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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... 

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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... 

Ordinary people's stories can change the world's views about Africa

Ordinary people's stories can change the world's views about Africa

7th October 2015 We cannot see salary data in the faces of others, but most of us have similar mental images that structure how we think about poverty in Africa.... 

Why helping 'economic migrants' may help stop others becoming 'refugees'

Why helping 'economic migrants' may help stop others becoming 'refugees'

6th October 2015 With the prevalence of reports documenting the worrying conditions faced by individuals within Eritrea, and the huge numbers leaving the country,... 

Volkswagen scandal puts capitalism's model of self-regulation to the test

Volkswagen scandal puts capitalism's model of self-regulation to the test

6th October 2015 The world is still in shock after the announcement that the Volkswagen Group manipulated emission tests for its diesel engines. The VW Group... 

How South Africa can disrupt its deeply rooted educational inequality

How South Africa can disrupt its deeply rooted educational inequality

6th October 2015 If one were to measure an education system’s strength purely on access, South Africa would be a schooling success story. Since the end of apartheid... 

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