29 Jun 2020

How The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Uprooted Millions

Here are some things you need to know about the biggest slave trade in history.

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09 Mar 2020

Developing Countries Could Get Sick Before They Get Rich. Policy Can Help

Improved human well-being is one of the modern era’s greatest triumphs. The age of plenty

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04 Mar 2020

Why So Many Epidemics Originate In Asia And Africa – And Why We Can Expect More

The coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, is a frightening reminder of the imminent global threat

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12 Jan 2020

In 2100, These 10 Countries Will Emerge As The Largest

Some of the ten most populous countries in the world right now will no longer

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06 Nov 2019

African Countries Can’t Industrialise? Yes, They Can

Narratives are essential. Humans are, after all, “helpless story junkies”. Business and economic success depend

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28 Jun 2019

Knowing What Leads To Building Collapses Can Help Make African Cities Safer

It’s a sadly familiar image in several developing countries’ media reports: people frantically searching the

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19 Oct 2018

Slavery Was Never Abolished – It Affects Millions, And You May Be Funding It

When we think of slavery, many of us think of historical or so-called “traditional forms”

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15 Oct 2018

An Intriguing Sci-Fi Vision Of A Megacity

Artist Olalekan Jeyifous creates fantastical, futuristic images of Lagos, Nigeria, to get people thinking about

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03 Oct 2018

Rooftop Farming: Why Vertical Gardening Is Blooming In Kampala

Ugandans are finding creative solutions to the growing challenges of urbanisation. When Martin Agaba realised

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01 Oct 2018

How Can Countries Help Refugees While Also Raising Their GDP? Let Them Work.

Uganda is an eye-opening example of how displaced people can lift up a nation, say

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13 Sep 2018

Lessons From Cities That Plan For Their Rivers

In Nairobi, Kenya, the government is destroying buildings constructed on riparian land in a bid

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04 Sep 2018

Who Belongs In A City?

Underneath every shiny new megacity, there’s often a story of communities displaced. In this moving,

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27 Aug 2018

Torpedoing Africa, And Then Complaining About ‘Migration’

European countries are still shaping the lives of millions of Africans, determining both their present

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20 Aug 2018

The Solution To Poverty Is Opportunity, Not Charity

Treating symptoms is not enough. When we fall ill, our bodies give us symptoms to signal

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15 Aug 2018

World Poverty Has Plummeted—But Will It Ever Disappear?

Few will deny that the past few years have been rough. But believe it or

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22 May 2018

This African City Is Turning A Mountain Of Trash Into Energy

Africa is the world’s fastest-urbanizing continent. But while city life has helped lift millions out

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09 May 2018

How Cape Town Was Saved From Running Out Of Water

Late last year, as the South African government faced the prospect of its largest city

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16 Apr 2018

How To Assess Political Stability? Follow The Bread Path

When Egyptians were protesting in 2011, they held up piece of bread and demanded “bread, freedom

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12 Apr 2018

Humans May Have Transformed The Sahara From Lush Paradise To Barren Desert

Once upon a time, the Sahara was green. There were vast lakes. Hippos and giraffe

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27 Mar 2018

The 100 Million City : Is 21st Century Urbanisation Out Of Control?

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our

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26 Feb 2018

Why Education Is Key To Preserving The Planet

“The evidence is clear: education changes lives, in ways that are often not fully understood.”

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23 Feb 2018

To Stop Migration, Stop The Abuse Of Africa’s Resources

Europe should tackle migration not by deploying troops, but by curbing economic abuse and destablisation.

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23 Feb 2018

Can Education Become Truly Egalitarian Worldwide?

The recent Dakar (Senegal) international summit on education concluded on February 3 with the hope to

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24 Jan 2018

Four Reasons Why Corruption Matters

More than a trillion dollars are stolen from the world’s poorest countries every year, which is such a

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30 Oct 2017

Why Resource Rich Countries Grow Slowly?

Why do countries face “The resource curse phenomenon” and how can countries having large natural

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21 Mar 2017

Is The American Dream Turning Into A Nightmare?

US slips to 14th out of 155 countries ranked with Norway out in front –

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24 Jan 2017

HUNGRY FUTURE: If Cities Take Over Fertile Farms

Cropland losses will have consequences especially for Asia and Africa, which will experience growing food

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04 Jul 2016

Hong Kong, Hong Kong … Why So Costly … Says Expats

London falls from 12th to 17th place in annual survey amid declining value of pound

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20 Jun 2016

Africa’s Urban Megatrends Can Only Succeed If…

With more than half of Africans expected to live in cities by 2050, we need

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24 May 2016

The World Worries A Lot But Not Enough For Real Problems

UN fears that food aid will not arrive in time to help people of ravaged

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02 Mar 2016

Africa’s Top 10 ‘Cities Of Opportunity’

For the first time in history over half the world’s population live in cities —

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03 Feb 2016

A Solution To Youth Unemployment Path In Africa & The World

Today’s Africa faces a complex mix of challenges and promise. With almost 200 million youth

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06 Jan 2016

Why Nanotech’s Best Benefits In Africa Begins With Our Waste

A cheap, easy to maintain, “green” toilet that uses no water and turns human waste

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04 Sep 2015

On The Edge Of Existence, The City Of Timbuktu

What is life like in Mali’s ‘city in the middle of nowhere’? Guardian photographer Sean

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03 Sep 2015

How Africa’s Libraries Can Be Its Launchpad To The World

South African librarians were shocked in 2013 when one of the top researchers at the

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23 Apr 2015

Expanding Walkability In African Cities

Africa is the world’s most rapidly urbanising continent. Transit in cities will have to adapt

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09 Mar 2015

How Overlooked Colonial Railways Could Revolutionize Transportation In Africa

Resurrecting relics of imperial rule is an unorthodox transit-development policy. But Africa’s “secondary cities” are

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31 Jan 2015

Africa and Asia and the Urban Population Boom

The UN predicts that two-thirds of the world will live in cities by 2050, with

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