Famines in Africa and the Western Consciousness

In spite of our collective past experience of seeing food crises and famines unfold, overall the international community is still too focused on last-minute emergency interventions, an approach reinforced by a powerful and popular narrative that underscores African weakness and victimization.

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India’s New Promises To Africa

During the Second India-Africa Forum Summit last week in Ethiopia, Indian Prime Minister Singh promised significant support for African development. We take a look at what Indian engagement in Africa is shaping up to look like.


Cote d’Ivoire: From Protracted Crisis to Fast-Moving Conflict

Observers of the conflict in Côte d'Ivoire have been looking on with nervous anticipation as Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent president who refuses to cede power, schemed and pulled every string to hang on to the presidency. The past week has seen the conflict escalate, as the situation is rapidly deteriorating.