Tag Archives: Africa

14 November 16

World’s Worst 21 Countries for Girls All African, Says Save the Children

A new study from Save the Children suggests girls and young women in Africa face more struggles than their international counterparts. The charity’s Girls’ Opportunity Index ranks countries based on five key indicators to measure the chances young women have of building
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12 November 16

What Would the ICC Mean Without Africa?

This week, the Gambia became the third African country to announce its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court in the space of a month.

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31 October 16

The Gambia Joins List of African Nations to Leave ICC

The Gambia says it will pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC), following South Africa and Burundi’s decision to withdraw.

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30 September 16

African Nations Urged to Invest in ‘Blue Economy’

African nations should invest more into the blue economy – which includes fisheries, marine biotechnology, aquaculture, tourism and transport – according to African ministers.

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14 September 16

Can Social Media Help Build a Better Africa?

There’s no denying the impact social media has had on the geopolitical landscape. Its perceived role in the Arab Spring uprisings between 2010 and 2014 hinted at the power a connected world can have. The phrase Twitter revolution is now
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10 August 16

Brain Drain of Doctors Costs Africa Over $2 billion

The brain drain of African doctors has cost the continent more than $2 billion, according to Kenya’s Education Secretary, Dr Fred Matiangi.

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04 August 16

What Will the US Presidential Elections Mean for Africa?

Unlike any other election in the world, the US presidential polls have a truly global impact. When Obama sealed his first victory in 2009 it felt like a genuine moment of change. And there’s a sense this year’s upcoming elections could
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03 August 16

Is Africa the Next Big Travel Destination?

A lot has been said recently about Ethiopia’s rise as a travel destination. The country is touting itself as the “newest travel adventure” and visitor number are sharply on the rise. It makes you wonder if a similar trend could
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03 August 16

Can Africa Become an Innovator in Digital Technology?

Home to six of the world’s fastest growing economies, Africa’s development is capturing global attention. And there’s a sense that the timing couldn’t be better. The rise of digital industries and mobile internet come at a time when African infrastructure
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16 July 16

CDC: Four African Nations Most at Risk from Zika at Olympics

Four African nations are most at from Zika outbreaks due travel for the Olympic games, according to a US health agency.

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