CONNECTING THE DOTS
- From Uganda, Madagascar, to Ethiopia, experiments show that an inspiring, relatable figure in a movie can help students do better in test scores.
In This Part Of Kenya 1.3 Million Endure Poverty, Now Worst Drought In Living Memory Pushes More To The Brink"I used to be a man. Now I live like a dog because I am poor".
- The population of Africa in 2100 will be three, four, five or six times larger than it is today.
- Trump called on African companies to invest in the US, and urged Africans to help defeat Islamist extremists and the threat from North Korea.
- One local official said half a million head of livestock had succumbed to thirst, hunger, and disease, leaving many herders destitute.
Mobile Phone Access Has Skyrocketed: Sub-Saharan Africa Now Has 76 Subscriptions For Every 100 PeopleCellphone access in the world has skyrocketed. There are now more mobile devices in America than Americans.
- One in five Somali households receive remittances. Without that, many of them would fall into poverty.
‘Operation Python Dance’ – 50 Years Later Nigeria’s Iron Fist Against Separatists Is Getting It NowhereSeveral pro-Biafrans have been arrested and the military has been accused of brutality, arbitrary killings and torture. Over 150 were killed on last years Biafran Remembrance Day.
These Senegalese Women Are Fighting And Winning The Battle Against A Major But Unusual Climate Change Threat – SaltAlmost 60 anti-salt dykes have been built across four regions of Senegal, allowing some 7,000 hectares of once-toxic land to be farmed.
This Foreign Invader Has Robbed African Farmers Of $3 Billion, And There’s No Silver Bullet To Kill ItAs a moth, they are good flyers averaging about 100 kilometres a night. If left untreated, the armyworm can cause crop losses of up to 50%, munching its way through a hectare within 72 hours.
South Africa Sees Startling Rise In Poverty: In Last 5 Years 3 Million More People Have Fallen Through The CracksThe decline in living standards has occurred despite the extension of social grants to two million more recipients in the past five years.
- Length Of Coastlines In Africa, By Country: Plus, How Climate Change May Spoil The View
- Oldest African Football Clubs: Some Are More Than A Hundred Years Old
- African Countries Where Homosexuality Is Legal, Decriminalised Or Law Is Silent As At 2008
- The Motorcycle Taxi: Africa’s 21st Century Version Of The Horse
- How African Courts Uphold All Incumbent Victories – And Entrench Electoral Cheating
With Kenya’s History Of Political Violence, Will It Be Different This Time?: Colonialism, Vigilantes And MilitiasTHE Supreme Court decision on September 1 to nullify Kenya’s presidential August election and hold a new poll has reignited fears that the country could descend into violence. Kenya certainly has an extensive track record of political violence. This has generally been ethnically mobilised, stemming from grievances over land and …
- For many, religion provides both an explanation for their plight notions of sin and punishment as well as solace and agency.
Angola’s Ruling Rarty Retains Power, But Faces Legitimacy Test As It Also Lost Support Across The CountryVote tallying was a fiasco. The landslide by long-ruling MPLA was potentially a total fabrication.
- Trump is ceding decades of bi-partisan engagement, ignoring the strategic importance of Africas youth bulge, and throwing away its soft power which is being eagerly picked up by China.
- According to a new survey almost 50% of the Zimbabwe population has considered leaving the country.
- Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers, but only 19% of the population has access to safe drinking water.
Over 300 Million Rely On It: Why The 11 Nations That Depend On The Nile Need To Reach A River Deal SoonMore than 80% of the water reaching Egypt comes from the Blue Nile which originates in Ethiopia.
- The 2015 Thabo Mbeki report notes that up to US$50 billion is lost through illicit flows out of the continent every year.
- This is a replica of the 2013 polls where the two presidential candidates, Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, were the dominant opponents.
- Africa loses far more through tax fraud, tax evasion and illicit financial flows than it receives in aid and foreign direct investment.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
- The use of motorcycles for commercial transport has grown very rapidly in recent years, for several economic reasons that have been well articulated. But its social and political impact is a bigger, more layered story.
- Streamlining logistics and clearance is an existential issue for landlocked countries, but the coastal countries have the “luxury” of dysfunction.
- Since the prize was launched, there have been more years when it has not been awarded, than when it has
- Kenya is punching above its weight in diversification of exports – in the analogy of anthropologists, it is less of a hunter economy and more of a gathering one – all sorts of small items find their way to the export market
- Some of the 'happiest' countries in Africa also have high FGM rates, they score badly on representation of women in politics, and female folk tend to be treated badly in these countries. A contradiction?