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Misunderstanding Africa’s genocidal wars

Christopher Szabo | 10 January 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, genocide, Sahel
Tragic conflicts have broken out in the Sahel but “age-old ethnic rivalries” are not the main cause.


Global hunger - gone in our lifetime?

Marcus Roberts | 26 November 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Africa, global hunger, overpopulation myth, UN


Europe ignores Africa to its peril

Jeff Fountain | 11 November 2013 | HARAMBEE |
tags: Africa, demographic winter


The third rail of feminism

Michael Cook | 11 December 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, female genital mutilation, feminism
Why isn't the media interested in the facts about the controversial practice of female genital mutilation?


Free speech in America, death in Nigeria

Nwachukwu Egbunike | 28 September 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, free speech, Muslims, social media
It is time to stop defending inflammatory spite under the banner of free speech.


Barefoot power lights up rural Africa

Izael Pereira Da Silva and Boldewijn Sloet | 17 September 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, development, solar energy
Two Australian entrepreneurs are behind a company that is transforming lives at the bottom of the social pyramid.


Mothers Matter: Who on Earth Cares?

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 September 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Africa, MaterCare, maternal mortality
A documentary film shows one model of service that is saving mothers' lives and health in sub-Saharan Africa.


The “biggest best story in development”

Shannon Buckley | 27 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Africa, economics, Mortality
This month The Economist reports that Africa is currently experiencing significant falls in child mortality rates across the continent. Fantastic demographic news. In fact Michael Clemens of the Centre for Global Development names it “the biggest, best story in development”.


A cry for purpose

Nicole van Heerden | 16 March 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, idealism, Kony 2012
Young people want to be part of a cause, especially if it is one their elders have seemingly ignored.


A bad case of charity envy

Alex Perrottet | 16 March 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, idealism, Kony 2012
Why sneer at a campaign which has harnessed the good will of so many young people?


Great story, pity about the movie

Nwachukwu Egbunike | 16 March 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, Kony 2012
Why are millions of people infatuated with a video which treats Ugandans as pets, asks a Nigerian writer.


Same old, same old from WHO

Carolyn Moynihan | 17 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Africa, contraception, HIVAIDS, WHO
Business as usual. That’s the message from the World Health Organisation following its experts meeting last month to review the safety of hormonal contraceptives where there is a risk of HIV transmission.


Marriage and AIDS in Africa

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Africa, HIVAIDS, marriage
Here’s a question of special relevance to regions where there is a high incidence of HIV/AIDS -- in particular, sub-Saharan Africa: Does marriage protect a person against the disease?


Welcome to neo-colonialism 101

Nwachukwu Egbunike | 13 December 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, Nigeria, same-sex marriage
Why is America trying to force acceptance of gay rights upon African nations?


Heads in the sand over AIDS

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 December 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, birth control, Harvard, HIVAIDS
How many more lives, how many billions of dollars, will be sacrificed to western sexual ideology?


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