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Op-Ed: Don’t You Dare Leave Us Behind

The G7 should deliver progress not promises on gender equality.By Aya Chebbi, African Union’s first ever youth envoy.Nearly 10 years have passed...
Policy Implementation

Standards Are Not Enough: Policy Implementation Remains Central

By Melvine P. OuyoIn 2013, Kenya’s Ministry of Health made the devastating decision to withdraw the Standards and Guidelines for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Unsafe Abortion. This caused...
Africa’s Energy Gap

Closing Africa’s Energy Gap: Choosing Collaboration Over Political Capitalization

Last month, the United Nations released their World Population Prospects report – predicting that the global population could increase by 2 billion people in the next 30 years. And within this, sub-Saharan...
President Uhuru Kenyatta meets young Kenyan artists at the State House-Photo State House

Boom Or Bust -Education Will Determine Africa’s Transformation

August 12, marks International Youth Day, and the theme for this year is ‘making education more relevant, equitable and inclusive’, is particularly apt for Africa. Consider this. Every 24 hours around 35,000...
Megacities in Africa

Africa’s Megacities A Magnet For Investors

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 9 2019 (IPS) - Megacities, cities with a population of at least 10 million, are sprouting everywhere in Africa. Cairo in Egypt, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)...
China’s Africa Alliance

How China’s Africa Alliance is Shifting World Order

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2019 (IPS) - When the United Nations General Assembly met in 2007 to vote on North Korea’s human rights record, only 10 of the 56 African countries voted with the...
young South Africans

Young South Africans Want To Farm

Persistent unemployment has become synonymous with the youth experience across South Africa. Youth unemployment rates are almost four times higher than the regional average – 62% of South Africans between 15 and...
Africa’s free trade area

Ghana Hopes To Benefit From Hosting Africa’s Free Trade Area Secretariat

Ghana has been chosen by the African Union (AU) to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area. It beat other competing countries including Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and...
kakuma refugee camp

How A Pilot Project In Kenya Helps Refugees Go To University

Across the world, armed conflict, instability, drought and famine are driving more people from their homes for longer periods of time. On average, displacement lasts almost 20 years. This means that displaced...
Lessons From Rwanda

Liberation Starts With Women: Lessons From Rwanda

When one thinks of role model countries, one doesn’t typically look to the African continent. It isn’t only that protracted conflicts in places like Sudan, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic...
Kenya coal plant

Court Stops Construction Of Kenya’s Coal Power Plant – Here’s Why

Kenyan judges have stopped plans to construct the country’s first ever coal-powered plant near the coastal town of Lamu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tribunal ruled that the National Environment Management...
Accra Ghana

Opinion: Urban Resilience As A Crucial Factor Of Success In Accra

M. Adjei Sowah, Mayor of AccraBy M. Adjei Sowah, Mayor of Accra. Mayor Sowah was recently named one of Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People...
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