After a sweeping victory in the polls that produced the highest voter turn-out in the country’s history, Zambia's president-elect Hakainde Hichilema (HH) ... plans to focus on fighting corruption and reforming the economy to manage public expectations especially from young Zambians who led the vote for his ascension to the presidency. Probes into former President Edgar Lungu's allies have already begun.
Plans by Ethiopia to add mobile financial services as a sweetener in the sale of its second telecom operator licence reportedly weren’t enough ... to persuade the first round’s only unsuccessful bidder, South Africa's MTN, to have another try.
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For many decades, it has been perceived that the solution to food insecurity in Africa is increased agricultural productivity. While this is ... part of the solution, it is not the entire remedy. Without increasing resilience through integrated agricultural markets for cost-effective and nutritious foods, the continent’s food value chains continue to be broken.
In the preface to his great book, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, written in the 1930s at the height of the Great Depression, ... the renowned economist John Maynard Keynes suggested that the obstacle to decisive change: "lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones."
The Algerian health system is currently overwhelmed and facing a worrying health situation, as the number of Covid infections is higher than ... ever. Health workers are calling for a “state of health emergency” to be declared.
Celebrated epidemiologist Salim Abdool Karim, known as 'South Africa's Dr Fauci', has moved on from his work on the South African Ministerial ... Advisory committee on Covid-19, to serve as a member of the African Task Force for Coronavirus and the Lancet Commission on Covid-19. He's also gone back to focusing on his life's work of fighting the HIV/Aids pandemic.
After weeks of steady decline in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, Nigeria is now responding to what authorities are describing as a “likely ... third wave” of the pandemic, led by the more contagious Delta variant. But Chikwe Ihekweazu, the man at the centre of Nigeria’s Covid-19 response, tells The Africa Report that there is greater risk of a surge in infections as more people disregard the public health measures in place.