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Calling on Women to Extinguish the Flames: The Power of Female Leadership in Conflict Resolution

05.15.23

As two Palestinian and Israeli women and friends, who have lived through longstanding antagonism of our nations, we have seen firsthand the devastating impact of war and hatred on both sides. We came together to share our belief that female leadership is crucial for a better future for both people. However, women have been largely […]

Nigerian Diplomat Implores African Countries to Leverage African Union Platform for Negotiations with Major Powers

05.13.23

In a recent interview with Africa Policy Journal, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ambassador Yahya Lawal emphasized the importance of African unity and collaboration in order to effectively leverage relationships with major powers. Ambassador Lawal highlighted the African Union’s Agenda 2063, a comprehensive plan that takes into account the interests of African countries.  He […]

International Relations and Security

Ghana’s Vice President charts a new course for Africa’s growth on its own terms

04.16.23

Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, addressed the African Development Conference organized by Harvard Kennedy School’s Africa Caucus and Harvard Law Students Association in Cambridge,Massachusetts, emphasizing the importance of Africa charting its own course towards a more prosperous and inclusive future. The conference’s theme, “Reimagining Africa’s growth on our terms,” was described as timely and […]

Zimbabwe’s Ambassador Urges Africa’s Seat at the Table and an End to US Sanctions

04.14.23

Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Tadeous Chifamba, recently spoke with the Africa Policy Journal in an exclusive interview, discussing various issues related to Africa’s relationships with superpowers. Ambassador Chifamba emphasized the importance of Africa being seen as an equal partner, rather than prey, and having a seat at the table. The interview was […]

Harvard Professor Champions Promotion of African Languages Through AI

04.8.23

The launching of Chat GPT by Open AI has sparked a heated debate about the future of language. Chat GPT is an AI-driven powered chatbot that allows people to have human-like conversations.  In an exclusive interview with the Editor-in-Chief of the African Policy Journal (APJ), Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u, John Mugane, Professor of the Practice of […]

Harvard’s Agbiboa Calls for Prioritization of Citizen Voices in Informal Transport Policy-Making in Africa

04.2.23

Daniel Agbiboa, an assistant professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University, has called on African policymakers to prioritize people’s voices when enacting policies concerning the informal transport sector in Africa. Speaking during an interactive program hosted by Africa Policy Journal, Professor Agbiboa highlighted the importance of considering the views of ordinary citizens […]

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala urges African countries to develop digital trade regulations

02.20.23

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), recently spoke in an exclusive interview with Africa Policy Journal, calling on African nations to develop regulations to promote digital trade and e-commerce on the continent. She praised the efforts of young people who are engaging in digital trade and stressed the importance of […]

AI-Powered robotaxi service promising for cheaper fares, reveals Zoox CEO Aicha Evans

02.3.23

Zoox CEO Aicha Evans has highlighted the potential benefits of introducing self-driving “robotaxi” services, including reduced fares for passengers.  Speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School as part of the CEO Talks series, Evans explained that passengers spend huge amount on current ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, adding that  80 cents of every dollar goes to the driver.  […]

Science, Technology and Data

New generation of African leaders must speak truth to power-Sam Jonah

01.1.23

For African countries to address their political, economic and development challenges, the new generation of leaders from the continent must speak truth to power. This was the opinion of Sir Sam Jonah, the CEO of Jonah Capital during an interview with Africa Policy Journal’s Enitan Okedji, Lead Interview Editor (Policy Engagement).  Sam Jonah was in […]

Popular Mobilization Forces

In Iraq, the PMF’s day of reckoning approaches

07.17.17

Three years ago, Iraqi Shia leader Ayatollah Ali Sistani declared war on ISIS and called for the formation of militias, collectively known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), to defeat the group. Today, the military campaign against ISIS is approaching its conclusion. After the battle of Mosul, it is clear that the Islamic State – as a territorial […]

International Relations and Security

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