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November 20, 2013

Human Rights
RTR3CX6R Ending Motherhood in Childhood

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Lynn ElHarake, research associ…

April 14, 2016

Wars and Conflict
Syrian-girl-camp_RTR4E16W Action on Ending Child Marriage

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Dr. Babatunde O…

October 6, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
buhari cabinet1 President Buhari’s Cabinet List Announced

More than four months after he was inaugurated, and more than six months after President Buhari was elected, a partial list of his cabinet nominees has been made public. The senate president read alo…

April 2, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Buhari Agenda Nigeria President-elect Mohammadu Buhari’s Agenda

As in the United States, there is a hiatus between a president’s election and his inauguration in Nigeria. Muhammadu Buhari will be inaugurated as president of Nigeria on May 29. In the meantime, Pre…

June 10, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Commanding officers salute during a parade for the Nigeria Army's 150th anniversary celebration in Abuja, July 6, 2013. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters) Nigeria’s Churning Is About More Than Elite Politics

This post was co-authored by John Campbell and  Jim Sanders. Jim was a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are their personal views. The …

January 8, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
People sit and trade under a bridge at the Orile-Iganmu district of Lagos August 29, 2013 Could Lagos Be a Model for the Developing World?

Seth D. Kaplan, writing in the opinion pages of the January 7 New York Times, observes that by 2015, half the world’s population living on less than $1.25 a day will reside in fragile states. These p…

November 16, 2012

United States
Afghan mother Guest Post: Family Planning Is a Right, Not a Privilege

Emma Welch is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action and the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Given the news dominating…

July 9, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
An aerial view shows the central business district in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, April 7, 2009. Lagos a Success Story?

In a celebration of Lagos and African urbanization, the Financial Times ran a piece by Xan Rice highlighting Nigeria’s commercial capital’s size, its economic importance, and its government’s energy …

July 25, 2011

Global
The Challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases

This September the United Nations will convene a high level summit on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, and …

September 28, 2012

Liberia
A Conversation with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

GEORGE RUPP: I'm very pleased to welcome all of you to this Council on Foreign Relations meeting with the president of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. I have the usual housekeeping …