Posts tagged ‘Africa’

  • A dragonfly lands on a stalk of wheat ready for harvest during sunset on the Canadian prairies near Vulcan Young Global Leaders Article

    How to tackle malnutrition and obesity at the same time

    Is it possible to solve two contrasting global issues – malnutrition in developing countries and obesity… more

  • A view is seen of the Nigeria stock exchange building in the central business district in Lagos Forum Article

    Why Africa can have the best of both worlds

    With the rise of Asian economies and their desire to play a greater role on the world stage, it… more

  • A Somali man browses the internet on his mobile phone at a beach along the Indian Ocean coastline in Mogadishu Forum Article

    East Africa’s fibre-optic optimism

    The excitement over the potentially transformative effects of the internet in low-income countries is… more

  • Workers level the earth on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway construction project in Athi River Forum Article

    How Africa can encourage foreign investment

    Only one out of every 40 dollars of foreign direct investment (FDI) since the 1990s has gone to… more

  • A woman holds her newborn baby in a nursery in Juba Teaching hospital in Juba Forum Article

    How can we prevent preterm births?

    The global burden of preterm birth represents a large and complex public health challenge that no single… more

  • A clinic support staff takes blood sample from a child at a clinic operated by Doctors without Borders in Bagega village in northeastern state of Zamfara Forum Article

    Saving the lives of women and children

    Nigeria, one of the richest countries in Africa, also boasts one of the world’s highest rates of… more

  • Health worker checks the temperature of a baby entering Mali from Guinea at the border in Kouremale Forum Article

    Why local health workers are key to tackling Ebola

    Last week, Mali announced a national strategic plan to scale up Community Health Workers in every region… more

  • Health worker is reflected in a mirror as he prepares protective equipment near Rokupa Hospital Forum Article

    Lessons from Uganda on fighting Ebola

    The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa (and perhaps elsewhere) and now Marburg Fever, a related a… more

  • Fire brigade paramedic is assisted while putting on a sealed protective suit in Frankfurt Forum Article

    5 ways to prevent Ebola panic

    An epidemic disease such as Ebola brings suffering to more than those who get ill or die… more

  • A Southern White Rhino named Bella eats with her one-day-old baby at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola Forum Article

    How to stop wildlife crime

    As the electric saw cuts into the base of the horn of the live rhino lying at my feet, I feel an… more

  • A Bozo fisherman casts his net from a pirogue in front of Saaya village in the Niger river inland delta Forum Article

    Observing Africa’s climate

    All around the planet, high-frequency climate observatories are collecting atmospheric data around… more

  • Aerial view shows mineral-coloured water pooled in salt flat holes on Senegal’s coast Forum Article

    How to help Africa’s resource sector

    The recent acceleration in growth rates across much of sub-Saharan Africa may not be purely commodity-driven… more

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    How Africa’s cities are the key to growth

    On the periphery of Lagos, Nigeria, lies Makoko, a burgeoning slum community perched on a lagoon. Residents… more

  • Workers level the earth on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway construction project in Athi River Forum Article

    3 ways to improve Africa’s infrastructure

    Tremendous efforts are under way to upgrade sub-Saharan Africa’s infrastructure. But the needs on the… more

  • Staff work in the operations room at Tenke Fungurume, a copper and cobalt mine northwest of Lubumbashi in Congo’s copper-producing south Forum Article

    What’s the biggest barrier to business in DRC?

    The goal of the Enterprise Surveys (ES) is to portray the quality of the business environment in the… more

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    Top 10 most gender equal countries in sub-Saharan Africa

    Rwanda heads the regional rankings and is the only country from the sub-Saharan area to be placed among… more

  • 141015-Wed-african children ebola reuters image RTR40Z0U-628×330 Forum Article

    What’s needed to stop Ebola

    The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will likely get far worse… more

  • Health worker is reflected in a mirror as he prepares protective equipment near Rokupa Hospital Forum Article

    Could this vaccine beat Ebola?

    The world has been warned that the current Ebola epidemic may not end without the use of a vaccine –… more