- CommentaryBy Tony O. ElumeluOct 21, 2013
There is no debating that access to affordable electricity is essential for Africa’s development and self-sufficiency. More than 70 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa lacks access to electricity. Businesses spend up to 60 percent of their operating costs on power alone.
- Critical QuestionsBy Mikenna MaroneyOct 18, 2013
On September 23, the Sudanese government announced the immediate removal of the country’s long-standing fuel subsidies. As fuel prices skyrocketed, thousands of Sudanese mobilized throughout the country for the subsequent two weeks, protesting the decision and calling for the resignation of President Omar al Bashir.
- ReportBy Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Kristin WeddingOct 17, 2013
This report provides an overview of the debate in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda over genetically modified (GM) crops and their potential role in improving food security among smallholder farmers.
- ReportOct 15, 2013
In January 2013, the Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative began designing the framework for a Global Youth Wellbeing Index with the goal of filling a significant gap among the numerous comparative measures of national poverty, development, and wellbeing.
- ReportAug 23, 2013
In the past decade, there has been a steep and historic expansion of U.S. health engagement in Africa, principally through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). U.S. commitments to global health, of which over 70 percent is directed to Africa, rose from $1.7 billion in FY2001 to $8.9 billion in FY2012.
- ReportBy Matt BrydenAug 19, 2013
The Somali Federal Government (SFG), established in August 2012, has been widely welcomed as Somalia’s first “post-transition” government, receiving breathlessly upbeat media coverage and plaudits from the international community. Matt Bryden argues in this report that these buoyant judgments are based on highly selective appraisals of the situation.
- ReportBy Haim MalkaJul 31, 2013
Morocco is paying increasing attention to sub-Saharan Africa. Between 2008 and 2010 Moroccan FDI to sub-Saharan Africa nearly doubled, and from 2000 to 2010 Moroccan exports to sub-Saharan Africa more than tripled.
- ReportBy Brandon Fite and Chloe Coughlin-SchulteJul 9, 2013
Strategic competition between the US and Iran in Latin America and Africa remains a critical aspect of any national security discussion. Recent developments in Latin America, Africa, Iran, and elsewhere necessitate a reevaluation of Iran’s presence in the region, as well as the threat it poses to the United States.
- JournalBy Bruno TertraisJul 1, 2013
Who would have predicted just two years ago that cash-strapped, inwardly-focused, soul-searching France would embark on a flurry of military operations and bold strategic moves? How France can really afford to remain a global power while imposing some of the heaviest budget cuts ever.
- ReportJun 26, 2013
Countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) pose significant challenges for development, including private-sector development.