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Women for Expo – Tumusiime Rhoda Peace (AU): “Women are critical to achieving a Pan African Renaissance”

Empowering women and the social capital of African communities are both valued in Africa, according to Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, the African Union’s Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, who personally shares this view, as many Africans.

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Questions on malaria vaccine’s safety, efficacy and ethics linger

As one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies awaits the approval of a malaria vaccine tested on thousands of infants in different African countries, questions on safety, efficacy and ethics linger, following the controversial deaths of a number of those who were part of the trial sample.

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Africa’s Rural Women Must Count in Water Management

More women’s voices are being heard at international platforms to address the post-2015 water agenda, as witnessed at the recently concluded international U.N International Water Conference held from Jan. 15 to 17 in Zaragoza, Spain.

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Somalia: A case for (very) cautious optimism

Mogadishu International Airport illustrates how much has changed in what was once described, by former British foreign secretary William Hague, as the world’s “most failed state”.

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Zimbabwe Faces Troubling Spike in Cases of Multi-Drug Resistant TB

About eight years ago, 44-year-old Tilda Chihota was struck with tuberculosis which kept her bed-ridden for over six months at her rural home in Zimbabwe’s Mwenezi district, 144 kilometres southwest of Masvingo, the country’s oldest town.

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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Branwen Okpako

Gender and African-Diasporic identity in Germany are recurring themes in Lagos-born, Nigerian/Welsh filmmaker, video artist, theatre writer/director and professor, Branwen Okpako’s work.

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