Topic : Africa

  • 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

  • toobigdata Forum Article

    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

  • Lion rests at Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park Forum Article

    Can tourism tackle poverty?

    Think Tanzania and you may imagine yourself in the plains of the Serengeti or the peaks of Mount… more

  • Malian pupils study during a French language class during a French language lesson in Mali’s capital Bamako. Forum Article

    What governments can learn from Sierra Leone’s missing textbooks

    Public programmes are designed on assumptions – nice, tidy, convenient assumptions… more

  • Malian pupils study during a French language class during a French language lesson in Mali’s capital Bamako. Forum Article

    How can every child get an education?

    The odds are weighed heavily against achieving the target set by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)… more

  • Kirore, a creative director at Planet Rackus works on MA3Racer, a 2D mobile game inside his studio in Kenya’s capital Nairobi Forum Video

    Top 10 most competitive economies in sub-Saharan Africa

    The sub-Saharan African region has provided something of a silver lining in an otherwise broadly felt… more

  • A Zimbabwe Stock Exchange official works on a computer after the close of trade in Harare Forum Article

    What is driving growth in Africa?

    Some argue that growth across Africa is fundamentally a result of rising commodity prices and that if… more

  • RTR3I979 Forum Article

    Why Ugandans are scared of getting old

    A typical Ugandan woman gives birth to an average of seven children, far higher than for other… more

  • A South Sudanese man works at a mobile phone charging kiosk at the Tzaipi refugee camp in Adjumani Forum Article

    Can mobile phones really cut conflict in Africa?

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media have often been viewed as a solution to… more

  • A Zimbabwean trader sells fruit and vegetables at a rural marketplace in Domboshava outside the capital Harare Forum Article

    Africa opens the gates to cross-border trade

    If you are woman in sub-Saharan Africa and you live and work in a rural area, you are probably a trader… more

  • A health inspection and quarantine researcher (L) demonstrates to customs policemen the symptoms of Ebola, at a laboratory at an airport in Qingdao Forum Article

    What can be done about the root cause of Ebola?

    In Sub-Saharan Africa, any child with a fever should receive immediate medical care to prevent death from… more