What Europe could learn from the way Africa treats refugees

What Europe could learn from the way Africa treats refugees

Across Europe, asylum policies are failing both refugees and citizens. Attempts to negotiate a fair distribution of refugees within Europe are deadlocked, and this week’s emergency EU summit on migration seems unlikely to yield a breakthrough. Just about the only thing that European governments have been able to agree upon is the creation of migration […]

UCLA global health program aims to boost neurological care in South Africa

UCLA global health program aims to boost neurological care in South Africa

When it came to getting the best treatment for his parents’ neurologic illnesses, Sam Miller and his family experienced frustration finding the right doctors in their home country of South Africa. Miller’s mother, Brenda, developed multiple sclerosis in her late 20s, and his father, Winston, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in his 60s. Over the […]

Azamara Club Cruises to begin South Africa voyages

Azamara Club Cruises to begin South Africa voyages

The 694-passenger Azamara Quest. Azamara Club Cruises Azamara Club Cruises will offer South Africa voyages in 2020 — a first for the line.  The upscale cruise operator has unveiled plans for four, 10-night sailings out of Cape Town, South Africa in January and February of 2020 that include stops at the South African ports of Port […]

Non-invasive malaria test wins Africa engineering prize

Non-invasive malaria test wins Africa engineering prize

by Rodney Muhumuza | AP June 24 at 5:08 AM KAMPALA, Uganda — Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: a malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialized laboratory technicians. That inspiration has won the 25-year-old Ugandan computer scientist a prestigious engineering […]

Startups Are Key To Africa's Economic Growth

Startups Are Key To Africa's Economic Growth

On 18 March this year, I walked into the Impact Hub in Ikoyi, Lagos. Thirty-six eager faces waited. The first class of Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa, a Google programme that we’ve now brought to Africa. These companies were green, just starting out, some of them had raised some funding, others not. All were excited to […]

Africa is finally uniting: now we need good politics

Africa is finally uniting: now we need good politics

In Africa, our biggest threats are also opportunities. By 2035, 450 million Africans will have joined the working age population, more than the rest of the world combined in that time. They will power our economies forward, as long as there are jobs they have the knowledge to perform. But our schools and universities have […]

Africa's week in pictures: 15-21 June 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 15-21 June 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption A dancer from the Turkana ethnic group performs in blue light at a cultural festival in Kenya’s capital Nairobi… Image copyright AFP Image caption All in all, 14 ethnic groups were represented, […]

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