A secular youth movement may have deposed President Hosni Mubarak, but the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt is positioned to take power in September’s parliamentary elections and assume a leading role in drafting Egypt’s future constitution.
Archive for March, 2011
Team members from Africa.com attended the eighth annual African Economic Forum this past weekend. Held at Columbia University, the forum, entitled Roaring Giant: Africa’s Economic Ascent, featured 17 panel discussions, four keynote speakers, and plenty of other resources for forum attendees.
Africa.com’s CEO, Teresa Clarke, was named yesterday as one of the Network Journal’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business.
A website called What About Us Nigeria notes that 70 percent of the population of Nigeria is under 30, according to a 2006 census. Considering that America’s experiencing the continued aging of its baby boomer population right now, the fact that Nigeria’s population is so young is a bit mindboggling.
“Any great work of art… revives and re-adapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world—the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.”
From the Guardian’s Poverty Matters Blog, the newspaper writes that while military intervention can be “messy” and difficult to manage, there are times when the poor can benefit from change.