Latest articles on Sub Saharan Africa

Covid-19 deepens the educational divide

With the closure of schools, learning has moved to online platforms across the world, but a UNESCO report said only 12% of households in the least-developed countries have internet access at home

Global finance and charity killed African healthcare

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

Rare Gabon burial cave reveals clues to African history

There are 30 skeletons in the Iroungou cave, and carbon dating has shown they are from the 14th century. It is only the second cave burial site to be unearthed on the continent

Emerging markets, especially in sub-Sahara, hotting up

Emerging market equities are generally inexpensive — and, by some measures, quite attractive — relative to equity and bond markets globally.

Countries fail to reach gender equality goal — report

A report measuring gender equality across 129 countries has found that none of the countries achieved an ‘excellent’ score of 90 out of 100

New look, old ways? Benin’s leader and the authoritarian past

Elected in 2016 by defeating the preferred successor of Thomas Boni Yayi, Patrice Talon won the top job without a traditional political power base

Botswana hangs on to the death penalty

Most of Africa is abandoning the death penalty but Botswana — an affluent, landlocked, diamond-exporting state — is among the leading exceptions

How sub-Saharan Africa can harness its big electricity opportunities

The region needs to overcome constraints on financing and infrastructure before it can take advantage of its potential

Ugandan invention revolutionises malaria testing

An award-winning device created by a Ugandan engineer and his colleagues could replace expensive blood tests

Key challenges for Kenya in big push to reduce post— harvest losses

Post-harvest management will reduce losses and improve food availability

Looting of Africa calls for action

Top-down regulatory measures come to naught, so the battle must be fought from the bottom up

Report: UN peacekeeping arms losses could equip an army

​UN-backed peacekeepers have lost enough guns and ammunition in sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades to arm an army, said Small Arms Survey

Africa snared in a web of eurobond debt

Sovereign bonds in sub-Saharan countries bring a false sense of alternative funding and huge debt

Africa’s ticking time bomb: $35-billion worth of Eurobond debt

At least a dozen sub-Saharan Africa countries have raised debt through sovereign bonds. The chickens are now coming home to roost.

Sub-Saharan Africa’s marginalisation an ‘opportunity’

The continent is poised to flourish – if leaders ensure the rule of law and improve services.

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Hope grows on Durban beachfront

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

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Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

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