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Current History (2024) 123 (853): 175–180.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Nathanael Ojong Off-grid solar technologies have emerged as one of the remedies to Africa’s severe lack of access to electricity. Evidence from Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, and Kenya suggests that these systems positively affect income generation, education, health, and safety and security. Despite its...
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Current History (2024) 123 (853): 200.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Kenneth W. Grundy Excerpts from an essay published by Current History in 1967. © 2024 by The Regents of the University of California 2024 Africa independence anticolonial movement The chief foreign policy concern of Africa has been, and is, the anticolonial struggle. East-West...
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Current History (2023) 122 (844): 178–184.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Nelson Oppong Nations across Africa have launched an array of policy initiatives that aim to position mining as an engine for job creation and inclusive development, echoing earlier post-independence programs to claim sovereignty over natural resources. The reforms include requirements for mining...
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Current History (2023) 122 (844): 172–177.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Aili Mari Tripp Twenty years after the African Union adopted the Maputo Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa, constitutional and legislative provisions on women’s rights have proliferated across the continent. Sub-Saharan Africa has achieved some of the world’s highest rates of improvement...
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Current History (2022) 121 (835): 177–183.
Published: 01 May 2022
...—but without requiring a sound business plan or expecting repayment. The key requirement was that borrowers be party members. Democracy insurgency political economy Mozambique Africa An integral element of the 1992 peace accords that ended a 16-year armed conflict between Mozambique’s ruling...
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Current History (2022) 121 (835): 199–200.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Nemata Blyden A former foreign correspondent argues in his new book that Africa has been denied its rightful position as an actor at the center of global history. In 1915, Du Bois wrote: “There are those, nevertheless, who would write universal history and leave out Africa.” Born in Blackness...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 196–199.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Benjamin Talton The African Continental Free Trade Agreement, launched on January 1, 2021, will be Africa’s most ambitious united endeavor to assert financial oversight over the extractive resources sector—if it is fully implemented. The United States can act as a supportive partner, but what...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 200–202.
Published: 01 May 2021
...William F. S. Miles A new book explores how a community in southern Africa has turned to genetic testing to advance a claim to Jewish ancestry. The reviewer puts the episode in the broader context of diverse Jewish groups across the continent for whom religion is a matter of practice, not just...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 172–177.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Thomas Kwasi Tieku A new spirit of pan-Africanism guided the continent’s response to the pandemic. Led by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the African Union provided multilateral coordination and worked with external partners to obtain support, while the Africa Centres for Disease Control...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 167–171.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the response to an epidemic crisis. It is not clear to me whether this is a fair assessment; was it too much to expect that the health ministry had been properly equipped to take on the logistical and managerial challenges of the pandemic? Africa Sierra Leone COVID-19 pandemic Ebola public health...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 181–187.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Michael Woldemariam [T]urning the page on decades of conflict and underdevelopment in the Horn of Africa will require … democratization and the institutionalization of transparent, accountable governance. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 188–193.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Agreement AfCFTA Africa free trade integration globalization African Union economic development borders informal economy 188 Ideally, the free movement of goods and services should coexist with the free movement of people. Pan-African Aspirations Drive a New Free Trade Pact CHRISTOPHER...
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Current History (2018) 117 (799): 175–180.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of California Nicole Hirt Africa North Africa Horn Africa migration human trafficking refugees Libya Sudan Eritrea Ethiopia European Union Spain Italy Israel authoritarian rulers Muammar el-Qaddafi Omar al-Bashir 175 In the long run, a policy whose main focus is on improving so...
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Current History (2018) 117 (799): 181–186.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Gina Ziervogel Adaptation is only going to get more challenging as changes in the climate intensify, combining with the effects of rapid urbanization and the persistently high levels of poverty and inequality in Africa. © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents...
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Current History (2018) 117 (799): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Sara Rich Dorman Africa Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa Robert Mugabe liberation war Zimbabwe African National Union ZANU Morgan Tsvangirai military coup authoritarian rule land independence 163 In 1980, Robert Mugabe and his Zimbabwe Af-rican National Union (ZANU) party came...
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Current History (2018) 117 (799): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2018
... colonial legacies legal system education policy Eric Anchimbe Africa Cameroon language conflict France Britain colonialism postcolonial ethnic rivalry Anglophone Problem 169 [T]he intertwined nature of language, politics, and identity permeates the nation, its institutions...
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Current History (2018) 117 (799): 201.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Map © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Map Africa SO M AL IA M AD AG AS CA R Ouagadougou DEM. REP. OF CONGO Antananarivo Addis Ababa Mogadishu Nairobi Kampala Djibouti Asmara Dar es Salaam Dodoma Kigali Bujumbura DJIBOUTI...
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Current History (2017) 116 (790): 163–169.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Jeffrey W. Paller The prospects for sustainable urban development are embedded in larger political struggles. © 2017 Current History. All rights reserved. 2017 The Regents of the University of California Jeffrey Paller Africa Ghana Accra Lagos urbanization cities megacities slums...
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Current History (2017) 116 (790): 170–175.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Sanyu A. Mojola Many African countries are still a long way from being able to sustain their own prevention and treatment efforts, and continued momentum is dependent on global funding and support. Sanyu Mojola HIV AIDS Africa South Africa antiretroviral therapy foreign aid Uganda...
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Current History (2017) 116 (790): 201.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Map © 2017 Current History. All rights reserved. 2017 The Regents of the University of California Map Africa SO M AL IA M AD AG AS CA R Ouagadougou DEM. REP. OF CONGO Antananarivo Addis Ababa Mogadishu Nairobi Kampala Djibouti Asmara Dar es Salaam Dodoma Kigali Bujumbura DJIBOUTI...