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The Horn of Africa’s Qat-22

How the Stimulant Both Drains and Drives the Economy by James Jeffery In the Horn of Africa, qat, a leafy …

The Economics of Dependency

How Countries Hit the Demographic Sweet Spot By Sami J. Karam Demographics are among the most important influences on a …

Africa’s Middle East Moment

Earlier this month almost a thousand delegates descended on Abuja, Nigeria’s business capital, for the 2014 World Economic Forum on …

Refusing the Politics of Piety

In 2012, Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi went from being Sudan’s most celebrated poet to a political refugee. His poetry anthologies Songs of …

The Other Shore

Some 400 years ago, the sultan of Morocco, Ahmad Al-Mansour, became increasingly aware of Spanish control and influence over the …

Nasser’s Three Circles

Following the overthrow of the corrupt Egyptian monarchy in 1952, a power struggle emerged between the coup’s two leaders, Muhammad …

Net Investments

There has recently been a buzz around investing in social media stocks, following a spate of highly subscribed initial public …

Democracy in Action

On Monday, 21 November, after nearly a month of deliberations, leaders from the first, second and fourth largest political parties—Ennahda, …