Africa

By Wanjiku Mwaura Meetings like the Rebranding Africa Forum bring together some of Africa’s most vibrant and innovative young minds to discuss future challenges facing the continent. But when does the talking stop and the action begin? The lobby of

analysis By Ashadee Kay Miller, University of the Witwatersrand For 27 years Angola was gripped by civil war. Half a million human lives were lost and wildlife, too, was decimated to sustain troops. Rhino and elephants became valuable targets –

announcement Geneva — The NCD Alliance welcomes the announcement by WHO Director General Tedros that he has rescinded the appointment of President Robert Mugabe as a Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs for Africa, following serious concerns expressed by parties from all

Photo: WHO Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization, speaking at the World Conference on NCDs in Montevideo. analysis By Tami Hultman Washington, DC — A few days ago, the ‘insider’ development news organization Devex gave the new

Photo: WHO Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announcement By Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Geneva — Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa. As a result

Photo: MONUSCO MONUSCO peacekeepers (file photo). THE Eighth High-Level Meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has recommended strengthening of MONUSCO Force Intervention Brigade. Heads of

opinion By Prof George W. Kanyeihamba Since independence, African states have swallowed the lie that the legitimacy of their periodic general elections can be judged to have been free and fair only when it is apparent that they were witnessed

By Leulseged Worku “At the beginning there is culture. In the middle there is culture at there is culture”. This is one of the famous saying of Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who served Senegal as

By Isaiah Esipisu Abidjan — “Africa has the resources, skills, and human and land capacity to move from importer to exporter by eating food made in Africa” In 2008, as food prices rose around the world, riots broke out in

By Maina Waruru Losses, displacement and worsening poverty from extreme weather may be bringing a growing disease burden, experts say It’s long been clear that climate change is altering patterns of disease outbreaks in Africa, as worsening heatwaves take a