Africa:10 Ways to Misunderstand the Trump Election, and Why They Still Matter

Africa:10 Ways to Misunderstand the Trump Election, and Why They Still Matter

analysis The weeks following the November 2016 election were rife with competing theories about how the unthinkable, in fact, happened. Pundits and analysts, not to mention ordinary people on social media, were quick to reduce the election results to some...
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Africa:Blue Economy Movement Gains Traction in Africa

Africa:Blue Economy Movement Gains Traction in Africa

By Miriam Gathigah Nairobi — An increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs-particularly extreme poverty and hunger. Countries, including Kenya, Tan...
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Africa:Africa’s Losing Out On Football Talent. They Need to Figure Out Why

Africa:Africa’s Losing Out On Football Talent. They Need to Figure Out Why

analysisBy Chuka Onwumechili, Howard University A number of African countries must be wondering ‘what could have been’ if they were able to field several of the players who starred for champions France and third placed Belgium at the 2018 World...
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Africa:Fighting Global Warming, One Cow Burp At a Time

Africa:Fighting Global Warming, One Cow Burp At a Time

By Thin Lei Win Rome — Scientists are looking at how to breed animals that burp less and adjust their diets to reduce harmful methane emissions From New Zealand to the United States and Kenya to Colombia, scientists are on...
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Africa:Wiki Foundation Wants to ‘Decolonize the Internet’ With More African Contributors

Africa:Wiki Foundation Wants to ‘Decolonize the Internet’ With More African Contributors

Wikipedia contributors are few in Africa. The custodians of the free online encyclopedia and other Wiki resources are gathered in South Africa to talk about “decolonizing the internet.” “Only about 20 percent of Wikipedia’s knowledge is...
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Mugabe Has Left, but His Legacy Haunts Zimbabwe’s Election

Mugabe Has Left, but His Legacy Haunts Zimbabwe’s Election

HARARE, Zimbabwe — When Robert G. Mugabe stepped down as Zimbabwe’s president last fall, jubilant citizens poured into the streets of Harare, the capital, hoping that the end of his 37-year rule would lead to competitive multiparty elections and the...
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Africa:The ICC Is As Strong As the Support It Gets From States

Africa:The ICC Is As Strong As the Support It Gets From States

Photo: MBuhari/Twitter President Muhammadu Buhari at the 20th Anniversary of the International Criminal Court. analysis By Allan Ngari The creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) 20 years ago today marked the beginning of the end of an era of...
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Africa:Airlines That’ll Succeed Are Those That Aren’t Too Posh

Africa:Airlines That’ll Succeed Are Those That Aren’t Too Posh

column By Charles Onyango-Obbo Recent years have been brutal for African airlines but, in spite of that, there is a new rush to resurrect dead national carriers (in Uganda) or to put bedridden ones in the air again (in Tanzania)....
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After 20-Year ‘State of War,’ a Flight With Champagne and Roses

After 20-Year ‘State of War,’ a Flight With Champagne and Roses

In a further affirmation of a breakthrough agreement to end one of Africa’s most enduring conflicts, an airplane from Ethiopian Airlines flew on Wednesday to neighboring Eritrea across a frontier that had once been a front line in two decades...
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Africa:How Bloodless Test Will Reduce Time in Diagnosis of Malaria

Africa:How Bloodless Test Will Reduce Time in Diagnosis of Malaria

By Evelyn Lirri As undergraduate students at Makerere University, Brian Gitta and his classmates regularly missed classes because of malaria. Even when they went to a health facility, the diagnosis wasn’t always as fast as they had expected because malar...
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