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Maximize AGOA By Cutting Illicit Financial Flows

Shawna Bader-Blau | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
Shawna Bader-Blau

We call on leaders from both sides of the Atlantic to collaborate this week and work toward a future of greater transparency between companies and governments, and more accountability to workers and citizens by both business and government, particularly in the extractive sectors.

Clinton and Trump: Deciphering What Their Policies May Mean for Africa

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.05.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

The whole world is looking to one presidential election at the moment: the United States of America. The policies of one of the most powerful nations, largely driven by the president, will affect us all.

Zach Carter

Democrats Throw A Wrench Into Republicans' Trade Strategy | Zach Carter | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Key Democratic lawmakers, led by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), sent a letter on Wednesday to Senate leaders saying they do not support a n...

Fashion and the Market for Curated Identities

Lottie Ntim | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Lottie Ntim

The concept of a curated identity is nothing new, but increased connectivity and consumer conscience has certainly paved the way for what is now a burgeoning market, that ultimately serves to give us more choice, control and flexibility when it comes to what we wear.

The African Growth and Opportunity Act: Growth Without Opportunity?

Sabina Dewan | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Sabina Dewan

The first step to ensuring that the benefits of AGOA reach more African people is greater transparency and honesty about what AGOA has achieved and what it hasn't. Given the evidence to the contrary, it is deceitful to use GDP as a proxy for broad-based economic opportunity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Capacity Building Is Critical for African Countries to Take Advantage of AGOA's Potential

Amini Kajunju | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Amini Kajunju

Building human and industrial capacity to produce goods for the U.S. marketplace is the greatest challenge for African nations in maximizing the trade benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act.

Africa and the Chinese Invasion: Some Nuts and Bolts in the Craft Sector

Atim Oton | Posted 09.10.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

Africa needs China's help to develop but I am still a strong believer in Africans doing it themselves. We are a continent of grand bargains. As nations that are about 50 years old, we are still too young to figure it out. In time, we will.

The AGOA Problem: Africa's Hidden Secret

Atim Oton | Posted 01.14.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

AGOA should spell opportunity for Africans, but go into Ghana today and you will have a lot of Ghanaians in an uproar about it. Why?

And the Band Plays On

Tamsin Smith | Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Sometimes crazy and fearless is the only way to move the needle when the status quo is unacceptable.

Investing in Girls' and Women's Education: A Smart Strategy for Development in Africa

Robert Hormats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Hormats

No nation can power its economic growth without empowering its women. It is like trying to succeed in an increasingly competitive world with one arm tied behind your back.

Rethinking Trade

Darius Mans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Darius Mans

While the world looks for innovative solutions to global poverty, it is clear that trade must be part of the answer.