Taking the Overseas Blinders Off Corporate Governance

Oct 17, 2017

Above-board corporate behavior in the UK does not guarantee ethical conduct elsewhere. In its annual Good Governance report, the Institute of Directors (IoD) assesses the United Kingdom’s largest listed companies against indicators that include board effectiveness, audit and risk...

Kenya Celebrates the Success of Rhino Conservation

Sep 29, 2017

Rhino conservation efforts in Kenya demonstrate that it is possible to overcome poaching. As the world marked the 2017 World Rhino Day on September 22 to celebrate all five species of the rhino — black, white, Indian, Sumatran and Javan — Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy celebrated four...

Does Democracy Automatically Lead to Gender Equality?

Jan 24, 2017

Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in parliament worldwide. According to the latest Global Gender Gap Report published in October 2016 by the World Economic Forum, Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in parliament worldwide—64% of seats in the Rwandan parliament are occupied...

Africa This Month: Africa in the Age of Donald Trump

Nov 30, 2016

The incoming Trump administration is likely to turn isolationist and dial down engagement with Africa, allowing the Chinese to fill the resulting vacuum. November has proved to be eventful. Apparently, South African President Jacob Zuma’s leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) is...

Africa This Month: International Institutions Stumble

Oct 31, 2016

Despite divisions and conflicts, African leaders are behaving more assertively in their messy dealings with the international community and its imperfect institutions. This month, Africa hosted a big international gathering. Delegates from over 150 countries met in Kigali, Rwanda, to reach a...

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