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New Elections Polling Data Suggests Widespread Disillusionment Amongst South African Youth

New polling data has provided unique insight into the principles, attitudes, concerns and ambitions of young South Africans (ages 18-24) ahead of the nation’s rapidly approaching general elections on May 8th.
World Freedom Day

Threats To Press Freedom Are Taking On Different Forms Across Africa

Africa buried two of its journalists in 2018. One was killed in Somalia and the other in the Central African Republic.According to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists, 54...
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...
Cyclone Kenneth

East Africa Braces for New Storm-Tropical Cyclone Kenneth

The government of Comoros shut down schools, airports and public offices Wednesday as Tropical Cyclone Kenneth passed over the island nation, with wind gusts topping 200 kilometers an hour. The storm, brewing in the Indian...

Women in Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership in Government

Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors.
Gorilla selfie

Virunga Gorilla’s Get In On The Selfie Craze

Social media sensations 'Ndakasi and Matabishi' are mastering the art of the selfie.The two gorillas at Virunga National Park in Congo looked extraordinarily human-like as they posed...
Human milk banks

Kenyan Hospital Opens Human Milk Bank — A Rarity In Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya’s first human milk bank has opened at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, spoke to the team spearheading APHRC’s research efforts in the establishment of Kenya’s first milk bank.
sudan iconic image

All The Latest Events In Sudan

All the latest events in Sudan as protesters keep up demands for civilian rule after Omar al-Bashir's removal.

‘The Okavango Blue’, An Exceptional 20 Carat Blue Diamond From Botswana

A remarkable oval shaped blue diamond weighing over 20 carats, has been unveiled to the world by Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) in Gaborone, Botswana - the biggest blue diamond discovery ever made...
A bakery shop in Cairo, Egypt.

Egypt’s Food Challenge: A Good Effort But Not Enough

“Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well,” says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East.
A billboard for Nigeria's incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari

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.

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