Africa

Child Brides in Zimbabwe

Legal frameworks play a powerful role in transforming norms and protecting girls’ rights. Although many African countries have established 18 as the minimum marriage age for girls, weak enforcement has meant these laws have had little impact.

Food Insecurity and Climate Change in Egypt

Egypt must adapt to climate change by introducing new crops, investing in farming technology and changing subsidies to protect the most vulnerable. By Joshua Goldfond.

Renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act

If revised and renewed, the AGOA would encourage growth and development in sub-Saharan Africa while also benefitting U.S. economic interests. By Udunopa B. Abalu.

Ebola: A Global Wake-Up Call

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is challenging the health systems of some very poor countries, and global cooperation is needed to respond to the threat.
By Chinua Akukwe.

Oil Theft Around the Globe

In Nigeria, Mexico, Iraq, Russia and Indonesia, billions of dollars of oil are being stolen, causing serious problems for governments and multinational corporations.
By Chris Dalby.

U.K. Ban on Khat Affects Kenya

The British government has banned the stimulant khat, which will have consequences for Kenyan farmers who had been fetching inflated prices for the crop in the United Kingdom. By Bernard Mulwa.

Nigeria: Ending the Threat of Boko Haram

The kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls should be the last straw. Nigeria must decisively end the menace of the insurgency group Boko Haram. By Chinua Akukwe.

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