January 24, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa
The World Bank released its annual Global Economic Prospects report for sub-Saharan Africa earlier this month, forecasting a GDP growth rate of 3.4 percent in sub-Saharan Africa for 2019. This is up from 2018 and represents a modest recovery from a downturn that began in 2015.
February 13, 2019Middle East and North Africa
What a late-night meal in Italy taught me about American Exceptionalism in the Arab world.
January 10, 2019Central Africa
After protesters used social media apps to topple dictators during the Arab Spring, governments in Africa are adopting a new tactic to curtail their influence: taxing social media usage.
October 31, 2018Middle East and North Africa
Mohammad bin Salman isn’t just ruining his own reputation—he’s spoiling Washington’s policies across the region.
February 5, 2019South Africa
On February 2, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) unveiled its election manifesto with spectacle and fiery rhetoric characteristic of its leader, Julius Malema. It reiterated its position on land and mine ownership, called for the doubling of social grants (welfare payments), and for increases in spending on educational infrastructure and healthcare.