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Editor’s Note: Liberated but not free

The 1950s, 60s and 70s were a heady time for Africa, as the continent broke free from the shackles of colonialism after more than a century of formal European rule following the 1884-5 Berlin Conference. Leaders in the vanguard, such Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah, whose…

A stronger and more united Africa?

A stronger and more united Africa?

Strong medicine: the COVID-19 effect Despite immense challenges, the coronavirus pandemic could offer a unique opportunity for transformative change across the continent Despite the devastating...

A poor prognosis, with some cause for hope

A poor prognosis, with some cause for hope

Abuja Declaration: broken promises African nations have largely defaulted on a 2001 pledge to commit at least 15% of their annual budgets to healthcare Africa has so far seen controversial and even...

The rules of engagement

The rules of engagement

COVID-19: an African overview African countries have reacted in different ways to the pandemic, from outright denial to some of the most stringent lockdown rules in the world When retired star...