Maternal and child healthcare isn’t reaching everyone in urban sub-Saharan Africa

Maternal and child healthcare isn’t reaching everyone in urban sub-Saharan Africa People in poorer urban areas aren’t receiving the necessary healthcare. Shutterstock Amanuel Abajobir, African Population and Health Research Center; Estelle…

Southern Africa’s Namaqualand daisies are flowering earlier: why it’s a red flag

Southern Africa’s Namaqualand daisies are flowering earlier: why it’s a red flag Climatic drivers over the past 80 years have resulted in flowering season starting in late winter instead of spring.…

How place of birth shapes chances of going to university: evidence from 7 African countries

Regions with higher than average university attainment in the 1960s continue to have higher university attainment rates today. Shutterstock Rebecca Simson, University of Oxford Many newly independent African countries in…

Five things you should know about Ngugi wa Thiong’o, one of Africa’s greatest living writers

Kenyan author Ngugi Wa Thiong’o shows his newly released book “Wizard of the Crow” during launch at a Nairobi bookshop. Antony Njuguna/Reuters Peter Kimani, Aga Khan University Graduate School of…

Loss and grief in the COVID pandemic: more than counting losses and moving on

Children, close relatives, friends at the funeral service of Johannesburg mayor Geoffrey Makhubo in July 14, 2021. Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images via Getty images Alida G Herbst, North-West University Over the…

Zimbabwe’s 133 Year Debt Trap.

Background. DEBT has become one of the biggest weapons or instruments of exploitation (usury) upon the Zimbabwean people and most of that debt has its roots in colonialism or the…

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: father of South Africa’s ‘rainbow nation

Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Epa/Ian Langsdon P. Pratap Kumar, University of KwaZulu-Natal Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu has died at the age of 90. Archbishop Tutu earned the respect and love…

Stress is contagious in relationships – here’s what you can do to support your partner and boost your own health during the holidays and beyond

Relationship stress can hit new highs during the holidays. Aaron Amat/iStock via Getty Images Plus Rosie Shrout, Purdue University With the flurry of shopping, spending money and traveling to see…

National Unity Day Message 2021-ZANU PF Youth League

By Tendai Chirau – ZANU PF Acting Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs Unity is significant to us as young persons. Most of us were not yet born during the liberation…

ZEP permit misinformation addressed

LAST night on my Twitter Space, Advocate Simba Chitando came to address the issue of ZEP permits and the directive withdrawn by the South African Department of Home Affairs, and…