Hostility Still Looms in Ivory Coast and Liberia

Jan 25, 2019

After the ICC acquitted Laurent Gbagbo of crimes against humanity, the fear of renewed violence in Ivory Coast is growing. The roads to peace in Ivory Coast and Liberia have been quite similar. In both cases, external forces and the arrest of political figures responsible for the escalation of...

Is a “Chocapocalypse” Looming?

Aug 25, 2018

While claims of a looming “chocapocalypse” might be overblown for the time being, the risks are real. No more chocolate by 2050? Several articles have pointed recently that we are heading for a major chocolate crisis. Global chocolate market value keeps reaching new highs, potentially...

The Beautiful Game Fails Women

Jul 24, 2018

Entertainment and profits aside, it is time FIFA put its money where its mouth is and encourage women to play the beautiful game. Missing teams. Dangerous turf. Low investment. Women's international football has a problem, not in quality of play or enthusiasm, but in the support provided by its...

Did Djibouti Just Jeopardize Investment for All of Africa?

Mar 29, 2018

After the seizure of a port facility by the Djibouti government, questions arise about the safety of investing in Africa.  Following a legally dubious seizure of the Doraleh Container Terminal and the abrupt termination of DP World’s contract by the Djibouti authorities at the end of...

What are We Doing to Protect the Rohingya?

Sep 21, 2017

If only Muslims reach out to help the Rohingya, the international community will suffer another blow to its reputation. They were Muslims, and they were leaving the country in droves. Their homeland, a remote corner of a multiethnic country, had become a warzone. Militants had taken up arms to...

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