Malaria in Africa

What 115 Years Of Data Tells Us About Africa’s Battle With Malaria Past and...

It’s difficult to accurately measure the number of people who get malaria each year. This is because the malaria symptoms are shared with many other diseases that lead to death or illness,...
World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day -What Africa Still Needs To Do To Eliminate Malaria

Malaria is one of the oldest and deadliest infectious diseases affecting man. It is an ancient and modern disease – descriptions of illnesses similar to malaria are found in ancient texts from...

The Future Of E-commerce In Africa: A Mere Illusion?

The potential for a remarkable and long lasting e-commerce growth is within Africa’s grasps. Now, it is the responsibility of everyone involved in this market to do everything in their power, so that African countries can truly enjoy and benefit from e-commerce.
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Belgium Apologizes To Congo,Burundi and Rwanda For Colonization and Kidnapping of Mixed-Raced Children

It’s no secret that colonization has introduced unspeakable horrors to communities of color throughout the world. And while an apology could never remedy those atrocities, it can serve as the impetus for long overdue healing...
Neglected Tropical Diseases

Why I’m Saying ‘No’ To Neglected Tropical Diseases

His Excellency John Kufuor, Former President of Ghana and Special Envoy for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical DiseasesTwo decades ago, a disease called trachoma threatened to blind...
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.
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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...

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