African Merchants in China: The Mobile Phone Trade

The authors interviewed 20 African traders and wholesalers at major mobile phone markets in Guangzhou, China. Interviewees were identified through intercept survey and snowball sampling and were...

The Impact of the U.S. Shale Boom in Africa

Due to technological breakthroughs like hydrologic fracturing, and a business friendly environment, the United States has experienced a steady increase in unconventional sources of energy,...

Setting Up Shop: The Far Reaching Implications of China's Burgeoning Presence in Africa

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The Roles of the Mother and the Child in Rural Ghana

Labor is clearly divided in rural communities in Ghana. Sweeping, cooking, washing clothes are some of the tasks that correspond to children and women. Once the boys reach a certain age, they grow...