Turkey is vying for instrastructure projects in Africa

Africa Is Ripe For US Business Interest And Investment

The 2024 U.S.-Africa Business Summit. Hosted by the Corporate Council on Africa, the Summit focuses on elevating U.S.-Africa business relations and advocating to shape effective U.S.-Africa trade and investment policies.
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A Better Way To Fight Future Pandemics

Four years after the emergence of Covid-19, the conversation in global public health has moved on from dealing with an immediate crisis to how we can best prepare for the next pandemic.
Japan's Nippon Steel has agreed to buy US Steel Corp for $14.1 billion, the company said in a statement

China's Rise Justifies Sale Of US Steel

The United States needs allies like Japan to help manufacture steel. If Nippon Steel and U.S. Steel can join forces to become more productive in their collective operations and scale a competitive steel industry, it will benefit the national security of both nations.
This handout picture provided by the office of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him sitting on stage during a meeting with Iranian air force commanders in Tehran on February 5, 2024

Iran Mired In Khamenei's Political Quagmire

Since its inception in 1979, the theocracy, steeped in election manipulation, fraud, and corruption, has ruthlessly extinguished even the faintest flicker of peaceful political activity.
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Brands Need New Answers As Consumers Shun Cookies

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation law has been in place since 2018 and has applied to both companies based in the EU, and to any American companies serving consumers in the EU. Now, similar data privacy laws are coming into effect across the US, meaning these rules will also apply to most domestic companies.
Sudanese army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan visits the Flamingo Marine Base in Port Sudan on August 28, 2023

History Rhymes In Africa Amid Sudan Chaos

Last month, United States Members of Congress wrote U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken seeking additional information about U.S. strategies for atrocity prevention and justice in Sudan.
Stacked containers are shown as ships unload their cargo at the Port of Los Angeles

Supply Chain 2024: Expect Stormy Waters

In order to build resilience and ensure that our shipping plans can withstand all potential shocks and disruptions, it's crucial to keep an eye on changing events and be prepared for wherever they might lead us in the near future.


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