Nonkosi Khumalo, the chairperson of Treatment Action Campaign South Africa, asks whether African civil society has “lost the plot” in its efforts to encourage stronger international action on the AIDS crisis in Africa.
James Traub, writing in Foreign Policy, discusses the failed effort of the Arab “Forum for the Future” to incorporate civil society, and its ramifications: “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum”.
BridgeIT is a program that uses mobile phones to bring educational videos to rural classrooms – a mobile teaching tool deployed in The Philippines and Tanzania, which is changing the way teachers and students interact.
The Africa Competitiveness Report (2011, World Economic Forum) highlights areas where they need an urgent policy action and investment to ensure that Africa sustains its economic recovery and quality of life continues to grow in the future.
Illegal emigration from Africa to Europe is a hard, risky and costly adventure with no guarantee of success. Some try it again and again; some stop in a transit country and never reach their final destination; for others this will be the last trip of their lives.