Conventional wisdom dictates that crime prevalence is inextricably linked to socio-economic factors, in particular, unemployment.
Painful economic reforms will be necessary to tame the country’s economic malaise, say experts.
"In politics, it is easy for us to fall into the trap of debating, at a point in time, who is in charge; who was in charge; who will be in charge next."
The “Africa Rising” narrative is increasingly giving way to that of “Aspiring Africa”, as the Base of the Pyramid shrinks and the new middle class burgeons.
Vaccinating children has benefits beyond the immediate and obvious health boost.
Sub-Saharan Africa - a region encompassing dozens of countries, over 850 million people and thousands of languages. However
Global days of activism, such as today, therefore highlight the power of those who do have such facilities, in helping intimidated communities such as Xolobeni's in spreading the message of activism for them.
According to a study in the Lancet, one in three young Chinese men will die from smoking-related diseases if current trends
It's also easy to overstate the extent of the step change in the West. Yes, I can now move my money around more simply and quickly, borrow from different people than before, or check my balance with my phone - not my laptop.
One of the things I love about my job is that I get to be optimistic every day. That's because I, and my colleagues working in international development, look at the problems of the world that are rooted in poverty and inequality, and refuse to accept that the world is not smart enough or rich enough to defeat them.