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Suspending Money Transfers to Somalia Hurts the Poor, Not Terrorists

By The Editors
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Earlier this month, Kenya suspended the licenses of 13 Somali money transfer agencies operating in Nairobi in a bid to limit funding to al-Shabab. In an interview, Sarah Hearn of New York University’s Center on International Cooperation discussed the role of remittances in Somalia’s economy. more

South Africa’s Zuma Faces Double Bind on Troubled Economy

By James Hamill
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The past two years have been deeply unsettling ones for South Africa’s economy, which like other emerging markets around the world, including the once-solid BRICS, is in a sea of trouble. That stands in sharp contrast to the established view of South Africa as an African powerhouse and emerging market leader. more

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Guinea Opposition Sidelined as the Military’s Power Grows

By The Editors
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Clashes between the opposition and security forces continued for a second day in Guinea’s capital. In an interview, Mohamed Saliou Camara, a professor of history and international relations at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, discussed domestic politics in Guinea. more