common... Read more »

July 31, 2013

  • Africa: Youth, 'Waithood,' and Protest [document]

    "This morning I would like to focus our attention on the lives of young Africans struggling with unemployment, the difficulty of finding sustainable livelihoods, and the absence of... Read more »

July 23, 2013

  • Zimbabwe: Slim Chances for Credible Elections [analysis]

    "As things stand currently, the chances of having free, fair and credible elections are slim, particularly given the shortcomings of security sector reforms and reforms in other... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Voters' Roll Follies [analysis]

    "The analysis also revealed a number of discrepancies between census data and registered voters across all age groups. For instance there are approximately 831,482 people in the... Read more »

July 15, 2013

  • Africa: Violence Against Women Is Epidemic

    "Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the... Read more »

July 08, 2013

  • Egypt: Neither Coup Nor Revolution [analysis]

    "We did not launch this revolution nor risk our lives only to change the players. We wanted to change the rules of the game. That was the mandate we gave to Morsy. He has failed in... Read more »

June 19, 2013

  • Africa: Africa - Claim No Easy Victories

    "Don't tell lies. Fight lies when they are told. Don't disguise difficulties, errors, and failures. Do not trust in easy victories nor in appearances. ... Practice and defend the... Read more »

June 12, 2013

  • Africa: Underdeveloping African Agriculture [analysis]

    "These interventions from AGRA [Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa] and the G8 are, first and foremost, about opening markets and creating space for multinational... Read more »

  • Mozambique: Agriculture Project Challenged [analysis]

    "We, the rural populations, families from the communities of the Nacala Corridor, religious organisations and Mozambican civil society, recognising the importance and urgency of... Read more »

June 05, 2013

May 31, 2013

  • Africa: Rich Without Borders [analysis]

    "For every country losing money illicitly, there is another country absorbing it. These outflows are facilitated by financial opacity in advanced Western economies and offshore tax... Read more »

May 23, 2013

May 13, 2013

  • Africa: The Rise of the Global South [analysis]

    "Although most developing countries have done well, a large number of countries have done particularly well - what can be called the 'rise of the South'. Read more »

May 08, 2013

April 26, 2013

  • Morocco: Violence Against Migrants [analysis]

    "The renewed cooperation efforts between Morocco and Spain which, according to these countries, are focused on the fight against cross-border crime, illegal migration and drug... Read more »

April 19, 2013

  • Africa: Towards Structural Transformation? [analysis]

    At a gathering hosted by the Pan African Parliament in February this year, an impressive range of African thinkers, parliamentarians, and civil society organizations called for... Read more »

April 11, 2013

  • Africa: The "Offshore World" of Tax Havens [analysis]

    The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has begun publication of stories from a vast trove of documents revealing transactions in the "offshore world" of... Read more »

April 02, 2013

  • Africa: The Industrialization Agenda [analysis]

    It seems to be the season for economic reports and meetings, with the IMF issuing a critique of subsidies for fossil fuels, the UNDP's Human Development Report focusing on the... Read more »

March 26, 2013

  • Mali: Mali - Listening Without Drones [analysis]

    "Mali is neither Somalia, nor Afghanistan, nor an 'Africanistan.' ... We hope President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are wise enough not to let analogy do the work of... Read more »

March 19, 2013

  • Africa: Curbing the Arms Trade? [analysis]

    The United Nations began new meetings this week to finalize negotiations on an international treaty governing trade in conventional arms. But enacting a strong treaty without major... Read more »

March 10, 2013

February 26, 2013

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