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April 24, 2018

Brazil
A Petrobras refinery in Cubatao, Brazil. Brazil’s Corruption Fallout

Federal investigators in Brazil have uncovered corruption at the highest levels of the government and in the country’s largest corporations.

February 16, 2018

Liberia
Africa-Johnson-Sirleaf-Mo-Ibrahim-Prize-Liberia Liberia’s Johnson-Sirleaf Awarded the Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

The foundation’s prize committee stated that Sirleaf had shown exceptional leadership, and noted that Liberia was the only African country out of fifty-four to improve in every category of its Index of African Governance.

March 10, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mo Ibrahim Final Yet Again, No Mo Ibrahim Prize Awarded

In February, the Ibrahim foundation announced that, yet again, it would not be awarding it’s famed Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. Mo Ibrahim, a British-Sudanese telecom billiona…

February 10, 2017

Brazil's President Michel Temer attends the inauguration ceremony of new Ministers, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, February 3, 2017 (Reuters/Adriano Machado). The Future of Lava Jato and Brazil’s Reform Agenda

The tragic January airplane crash that killed Justice Teori Zavascki, a member of Brazil’s highest court (the Supremo Tribunal Federal, STF), has given President Michel Temer an opportunity to seize …

February 12, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Podcast Women carry baskets with food items at a market in Blantyre, Malawi Women’s Economic Opportunity Starts in the Family

Today nearly 90 percent of nations still have laws on the books that block women’s work, including discriminatory laws and customs surrounding family life that perpetuate unequal access to assets and…

January 7, 2016

Brazil
Brazil's President Rousseff gestures during a meeting with social movements at Planalto Palace in Brasilia Five Upsides to Brazil’s Crisis

Brazil is in the midst of the longest recession of the democratic era that began in 1985. Between 2015 and 2016, the economy will shrink by 7 percent, more than in any other two-year period in the pa…

June 25, 2015

China
Infrastructure on Rousseff’s Agenda

This is a guest post by Emilie Sweigart, an intern here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America Studies program. Even as Brazil pushes forward austerity measures…

June 30, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Indictment of African Presidential Leadership Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Indictment of African Presidential Leadership

In 2016, once again, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has found no retiring African leader qualified for the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African leadership. Mo Ibrahim, a British-Sudanese telecom billi…

May 13, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
SADR_flag Kicking the Western Sahara Question Down the Road

Tyler Falish is an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program, and a student in Fordham University’s Graduate Program in International Political Economy & Development. On Apr…

March 4, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Pohamba Namibia’s President Wins Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

The 2014 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to the Namibian president, Hifikepunye Pohamba. He is set to leave office later this month. Mo Ibrahim, British-Sudane…