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  • Child Brides in Zimbabwe
    Legal frameworks play a powerful role in transforming norms and protecting girls' rights. Although many African countries have established 18 as the minimum marriage age for girls, weak enforcement has meant these laws have had little impact.

  • Food Insecurity and Climate Change in Egypt
    Egypt must adapt to climate change by introducing new crops, investing in farming technology and changing subsidies to protect the most vulnerable.

  • Renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act
    If revised and renewed, the AGOA would encourage growth and development in sub-Saharan Africa while also benefitting U.S. economic interests.

  • Ebola: A Global Wake-Up Call
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is challenging the health systems of some very poor countries, and a proper response requires global cooperation.

  • Oil Theft Around the Globe
    In Nigeria, Mexico, Iraq, Russia and Indonesia, billions of dollars of oil are being stolen, causing serious problems for governments and corporations.

  • U.K. Ban on Khat Affects Kenya
    The British government has banned the stimulant khat, which will have consequences for Kenyan farmers who had been fetching inflated prices for the crop.

  • Nigeria: Ending the Threat of Boko Haram
    The kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls should be the last straw. Nigeria must decisively end the menace of the insurgency group Boko Haram.

  • Tunisia: Escaping the Great Mosque of Uqba
    The Great Mosque, in all its majestic grandeur, is less enticing if you're an American woman who somehow finds herself inside it.

  • U.S.-Africa Summit: Partnership Opportunities
    The upcoming summit between U.S. and African leaders is likely to make progress on a number of investment, development and security issues.

  • Sierra Leone: Challenge to Constitutional Review
    One of the issues being debated in Sierra Leone, as the country undergoes a constitutional review, is whether to keep in place presidential term limits.

  • Congo: M23 Down but Not Out
    A string of U.N. successes against rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo may not last unless the underlying cause of the conflict is addressed.

  • Rwanda: 20th Anniversary of the Genocide
    Rwandans should be proud of the immense progress they have made since the genocide, but economic inequality and political abuses still plague the country.

  • Nelson Mandela: The Global Icon Goes Home
    Mandela's work to end apartheid in South Africa and fight for peace and equality throughout the world has left an indelible imprint on the global community.

  • Zimbabwe Food Security Threatened by Tobacco
    Droves of small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe are moving away from growing food crops and turning to tobacco, a trend that seriously threatens the country's food security.


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