Africa’s Long Road to Democracy

Jul 18, 2019

The violation of human rights across the African continent began as a struggle for self-rule in the mid-20th century. Except for Liberia, which European countries assumed was an American colony, and Ethiopia, which was never colonized due to Haile Selassie’s resistance to Italian invasion,...

What Happens in Africa Matters in Europe

Jul 17, 2019

The African continent is home to 54 countries, more than 1.2 billion people and around 2,000 languages. Its challenges and success stories are as diverse as the breadth of its landmass. In terms of GDP growth, Africa is the world’s second fastest-developing region. A 2018 report by the Overseas...

Graham Greene: Writing the Human Condition

Apr 03, 2019

The novels of Graham Greene, who died on April 3, 1991, epitomized the spectacle of the human psyche. Graham Greene — the legendary novelist, playwright, short story and screenplay writer, critic and journalist of the top draw — was always a mobile writer, never ever easy to pin down. His...

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...

The Gender Gap in Global Health

May 09, 2018

Cuts to the CDC will disproportionately harm women's health worldwide.  With the proposed cuts to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) global epidemic disease activities, marginalized populations around the world will become more vulnerable to infectious disease...

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