Sub-Saharan Africa

Humans Didn’t Evolve From a Single Ancestral Population

In the 1980s, scientists learned that all humans living today are descended from a woman, dubbed “Mitochondrial Eve,” who lived in Africa between …

Anthropology

Nigeria Has The Highest Number of Students in U.S.

Many international students are from Sub-Saharan Africa with Nigeria having the highest figure in the continent and 12th in the world.The number has …

Africa

President Trump Wants Peace for “Vicious and Violent” Africa

With his highly critical comments about NATO, the European Union, and the heads of government and chiefs of state of traditional allies, along with …

Donald Trump

Story Highlights

• While child mortality has been dropping across the world, it remains stubbornly high in sub-Saharan Africa<br>• A radio campaign provided information to parents on what to do if children developed diarrhea, malaria or pneumonia<br>• The number of consultations at primary health centers increased dramatically …

Public Health

Barack Obama Urges Women to Get More Involved in Politics—'Because Men Have Been Getting on My Nerves'

"We’re violent. We’re bullying. You know, just not handling our business.”<p>Barack Obama is fed up with men calling the shots in politics.<p>The 44th President of the United States spoke at a Town Hall in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday, and explained why he thinks women should play a bigger …

South Africa

Universal Music Group to Open Nigeria Division

Vivendi's Universal Music Group (UMG) will launch a new division in Nigeria as part of efforts by the world's largest music label to expand into …

Africa

Plantronics' Polycom acquisition good for resellers

Businesses support remote productivity.<p>The acquisition of Polycom by Plantronics last week represents an opportunity for the two vendors' partners, …

Video Conferencing

Crypto Exchange to Target African Market by Offering Low Transaction Fees

A new crypto exchange is taking on established rivals by offering lower fees as it targets Africa and other developing markets where millions of …

Cryptocurrency Exchange

Reasons to be optimistic about Africa’s future | Financial Times

In the early 1980s, Hans Rosling, the late great Swedish physician and statistician, worked as a district medical officer in Nacala, a remote part of …

Geography

HIV infection doubles risk of heart disease

People infected with HIV are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, research has found. Analysis of global figures reveals that HIV-associated …

Public Health

Cisco appoints new Sub-Saharan Africa GM

Clayton Naidoo, general manager of Cisco Sub Saharan Africa. Cisco has appointed Clayton Naidoo as i...

Innovation

Aids battle threatened by complacency, UN body says | Financial Times

The global battle against Aids has reached a crucial phase, with partial success in saving lives through drug therapy “giving way to complacency”, …

Public Health

Where are the black scientists, artists and thinkers in university syllabuses?

Degrees focusing on blackness should become more of a priority if we are to build a truly inclusive society<p>What do you think of when you hear the word “black”? Do you think of a colour? A race? A culture? A movement? There are many different ways of interpreting “blackness”, prompting the question: …

Study Skills

Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines Join Forces in Africa

All Brussels Airlines sales offices in Africa to become part of Lufthansa Group sales organization.

South Africa

Perpetuating Inequity Despite Higher Education Expansion

Blog: The World ViewDespite the encouraging strides made in the expansion of higher education across the globe, the unavoidable challenges of equity …

Income Inequality

Nature-based solutions as catalysts for achieving the SDGs

<i>As prepared for delivery.</i><p>Your excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen – on behalf of UNDP, I welcome you to this event, to celebrate …

Sustainability

A President With No Shame and a Party With No Spine

If your puppy makes a mess on your carpet and you shout “Bad dog,” there is a good chance that that puppy’s ears will droop, his head will bow and he may even whimper. In other words, even a puppy acts ashamed when caught misbehaving. That is not true of Donald Trump. Day in and day out, he proves …

Opinion

Mandela’s Centenary Is Marked by the Rise of Close Friend Ramaphosa

The centenary of the birthday of Nelson Mandela is on July 18, and the UN has therefore established it as “Mandela International Day” to commemorate …

South Africa

DHL announces its partnership with Marketplace Africa

CAPE TOWN - DHL partnership with e-commerce giant MallforAfrica’s online platform, Marketplace Africa, guarantees that growth of Africa’s …

Economic Development

To End the HIV Epidemic, Focus on Sexual Violence Prevention

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development …

Public Health

North Korea and Zimbabwe: A friendship explained

Zimbabwe’s historic election on July 30, its first without former leader Robert Mugabe on the ticket in nearly four decades, is a major olive branch …

North Korea

The Global Compacts and Environmental Drivers of Migration

The Global Compacts on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and on Refugees hold the potential for addressing the causes of and improving responses to …

World Bank

‘China speed’ makes it a valuable partner for Latin America on infrastructure

Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT<p>The international trading system is going through turbulent times. Long established standards are being challenged. What …

News (China)

Wry Society: The rewilding escape

“There must be hundreds of them!” screeched Tatiana as the ground started to rumble under the weight of the herd of enormous bison that was charging …

Wales

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 SERIES – AFRICA, KIGALI: More than half of the population ...

<b>LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 SERIES – AFRICA, KIGALI</b>: More than half of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to mobile services by …

Sustainable Development Goals

Sub-Saharan conglomerate Moti considers $500m disposal

London — Sub-Saharan conglomerate Moti Group is considering selling a $500m stake in the group, that spans chrome-ore mining to aviation.<p>Moti …

Business (South Africa)

What Should Britain's Role In The World Be After Brexit?

For more than 60 years, British foreign policy has relied on a close partnership with the US alongside active engagement in Europe. Both pillars are …

Geopolitics

Eritrea:Eritrean Government Being Asked for Proof of Life of Detained Journalists

[IFEX] As Eritrea undergoes its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the United Nations Human Rights Council, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores …

Africa

A pan-African real estate firm hopes London listing will boost expansion plans across the continent

A leading African real estate investment firm announced its plan to float on the London Stock Exchange today, as it hopes to raise $120m (£90m) in a …

Real Estate

Reconciling morphology and phylogeny allows an integrative taxonomic revision of the giant sedges of Carex section Rhynchocystis (Cyperaceae) | Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

Species delimitation in <i>Carex</i> section <i>Rhynchocystis</i> has remained relatively constant through its taxonomic history. The section is currently composed …

Taxonomy