Mo Ibrahim

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The 2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance has been released this past week. “Compiled by combining over 100 variables from more than 30 independent African and global sources, the IIAG is the most comprehensive collection of data on African governance.” Wow, a hundred variables?? Normally I view these kinds of lists as …

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Wara’s Open Letter on Ebola to President Obama

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“The WARA Board of Directors has issued an Ebola-WARA Open letter to the President urging a more robust response to the Ebola crisis. We see this as a threat to global security and one that warrants immediate action on a much greater scale than we have seen thus far. We …

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The Impact of Conflict and Instability on Agriculture in Mali and Nigeria

A new study from the Brookings Institute regarding Malian and Nigerian food (in)security in relation to the ongoing conflicts. I’m sharing it, not because the conclusions themselves are particularly interesting or ground breaking, but rather the “Adaptation and Resilience” sections. Despite being abou two pages for Mali and Nigeria combines, they grabbed …

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Time Team’s Final Episode

A sad day for archaeology… “As Time Team gets set to sail into the sunset this Sunday with one last documentary special, DigVentures’ Field School Manager Raksha Dave shares her thoughts on why the end of Time Team doesn’t have to mean the end of an era.” Read the rest …

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IBK, one year on: A voter’s remorse

Another perspicacious opinion piece from Bruce Whitehouse and friends over at  Bridges From Bamako. “In June 2013, since many were saying that presidential candidate Ibrahim Boubacar Keita had no political platform, his campaign rapidly drew up a 56-page document. Entitled Pour L’Honneur Du Mali – Projet Présidentiel Le Mali D’Abord [“For …

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