Africa

Celebrating Senegal's Creativity with Renewed Commitment to the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

For Senegalese hip hop artist, Moona Yanni, the world of creativity and music in particular, is a vehicle which allows artists to express themselves a...

Supporting the Development of Research Leaders in Africa

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

By supporting this programme, companies are helping to build the hard and soft infrastructure they need to operate on the continent. This programme will also help counter the brain drain that is stripping our countries of their best and brightest.

A Quick Guide To Marrakech

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Dusty, hot, chaotic, overwhelming and unfriendly. That's what I was expecting Morocco's 'red city' Marrakech to be like. From descriptions by friends, I didn't think I would like it, but hey - it would be an 'experience'.

Video Killed the Radio Star? Not even close.

Loren Treisman | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

In this global digital age, initiatives which give youth a chance to express their views and shape their futures are needed more than ever. Technology can help this information spread further and faster.

Leapfrogging The Grid: How Solar Is Solving Africa's Electricity Crisis

Edward Lowe | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

During the television news in Zambia on the state-owned channel ZNBC, a sponsored advert from government owned electricity provider ZESCO precedes the...

Life in Kenya's Italy

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

'Bella, you go to the supermarket?' 'Yes, please,' I say to the taxi driver. He takes us past the Italian butchery, the Italian cafe, the Italian re...

Rhino Poaching Has Repulsive Record Year

Frontier | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Frontier

As one of the poster children for world animal conservation, the Rhino gets plenty of attention and plenty of column inches. But how much real help? How much real progress to protect it? Well, new figures published recently by the IUCN tell a chilling story.

Africa Needs More Female Scientific Leaders

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

Persistent gender bias also explains the low proportions of women in the highest echelons of science and technology. A particularly damaging stereotype is the 'maternal wall', which stems from expectations that a woman's job performance will be affected by her taking time off to have children, or absences from work to take care of her family.

When Treatment Is Not Enough: What Can HIV Teach Us About the Importance of Treating Mind and Body in the Quest of Support Children With Healthcare Needs?

Sharon Jackson | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK
Sharon Jackson

This central lesson, that children's mental health doesn't take care of itself, is bigger than just HIV. High quality emotional support for children needs to be available to all and as routine as vaccinations. We simply cannot expect children to cope alone.

Ambulances in Ethiopia Save Mothers' Lives

Peter Byass | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK
Peter Byass

The majority of the world's mothers take it for granted that, when the time comes to deliver their babies, getting to a safe place for delivery won't ...

Imagine Life Without Rain

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

We'd like to do a lot more to beat this crisis but we also want to stop future generations being devastated by drought. Around 70% of Africa's people depend on smallholder agriculture for a living and they produce the bulk of the continent's food. We have to find a way to help them survive major crisis - come rain or shine.

Here's How Mobile Innovation Can Help End Poverty

Philip Ellis | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

The digital inclusion conversation isn't limited to emerging markets, says Cairns; there are 90 million people in Europe who don't have a bank account or any digital means of payment, rendering travel by train or plane virtually impossible.

Africa Is Not a Country

Liza Bel | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK
Liza Bel

Africa is monolithic to people on this side of the world only out of convenience, maybe fear, lack of information in mainstream media or our prevailing sloppy attitude to language. Only imagine that once we start breaking the continent into individual countries, it will open the flood gates of unknown knowledge that for some may be beautifully eye-opening and for others painfully petrifying.

Language in School: If You Don't Understand, How Can You Learn

Aaron Benavot | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

How a country chooses the language for its education system is not an easy process. The decision is usually influenced by multiple factors: colonial h...

Images Of This Starving Child 'Accused Of Witchcraft' Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

This article contains images that some may find distressing UPDATE: Woman Who Helped Starving 'Witch Child' Reveals She Sold All She Owns To Tackle...

Is Education a Good Thing for Africa?

Chantal Cooke | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Chantal Cooke

We are often told that the solution to Africa's woes is education. With education the continent will prosper, equality will improve, conflict will reduce and the people will be able to pull themselves out of poverty.

Sixty-Year-Old UK Tax Deal Is Hurting the World's Poorest Country

Anders Dahlbeck | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK
Anders Dahlbeck

The Malawi Government desperately needs money to tackle poverty. Yet a 1955 tax treaty with the UK is tying their hands and making it nearly impossible to collect tax from UK companies operating there. The tax treaty is so old that it was signed by the British Governor on behalf of the British colonies of Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

Why Coach Class Isn't Enough for Africa

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

From my experience, these billionaires will be well informed individuals who donate substantial sums to charity every year. I have nothing but admiration for what many of them have achieved, but goodness I would like to get them on a coach and take them on a magical mystery tour, sharing some of the sights I have witnessed in Africa.

Remembering 'The Forgotten Crisis'

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

The international response to what took place and what continues to take place is both a travesty and injustice. Hundreds of thousands of Innocent men, women and children fled to neighbouring countries such as Chad and Cameroon but more than 600,000 people remain displaced inside the country with many trapped inside enclaves they cannot escape.

How We Can Save Nearly Half A Million Lives This Year....

Professor Rosanna Peeling | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK
Professor Rosanna Peeling

Giving birth to a stillborn infant is a tragedy for any parent and their family. These babies die either in late pregnancy or during the process of giving birth; deaths earlier than 28 weeks are called miscarriages.

Post COP21: Africa and Climate Change

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

Ultimately, Africa's great vulnerability to the effects of climate change demands a multi-stakeholder response. Given their financial resources and scale, private sector companies can be vital partners to African countries by scaling up investment in renewable energy, boosting climate finance, and decarbonising their own operations.

Four Al-Qaeda Militants And 23 People Dead After Hotel Terrorist Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.01.2016 | UK

Four Al-Qaeda militants have been killed after Burkina Faso and French forces stormed a luxury hotel on Saturday, freeing more than 126 hostages. I...

What Wins for Wildlife Could We See in 2016?

Rob Brandford | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Rob Brandford

Last year, we witnessed some incredible highs but also some terrible lows for Africa's wildlife. From lions to elephants, rhinos to vultures, we read ...

The Happy Face of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

Liza Bel | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Liza Bel

"Goma is seen as a place with no life, where everyone is in desperate need of foreign aid; a place in need of pity", tells me Arsène Tungali. This 25...

Liya Kebede: The Mother Championing Change In Global Maternal Health

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Parents

Liya Kebede might be most known as a frontrunner in the fashion world, but the mother-of-two has another significant passion outside her modelling car...