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Fashion and the Market for Curated Identities

Lottie Ntim | Posted 07.17.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 | World
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 | World
Darius Mans

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