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How years of IMF prescriptions have hurt West African health systems

How years of IMF prescriptions have hurt…

Feb 23, 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides financial assistance to countries in economic trouble...

Powering Africa’s Future

Powering Africa’s Future

Feb 21, 2017

When G20 leaders meet later this year in Hamburg, investment in Africa’s future will be high o...

Why opposition parties in southern Africa struggle to win power

Why opposition parties in southern Afric…

Feb 21, 2017

Over the last three decades there’s been some progress towards institutionalising multiparty d...

Why it's hard to control the Fall armyworm in southern Africa

Why it's hard to control the Fall armywo…

Feb 19, 2017

The native range of the Fall armyworm – Spodoptera frugiperda – is in South and North Am...

How marketers target poor illiterate people with unhealthy food ads

How marketers target poor illiterate peo…

Feb 16, 2017

Food advertising strongly influences the eating choices of adults, adolescents and children alike. ...

BRICS wants to set up an alternative rating agency. Why it may not work

BRICS wants to set up an alternative rat…

Feb 12, 2017

The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is g...

Gambia: Big hopes for the New Gambia

Gambia: Big hopes for the New Gambia

Feb 05, 2017

What is next for Africa's newest democracy? The Gambian political crisis appears to be over with Pr...

Ford South Africa failed to protect its reputation. What it should have done

Ford South Africa failed to protect its …

Jan 29, 2017

Ford South Africa has suffered huge damage to its reputation thanks to its poor handling of a crisis...

Obama could have done more for Africa by supporting pro-democracy protests

Obama could have done more for Africa by…

Jan 26, 2017

Former US president Barack Obama often reminded audiences that his presidency was made possible by t...

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WhatsApp Status Revamp Goes Official, Changes the Way You Use the Messaging App

Feb 23, 2017

WhatsApp Status Revamp Goes Official, Changes the Way You Use the Messaging App

WhatsApp has given its users a new way to keep sharing their everyday experiences with their contacts with its newly rev...

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