Topic : Africa

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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

  • 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

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

    What one river tells us about conservation

    The southern fringes of the Sahara desert host rugged lands where mankind has thrived for more than a… more

  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf speaks to villagers about Ebola virus precautions outside Ganta Forum Article

    We all have a stake in the battle against Ebola

    Dear World, In just over six months, Ebola has managed to bring my country to a standstill. … more

  • A man washes hands at facility outside Green Pharmacy, Area 8, in Abuja Forum Article

    Why we need to rethink drug trials for diseases like Ebola

    The Ebola crisis brings into sharp contrast the importance of appropriate regulation for trials of new… more

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    Why better data is the key to tackling poverty

    When you think about ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity, what comes to… more

  • Ndeye Astou Fall, 22, works at a call centre in Senegal’s capital Dakar Forum Article

    Can services drive developing country growth?

    The global discussion about growth in the developing world has taken a sharp turn recently. The hype and… more

  • A volunteer health worker practises using a PPE suit at a newly-constructed Ebola virus treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia Forum Article

    How much economic damage is Ebola causing?

    As current and former World Bank employees, we have all worked to speed the… more

  • A man washes hands at facility outside Green Pharmacy, Area 8, in Abuja Forum Article

    How Nigeria took control of Ebola

    The scale of the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in western Africa has taken healthcare workers… more

  • A health worker checks the temperature of a man at a roadside health checkpoint outside Ganta Young Global Leaders Article

    Fighting Ebola from the grassroots

    As a global community, our ability to respond to the Ebola crisis gripping West Africa… more

  • Kenyan workers prepare clothes for export at the Alltex EPZ factory in Athi River Kenya Forum Article

    What is the growth outlook in East Africa?

    Sustained rapid growth in many African economies has generated a debate… more

  • Orangutans stay in a cage in a wildlife protection centre in Ratchaburi province, about 125 km (78 m.. Forum Article

    How to prevent the next Ebola

    The Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continues to spread despite… more