December 11, 2018South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa selected Shamila Batohi to the new national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) for a single ten-year term. As NDPP, Batohi will head the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which, as its name implies, determines who to prosecute and who not to prosecute on behalf of the state.
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March 18, 2019Defense and Security
Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges.
March 11, 2019United States
By Jennifer Schuessler New York Times [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/books/scholar-of-the-marshall-plan-wins-american-history-book-prize.html] March 11, 2019 Benn Steil, the author of “…
March 18, 2019Diplomacy and International Institutions
The Trump administration is repeating the mistakes of America’s interwar isolationists, who believed that the nation could and should insulate itself from global troubles. To understand this attitude…
March 5, 2019Technology and Innovation
Known for his ground-breaking business theories on “jobs to be done,” Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School has a new book on disruptive innovation, The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out Of Poverty. I sat down with the book’s co-author, Efosa Ojomo, who leads the global prosperity research at the Clayton Christensen Institute, to learn how policymakers can apply the book’s findings in Africa.
March 12, 2019Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
Measles cases have spiked as a growing number of anti-vaxxers, opting out of immunizations for their kids, threaten decades of progress toward eliminating the disease.
March 11, 2019India
Aaron Steinberg is an interdepartmental program assistant at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. On Sunday, the Indian Election Commission released the much anticipated polling dates fo…