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Madagascar Creates Nation’s First Community-Led Marine Protected Areas

The three marine parks total more than 1,200 square miles in size and are located along the west coast of Madagascar in what is known as the Mozambique Channel, home to the world’s second-most ... Read More
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Update: Nigeria 2015 Election Security Threat Assessment

The tenth security threat assessment cited high potential for violence, disruption, and corruption surrounding the Nigeria 2015 general elections, particularly after they were postponed for several weeks. Read More
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Reporting on Police Treatment of Nigerian Widows

A study by the Nigerian-based Centre for Information Technology and Development has found that the country’s police force has failed to pay financial benefits owed to widows of police officers killed by Boko Haram. The ... Read More
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Assessing Foundational Education in Nigeria

The Education Partnership Centre, a MacArthur grantee, has launched LEARNigeria, a citizen-led survey that will generate data on the foundational literacy and numeracy skills of Nigerian children. Read More
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Improving Maternal Health in Northern Nigeria

A policy brief from Health Partners International summarizes results of a program to reduce barriers to accessing emergency obstetrical care services in Northern Nigeria. Read More
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Conservation Strategy Identifies Key Biodiversity Areas in Africa’s Great Lakes

The strategy aims to reduce pressure from development and climate, and assist the region’s developing countries in making development sustainable. Read More
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Madagascar to Triple Country’s Marine Protected Areas

Madagascar has committed to triple the country’s marine protected areas and establish a legal framework to protect community management of fishing grounds. Read More
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Stevens Initiative to Support Educational Exchanges Between United States and Middle East

The initiative will equip young people with the language, digital literacy, critical thinking, and cross-cultural communication skills they need to succeed in today’s global economy. Read More