Africa: Africa Leads the Way in Election Technology, but There’s a Long Way to Go

[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.

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Africa: ‘Ageing Well Must Be Global Priority’, Warns UN Health Agency in New Study

[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.

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Nigeria: How Grassroots Education Can Change Perceptions of HIV/Aids in Nigeria

[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.

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