Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:20:00 GMTLegal 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.
Mon, 04 May 2015 18:52:00 GMTEgypt must adapt to climate change by introducing new crops, investing in farming technology and changing subsidies to protect the most vulnerable.
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 16:50:00 GMTIf revised and renewed, the AGOA would encourage growth and development in sub-Saharan Africa while also benefitting U.S. economic interests.
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:42:00 GMTThe Ebola outbreak in West Africa is challenging the health systems of some very poor countries, and a proper response requires global cooperation.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:38:00 GMTIn Nigeria, Mexico, Iraq, Russia and Indonesia, billions of dollars of oil are being stolen, causing serious problems for governments and corporations.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:50:00 GMTThe British government has banned the stimulant khat, which will have consequences for Kenyan farmers who had been fetching inflated prices for the crop.
Thu, 08 May 2014 15:34:00 GMTThe kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls should be the last straw. Nigeria must decisively end the menace of the insurgency group Boko Haram.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:58:00 GMTThe Great Mosque, in all its majestic grandeur, is less enticing if you're an American woman who somehow finds herself inside it.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:25:00 GMTThe upcoming summit between U.S. and African leaders is likely to make progress on a number of investment, development and security issues.
Thu, 01 May 2014 17:12:00 GMTOne of the issues being debated in Sierra Leone, as the country undergoes a constitutional review, is whether to keep in place presidential term limits.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:28:00 GMTA string of U.N. successes against rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo may not last unless the underlying cause of the conflict is addressed.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:10:00 GMTRwandans should be proud of the immense progress they have made since the genocide, but economic inequality and political abuses still plague the country.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:39:00 GMTMandela's work to end apartheid in South Africa and fight for peace and equality throughout the world has left an indelible imprint on the global community.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:43:00 GMTDroves of small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe are moving away from growing food crops and turning to tobacco, a trend that seriously threatens the country's food security.