Most of the African Union (54 countries), just signed a landmark agreement to make the entire political organisation also a free trade zone. Two important countries, however, Nigeria and South Africa, have not signed. Why not?
A grass-roots movement, maybe, is marching across Afghanistan to protest the unending conflicts and violence that have wracked the country for years, decades, and generations.
One of the single biggest ways to improve education and poverty outcomes for millions of people around the world is simple: give them glasses. The glasses industry, however, is almost totally dominated by a few companies, which makes giving glasses away quite difficult. In the US, at least, this is changing somewhat through Warby Parker. Will this be scalable to other countries?
Interesting use of satellite and other data to determine whether Iran’s missile programmes are still underway.
Fascinating scientific research has unearthed precise year-by-year accounts of the entirety of Roman economic history. How? By reading ice sheets in Greenland.