Women walk past a car bombed by Boko Haram: (Photo/Ashley Gilbertson/VII Photo).

New Term, Old Problems For Nigeria’s Buhari: Boko Haram Advances And Violence All Around

Despite Buhari’s 2015 claim that Boko Haram was “technically defeated”, jihadists continue gaining ground across Lake Chad and West Africa, where the humanitarian fallout is, if anything, worsening.


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A University of Cape Town medical student doing yoga for a project that draws on ideas from medical and health humanities. (Photo/Third Year Yoga SSM Group).

New Ways Of Thinking On Health, Arts And Humanities Emerging In Africa: Hello Music And Yoga

Artists compose music to open up understandings of health care and specific conditions. Some academics open use everything from yoga to photography to observation and drawing to help educate health sciences students.


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A coup attempt failed in Gabon. (Photo/EPA).

The January 7 Coup Bid In Gabon Surprised Everyone. Why Forecasts, And The Plot, Failed

The conditions present in Gabon were far less conducive to a coup than the vast majority of previous attempts. So why would the plotters take such a risky action?