Topic : Africa

  • 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

  • People prepare to grind cassava roots in Bingerville, near Abidjan Forum Article

    How empowering women can tackle malnutrition

    Imagine you are a mother of three in Djibouti, a tiny country on the Horn of the Africa with scarce… more

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

    Why isolation is key to tackling Ebola

    Isolating the most severely ill Ebola patients before the fifth day of their illness may be the most… 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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    Why Ebola isn’t contagious until symptoms appear

    Fear of Ebola has put many on high alert and there is increasing anxiety about the possibility of… 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

  • Women sit at a table during the opening of “At.Mosphere” the world’s highest restaurant in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai Forum Article

    Top 10 most gender equal countries in the Middle East and North Africa

    Israel once again tops the regional table and Saudi Arabia moves into the top 10 regionally in the World… more

  • An Airbus A380 aircraft prepares to land at Mumbai airport Forum Article

    What if Ebola spreads to India?

    Which countries, beyond those in West Africa, are most susceptible to the Ebola… more

  • A member of a burial team sprays a colleague with chlorine disinfectant in Monrovia Forum Article

    Ebola: how much risk is too much?

    Taking care of sick people has always involved personal risk. From plague to tuberculosis to smallpox… more

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    What’s needed to stop Ebola

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

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    How to use maths to tackle epidemics

    At the sharp end of the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases are courageous people who work… more

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

    Ebola’s economic toll

    Of the 16 countries in West Africa only three – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – are affected… more

  • Ward physician Thomas Klotzkowski and doctor for tropical medicine Florian Steiner put on protective suits Forum Article

    Could maths help contain Ebola?

    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be spiralling out of control. More than ever, local and… more

  • Laboratory technicans of the company Icon Genetics prepare proteines from Tobacco plants (Nicotiana benthamiana) for weighing in a laboratory in Halle Young Global Leaders Video

    How does the Ebola virus work?

    Genetic sequencing can help track the spread and adaptation of viral outbreaks such as Ebola and Lassa… more

  • Coffee beans are tossed in the air at harvest Forum Article

    What’s the link between saving and food security?

    People in developing countries, much like people everywhere, save. And in Sub-Saharan Africa, beyond… more

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    How to make meat sustainable

    Ending global hunger, once just a utopian vision, is now a goal within reach. Between 1990 and 2014… more