Sub Saharan Africa

Seven Things You Didn't Know About UK Overseas Aid

Billy Hill | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Politics
Billy Hill

According to the International Aid Transparency Index, UK aid is the most transparent in the world... Meaning, we can see where our money is spent.

Africa's Technology Boom: Opportunity or Myth?

Furhaad Shah | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
Furhaad Shah

Only a decade ago, to speak of Africa and technology would have seemed nonsensical. Today, it is part of a growing global conversation.

This Is The Moment More Than 1,000 Migrants Stormed A Razor-Wire Wall

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK

It could be a scene from an action movie, but this is the moment hundreds of Sub-Saharan refugees stormed Spain's North African exclave of Melilla. ...

Hopes Rise Over Effective Malaria Vaccine Breakthrough

PA | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

An important step towards an effective malaria vaccine has been taken by scientists who protected volunteers from the bites of disease-carrying mosqui...

A Looming Epidemic: Tackling Non-Communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

When we think of health problems in Africa, we generally focus on infectious diseases (such as HIV and malaria), malnutrition, and maternal and childhood mortality. By contrast, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as obesity, heart disease and cancer are frequently referred to as 'diseases of affluence', and thus thought only as a problem of rich, developed countries.

Clegg Calls For Tax Abuse Action Ahead Of Africa G8 Talks

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has called for global action against tax-dodging firms as he embarked on a G8 trip to Africa, arguing that tackling abuses would bolster pu...

Zambia's Children Get a Sound Education

Uzma Sulaiman | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK
Uzma Sulaiman

It's one of the cardinal rules when you're interviewing - detach yourself from the interviewee. Ask questions, take notes, but never get emotionally involved in the story. To put it simply, it isn't professional to have a vested interest in the person's life. I've always upheld this rule, that was until I met Nanjeke.

Health-Care in Africa: Who Gets the Money?

Ian Linden | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK
Ian Linden

HIV/AIDS work is only the most recent global response of faith-inspired health care. From the late 19th Century faith communities have been providing medical care through clinics and hospitals.

Warning Over Fake Anti-Malaria Drugs

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK

A third of anti-malaria drugs on the market are fake or of poor quality, threatening to increase resistance to life-saving medicine, new research has ...

Could You Live Below the Line?

Annemarie Meyer | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK
Annemarie Meyer

Most people think of malaria as a health issue, which it is, but it is also a key contributor to poverty in many areas, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Can the Arab Spring Spread Across the Rest of Africa?

Rachael Akidi | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK
Rachael Akidi

As the north African leaders were facing the music for their years of misrule, Uganda's Yoweri Museveni had a stern warning for the opposition in his country.