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Making sure no one’s left behind

Making sure no one’s left behind

Data dive: SDG 1 Poverty eradication requires integrated strategies that address a complex range of variables By Sixolile Ngqwala African countries are in the process of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals...

Fixing farming is a complex challenge

Fixing farming is a complex challenge

SDG 2: zero hunger Policies are at the core of eradicating hunger and many African countries are now aligning the SDGs with national development plans By Esther Ngumbi Despite the progress made over the past few...

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...

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...

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

African dynasties: a common phenomenon By Marcel Gascón Barberá Political dynasties have not been an uncommon phenomenon in post-colonial Africa. In Togo and Gabon, two families have been ruling for decades. Hereditary...

A shark’s tale

A shark’s tale

European commercial trawlers are encroaching on west African fishing grounds, challenging governments to improve their natural-resource governance George Francis, 63, is a rugged fisherman and harbour master of Lumley...