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A rapid epidemiological transition

A rapid epidemiological transition

The rise of non-communicable diseases in Africa adds to COVID-19 stress The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has highlighted Africa’s vulnerability to disease in an unprecedented manner, laying bare years of under investment...

Cleaning up

Africa: corruption The continent’s high levels of graft are at the root of its lack of development, and mostly affect the poor By William Gumede What is the extent of corruption in Africa? The recent Global Corruption...

One step forward, two steps back

One step forward, two steps back

SDG 5: gender equality Higher levels of political representation for women in Africa have not necessarily advanced gender equality, with this disparity most acutely experienced at the grassroots level By Helen Grange...

How much longer?

How much longer?

The Zimbabwean president managed to hold onto power through a pretence of competition through elections There has been neither peace nor serenity during Robert Mugabe’s 37 years in power. He has been at war in Zimbabwe...