Africa
  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn speaks in Djibouti City, Djibouti, February 7, 2015. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Ethiopia is building Africa's biggest dam and has plans for an airport the size of Heathrow.Africa,Addis Ababa,airport,Bole International airport,Egypt,Ethiopia,Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam,Hailemariam Desalegn,Nile,Sudan,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 13, 2015, 1:02 PM EDT
  • Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks at a Maiduguri camp on January 15, 2015. OLATUNJI OMIRIN/AFP/Getty Images

    The incumbent president tries to quickly end a fuel shortage that the opposition is using to bash him.Africa,elections,fuel,Goodluck Jonathan,Muhammadu Buhari,Nigeria,oil,refineries,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 04, 2015, 2:32 PM EST
  • Representatives from the U.S. and the East African Community in Washington, DC, 2/26/15. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

    An agreement aims to further boost trade between the U.S. and East Africa, already up 52% in 2014.Africa,U.S.,African Growth and Opportunity Act,Burundi,China,E.U.,East African Community,Kenya,Rwanda,Tanzania,Trade,Uganda,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 02, 2015, 2:31 PM EST
  • Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama delivers a speech in Berlin, Germany, January 19, 2015. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Less than half of Ghana's installed capacity has been available, causing chronic power outages. Africa,electricity,energy crisis,Ghana,hydropower,John Dramani Mahama,Karadeniz Holding,Nigeria,solar,Total,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 19, 2015, 1:20 PM EST
  • A winemaker shows his winery in the Swartland region of South Africa, November 28, 2014. JENNIFER BRUCE/AFP/Getty Images

    Expanding exports to the E.U., new markets in Asia, and potentially a larger presence elsewhere in Africa.Africa,EU,Exports,free trade agreement,Jobs,Sawis,South Africa,wine,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 03, 2015, 3:52 PM EST
  • An aerial view of a flooded area in Makhanga, in southern Malawi, on Janaury 20, 2015. AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images

    Malawi's agricultural sector has been devastated, and a long-term crisis looms.Africa,Agriculture,Flood,food shortages,Humanitarian aid,Malawi,Mozambique,Natural Disaster,NGOs,Peter Mutharika,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 27, 2015, 1:19 PM EST
  • King Mohammed VI of Morocco at the Elysee Palace in Paris France, on February 09, 2015. Chesnot/Getty Images

    Work begins on a desalination plant in Morocco, one of many large infrastructure projects to come.Africa,Abengoa,desalination,Europe,Mohammed VI,Morocco,natural gas,Solar energy,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 10, 2015, 3:27 PM EDT
  • A volunteer protests Repsol’s oil exploration off the Canary Islands, December 13, 2014. DESIREE MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images

    Islanders relieved as controversial oil exploration ends following economically unviable results.Africa,Europe,Canary Islands,Lanzarote,Morocco,oil,oil exploration,Paulino Rivero,People’s Party,Repsol,Spain,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 16, 2015, 3:21 PM EST
  • Commercial oil production is expected to begin in 2016.Africa,Africa Oil Corporation,Kenya,oil and gas,oil discovery,Somalia,Uganda,Uhuru Kenyatta,World Bank,Guest Contributor
    Published Date : Sep 29, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT

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