Despite the return to political legitimacy, the country’s precarious stability has kept investors at bay. Read the full article here.
Published in the May/June 2016 edition of Africa in Fact.
Taking 12-24 hours to travel the 163km between Madagascar’s highlands and the Indian Ocean Coast is a rather slow and inefficient way to travel. But it is precisely the point. […]
In Burkina Faso, South Africa and Kenya, water utilities are finding innovative ways to reach the worse-off and remain financially sustainable. Read the full story here. Published in The Guardian […]
Trachoma, an eye infection that has robbed 1m people of their sight, is under systematic attack. Read the full story here. Published in The Economist, 27 February 2016. Photo courtesy […]
Rising interest in the origins of chocolate is helping cocoa producers gain a bigger slice of the sector’s mega profits. Read the full story here. Published in The Guardian, 4 […]
Once dimissed as an unlikely success story, this island nation has built a thriving, diverse economy on solid policies. Read the full story here. Published in Issue 38 of Africa […]
Water utilities in sub-Saharan Africa have lagged behind when it comes to seeing the benefits of mobile technology, but the market is catching up fast. Read the full story here. […]
Africans must invest in Africa – just like Japan or China did on their path to development. This is what progressive African business leaders think – and how they have successfully done it. Read the full article here.
Cover story of the March 2016 edition of The Africa Report.
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Trachoma is responsible for the visual impairment of some 2m people. Yet this eye infection is easily treatable and preventable by using the SAFE strategy. S stands for Surgery, A for Antibiotics, F for Facial Hygiene and E for Environmental Cleanliness. Until recently however, it wasn’t clear exactly where the disease was. A global survey found out so that SAFE can be rolled out. Listen to the story here (about 12 min in).
Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 25 February 2016 and on the BBC World Service.
Photo courtesy of Peter Nicholls / Sightsavers
Being a guidebook author and a journalist, I travel a lot for work – and for leisure: I didn’t get into this job by accident. So when I became pregnant, I thought I’d make some adjustments but it never crossed my mind to stop travelling altogether. Minor concessions were all that was required. Read the full story here.
Published on lonelyplanet.com, 14 July 2014.
Photo by Chris Goldberg, on Flickr.
As Ebola spreads across West Africa, we talk to the medical and humanitarian professionals scrambling to contain the spread of the epidemic. Read the full story here.
Published on the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals’ Network, 14 July 2014.
Photo: Sylvain Cherkaoui/Cosmos/Médecins Sans Frontières
The changing face of Africa’s water infrastructure landscape is leading the African Development Bank to adopt new strategies in order to support the sector. The bank’s water head, Mohamed El Azizi, spoke to GWI. Read the story here.
Published in Global Water Intelligence, 16 Mar 2014.
Image by Sara Lafleur-Vetter©, on flickr
The French Riviera is the original holiday resort – European royalty decided to spend their winters there as early as the 18th century. Today, it’s popular year-round, with French and foreign visitors alike drawn to its natural beauty, culture and fabulous weather. For more inspiration, listen to this interview.
Broadcast on Dubai Eye Radio, 9 June 2014.
More than two months have passed since new president Hery Rajaonarimampianina was sworn in and the results of the parliamentary elections were validated by the electoral court. Yet Madagascar seems no closer to having a Prime Minister and a government. Read the full story here.
Published as a blog on the website of PR company Gong Communications, March 2014.