October 10, 2018
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For long, we have turned a blind eye to a rising global crisis: more than 1.600 million people are without access to proper housing. This issue is especially salient in Sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the world’s highest poverty rate where one third of its urban population living in informal settlements. It is as high as 90% in countries such as South Sudan and Central African Republic.

At the Navarra Center for International Development (NCID), we want to tackle this issue with state-of-the-art tools and evidence-based research to assist in decision-making to se- cure a bet...

October 02, 2018
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Abiy Ahmed was only a 15 year old teenager when Isaias Afwerki declared Eritrea’s independence in 1991. But Ahmed was already in politics. He first joined the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) to fight against Mengistu Haile Mariam's regime in Ethiopia and years later he led his country’s intelligence team in the border 1998-2000 border war against Eritrea. 

Now 42, Ahmed is the youngest leader in Africa and the first Ethiopian Prime Minister to “fully accept and implement” the peace agreement signed between both countries in the year 2000...

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