Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2015

Each year, Brookings Africa Growth Initiative experts assemble a number of key issues facing the continent into an online publication, Foresight Africa. The collection features articles profiling critical issues on the horizon for Africa. According to those experts, 2015 promises to be an eventful year for the one billion people living on the continent –…

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How Is Somalia Navigating The Healing Vacuum?

By Idil Abshir As part of my Wisdom Hackers dispatch, I spent 8-weeks navigating the healing vacuum in Somalia through the prism of my own experience. Excerpted below are some of my feelings and ‘findings’ on the intersections between war, healing and identity. Read the full piece here. “Life has come back to Mogadishu,” people say,…

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The Global Scourge of Police Killing Blacks

The issue of Black people being victims of systemic brutality, oppression and murder at the hands of the police is not limited to the United States. It is a global problem. If we are ever going to stop this barbaric use of authority to trample the civil and human rights of Black people we must…

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