Situated 260 miles south of Agadir, one of Morocco’s serene beach town, is the starting point of the Moroccan Wall, a sand barrier bisecting the contentious territory of Western Sahara. On one side of the wall lie areas of Western Sahara that have been under Moroccan rule since 1976; Africa’s last colony is a zone […]

Nigeria has a people problem. With a population of 167 million and one of the highest fertility rates in sub-Saharan Africa, the country is struggling with the repercussions of longstanding cultural and religious traditions that encourage large families. Alongside the booming population of young Nigerians, the country’s economy is stalling; youth unemployment hovers around 50 […]

South Africa’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are in a state of crisis. Communications, transport, mail, water, and electricity delivery are interspersed with crippling labor strikes and breakdowns in aging infrastructure. The state of SOEs in South Africa is a spectacle of incompetence, mismanagement, malfeasance, and ruin. Unless the government employs competent business leaders and technocrats to […]

Since the start of 2016, ISIL has fought a sophisticated, multi-front battle for Libyan oil industry infrastructure from its stronghold of territory within the country. As in other places, as ISIL has grown as a security threat, American foreign policy has been inevitably redirected towards it. Yet, US high command is still struggling to define […]

Though the civil war that shattered Côte d’Ivoire has been over for almost three years, the nation is still struggling to piece itself back together. Since taking hold of the presidency in 2011, after four months of crisis and bloodshed, Alassane Ouattara’s central mandate has been to unite the country and restore stability and prosperity. […]

Waves of protests on college campuses across the United States have opened urgent conversations about the presence of racism in higher educational institutions. This fall, students at various universities, including Yale, Missouri, and Brown, have come together to denounce the ways in which institutionalized racism continues to undermine the educational experience of minority groups. As […]