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Heroes of the war on Ebola

Michael Cook | 02 September 2014 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Africa, Ebola, infectious diseases, public health

Will we all be African one day soon?

Shannon Roberts | 21 August 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Africa, demography, economics, fertility rates

African women at risk of HIV, hostages to birth control

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, contraceptive injection, HIVAIDS
Why is the World Health Organisation gambling with African health and lives?

The curse of slavery lingers in Africa

Emma Christopher | 13 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, Boko Haram, Nigeria, slavery
Nothing is new about the abduction of Nigerian girls. Tens of thousands of people are bought and sold every year.

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.

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