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.
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.
Tunisia: Escaping the Great Mosque of Uqba
Angela Smith Kirkman
U.S.-Africa Summit: Partnership Opportunities
Sierra Leone: Challenge to Constitutional Review
Congo: M23 Down but Not Out
Rwanda: 20th Anniversary of the Genocide
Nelson Mandela: The Global Icon Goes Home
Zimbabwe Food Security Threatened by Tobacco
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