[Democracy Works] Kenya’s recently annulled elections will soon be re-run, but the long-term questions they raised about election management are still unanswered. The spotlight is on the work of international observer teams, but there are also much wider questions of electoral capacity – problems that extend to the top of the African Union, and thence across the whole continent.
[Cameroon Tribune] The opposition is working towards a coalition to have incumbent President Ali Bongo disqualified from running for the presidency.
[African Arguments] Rather than formal health systems, it was local common sense, allied to local ingenuity, that was crucial in ending Ebola. Is it time for a bottom-up citizen science?
[Nation] The political environment in 2016 is expected to heighten security concerns for investors who have also called for stringent measures to be put in place to deter dumping of goods in Kenya.
[The Conversation Africa] Honey bees are essential for pollination of wild and cultivated plants, and honey production. As a result honeybee colonies are managed all over the world
[The Star] Kenyan actress Nini Wacera has landed a role in a Pan African production called Desperate Housewives Africa. It is a local adaptation of the multiple award-winning ABC television drama hit series.
[UN News]The United Nations health agency warned today that as the world population aged 60 or older will jump from some 800 million to 2 billion in the next four decades, soaring levels of chronic illness and diminished wellbeing are poised to become a major global public health challenge.
[Deutsche Welle]A woman has been buried up to the neck and stoned to death by Islamist militants in the Somali town of Barawe.
[Deutsche Welle]South Sudan rebels and government forces have accused each other of violating the juvenile nation’s latest ceasefire deal.
[ThinkAfricaPress]Being a 16-year-old girl, facing daily poverty and growing up in a polygamous family in a town in central Nigeria, I could never imagine how much overhearing what a peer educator said to a group of young girls about alcohol abuse and it’s link to HIV/AIDS would change my life and my family’s behaviour.