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Elikya Bokanga, SSH’16, show­cased award-​​winning diplo­matic acumen and strong man­age­ment skills at the 12th Annual National Model African Union Con­fer­ence in Wash­ington, D.C. last month.


The economic impact of Ghana’s oil industry

The bur­geoning oil industry in the African nation of Ghana has the poten­tial to create wide­spread gen­tri­fi­ca­tion, according to Kwamina Pan­ford, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of African Amer­ican studies at North­eastern University.

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In Ghana, are new resources a blessing or curse?

North­eastern pro­fessor wins Ful­bright schol­ar­ship to study effects of country’s recent com­mer­cial­iza­tion of oil and gas fields

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3Qs: Economic and political challenges for world’s newest country

Fol­lowing more than a half-​​century of civil war, southern Sudan’s vote last month to break with the north was declared offi­cial on Monday. Kwamina Pan­ford, pro­fessor of African Amer­ican Studies, dis­cusses South Sudan’s future.

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Presidential scholar heads to White House

African-​​American studies and polit­ical sci­ence stu­dent Jordan Clark says his upcoming White House intern­ship in com­mu­ni­ca­tions is a dream come true.

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