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Darius Mans
As president of Africare, Dr. Darius Mans is responsible for the leadership and growth of our multicultural organization. Dr. Mans came to Africare in 2010 with more than 30 years of development experience.

Prior to joining Africare, Dr. Mans fulfilled a number of roles at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), including acting chief executive officer, vice president of implementation and managing director for Africa. In these positions, Dr. Mans was responsible for vast and diverse program portfolios in MCC compact countries. Dr. Mans also has experience managing 45 country programs around the world as director of the World Bank Institute. In the earlier years of his career, Dr. Mans served as an economist with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, taught economics at the University of Maryland and served as a consultant to KPMG on infrastructure projects in Latin America.

Dr. Mans holds a doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he was born.

Entries by Darius Mans

From Food Security to Regional Security: How Community Resilience Can Prevent Conflict in Africa

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 4:51 PM

If we're going to prevent people from being susceptible to the false promises of extremism, then the international community has to offer something better... We will keep promoting development and growth that is broadly shared, so more people can provide for their families....
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How the War Against Ebola Will Be Won

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 2:43 PM

The historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in August has faded from memory. Ernst & Young's new report about Africa being second only to North America in the world in attracting foreign investment has not caused even a ripple in the news. Instead, world press coverage of Africa is all...

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Behavior Change Is Key to the Eradication of Ebola

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 5:26 PM

As the number of Ebola cases and deaths grows in West Africa, many remain unaware of its deadly impact, causes and treatment options, or lack thereof. Education about the disease is essential both in the developed world and, more critically, on the African continent.

Sadly, in remote districts in...

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Back to the Future: Africa's Mobile Revolution Should Inspire Rural Energy Solutions

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 7:02 PM


Access to power is a principal bottleneck to growth in Africa. Six hundred million Africans lack access to a power grid. Even where there is power, unreliable national grids force businesses to spend as much as 60 percent of their operating costs just...

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Nelson Mandela: A Life Upright

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 3:15 PM

Nelson Mandela possessed a monumental backbone. He wrote in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, that he liked to think he inherited his father's "straight and stately posture." He was right. Mandela stood up perfectly straight - over six feet tall - and in every way nobly towered over his...

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Rethinking Trade

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2009 | 10:24 AM

The economic recovery of the United States depends in large part on the rest of the world. Ninety-five percent of all consumers live outside America's borders, constituting huge potential markets for American goods and services. Ninety-seven percent of American exporters employ fewer than 500 employees, so the future of many...

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