AfricaFocus (Washington, DC)

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February 05

  • Somalia: Threat to Remittances Lifeline [analysis]

    "Collateral damage" from the war on terror takes many forms. Civilian deaths from drone or missile strikes are the most dramatic when they come to light. Damage from the "financial... Read more »



January 27

  • Africa: Africa - Challenging Homophobia

    "I encourage leaders to take a strong stand for fundamental human rights ... This simply means granting every one the freedom - and the means - to make informed decisions about... Read more »

  • Africa: USA/Africa - Exporting Homophobia

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed harsh anti-gay legislation into law this month. But Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has backed off on full support for anti-gay... Read more »



January 21

  • South Africa: Renewables Rising, Coal Still King [analysis]

    "South Africa [is] the world's sixth-largest coal exporter, seventh-largest coal producer, and thirteenth-largest CO2 emitter, with per-capita emissions twice the global average.... Read more »



January 13

  • South Sudan: Reflections On Crisis [analysis]

    Negotiations and fighting are both continuing this week in the conflict in South Sudan which erupted into open violence on December 15. It may be that coordinated international... Read more »



December 19, 2013

  • Central African Republic: Violence Continues to Spiral

    According to two new reports, by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, violence in the Central African Republic continues to spiral upwards, with armed militias identifying... Read more »



December 05, 2013

  • Africa: Pope Francis On Economic Justice [analysis]

    "As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of... Read more »



November 27, 2013

  • Central African Republic: Whose Responsibility to Protect? [analysis]

    In the Central African Republic, the scale of the humanitarian crisis is undeniable; the threat of even greater escalation of violence and chaos is real. And there is a consensus... Read more »



November 18, 2013



November 12, 2013

  • Africa: Digital Divide to Power Divide

    "The success of many African countries in addressing the digital divide masks a large, yawning hole into which many are about to fall. The more successful they are at addressing... Read more »



November 09, 2013

  • Africa: Monopolizing Maize [analysis]

    According to a new report from the African Centre for Biosafety, in South Africa, "Monsanto's Bt maize, MON810, has failed hopelessly in South Africa as a result of massive insect... Read more »



October 27, 2013



October 18, 2013

  • Africa: Africa - Whose "Africa Rising"?

    "New findings from Afrobarometer, based on surveys conducted in an unprecedented 34 African countries between October 2011 and June 2013, reveal widespread dissatisfaction with... Read more »



October 11, 2013



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 »

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