Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed Brings New Hope, but Faces Some Familiar, Old Problems

[The Conversation Africa] Many countries in Africa have suffered because of the gerontocratic nature of their politics, an issue I have often lamented. Some “elders”, such as Robert Mugabe, lost touch with modern statecraft and the changing conditions of life – and have been toppled.

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Africa: ‘Mosquito Birth Control’ May Be Ready in 5 Years – Scientists

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Scientists in the United States said on Tuesday they had taken a major step toward developing a “mosquito birth control” drug to curb the spread of malaria and other killer diseases blamed for hundreds of thousands of deaths a year.

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