All posts tagged Africa

In Migrant Crisis, When Are Smugglers ‘Saviors’?

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An Idealist’s Guide to Avoiding Burnout

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Worked Up About Trump? Make Time for Art & Music

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Why I Want to Take Over the World with Shea Butter

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Mom Survives Terrorist Attack With Baby, Vows to Keep Fighting Violent Extremism

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In Solving Global Crises, How Useful Are Hashtags and Likes?

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There’s More Aid Than Ever, So Why Are Poorest Nations Getting Less?

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The Great Surge in Developing Nations No One is Talking About

When we think about the world’s poor, we may assume that most are stuck in poverty, with few roads out. But that’s a misconception, according to Steven Radelet, former chief economist for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Radelet says economic prospects for the world’s poor have improved dramatically over the past 25 years. The Georgetown University professor details the progress in his new book, The Great Surge: the Ascent of the Developing World.
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Building a Self-Reliant Africa from the Bottom-Up

Teddy Ruge, aka TMS Ruge, has made a name for himself by pushing back against international do-gooders in Africa. The Ugandan-born writer and entrepreneur has spent most of his career questioning the very definition of international development.
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Does $400M Gift to Harvard Support a Worthy Cause?

Harvard University recently made an historic announcement: billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson gave $400 million to his alma mater’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. It marks the biggest gift to the world’s richest university, and some critics are pouncing on Paulson’s choice of a worthy cause. Read more…