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Why flooding in Nigeria is an increasingly serious problem

Why flooding in Nigeria is an increasing…

Aug 16, 2017

Earlier this year heavy rains and thunderstorms caused havoc in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic nerve cent...

What does it take to thrive in elite sports - Dr Daniel Brown

What does it take to thrive in elite spo…

Aug 15, 2017

Usain Bolt. Serena Williams. Cristiano Ronaldo. Those at the top of their sporting game put the...

How the media covered Kenya's general election

How the media covered Kenya's general el…

Aug 11, 2017

The media has been a critical part of the Kenyan election process. But did they do a good job? I sp...

ANALYSIS: Mugabe’s $1 billion university plan too late to salvage a lost legacy

ANALYSIS: Mugabe’s $1 billion university…

Aug 10, 2017

There is a rush by President Robert Mugabe’s lieutenants to salvage his legacy, and the latest ploy ...

Keep taking the tablets: three reasons to stay the full antibiotics course

Keep taking the tablets: three reasons t…

Aug 08, 2017

A recent commentary published in the British Medical Journal reignited the debate on whether patient...

Explainer: a breakdown of what you need to know about the Kenyan elections

Explainer: a breakdown of what you need …

Aug 03, 2017

There are eight candidates for the presidency in Kenya’s 2017 election. Of these, two are the main c...

Why the quest for a single currency for West Africa won't materialise soon

Why the quest for a single currency for …

Aug 02, 2017

It’s been nearly two decades since the idea of a single currency for West Africa was first mooted. Y...

Africa's cities face unique risks. What can be done to manage them?

Africa's cities face unique risks. What …

Jul 31, 2017

Cities in sub-Saharan Africa are growing fast. Nigeria alone is projected to add 212 million urban d...

Explainer: why amendments to South Africa's 'Money Bills Act' matter

Explainer: why amendments to South Afric…

Jul 30, 2017

South Africa’s public finances may be in their worst state since the first democratic elections in 1...

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Android phones could follow Apple's lead with new 3D facial recognition

Aug 16, 2017

Android phones could follow Apple's lead with new 3D facial recognition

Android phones sometimes follow Apple's lead when it comes to key functionality features, and the next generation of sma...

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