Cape Verde’s goal is 100% renewable energy by 2025

Erik Nordman, Grand Valley State University Cape Verde, the small island archipelago nation off Africa’s northwest coast, has set itself a very bold renewable energy target. As part of its “sustainable energy for all” agenda, it has pledged to obtain 100% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025. Cape Verde is made up of …

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Press Release: Secretary Tillerson Meets With African Foreign Ministers

This media note on the ministerial meeting with representatives of 37 African countries was distributed by the U.S. Department of State on November 22, 2017. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with delegations from 37 countries and the African Union Commission, in addition to representatives from the U.S. and African private sectors and civil society …

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Low-Cost Private Schools Are Changing the Developing World

by James Tooley In the world of international development, Liberia has recently gotten attention for contracting out management of some public schools to the private sector. The Financial Times and The Economist have covered this story. That is partly due to the fact that the large American company involved, Bridge International Academies, is funded by, among others, Mark Zuckerberg and …

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Learning from South Africa’s Failed Experiment in High Taxes

by Daniel J. Mitchell Since there’s a big debate about whether there should be tax cuts and tax reform in the United States, let’s see what we can learn from abroad. And let’s focus specifically on whether changes in tax policy actually produce “revenue feedback” because of the Laffer Curve. In other words, if tax rates change, does that incentivize people to …

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Rex Tillerson Statement on Robert Mugabe’s Resignation

This statement on events in Zimbabwe was issued on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, by the U.S. Department of State, attributed to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: With the resignation of Robert Mugabe, today marks an historic moment for Zimbabwe. We congratulate all Zimbabweans who raised their voices and stated peacefully and clearly that the time …

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