Decades of civil war and political fragmentation have made Somalia one of the poorest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly seven of 10 Somalis live in poverty, the sixth-highest rate in the…

Utz Pape, Wendy Karamba |

Au Togo, l’érosion du littoral menace les habitations et les moyens de subsistance. Crédit photo : Eric Kaglan, Banque mondiale Au Togo, les familles placent souvent des talismans à l’extérieur de…

Dahlia Lotayef |

Coastal erosion is threatening homes and livelihoods in Togo. Photo by: Eric Kaglan, World Bank  Togolese families often place talismans, thought to contain magical or spiritual properties,…

Dahlia Lotayef |

This blog was first published on September 15, 2015 by Alexandre Marc, Chief Specialist for Fragility, Conflict, and Violence at the World Bank and author of the recently published book, “The…

Alexandre Marc |

Travelling across Africa these days you are likely to run into increasing numbers of mining, oil, and gas industry personnel engaged in exploration, drilling, and extraction across the continent. …

Anand Rajaram |

The gathering of world leaders in London last week to consider the fate of Somalia may be heralding a new development moment for the war-torn country. But we are in unchartered waters: we know…

Aurelien Kruse |

Mon ami, l’économiste togolais Kako Nubukpo, avec qui j’ai eu l’occasion de débattre lors d’un de mes voyages à Lomé, a fait part de son analyse sur le bilan des quinze années d’existence de l’…

Shanta Devarajan |