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Nigerian Journalists On Press Freedom Under Buhari

When Nigeria’s incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari won re-election this year, he campaigned (as he did in 2015) on an image of good governance and anti-corruption.

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.
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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...
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Nigeria’s Former Director General of National Intelligence Agency Arrested

by John CampbellOn February 7,  the Federal High Court in Lagos issued a warrant for the arrest of Ayodele Oke, former director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and...
Kenya's Elephantiasis

How Kenya’s Fight Against Elephantiasis Is Becoming A Blueprint For Africa And The World

By Dr. Sultani Hadley MatendecheroOn my first field visit as head of the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) unit, my team and I travelled through...

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...
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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...
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Land Reform In South Africa Is Doomed Unless Freed From Political Point-Scoring

Black landlessness has become a convenient weapon for political populists in South Africa. With elections around the corner, the lingering questions about land reform are ever more crucial and timely.

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