UK: Austerity bites

Austerity Bites Fiscal Lessons from the British General Election By Jonathan Hopkin and Mark Blyth This May’s general election wins for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative Party confounded opinion pollsters and surely surprised Cameron himself. Despite presiding over...

Sierra Leone: Enough the weeping for Sam-Sumana

Franklyn Bai Joseph, 26th May 2015 It is pathetic to waste a lot of time on an issue and in the end achieving nothing.  Ditto the anger expressed at the removal from office of vice president Samuel Sam-Sumana.  So much...

Labour’s paradigm shift in international aid

Labour’s paradigm shift in international aid, by Abdul Suhood Komeh If Africans need a reason to vote on Thursday’s elections, this is it; a Labour government would usher a new agenda in International development based on merging the British government’s...

Ebola One Year On

What Ebola Taught the World One Year Later, by Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD, president of the World Bank Group. He is a co-founder of Partners in Health and formerly directed the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department On March 5, Liberian physicians...

Sierra Leone: Time to let go of Frank Timis

Franklyn Bai Joseph, 8th March 2015 President Koroma said in his statement in Brussels on 3rd March 2015 that before the Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone was ‘hailed in 2013 as the 2nd fastest growing economy’, suggesting that Ebola is principally...

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Unleashing the potential of Africa’s youth

by - 16th June 2015

Empowering Africa’s youth is one of the most serious challenges facing the African continent today....

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MOBOfree ID verification

by - 30th June 2015

MOBOfree, the leading African social marketplace, on 29th June announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind...

Africa Cup of Nations 2015: Morocco fails to meet deadline

Morocco have failed to meet the deadline to confirm it will host the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 in January.  The...

by - 9th November 2014

Reflections on the Commonwealth Games

As the Commonwealth Games 2014 comes to a close in Glasgow, we reflect on the performance of the African nations, in...

by - 4th August 2014

The Friendly Games: Glasgow 2014, Day 5

Glasgow 2014: results from day 5 Athletics Blessing Okagbare takes 100m gold, By Ben Bloom: www.telegraph.co.uk The fastest woman in Africa...

by - 30th July 2014

The Friendly Games: Glasgow 2014, Day 4

Results from Day 4 of the Commonwealth Games Athletics From bbc.co.uk/sport Kenya’s Flomena Cheyech Daniel has won the women’s marathon with...

by - 27th July 2014

Tanzania Women of Achievement Awards

Tanzania Women of Achievement has today, November 4th,  launched the 2015 Tanzania Women of Achievement Awards (TWAA) scheduled to take place on...

by - 4th November 2014

AfriDocs Presents: Open Heart

AfriDocs is the first documentary strand across sub-Saharan Africa featuring the best documentaries made in Africa and around the world, brought...

by - 8th August 2014

2nd Annual Miss Tanzania USA Pageant

The 2nd Annual Miss Tanzania USA Pageant will be held on August 30th in Silver Spring, MD, at the Silver Spring...

by - 27th July 2014

Jhikoman & Afrikabisa band

Jhikoman is a well-known Tanzanian reggae artist. His unique singing style and lyrics have been touching people since 1994. He’s produced...

by - 19th July 2014

Tanzania: MSF to vaccinate refugees

Some 115,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees living in Tanzania will be vaccinated against cholera in a mass campaign carried out by...

by - 22nd June 2015

Sierra Leone: Aiming for Zero Ebola Cases

This week saw the weekly confirmed Ebola case count in Sierra Leone reaching a two-month high of 16 cases, up from...

by - 20th June 2015

Sierra Leone: Missing Ebola Millions

More than half of US$18 million of treasury and public donation funds supposedly spent on fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, where...

by - 30th March 2015

Ebola One Year On

What Ebola Taught the World One Year Later, by Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD, president of the World Bank Group. He is...

by - 29th March 2015