Changing Climate Already Changing Africa: Are We Really Prepared?

Changing Climate Already Changing Africa: Are We Really Prepared?

The misfortune that comes with landslides and flooding has hit Sierra Leone, one of the jewels of Africa. May this moment of pain forever be etched in our memories as Africans as a lesson and moment of wisdom. To proceed let’s put things in perspective. In Sierra Leone and across…

Dr. Richard Munang is currently the United Nations Environment Africa Regional Climate Change Programme Coordinator.

Will Lesotho rise to the challenge of a new SADC reform deadline?

Will Lesotho rise to the challenge of a new SADC reform deadline?

In early August, Prime Minister Tom Thabane of Lesotho promised that the small southern African kingdom would stop being the “bad boys” of the region and its 16-nation Southern African Development Community. “Enough is enough,” Thabane said, as he vowed to move forward with a framework for comprehensive reforms that…

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

An international effort to help Sierra Leone

The images from Sierra Leone following Monday’s flooding and landslide are heartbreaking, leading some to wonder how much more trauma the small West African nation can absorb. It’s still rebuilding communities after an Ebola outbreak that claimed more than 3,500 lives before the World Health Organization declared its end little…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

The chilling effects of the Congolese press crackdown

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to stop harassing and detaining journalists after at least 18 reporters were arrested while attempting to cover anti-government protests at the end of last month. Demonstrators across the country had gathered…

Arnaud Gallet

Arnaud is a French freelance writer with an African heart who has lived in 10 different Sub-Saharan countries in the past decade. He is currently based in Paris.

How PPPs can stop the next superbugs

Recent outbreaks of cholera in parts of Africa and the Middle East have served as timely reminders of the potentially devastating health, security, and economic threats posed by antibiotic resistance. Most recently, in light of the episodes that struck Kenya this summer, microbiologist Samuel Kariuki highlighted the growing risk posed…

Arnaud Gallet

Arnaud is a French freelance writer with an African heart who has lived in 10 different Sub-Saharan countries in the past decade. He is currently based in Paris.

Finding New Leaders to Boost Africa’s Sustainable Development

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right”. Never in Africa have these words uttered by Nelson Mandela, an African icon, rung as true as they do presently. We are two years into the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDG)…

Dr. Richard Munang

Dr. Richard Munang is currently the United Nations Environment Africa Regional Climate Change Programme Coordinator.

Breaking Down Monopolies: Key to Africa’s Economic Success

A new report from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change in London should send shivers down the collective spine of the development community: On its current trajectory, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) will face a projected shortfall of 50 million jobs by 2040. The paper argues – as have others –…

Arnaud Gallet

Arnaud is a French freelance writer with an African heart who has lived in 10 different Sub-Saharan countries in the past decade. He is currently based in Paris.

In Kagame’s Rwanda, the bold presidential bid of Rwigara ends

In Rwanda, three candidates seeking to stand for the presidential election on August 4 have been disqualified, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) said, as it announced the final list on Friday. That list of candidates includes incumbent President Paul Kagame, who is expected to win a third seven-year term after…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Harnessing the EdTech revolution in Africa

EdTech Summit Africa, now in its fifth year, has been gathering teachers in Ghana, Swaziland and South Africa for connected workshops on how to integrate more EdTech into the experience of African students in the classroom and beyond. The 2017 Ed Tech Summit Africa begins in late July, and embodies…

Jens Ischebeck

Jens Ischebeck is a digital specialist based in Germany

Assessing the alarm over Zambia’s Lungu and a state of emergency

There is no escape, really, from the realization that the incremental encroachments on Zambia’s democratic freedoms have now moved the country into a frightening moment. Word that President Edgar Lungu is to declare a national state of emergency appears to mark a new phase of political power for a president…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times