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Congo, Angola begin mass vaccination drive against yellow fever

By Benoit Nyemba | 08-18-2016

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola began one of the biggest ever emergency vaccination campaigns in Africa this week, working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to curb a yellow fever epidemic that has killed hundreds this year. Health officials expect to vaccinate 14 million people over the next 10 days including … Continue reading “Congo, Angola begin mass vaccination drive against yellow fever”


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South Africa and Zambia’s anointed leaders face very different challenges

By Prof. Stephen Chan, SOAS, University of London | 08-16-2016

Stephen Chan, SOAS, University of London Watching the South African metro elections from Zambia, in the final week of its own national election campaign, was a sobering experience. Zambia’s economic indicators are pointing disastrously downwards, but the elections are entirely to do with the style of presidency and personalities of the two main contenders. In … Continue reading “South Africa and Zambia’s anointed leaders face very different challenges”


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Why Kenya wants to overhaul its entire education system

By Daniel Sifuna, Kenyatta University | 08-15-2016

Kenya is reforming its education system for the first time in 32 years. It’s also changing its curriculum from pre-school all the way through to high school. Part of what’s prompted this huge overhaul is the realisation that Kenya isn’t doing enough to produce school-leavers who are ready for the world of work. The government’s … Continue reading “Why Kenya wants to overhaul its entire education system”


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