The Epic Boom and Bust of the Ostrich Feather Market

by Kelly Jensen Kelly Jensen Digital Collections Specialist, California Academy of Sciences, gives one of five Shift Ignite talks earlier this year at the Shift Forum. A fascinating tale of tulip-mania (but with feathers!), this five-minute Ignite talk reminds us all what happens when social behaviors rapidly change. Kelly Jensen: Hi, I’m Kelly Jensen. I’m …

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Remarks by Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi at 11th U.S.-Africa Business Summit

President Filipe Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique delivered these remarks at the Corporate Council on Africa’s 11th biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 2017. Text provided by the Office of the President. I was quite delighted to accept the invitation to attend this 11th Biannual USA-Africa Business Summit. This is …

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Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at U.S.-Africa Business Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered these remarks at the Corporate Council on Africa’s 11th U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 2016. The text was provided “as delivered.” Good morning. Thank you, Florie for that kind introduction. I also want to thank Chairman Jeff Sturchio (Ster-chee-o) and the entire team at …

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Nigeria Needs Trade as Much as it Needs Food

by Tirzah Duren The United Nations (UN) has called for $5.6 billion in donations to fight a famine that threatens over 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. In Nigeria alone, upwards of 5 million people face acute food shortages. Considering the progress Nigeria has made in food security since the 1980s, …

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Africa News Headlines for 17 March 2017

A compilation of Africa news headlines from around the globe, published over the past 24 hours. Dubai Chamber of Commerce participates in Africa investment conference Source: Gulf News Journal New trade facilitation tool launched to enhance intra-Africa trade Source: Coastweek/Xinhua Nigeria’s exports to South Africa hits N552.2 billion in 2016 Source: Premium Times South Sudan-Ethiopia …

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