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West Africa: Ebola Death Toll Rises in West Africa

A medical relief worker at an Ebola treatment center in Guinea says new patients continue to be admitted on a daily basis.

Jonas Hagensen, of Doctors Without Borders, says many of the people receiving treatment at the center in Conakry know how they were exposed. continue reading »

Rwanda: A complex paradox

The process of peacebuilding undertaken in Rwanda provides evidence that healing and reconciliation are possible but they are not a one day thing. Trauma healing and reconciliation is a process that needs support from the community. continue reading »

Malawi: Divided opposition likely to hand President Banda another term

On May 20th this year, the southern African nation of Malawi will go to the polls to elect a president, members of parliament and local government representatives. The forthcoming elections will be the tightest since the introduction of multiparty democracy in 1994 as 12 presidential candidates line up to battle over about seven million votes.

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Uganda captures LRA rebel officer, frees 10 hostages

Ugandan troops have captured a fugitive Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel officer and freed 10 hostages, the army said Tuesday, after battles with the elusive jungle insurgents.

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The poorest rich country around

But in the case of Nigeria’s dramatic jump, the story of what rebasing the country’s GDP tells us – and does not – about the economic fortunes of the world’s newest middle income nation is far more complicated than a straightforward narrative of growth.

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Dust and wind linked to ‘meningitis belt’ outbreaks

The prevalence of atmospheric dust and certain wind conditions could signify impending meningitis outbreaks in the ‘meningitis belt’ in Sub-Saharan Africa that stretches from Senegal to Ethiopia, according to a study.

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