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Zimbabwe's State Capture Battle: Lessons For SA

quoting Niall Fergusonvia News 24
Friday, November 17, 2017

The coup d'état in Zimbabwe – call it bloodless, benevolent, calm or whatever – holds so many lessons for South Africa.

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Doing Nothing, Trump May Witness US Goal In Mugabe's Ouster

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia VOA News
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Without lifting a finger, the Trump administration may be witnessing the culmination of nearly two decades of U.S. efforts to pry Zimbabwe from the powerful grasp of its authoritarian President Robert Mugabe.

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Uganda: Age Limit Debate - Why Freedoms Become Victim

quoting Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia All Africa
Monday, November 6, 2017

Sometime in August 1994, renowned writer Wole Soyinka interested some of his fellow Nigerians to march 'One Step for Freedom'.

In the News

The Scourge Of Modern-Day Slavery Persists Around The Globe

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Daily Beast
Sunday, November 5, 2017

We may think slavery is a problem in the rear-view mirror, but in fact millions of people wake up each day to a life of forced labor, violence, sexual assault, and dehumanization.

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Area 45: American Attitudes Toward Immigration Featuring Tim Kane

interview with Timothy Kane, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Monday, October 9, 2017

The Road ahead for Immigration.

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What The South West May Likely Do With Restructuring

quoting Larry Diamondvia Nigerian Tribune
Friday, August 4, 2017

As Larry Diamond said in his paper titled “Preventive Diplomacy for Nigeria: Imperative for US and International Policy” presented to US Congress committee in 1995, he stressed what characterizes a society that is about to undergo socio-political and economic collapse. Read what he said: “The process is anticipated by numerous signals of decay. 

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali On The West, Dawa, And Islam

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Contain It.

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In the News

Trump 'Unprepared' If Kenya Elections Turn Violent

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Daily Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Analysts taking part in a think-tank panel in Washington on Wednesday expressed uncertainty regarding the Trump administration's potential response if next month's elections turn violent.

Analysis and Commentary

Chris Blattman On Chickens, Cash, And Development Economics

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 3, 2017

Chris Blattman of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about whether it's better to give poor Africans cash or chickens and the role of experiments in helping us figure out the answer. Along the way he discusses the importance of growth vs. smaller interventions and the state of development economics.

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American Teachers Unions Oppose Innovative Schools—In Africa

by Eric Hanushekvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bridge Academies show promising results in Kenya and Uganda, but unions see them only as a threat.

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