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Steady progress at a slow rate

Steady progress at a slow rate

SDG 3: healthy lives and wellbeing for all Applying global SDG targets to Africa is counterproductive and fails to recognise the continent’s actual achievements By Paul Adepoju In 2015, the United Nations General...

Lots of talk, little progress

Lots of talk, little progress

SDG 4: Education Quality education in Africa looks like a hopeless case, but it’s a matter of taking the right steps By Munyaradzi Makoni Africa has high levels of inequality, between regions and within nations. Its...

Switching on one step at a time

Switching on one step at a time

SDG 7: affordable and clean energy Africa is making progress with efforts to provide people with electricity, but much more needs to be done to advance the use of cleaner cooking By Joe Walsh As a whole, Africa has...

What are the odds?

What are the odds?

SDG 9: Innovation, infrastructure and sustainable development Africa’s lack of infrastructure is becoming particularly noticeable in an era of technological innovation By Yunus Momoniat Even in 1972, when the term...

The plastics menace

The plastics menace

SDG 14: life below water More than a dozen African countries have either adopted or proposed a ban on polythene bags By Zipporah Musau Oceans are home to the most spectacular life. Beneath the blue waters and beyond...