Africa

Breathing Away: Bringing Down Child Deaths From Pneumonia

Ilya Jones | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Ilya Jones

A girl in Cambodia is assessed for pneumonia. Copyright Malaria Consortium/Peter Caton Today is World Pneumonia Day - a time to recognise the fact th...

Valletta: Farming Out Europe's Dirty Work

Joan Tubau | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Joan Tubau

The existing trend of disrespecting refugee law while ignoring abuse and torture is no longer acceptable. Valletta must not be remembered as the place where the outsourcing of Europe's dirty work was rubber-stamped.

Review: 'A Warm Sudan' Photography Exhibition in Khartoum

Yousra Elbagir | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yousra Elbagir

It seems that the people of Sudan let Gabriela in. Not only into their homes but into their hearts. The earnest expressions and penetrating stares elegantly framed on the walls of the exhibition space in Dabanga, Khartoum 2, serve as a testament to the familiarity and trust she cultivated and captured.

Life In Sierra Leone After Ebola

Anna Foster | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Anna Foster

As communities begin to deal with the psychological scars of losing their loved ones in such a brutal way, there's another very real issue facing Sierra Leone. Nearly 4,000 people died in this outbreak, but thousands more who caught Ebola fought it hard enough to survive.

Inspiring Readers - Bringing a World of Reading Into the Classroom

Alison Hubert | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Alison Hubert

Without a decent supply of books, the issue is not only that children struggle to learn to read. They are also denied the opportunity to explore the world through books, to find the stories, information and knowledge that could change their lives. That's why it's so important that we provide reading books for these schools...

The Women Taking Charge Of Their Lives

Sarah Kwong | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK
Sarah Kwong

Walking down the aisle of muddy-brown land, a trail of women flanked by energetic children clutch heaps of vegetables in their arms. It's the dry-season, but they still have enough food to feed their families; a way of life that just a few years ago, they could never have dreamed of...

South Korea: A True Development Success Story

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

It was my great pleasure to be invited to South Korea by the World Bank and the Korea Development Institute (KDI) for a two-day workshop. Part of a partnership between eight African governments and the Republic of Korea, the event allowed attendees to share ideas for Korea-Africa cooperation, and to learn from Korea's astonishing development experience.

Hope - Little Word; Big Aspirations

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Are you travelling hopefully or hopelessly? Is your idea of hope getting a seat on the train home or securing a loan? Hope is a very small word with a very big remit of possibilities. For everyone, everywhere it means something different and that 'different' can change every minute of every day.

Cambridge Students Wanted To Make Mock Slums Because It Would Be 'Fun And Insightful'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Cambridge University have come under fire for wanting to turn university cellars into an "oppressive slum" for a "poverty simulation" even...

10 Common Fears About Travelling in Africa

Ruby Audi | Posted 02.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Audi

The less used to tourists they are the friendlier you will find the locals - at worst you will be treated with respect and smiles (addressed to as sir/masta), at best you may be followed down the streets by excited children - think Muhammed Ali in When We Were Kings - who think you're a god or rockstar.

Why Global Goal Nine Can Make a Real Difference for Africa

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

While all the goals are valuable, Global Goal 9, which seeks to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation, is especially important.

The Words Behind the Goal: What Does Sustainable Development Goal 4 Mean in Practice?

Alison Hubert | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK
Alison Hubert

It's 15 years since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were agreed which sought to 'spare no effort' in eradicating global poverty and inequality. Over this last weekend, leaders once again come together to assess the progress made by the MDGs and to redefine their focus for the next 15 years of the fight against poverty.

Why African Agriculture Should Be a Hot Topic for Investment

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

Climate change remains one of the biggest threats to transforming Africa from a continent of poverty to prosperity. Africa's attractiveness for inve...

Pottery, Ubuntu and Idea of a Global Village

Bukky Olaleye | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Bukky Olaleye

The Monknine potteries are a family owned business that for forty years have been making decorative pots. According to their literature, they ensure that their products are made from natural, healthy and Eco friendly materials.

Seven Is a Magic Number

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

As we head towards COP21, the critical climate negotiations taking place in Paris in December, anyone invested in the Global Goals should think seriously about having the word SUSTAINABLE emblazoned on our foreheads. It should be front, back and centre of mind at all times because without the S factor we risk losing advances that have been fought for and undoing gains that have been won.

Home-grown Innovation: We Ask the Experts

Loren Treisman | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

Technology innovation hubs have sprung up across Africa. These spaces provide tailored support to their communities and create a collaborative environment which can spark innovation, stimulate economic growth and help them tackle societal challenges in novel ways.

The Long Road to Stimulating Tech Innovation in Africa

Loren Treisman | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

Beyond the hype, burgeoning tech communities across the continent could shape their societies in transformative ways. For their true potential to be realised, it will require patience, long-term investment and tailored support but it's well worth the effort as the potential pay-off is huge.

Milk Wars and Cow Power

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

We know our UK dairy farmers take a real pride in their animals and their milk, just like the one-cow farmer in Africa, but how do we as consumers share the UK dairy farmer's pride in this highly popular product?

What Does a One Nation Justice Policy Mean in a Global Legal Marketplace?

Andrew Wigley | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Wigley

According to Portland Communications' annual study of corporate litigation, London is the international dispute resolution centre of choice with 63 per cent of all litigants coming from outside the UK. But it is not always a mutual choice.

The Elephant's Only Predator

Frontier | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK
Frontier

Elephants have no natural predators, yet they are now endangered. The closest thing to a predator is lions preying on the youngsters of a herd. So why has the elephant population shrunk so far the species is in danger of being extinct? As so often, the answer is humans.

The Pages Of This Amazing Book Make Dirty Water Drinkable

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have devised a "Drinkable Book" with chemically altered pages that could make contaminated water pure by 99.9%. A team from Carnegie Mel...

Achieving Sustainable Development That Leaves No One Behind

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

As the UAE Government joins global policymakers at the UNGA and COP21, the Zayed Future Energy Prize will continue to identify and reward the businesses, organisations, schools and individuals that may define the success of global commitments on the future of sustainability.

US President - Barack Obama's Impact on African Youth

Meron Semedar | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Meron Semedar

In July 2015, US President Barack Obama became the first sitting President to visit the Horn of Africa, as well as Kenya, his father's place of birth....

Silicon Savannahs and Cyber Cities: Where Does Success in Africa's Tech Sectors Lie?

Lucy James | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Tech
Lucy James

The importance that the tech sector might hold for economic development and diversification is recognised, and state investment has been forthcoming in various ways. In some cases, funds have been put forward for the building of 'incubation' centres and meeting places as was the case for Nigeria's Information Technology Entrepreneurship Accelerator in Lagos.

Breeding Cruelty - The Problem With Lion Tourism in Africa

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK
Neil D’Cruze

The death of Cecil the lion has caused global public outrage, the like of which has never been seen before. On World Lion Day it is also important to remember the many thousands of lions whose welfare, and perhaps very existence, remain under threat from the unethical tourism taking place in Africa today.