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Conclusions of the Paris Summit for Security in Nigeria

On May 17, 2014, heads of state from Benin, Cameroon, Chad, France, Niger, and Nigeria and representatives of the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States discussed how to combat the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, which abducted more than 200 school children.
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White House Factsheet on Equal Futures Partnership

On September 24, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the Equal Futures Partnership of the United States, along with twelve other founding members (Australia, Benin, Bangladesh, Denmark, Finland, Indonesia, Jordan, the Netherlands, Peru, Senegal, and Tunisia; as well as the European Union). The program seeks to break down barriers to women's political and economic participation.
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Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Such has been the increase in piracy that London-based insurers Lloyd's Market Association has listed the waters off Nigeria and Benin in the same risk category as Somalia. However, there are...
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African Development Revisited

This is a guest post by Owen Cylke. Mr. Cylke is a development professional and a retired senior foreign service officer with USAID. A spate of press articles over the past several months...
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An African Agenda for President Obama

There is criticism in Africa and in the United States that, given Africa's growing strategic, political, and economic importance, President Obama paid insufficient attention to it during his first...
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Is Chinese Investment Good for Africa?

by Deborah Brautigam, Adama Gaye with Deborah Brautigam, Adama Gaye
Deborah Brautigam of American University, author of Chinese Aid and African Development: Exporting Green Revolution, and Senegalese journalist Adama Gaye, author of China-Africa: The Dragon and the Ostrich, debate whether Chinese investment is good for Africa.