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April 25, 2017

South Africa
Ramaphosa final ANC Leadership Contest Heating Up

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa all but announced his candidacy to succeed Jacob Zuma as the leader of the African National Congress (ANC) at a speech on April 23. The party’s election…

March 31, 2017

South Africa
Zuma Cabinet Reshuffle Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet Reshuffle Bad News for South Africa

As part of a wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle, President Jacob Zuma has fired highly respected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, along with other long-time stalwarts of the…

March 29, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Gordhan 032817 Rand Falls as Finance Minister Gordhan is Ordered Home

On March 27, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas were on an investor road show to the United Kingdom and the United States when they were abruptly ordered to ret…

November 28, 2012

Climate Change
The Doha Climate Debate

With the UN climate meeting in Doha under way, five experts discuss what needs to happen to advance a comprehensive global climate policy.

August 12, 2015

A health worker administers drops of polio vaccine to children in an outskirt of the Yemeni capital Sana'a. Global Efforts to Eradicate Polio

Though polio had nearly been eradicated, the virus is on the rise amid an increase in violence against vaccine workers in conflict zones.

March 17, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Zuma and Gupta South Africa’s President Zuma in Trouble with His Party

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has often been accused of corruption. But, until recently his hold on the governing African National Congress (ANC), with its huge parliamentary majority, has ensu…

January 23, 2015

WR01232015_2 Weekend Reading: After the Uprisings, Egypt’s Despotism, and Yemen’s Meltdown

Karl Sharro presents a satirically “simple” diagram of the Arab uprisings and their aftermath. Amro Ali looks at how the citizen contributes to the sustainability of despotism in Egypt. Susanne Dah…

March 20, 2013

United States
Natural Capital: Are Resources Scarce or Sustainable?

Blake Clayton, Geoff Dabelko, and Greg Stone discuss natural capital accounting and valuing ecosystem services as key components in promoting sustainable natural resource management, while noting the…

March 20, 2013

United States
Natural Capital: Are Resources Scarce or Sustainable?

JULIET EILPERIN: Could people please take their seats? That would be now. Take your seats. Stop talking. Thank you. Excellent. Thanks so much. Wanted to welcome everyone to the second session of to…