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Gerald Gondo, Business Development Executive, RisCura

Closing Africa’s Infrastructure Gap

Never before has the need for infrastructure felt so immediate and acute. This became apparent to me as I travelled to Nairobi, Lagos, Lusaka and Gaborone during the first three months of this year.
Lusaka, Zambia

How The Fight Against Graft Is Taking Root In Zambia

By Chris Zumani Zimba*Corruption is frequently cited as one of the top concerns holding back economic growth in Africa, but it is often less clear how we...

In Zambia, Freedom Of Expression Is Not Freedom To Incite Violence

By Sunday Chilufya Chanda*The recent unspeakable tragedy that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand has raised urgent new questions about the balance between freedom of expression and...
NHIF building

NHIF Reform Critical To Affordable Health For All In Kenya

Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution.
women cross border trader

Defining The End State Ecosystem: How Can We Get Better At It?

Restrictions on the movement of people impedes Africa’s development, limiting economic integration and trade between African countries. Using a systems-thinking approach, champions and decision-makers have led the charge towards a visa free...
Trade Barriers

Africa Tears Down Trade Barriers

By Guillaume Doane, CEO Africa Oil & PowerThe African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), a flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, will liberalize intra-African trade, eradicate...

Why Some Won’t Be Celebrating Namibia’s Independence 29 Years On

Namibia’s South West African People’s Organisation (Swapo) is an exception among the liberation movements that became governments in Africa. As Namibia celebrates its 29th Independence Day on 21 March, it can look...

Reverse Engineering For SDGs

When young people from small towns and villages seek higher education they have to usually migrate to big cities leaving their local communities behind. On completion of their degree from the Universities, they generally prefer staying in cities, in search of a good job and a successful career.

Is Agribusiness The Problem Or The Solution?

For two centuries, all too many discussions about hunger and resource scarcity has been haunted by the ghost of Parson Thomas Malthus. Malthus warned that rising populations would exhaust resources, especially those needed for food production. Exponential population growth would outstrip food output.
The independence arch in Ghana

Ghana: Is There Press Freedom Without Accountability?

“I’m devastated because the life of a brilliant, dedicated and young journalist has been cowardly cut short. I’m angered because journalists in Ghana have never felt safe, despite our role very clearly recognized and sealed by the country’s constitution”
women expanding their horizons

The Future Women Want: Free of Violence

Bakera excelled in school. As a girl who grew up in a rural, poor community, she had, against all odds, realized her education goals and was elated to go to the capital city, Kampala where she would now work.
A market in Bamenda,

International Women’s Day in Cameroon: A Day for All Women?

On March 8, women all over Cameroon will don custom-made dresses sewn of pagne, specially printed for International Women’s Day. They will parade through cities and towns, joining women around the world in celebration of the day.

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