Category: Africa

Boats and sandbags on the shores of Lake Chad

Lake Chad: a forgotten crisis

Poverty, climate change and the influence of Boko Haram are causing a humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, which the world must address.

The Real Size of Africa

There is a hidden debate regarding the real size of Africa. Many remain unaware of the distorted world map that we have come to...

A Generation without Education

Can we live up to the promise of an education for all the children of world? Lisa Advani explores the choice between increasing spending...

How we fail women abroad

Women are raped, mutilated, or sold as sex slaves, meanwhile we look the other way. Here Alexander Alley discusses the statistics and stories that...

The fate of child soldiers

Recent news has demonstrated that Aegis, a British security firm, has been hiring child soldiers. Here, Vanessa Cameron discusses new research that asks what...

A Critical Overview: Global Food Shortages

Eliminating hunger and malnutrition, and achieving wider global food security is imposing enormous challenges on the world’s policy agenda. A combination of factors are...

Lessons from Africa (Part Two)

China’s investment in Africa has useful lessons for Pakistan. In the second part of Lessons from Africa, Asad Abbasi takes a closer look at how Chinese investment has...

The End of Boko Haram (Part Two)

  Since the fight against Boko Haram began, millions of people have been affected. Within the last year, there have been some military victories,...

The End of Boko Haram (Part One)

In 2015, the Internationally-based Institute for Economics and Peace released their Global Terrorism Index, which identified Boko Haram as the deadliest terrorist group in...