President Xi Jinping at the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation 2018. (Photo/EPA).

‘You Don’t Negotiate With China’, African Officials Said: Wrong. Here Are 4 Things They Need To Start Doing To Get Better Deals

Kenyas Chinese financed diesel train railway cost $3.2 billion for 472 kilometres of track. The more expensive
electric train line from Addis Ababa to Djibouti $3.4 billion – for 756 kilometres.

An expectant mother. (Photo/CherieJPhotography/Flickr)

Too Many Women Die During And After Childbirth In Sub-Saharan Africa: Here’s A Fix That Makes Economic Sense

Maternal mortality remains high around the world, with more than 303,000 women dying in pregnancy, childbirth or shortly afterwards. More than half of these deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa.

President Paul Biya being was sworn in October after winning another 7-year term. Has been in power for 36 years. (Photo/FB).

Cameroon’s Anglophone Conflict Has Displaced 430,000 People, Could Leave A Whole Generation Illiterate

The roots of Cameroons conflict can be traced back to education. The separatists fighting for independence from French-majority say the current school system symbolises the marginalisation of the English language and culture.

Artists like Bob Marley did a lot to make reggae a truly global phenomenon, but but the music is far more significant than its musicians. (Photo/Stephane Damour/Flickr).

Why UNESCO Nailed It When It Added Reggae Music To Its Cultural Heritage List

WHEN in November UNESCO announced that the reggae music of Jamaica had been added to its list of cultural products considered worthy of recognition, it was a reflection on the fact that reggae, which grew from its roots in the backstreets and dance halls of Jamaica, is more than just popular music, but an important social and political phenomenon. Jamaicas …

In DRC, concerns that manipulated data for those in need could drastically harm the ability to respond to their needs. (Photo/Riccardo Gangale/EU/ECHO/Flickr).

In DR Congo, UN Accused Of Bowing To Pressure To Cook The Books And Downplay Numbers Of People In Crisis

Aid groups say overlooking three million displaced people will dramatically impact their ability to respond to needs.