Investing in African Women Makes Good Business Sense

August 29, 2018

Investing in African women and girls as full partners in the economic future of Africa makes good business sense. There is little doubt that Africa will witness rapid yet uneven economic and demographic growth in the next 20 years. The continent’s rise can positively affect the global economy by...

Africa This Month: Nuclear Power Program Out, Malaria Vaccine In

April 30, 2017

Despite economic shocks and political turmoil, the jettisoning of a shady nuclear deal and the launch of a malaria vaccine are great news for Africa. In the March edition of Africa This Month, the authors warned about the risk of famine in parts of the continent. This month, the Famine Early...

Unarmed Women Fight Poachers in Africa

March 08, 2017

In one of Africa’s largest reserves, an all-women group protects wildlife without using any weapons or violence. Since being founded in 2013, the Black Mambas have prevented poachers from the Olifants West Region of Balule Nature Reserve in South Africa and expanded to cover the entire Balule...

Africa This Month: Mozambique’s Tuna Bonds Foreshadow African Debt Crisis

January 31, 2017

Even as Africa democratizes and strengthens the African Union, it faces a period of slow economic growth and rising debts that could lead to a crisis. In 2016, the authors began the momentous journey of narrating the oft ignored story of Africa. Our readers responded most positively and asked...