In the midterms, Michigan became the first state in the Midwest to legalize marijuana, Florida restored the vote to over 1.4 million people with felony convictions, and Louisiana passed a constitutional amendment requiring unanimous jury verdicts in felony trials.
Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies
Africa’s economic fundamentals remain strong, but governments and companies will need to work even harder to keep the region’s economies moving forward.
Many observers are questioning whether Africa’s economic advances are running out of steam.
By many standard measures, globalization is in retreat. The 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing recession brought an end to three decades of rapid growth in the trade of goods and services. Cross-border financial flows have fallen by two-thirds.
I first met with you in late 2002. We were all still coming to grips with the reality of terrorism here at home. We were undergoing a shift in mindset, re-thinking our place in the world and the dangers we faced.