When Women Are Free, Economies Thrive

by Chelsea Follett A bizarre column in Australia’s Daily Telegraph last month argued that it should be illegal to be a stay-at-home mom. The piece was met with ridicule, and rightly so. Women should be free to make their own choices about family and career. Fortunately, no country actually bans a woman’s choice to be a …

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Pockets of progress in Africa’s election landscape

Kealeboga J Maphunye, University of South Africa If democracy is understood as a broad concept that includes regular free and fair elections, a system of government that ensures greater public participation, freedom of expression and the right to protest and challenge governments, then Africa is still lagging far behind democracies in Asia, South and North …

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News release: ‘Economic Freedom Expands in Many Parts of Sub-Saharan Africa’

Sub-Saharan Monitor has received this news release from the Heritage Foundation, regarding the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom, a joint project of the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal. WASHINGTON, JAN. 27, 2015—Sub-Saharan Africa’s overall level of economic freedom remains low, yet the region experienced the most widespread improvement over the last year, according …

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