In Tunisia, scapegoating migrants diverts from the continuous failure of government to solve deep economic and social crisis.
Although West Africa has made some headway with efforts to propagate democracy, its dividends, in the form of good governance, remain elusive.
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The failures of nominally elected governments has denied leaders - as well as the democratic system - a vanguard popular constituency.
Countries like Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea find it difficult to access the US market.
Migration can be a matter of life and death, but religion can help people cope.
President Alpha Condé’s pursuit of mining interests during the Ebola crisis may have foreshadowed his demise as he tightened his grip over power and plundered the state’s wealth.
Any recognition of the coup could incentivise future ones. Yet Alpha Condé can’t simply be restored to office, sweeping under the carpet the dubious basis on which he has retained power.
Many African countries are experienced in managing outbreaks of viral haemorrhagic fevers and many of the lessons learnt from the Ebola can be applied to the Marburg outbreak.
If the Economic Community of West African States is to be a champion for good governance, it should address the root causes of political instability and coups.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
Ebola seems to be able to lay dormant in people for many years before causing disease again.
The virus is always present in nature and when circumstances allow, it may jump from one species to another.
Countries in the West Africa region are in a very different position to seven years ago. They now have the experience of the past as well as new tools to tackle Ebola.
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African countries need to make a concerted effort to establish a continental two-term policy.
His single Yeke Yeke was the first African song to pass a million in sales, but it’s meaning was best understood in Guinea, home of the griot and kora star.
While more people are using the internet and social media during the pandemic, they aren’t entirely happy with what they see.
Unfortunately, disrespectful and neglectful treatment of women during childbirth, including verbal, physical and emotional abuse is not uncommon.
Developments in mitochondrial DNA sequencing are returning South Africa’s slavery heritage to view.