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How Africa can build inclusive, safe and sustainable cities

How Africa can build inclusive, safe and sustainable cities

9th October 2015 Recently, world leaders gathered in New York to commit to the new sustainable development goals. For the first time, a specifically urban goal is... 

Engineering graduates can help Africa to meet its sustainable development goals

Engineering graduates can help Africa to meet its sustainable development goals

9th October 2015 Engineers will play a vital role in meeting the challenges laid out by the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Their skills, and... 

Smaller African cities need sustainable energy intervention

Smaller African cities need sustainable energy intervention

9th October 2015 Africa is experiencing a massive flow of people into urban areas. This is happening in major urban centres such as Lagos, Accra and Dar es Salaam... 

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Debunking the myth that orality trumps literacy in Africa

Debunking the myth that orality trumps literacy in Africa

9th October 2015 Africa is often said to be the oral continent. This is a persistent stereotype which maintains that people in rural sub-Saharan Africa mainly... 

Africa's old men's club out of touch with continent's suave, burgeoning youth

Africa's old men's club out of touch with continent's suave, burgeoning youth 

8th October 2015 There is something unmistakably common in Africa: the continent’s ageing and long-serving presidents. Its five longest presidencies stretch between... 

Nobel prize for malaria drug is crucial to control Africa's epidemic

Nobel prize for malaria drug is crucial to control Africa's epidemic

8th October 2015 The antimalarial drug upon which the recent award of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine is based has a rich history and has been used in... 

Stereotyping Africa: from impoverishment to 'Africa Rising'

Stereotyping Africa: from impoverishment to 'Africa Rising'

8th October 2015 “Always use the word ‘Africa’ or ‘Darkness’ or ‘Safari’ in your title.” These are the opening words of a famous satirical essay by the Kenyan... 

Real lives, real risk: threats to small money remitters hit African families

Real lives, real risk: threats to small money remitters hit African families

8th October 2015 All Australia’s major banks have largely stopped serving small money remitters, amid concerns about money laundering and terrorist financing risk.... 

How 2015 Nobel Prize drug might rid Africa of ancient scourges

How 2015 Nobel Prize drug might rid Africa of ancient scourges

7th October 2015 The announcement that the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to three scientists who developed antiparasitic disease drugs has... 

Why smart agricultural development is needed in Africa’s savannas

Why smart agricultural development is needed in Africa’s savannas

7th October 2015 Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s most rapidly growing region. By 2050, the continent’s population will double and per capita GDP income will... 

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