- ReportBy Janet Fleischman, Katherine PeckApr 17, 2015
The data are stark and incontrovertible: In eastern and southern Africa, girls account for 80 percent of all new HIV infections among adolescents, and HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for girls aged 15–19. With 7,000 girls and young women aged 15–24 infected every week, the goal of an AIDS-free generation cannot be achieved without a dramatic new approach to this population.
- CommentaryApr 5, 2015
Terrible as it was, al Shabaab’s murderous attack on Garissa University in Kenya was not completely a surprise. The Somali Islamist terrorist group has lost much territory in Somalia in recent years to an African Union military force.
- CommentaryApr 1, 2015
With the electoral victory of opposition leader General Muhammadu Buhari and a gracious concession speech by incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria has confounded the country’s critics and doomsayers and taken a giant step forward in consolidating democratic progress since the return to civilian rule in 1999.
- CommentaryMar 30, 2015
Reporting from the ground in Nigeria, Jennifer Cooke discusses the successes and the challenges of Nigeria’s hotly contested presidential elections. As an international observer, she reviews the performance and conduct of the election commission, the security services, and civil society, prior to the announcement of final results.
- ReportMar 11, 2015
In Chapter 8 of Rocky Harbors: Taking Stock of the Middle East in 2015, Carolyn Barnett analyzes how Egypt's role as an actor in regional politics is evolving.
- ReportMar 11, 2015
During the last decade, sub-Saharan Africa enjoyed unprecedented rates of economic growth, with new technologies, better governance, and increasing investment flows creating new opportunities for innovation and economic and human development.
- ReportBy Jennifer G. Cooke, David L. GoldwynFeb 27, 2015
New oil and gas discoveries across Africa have raised hopes among governments and citizens alike of significant investments and revenues that will drive economic growth and development well beyond the energy sector. The recent collapse of oil prices and broader uncertainty in energy markets leaves the timetable for capitalizing on these discoveries uncertain.
- Critical QuestionsFeb 24, 2015
Recent video messages released by the African terrorist groups Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram offer new insights into their strategic use of communications technology to appeal for new recruits and frighten the general public.
- ReportFeb 9, 2015
Elections have always been high-stakes affairs in Nigeria, but the buildup to the 2015 elections has been accompanied by unprecedented levels of tension and anxiety.
- JournalJan 27, 2015
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