June 30, 2014

Can Africa Leapfrog the Welfare State?

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week


The all-too-real incompetence of most African states could allow Africa to avoid the Western trap of stifling government involvement

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TAGGED: Africa


June 30, 2014
Save African Elephants from Terrorists
Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker
Driving the slaughter is desire. Ivory, most of which ends up in China, can fetch fifteen hundred dollars a pound on the black market. Rhino horn is sold in Asia for medicinal properties (of which it has none). It has also become... more ››
Doctors Without Borders is calling the latest outbreak in west Africa “out of control,” and here’s why more ››
June 19, 2014
Why Are Rwandans Disappearing?
L. Santoro & S. Thomson, NY Times
Americans, both in government and in the reception lines at events where Mr. Kagame speaks, have been keen to support a government that claims to represent the victims of the genocide, without realizing that no alternative... more ››
Arab countries are thus finally closing in on a possible unifying factor – refugee status – and if the percentage of Arab refugees continues to rise, it might be time for the Arab League to recognize the members of this new... more ››