Managing Societal Fault Lines in Africa (VIDEO)

The Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a discussion on the book On the Fault Line: Managing Tensions and Divisions within Societies recently. The panel was moderated by Mary Carlin Yates, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Africa on the National Security Staff. It included J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa [...]

A Barrage of Stories

Very early tomorrow morning I head to South Africa for my first trip there in nearly a year. I’ll be there for three weeks and will be upping my frequency and volume of posting. But in the meantime, here is a deluge of stories that have been piling up in my tabs: At The Atlantic [...]

Africa’s Boom

Africa is growing. Sometime two years ago the continent’s population surpassed a billion people. But this is not simply some sort of phenomenon of Malthusian proportions. For as Africa’s population grows, so too does its economy, in ways that most people probably do not realize. Howard French explains: Africa, with a population expected to roughly [...]

Covering Africa

Laura Seay has an important piece in Foreign Policy, “How Not to Write About Africa.” In addition to pointing out what not to do Seay also argues that coverage of Africa ought to derive from within Africa by and large by Africans. This is a useful prescription, but I would shift the remedy slightly — [...]

GDP per capita: Africa’s one & important target

Some Africans in government of their nations attended the just concluded world economic forum in Davos, Switzerland; their message of Africa rising is strong and forms a major part of their campaign. Africa is tipped to be the next economic powerhouse after last decade surge of countries like China, Brazil and India. This could be true [...]

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