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September 8, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senator Coons on U.S.-Africa Relationship

Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) visited Nigeria at the end of August, leading a bipartisan and bicameral Congressional delegation (CODEL). During that trip, the Senator delivered an important speech in Lagos…

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August 31, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Codel to West Africa

With the exception of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Halley, the Trump administration has shown little interest in Africa. It has been very slow to make Africa-related appointments: there is still n…

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June 14, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits South Africa

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s “Ripples of Hope” speech at the University of Cape Town, a congressional delegation (codel) visited South Africa the last week of May. I…

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March 5, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Chicken Tax Strains U.S.-South Africa Relationship

This is a guest post by Nathaniel Glidden, intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in International Affairs with concentrations in Deve…

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March 19, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
An African Agenda for President Obama

There is criticism in Africa and in the United States that, given Africa’s growing strategic, political, and economic importance, President Obama paid insufficient attention to it during his first te…

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C) jokes with patients and staff of the Heal Africa clinic in Goma August 11, 2009

January 28, 2013

Education
Immigration Reform: Five Years Later, Five Big Challenges

It has been more than five years since the last congressional effort at comprehensive immigration reform dissolved in acrimony. Since that time, the U.S. government has deported nearly 2 million unau…

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June 8, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Fed Plans to Include Small Banks in Basel III

The Federal Reserve proposed applying “core” Basel III rules to all U.S. banks by 2019 (WSJ). Experts had expected small banks—less than $1 billion in assets—to be exempted from the new international…

A man enters the headquarters of the Bank for International Settlements, which sponsors the international Basel Committee on Banking Supervision that issued the Basel III rules (Christian Hartmann/Courtesy Reuters).

March 7, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa Loses a Congressional Friend

Representative Donald Payne, Democrat of New Jersey, died March 6 of colon cancer, according to the press. He was 77 years of age. He was a college graduate (Seton Hall University) and by profession …

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