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Ebola Isn't Over Yet: How Pauline Cafferkey's Return To The Country Reminds Us That The Virus Still Haunts Sierra Leone

Imogen Calderwood | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Imogen Calderwood

For many thousands of people, Ebola isn't over. It was a trigger that has sparked so many other issues - homelessness, unemployment, poverty - that will be felt in Sierra Leone for years to come unless its people receive ongoing support to get back on their feet. Without help to rebuild their businesses and get their children back into schools, many more people to come will fall victim to the Ebola crisis.

Knowledge And Education Should Be Unbounded And It's The World's Citizens' Responsibility To Ensure This

Sherina Rathor | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sherina Rathor

I often wonder whether the trials and tribulations of the world go hand-in-hand with a lack of wholesome knowledge and education; that negative sentiments and inhumane choices are the consequences of poor literacy and teaching.

Nkwame's Climate Conundrum

Daniel Weeks | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK
Daniel Weeks

What he needs from my government in Washington is something more than drills and saws. He needs the Paris Climate Accord with its long-overdue promise of cutting carbon emissions and helping poor countries adapt to a global warming crisis they did almost nothing to create.

Election Season Again - How Our Leaders Can Look To Africa For Inspiration

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Politics
Fiona Mavhinga

Europe has once again been thrown headfirst into election season. This month alone revealed the fault lines in French society as disaffected voters rejected established parties, preceding the UK's all-important snap election in June. And toward the end of the year in October, Germany will hold its own elections as Angela Merkel seeks another term in office.

Delivering Sustainable Transport In Africa's Cities

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

Africa's Cities: Opening Doors to the World, a lack of quality and cost-efficient transportation is one of the main challenges facing the continent's urban centres. Many African cities' mass transit relies on informal minibus systems whose low passenger capacity prevents them from achieving economies of scale, and small taxis.

This Mini T-Rex Was One Of The Last Dinosaurs To Walk The Planet

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Tech

A mini-T Rex was one of the last dinosaurs to roam across Africa before the ancient creatures were wiped out 66 million years ago, new research reveal...

Why Scottish Nurse Pauline Cafferkey's Trip To Sierra Leone Is So Vital For The Ebola Orphans Still Living With The Virus' Devastating Impact

Imogen Calderwood | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Imogen Calderwood

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey hit the headlines in December 2014 when she became the first person in the UK to be diagnosed with Ebola during the devastatin...

Somalia Crisis: One By One, My Children Slipped Away

Sean Ryan | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Sean Ryan

Across Somalia, the country worst affected by the Horn of Africa's escalating food crisis, more than half a million people are on the move in epic scenes that show not only the desperate urgency of fundraising appeals but also, sadly, the limits of the aid agencies' reach.

Protecting Animals Is Key To Averting Drought Disaster

Geoffrey Dennis | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Geoffrey Dennis

Our work is local, community-focused and takes place away from the media spotlight. With attention turning once again to east Africa and another malnutrition crisis, the international community must learn the lessons of past failures. Once the animals are gone, we have lost all hope of protecting livelihoods and sustainable communities. If a future of dependency is our only solution, we will have failed once again.

Time Is Running Out To Stop Famine In South Sudan

Lily Partland | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Lily Partland

An hour and a half northeast of South Sudan's capital Juba by light plane, near the border with Ethiopia, the parched red earth below is dotted with bright green trees. Within weeks, the wet season rains will turn this 'runway' or strip of bare earth that we land on, into a muddy quagmire, making access incredibly difficult. Travelling by four wheel drive to one of Save the Children's treatment centres for malnourished young children, we travel down a picturesque avenue of trees, their canopies providing welcome relief from the hot day.

Can The Power Of Mobile Innovation Radically Disrupt Systems Of Poverty?

Farah Ramzan Golant | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Farah Ramzan Golant

all women everywhere At Girl Effect, we recognise the incredible work and impact these initiatives are having. However we believe that, in order to make lasting change, we need to stop poverty before it starts. To do this we need to tackle the cause: we have to reframe what it means to be a girl in her community.

Why Alan Turing's Family Charity Is Putting Computers In African Schools

James Turing | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James Turing

As my great uncle Alan Turing once said, 'we can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.' I couldn't agree more.

Nothing Without Passion: Meet The Media Moguls Changing Global Paradigms

Adam Bradford | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Adam Bradford

When you think of dynamism, innovation and thought leadership, what do you imagine? I bet you're thinking about Facebook, Snapchat, political leaders ...

Zambia - Thinking About Home

Ricky Ross | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Ricky Ross

When SCIAF (Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund ) asked me to go to Zambia to see their work there, a few things were made clear to me. Most peop...

This Is A Worsening Humanitarian Crisis That Shows No Signs Of Slowing

Mike Adamson | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Mike Adamson

Severe hunger that threatens lives is spreading across parts of Africa. Chronically and silently, a food crisis has been growing which the UN says now means that 20million people are facing deadly hunger. It hasn't happened in a day, it won't be solved in one, but it desperately needs the world's focus to save those lives.

African Dictators Can Run, But They Can't Hide

Aicha Elbasri, Ph.D. | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Politics
Aicha Elbasri, Ph.D.

Nowadays, rulers who have blood on their hands are likely to end up behind bars when the halls of power close. When Laurent Gbagbo, former Ivory Coast president, was hauled from his bunker and sent to the Hague, it served notice to tyrants that they can run, but can no longer hide.

How Businesses Can Demonstrate Responsible And Responsive Leadership In Africa

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

It was my pleasure to attend the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, which examined the seismic political, economic and social development...

10 Things I Enjoyed While Living In East Africa

Liza Bel | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Liza Bel

More and more people have recently started asking me: "Why are you a fan of Africa?". Deep down, I believe that you can't be a fan of a continent with six distinct climatic zones and over 1500 spoken languages and cultures, the same way you are a fan of Michelle Obama or Bruno Mars.

Empowering Prisoners In Africa Through Legal Education

Alexander McLean | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Alexander McLean

Prisoners studying law at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison, Kenya - Nate Mook Too often it is the poorest, least educated and most vulnerable who find ...

Africa's Energy Future

Lord Barker | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK
Lord Barker

The African Union Commission will be electing its next Chairperson at the end of January. This is an influential position, and whoever assumes it will play a major role in the direction the continent takes in the coming years - and in selecting which issues to prioritize.

African Refugee Drowns In Venice Canal As Onlookers Taunt Him And Film On Their Phones

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK

An African man drowned in Venice’s Grand Canal as onlookers abused him and filmed his struggle on their mobile phone, in an incident now being inves...

Engineering Skills Are The Key To Achieving Sustainable Development And Reducing Foreign Aid Dependency

Wilson Nyemba | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Wilson Nyemba

Engineers have a huge role to play in this. Engineers extract water from source, distribute it and ensure it is clean and safe to drink. They make the machines that manufacture medicines. Engineers convert power, be it hydroelectric, thermal or nuclear and distribute it to the public, and are doing so in increasingly green ways.

Uni Defends Students Slammed As 'Snowflakes' Over White Philosopher Demands

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

SOAS University of London has defended students accused of wanting to remove Western philosophers such as Kant and Descartes from the curriculum “si...

Six Lessons I Learnt From Leaving A Career In The City

Gee Elliott | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gee Elliott

This first week back at work after the Christmas break is supposedly the biggest of the year for resignations. It's no surprise really - new year, new...

Christmas Medical Breakthrough As Scientists Create Vaccine For Deadly Ebola Virus

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK

An experimental vaccine tested on humans has been found to provide 100 per cent protection against the deadly Ebola virus. The news is a major milesto...