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...

September 28, 2018
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Sub-Saharan Africa has not usually been considered a region of investment opportunities, but this is changing thanks to public and private initiatives.

The private sector can help "either creating the market or landing on it", said International Finance Corporation principal, Carlos Reyes, in his session Outlining the opportunity for private sector investment in Sub-Saharan Africa, organized on September 20 by the Navarra Center for International Development.

Talking about Sub-Saharan ...

September 21, 2018
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NCID Resident Fellows Alex Armand and Joseph Flavian Gomes have presented their investigation The Reach of Radio: Ending Civil Conflict through Rebel Demobilization at the leading research centers National Economic Bureau of Research (NBER) in Boston and at World Bank's Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) program in Washington D.C. Gomes will also present the paper at the American Economic Asso...