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Global finance and charity killed African healthcare

What happened to the once universally accepted idea of healthcare for all?

Technology can uplift world’s ‘bottom billion’

Technology is often oversold as either a panacea for the world’s problems or a curse inflicting disruption and displacement on the most vulnerable

Education reduces issues plaguing poor countries

To give young people the best chance of success, the two 'bookends' to primary school — early childhood and secondary education — must be sturdy

Experts gather to disrupt continent’s education

The forum hopes to solve some of the problems in education and learning

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

2016 marked the first time in over two decades that malaria cases did not fall year-on-year

Africa’s women belong at the top

'While many girls possess leadership qualities, social, political, and economic barriers stymie their potential,' writes Joyce Banda.

Fortified seeds foil hidden hunger

Biotechnology boosts the resistance of crops to drought and disease, and increases the levels of crucial micronutrients in the produce.

There’s a premium on my humors

The u is disappearing all over Africa, and maybe the Gates Foundation is to blame.

#AIDS2016: Five things African journalists want to know from Bill Gates

Bill Gates was at the International Aids Conference this week. He spent time with five African journalists. Here is what they wanted to know.

[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] What can we learn from Angola’s yellow fever outbreak?

The country's yellow fever outbreak is a timely reminder that African countries can't get complacent with their vaccination efforts.

Crack journalistic team driven by the prospect of telling the continent’s stories

With its expansion to the rest Africa, the Bhekisisa health reporting team is growing.

Solutions-based health reporting to take flight in Africa

With a new donor on board, Bhekisisa will be covering the continent's health issues at source – their new website launches today!

Bill Gates urges young people to find Africa’s ‘energy miracle’

This continent will be worst affected by climate change, the philanthropist warned in an interview with the Mail & Guardian.

Comment: Mother and child health must improve

Increasing access to health services will prevent many mothers and newborn babies from dying.

Gates Foundation makes ‘Big Bet’ for the future

Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter on Thursday. In it, they predict what the world would look like by 2030.

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The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

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Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

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