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Refugees Wait for High Court

Refugees Wait for High Court

 
The government of Kenya has been drawing fire for its recent decision to forcibly remove registered refugees from Nairobi and transfer them to already crowded camps. On December 18, 2012 the Kenyan Department of Refugee Affairs announced it would cease to register refugees in urban areas and instructed all existing …

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The Question of Budget Support

The Question of Budget Support

 

Budget support is in the news once more. Corruption in Uganda recently spurred several Western governments to suspend their …

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Oxfam Criticizes World Bank on Land Issues

Oxfam Criticizes World Bank on Land Issues


Last month, Oxfam International released a new policy paper (Our Land, Our Lives) that looked at large-scale farm land acquisitions in the developing world, along with the role of the World …

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Sustainability vs. Resilience

Sustainability vs. Resilience


“Resilience” has become something of a buzzword in development policy circles lately. U.N. agencies are holding consultations, white papers are being written and policies are being drafted. Resilience has taken on special importance as it relates to two recent food crises …

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Do Women Leaders Matter?

Do Women Leaders Matter?

Do women leaders matter for women? Not at the national level suggests Nicholas Kristof in a recent New York Times article focused on a specific woman leader he doesn’t care for very much. According to him, she’s bad for everyone …

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Will They “Sell” U.S engagement with Africa Tonight?

Will They “Sell” U.S engagement with Africa Tonight?

In advance of tonight’s presidential foreign policy debate, U.S. policy towards Africa should be an important question the candidates are considering. It’s an issue the candidates and their teams have undoubtedly thought about and already answered for themselves.
But I’ll be (pleasantly) surprised if either of the candidates gives U.S. engagement …

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Food Prices, Locusts Spell Trouble for West Africa

Food Prices, Locusts Spell Trouble for West Africa

Much of West Africa has been struggling under severe drought conditions – their third round since 2005. Some experts hope better than expected seasonal rains will bring an end to the regional food security crisis but others fear that

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About the Author

Krista Zimmerman
Krista Zimmerman

Krista Zimmerman works for a non-governmental organization as its senior advisor on international development assistance and food security policy. She has worked as the deputy director for a rule of law advocacy project in Karnataka, India and as a business services attorney for a leading multinational law firm. Krista grew up in the Philippines and has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Africa. In her free time, she enjoys experimental cooking, canning and blogging. She has a BA in History from Goshen College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

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