- ReportBy Richard Downie, Sahil AngeloJul 30, 2015
South Africa’s health system is approaching a make or break moment. Can it complete a set of complex organizational reforms and place itself on a sustainable financial footing that will enable it to deliver first-rate health care services to patients?
- ReportJul 23, 2015
Instability in fragile states is a frequent source of conflict and humanitarian crisis within countries, a driver of displacement and massive refugee flows, and often a threat to the stability and security of neighboring states. Economies in fragile states often underperform, their societies are divided, and their people suffer poor developmental and economic outcomes.
- CommentaryJul 23, 2015
President Barack Obama’s meetings this week with the leaders of three of sub-Saharan Africa’s most important countries provide an early opportunity to reflect on his emerging policy legacy on the African continent.
- Critical QuestionsJul 14, 2015
This June in New York City’s Times Square, officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were joined by law enforcement and celebrities for the second annual “ivory crush.” The event, in which several tons of illegal ivory seized by customs officials were publicly destroyed, was intended to send the message that the U.S.
- CommentaryJun 30, 2015
Two years ago today in Cape Town, South Africa, President Obama announced the Power Africa initiative, with the goal of doubling access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, developing new sources of energy, supporting clean energy, and expanding access to both urban populations and to communities living off the power grid.
- NewsletterJun 25, 2015
It’s not hard to find Americans who want a victory over the Islamic state. The hard part is finding any with a good sense of what victory would look like. The late Justice Potter Stewart’s famous description of hard-core pornography, “I know it when I see it,” isn’t very helpful.
- ReportBy Katherine Bliss, Cathryn StreifelMay 5, 2015
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- 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.