News and Views

Choosing the Hero

Riva Levinsons’s Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa’s First Woman President is a must read.  Insightful, instructive and inspiring, Riva provides a front row seat and eye witness account of some of the most significant developments shaping Africa’s political landscape. Blended with stories of her own personal and professional development along the way, Riva’s journey is loaded with lessons in grit, naïveté, integrity and loyalty.

Redrawing our mental maps of Africa

Africa’s own media have a critical role to play in helping Africans — and the rest of the world — overcome stereotypes to grasp the continent’s inspiring deeper truths, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta argued at the 2015 CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards in Nairobi last weekend. We agree.

The Future of AGOA

The AGOA of the future should be a central pillar of a multifaceted and integrated engagement between the United States and Africa where trade and investment are the principle drivers of development on the continent.

A Difficult Job Done Well

Rajiv Shah knew that if USAID was to a truly effective partner, it was going to have to change many of the ways in which it did business. He pushed through many imaginative and badly needed reforms on his watch.