July 7, 2020Sub-Saharan Africa
Conventional wisdom is that Africa's rising middle class is the engine for economic and social development. However, on a continent of 1.3 billion people resident in more than fifty countries, this trope may obscure more than it illuminates.
July 1, 2020Trade
President Trump reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to restructure the North American Free Trade Agreement, hoping a new trilateral accord will reinvigorate the U.S. manufacturing sector.
June 30, 2020Middle East and North Africa
New U.S. sanctions under the Caesar Act could compound the economic turmoil threatening to undo the Assad regime.
June 16, 2020Sub-Saharan Africa
The U.S. protests following the police killing of George Floyd have spurred solidarity among many Africans, who have expressed widespread outrage against police brutality.
June 11, 2020Burundi
The startling death of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza earlier this week raises new questions about the future direction of his country. Nkurunziza’s legacy is not a happy one. After taking …
May 29, 2020Nigeria
In the past, kidnapping victims in Nigeria tended to be the wealthy and the prominent. But a new report from SB Morgen, a Nigerian consulting firm, shows that, over time, the pool of potential victims has greatly expanded. Now, victims are often poor.