Emerging Africa: The Cheetah & Hippo Generations

(Image Source) If you go back in African history, you can see a divide of two classes of people. There’s the “hippo generation” and the “cheetah generation.” In Chapter 7 of Emerging Africa – How 17 Countries are Leading the Way, Steve Radelet talks about a new generation of leaders. Ghanaian scholar George Ayittey has begun to […]

MDG Achievement in Africa

According to Chapter 1 in the MDG UN Report: Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of goals that address extreme poverty from hunger and disease to exclusion, as well as promote gender equality, environmental sustainability and education. The targets also serve as basic […]

Senegal: Democracy, Human Rights & the Future

By Liz Stratman and Devin Bailey According to the Congressional Research Service, Senegal is viewed by the United States as an African democratic leader who is “an anchor of regional stability,” as well as “a partner in addressing developmental challenges and combating transnational security threats.” Despite struggles with poverty and a low-level separatist insurgency in […]