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West Africans ditch Dutch wax prints for Chinese 'real-fakes'

The Conversation Africa

Nina Sylvanus, Northeastern University Since the early 20th century, Vlisco has produced African print cloth - otherwise known as Dutch wax prints. T...

Why it's time all African countries took a stand on skin lightening creams

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Lester M. Davids, University of Cape Town With up to 70% of women using skin lightening creams in parts of Africa, Cote d'Ivoire has led the charge i...

How We're Fighting Conflict and Fragility Where Poverty is Deepest

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

View from cave, Mali. © Curt Carnemark/World Bank For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen bel...

The Way Out of Corruption Is Paved With Good Governance

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Corruption diverts resources from the poor to the rich, leads to a culture of bribes, and distorts public expenditures, deterring foreign investors and hampering economic growth. But, in some ways, corruption is only a symptom.

How WeFarm Connects Small Farmers Without the Internet

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 02.22.2017 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

There are about 500 million small-scale farmers on Earth, and most of them live on less than $1 a day. That's half a billion people laboring below th...

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

Doing Right by Victims in Cote d'Ivoire: Ouattara's Second Term

David Tolbert | Posted 11.11.2016 | Home
David Tolbert

Serious, careful, and effective efforts to acknowledge Cote d'Ivoire's past and account for grave abuses can strengthen the country's economic and social progress.

A Story Of Chocolate And Child Labor

Eric R. Biel | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Eric R. Biel

Addressing child labor is critical for responding to these wider challenges. And reducing child labor in supply chains is integral to the long-term sustainability of cocoa production.

Spending Like There Is a Tomorrow

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 11.09.2014 | Home
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Leaders need to finance the next stage of their countries' development. If Africa spends smartly and designs the right development package, it can continue the continent's path of success.

France's 19th Century Foreign Policy Fails in 2014

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.23.2014 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Since Operation Sangaris was launched, however, the French military has proven powerless to stop the sectarian violence, which took more than a thousand lives in Bangui last month.

Crucial Decision Looms for Ivorian Government's Justice Promises

Matt Wells | Posted 02.11.2014 | Home
Matt Wells

The ripple effects of impunity for those who commit or oversee atrocities should not be underestimated. Long after guns go silent, warlords have little trouble finding ways to continue profiteering at the expense of the population.

A Conversation About Mitt Romney

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

"This Mitt Romney reminds me of some of our African politicians. They have no plan -- other than to grab and hold onto power and hide their money."

The Father's Day Card You Need to Sign

Peter Yeo | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Peter Yeo

As I look at my two sons and count the innumerable blessings they have brought to my life, I cannot help but be reminded of these families who will not be together on Sunday.

African Leaders Must End Hunger Crises Now

Olusegun Obasanjo | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Olusegun Obasanjo

In Nigeria, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter, children and families continue to go hungry in many areas of the country.

The Sad Truth About the Fight Against Blood Diamonds

Edward Zwick | Posted 02.03.2012 | Home
Edward Zwick

The Kimberley Process's refusal to address the clear links between diamonds, violence and tyranny has rendered it hopelessly ineffectual. In effect, it has become an accomplice to diamond laundering.

In Fes, Seeking Sacred Wisdom, Grappling With Governance And Democracy

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.11.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The final two days of the Fes Forum grappled with two large issues of the times: corruption and democracy.

Life and Death in the Ivory Coast

Caroline Gluck | Posted 07.20.2011 | Impact
Caroline Gluck

In the end, the traumatic two-day journey as they fled for their lives proved too much for 90-year-old Solia Bah. She ran barefoot with 10 members of her family as armed men attacked the city of Bloléquin in western Ivory Coast.

One-of-a-Kind Road Trip: An Aid Worker Diary Through Cote d'Ivoire

Louis Belanger | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home
Louis Belanger

I'm part of an Oxfam team travelling to western Ivory Coast to plan how best to respond to the escalating humanitarian needs in the country. Starti...

Memos From the Developing World: Violence and the Failure of Institutions

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.13.2011 | Home
Marcelo Giugale

We can build institutions good enough and legitimate enough not just to prevent violent conflict, but also to avoid falling back into it. The police will be "good" when the streets are safe.

Crisis at the Border: Conflict in Cote d'Ivoire Causes Thousands to Flee to Liberia

Louis Belanger | Posted 06.13.2011 | Home
Louis Belanger

2011-04-14-ivorycoast.jpgMore than 120,000 Ivorians have fled -- and continue to flee -- into neighboring Liberia.

Once West Africa's Rising Star, Ivory Coast Faces Dangerous Horizon

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.09.2011 | Home
Michelle Chen

The crisis engulfing the Ivory Coast is a lesson in how even the trappings of democracy can fail to keep a fragile nation from breaking apart. It wasn't supposed to be this way.

Humanitarian Crisis Unfolds In Ivory Coast: 5 Ways To Help

Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) called for a major humanitarian response in Ivory Coast this week, as co...

Ivory Coast: Will a Change of Leadership Stop Civil War?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 06.06.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

With the battle for control of the Ivory Coast nearing an end, explosive divisions remain unresolved and revenge killings are expected after months of unthinkable horror.

Ivory Coast Refugees: 'Crying Day and Night'

Caroline Gluck | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home
Caroline Gluck

"I cry every night," Pauline Bah told me. "I'm alone without my husband. It's hard to be alone in a strange country with the children."

Gbagbo's Grip On Power Loosens In Ivory Coast

Reuters | Tim Cocks and Ange Aboa | Posted 12.05.2012 | Home

April 5, 2011 5:04:42 AM By Tim Cocks and Ange Aboa ABIDJAN, April 5 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Ivory Coast's presidential claimant launched a ...