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REUTERS/Denis Balibouse - Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, African Union Commission Chairperson and former South African Minister of Health, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of Home Affairs attends a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, May 24, 2016.

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Africa in the news: AU summit held, Bill Gates keynotes Nelson Mandela Day, and Nigeria continues economic woes

July 22, 2016, Christina Golubski

Christina Golubski recaps the African Union Summit elections and proceedings, Bill Gates' Nelson Mandela Day lecture, and Nigeria's continuing economic challenges.

  • Interview | CSIS

    July 20, 2016, Philippe Le Corre

  • In the News

    Economic growth is easy, but inclusion is harder... We need to be much more intentional about how we extend the benefits of growth and engage more people in our prosperity.

    June 17, 2016, Amy Liu, CityLab
  • In the News

    The kind of economic renovation the North Korean regime is doing is not going to lead to an open market or fundamental economic restructuring. They are interested in learning modern skills, but the goal is to sustain the regime politically. Economic development — that is the term they prefer, not reform — is to serve the maintenance of the regime.

    March 7, 2016, Katharine H.S. Moon, The Korea Times
  • Interview | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    February 5, 2016, David Dollar

  • Interview | NPR

    July 21, 2015, Richard E. Feinberg

  • In the News

    The United States wants to move beyond a Cold War-era approach to one of constructive engagement as a way to support and empower the Cuban people. Cuba needs the United States as an economic engine for its troubled economy and hopes to attract new foreign investment and human capital to update its socialist model, but without undergoing political reform. Building confidence and trust will be critical to the ability to move forward.

    July 20, 2015, Ted Piccone, Daily Mail
  • In the News

    In order for Cuba to become truly market-friendly, to have a favorable business climate for international investment, the outstanding [property] claims issue has to be resolved. What’s going to keep this relationship moving forward is, constituencies have to be created in both countries who are gaining from the normalization process.

    July 19, 2015, Richard E. Feinberg, New York Times
  • In the News

    China would do well to examine the experiences of previous international investors for lessons, good and bad, and consider adopting corporate social responsibility practices that meet global [environmental] standards. This will help to minimize friction over Chinese investments in [Latin America].

    June 8, 2015, Harold Trinkunas, China Daily
  • In the News

    There's huge red tape. This is an economy that is state-controlled, and Cubans complain about how hard it is to do business or even get services. [But] you're seeing a lot of [American] companies wanting to figure out how to position themselves for the day when the embargo is gone.

    April 21, 2015, Ted Piccone, CNN
  • In the News

    To a large extent the ball is in the Cuban court. The administration has opened up some opportunities and the Cubans have to decide if they want to open those channels.

    April 21, 2015, Richard E. Feinberg, CNN

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