21 June 17

Why is manufacturing still not driving East African economies?

East Africa isn’t without its economic success stories. Ethiopia and Rwanda are two of the region’s most exciting economies and Tanzania could be lining itself up as a rising force in the region. However, they – and the more established
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16 June 17

East Africa: Is deforestation hampering the fight against malaria?

The fight against malaria in East Africa is stalling. A number of financial, environmental and human-caused factors contribute to rising death rates from the disease in parts of the region, which remains one of the worst regions in the world.
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12 June 17

Africa’s aviation industry is at a crossroads

With the global aviation industry taking a nosedive in recent years, the sector across Africa is defying growth trends. Passenger numbers continue to rise every year while 2016 was the safest year for flights in a decade for African carriers. New
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11 June 17

As investment grows Africa needs to master sustainable tourism quickly

Rapid development is at the heart of Africa’s economic rise and investors from around the world are keen to claim their stake in the continent’s growth. The influx of revenue coming into African nations is transforming countries across the continent, but
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07 June 17

The new lifestyle health challenges of Africa’s rising middle class

Africa’s health challenges are well documented – or at least some of them are. The international community is used to talking about Africa’s struggles with HIV, cholera and other crippling diseases but there’s a rising health problem threatening the continent’s
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25 May 17

How long can Uganda maintain its open-door refugee policy?

As the influx of South Sudanese refugees continues to mount at Uganda’s borders, the country’s open-door refugee policy is straining. Aid workers are stretched to their limits while Uganda is now requesting additional aid from the international community to help
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22 May 17

Does South Sudan have what it takes to find peace?

The political landscape in South Sudan is always subject to change, but there’s one constant: conflict. The country’s brief six-year history as an independent state has been turbulent, to say the least. After gaining independence from Sudan in 2011, the
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17 May 17

Why China might be better for Africa than the West likes to admit

China’s epic investment in the African continent raises eyebrows across the West and numerous voices who are quick to criticise the Asia powerhouse’s intentions. China is trying to muscle in on Africa’s natural resources, tie its countries up with dodgy loan
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07 May 17

Rwanda: As candidates step up, could Paul Kagame possibly lose this year’s election?

The notion that Paul Kagame could lose this year’s presidential election seems almost laughable. This is the man who won his last outing with 93% of the votes and last year saw his country vote 98% in favour of constitutional
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28 April 17

Only Africa can put a stop to drain brain

Africa’s brain drain is well documented. Too many of the continent’s best minds leave their home country to study and work abroad, many of whom never return to the place they were born. The implications on African countries are widespread.
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