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With Peace Deal, Ethiopia and Tigray Rebels Acknowledge War's Toll

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Global Insight by Chris Morris

A ceasefire between Ethiopian government forces and Tigrayan rebels brings optimism after years of fighting.

2 men sit at a desk while 3 others stand between them, with flags in the background
Reuters
International Law and Human Rights

Kenya Has New President, But Election Might Not Be Over Yet

Podcast
Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Experts Kathleen Klaus and Murithi Mutiga join Deep Dish to discuss the results of Kenya’s presidential election.

President Ruto waving to crowd
REUTERS
Global Politics

Public-Private Partnerships in Nutrition Ventures

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Global Food for Thought by Samanta Dunford

Were the recommendations in the Center on Global Food and Agriculture's 2015 nutrition report successful? The Council examines this question in the third part of our 2021-22 series to find out.

Jagger Harvey, the director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss, and Jisang Yu assess chilies and peanuts for mycotoxin risk in Nepal.
Kansas State Research & Extension
Food and Agriculture

Africa Will Test Biden's Democracy Approach

In the News
the Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

In Africa, “supplying and supporting abusive security forces often directly undermines democracy,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

Smoke billowing from a street in Kampala after an explosion.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

The Food Waste and Climate Connection

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Global Food for Thought by Eden Merkle

If food waste were a country, it would be the world's third-largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China and the US.

A worker dumps pre-consumer food waste
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

Don't Ignore the War in Ethiopia

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

War in Tigray is escalating fast. “We have effective nonmilitary leverage and options in our toolbox and should use them,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

Aerial view of smoke billows from the capital of Tigray.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

The Geopolitical Implications of Fractured Fiscal Authority

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Global Insight by Liza Rose Cirolia

Liza Rose Cirolia shares geopolitical implications on African urban areas and city governments.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reuters
Global Cities

Who Benefits from US-China Competition in Africa?

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Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

Some say China's Belt and Road Initiative is a solution to help African countries build modern economies, while others call it "debt trap diplomacy." Who's right and how can—or should—the United States compete?

Belt and Road Workers in Africa
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

US Efforts Have Shown That We Need Better Foreign Aid—Not More of It

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford explains why we must change the culture of international aid to ensure that more isn’t equated with better and that short-term stability isn’t preserved at the cost of long-term progress.

Food aid in South Sudan
REUTERS
International Development

Ten Years Later, What Went Wrong in South Sudan

Podcast
Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

A decade ago this week, South Sudan declared independence. But the hope and optimism of statehood quickly evaporated—just like international attention and support.

Hunger in South Sudan
REUTERS
Global Politics