Building collapses, like this one in Nairobi, Kenya in late 2019, are unfortunately common in many large African cities.
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Ghana has a long institutional history that’s shaped the practices which create dangerous buildings.
President Benjamin Mkapa at the end of his tenure in December 2005.
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Mkapa’s presidency is particularly significant since it represents the first phase of Tanzanian multi-party democracy.
Robert Mugabe during his swearing-in ceremony in Harare, 2008. The former Zimbabwean president has died aged 95.
Where should we place Mugabe among the pantheon of African nationalists who led their countries to independence?
The IMF headquarters in Washington DC.
The IMF has increasingly turned its focus to growing inequality worldwide. Ironically, research shows that policy reforms it mandated exacerbated income inequalities.
Factors behind the hits and misses of the higher education sector in Kenya and East Africa. What needs to be done to address the problems.
A member of Ghana’s navy attends celebrations in Accra to mark the country’s 60th independence anniversary.
Ghana is very much the African rising star 60 years after independence with an exemplary record in health and education. But it’s struggling like many of its peers to meet social and economic targets.
Boran cattle are a popular a local breed in eastern Africa.
Using well-adapted African cattle to improve the gene pool is more sustainable than quick fix crossbreeding or cow donations