Africa: Fuel Shortage Crisis – Who is Responsible?

By Tijani Salami and Jane Otai — Kenya’s recent fuel crisis has left petrol pumps dry. Politicians are blaming each other and giving varied reasons for the shortage, from the government being inept to government plans to increase prices in an effort to get money for campaigning to the misappropriation of funds meant to subsidize …

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The solvable health issue that kills more than malaria, AIDS and TB

By Desmond Jumbam — In most African countries, quality surgery is only for the rich. For decades, global health donors have understandably prioritised infectious diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS in their efforts to save lives and improve health. However, new evidence suggests that about 30% of the global disease burden (death and disability from major diseases …

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The overturning of Roe v Wade could harm women across the world

By Stephanie Musho — The US policies on abortion, whether we like it or not, significantly influence how seriously governments around the world take the issue of unsafe abortions. A leaked draft of a United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) opinion that would overturn Roe v Wade, a landmark 1973 decision that gave women the constitutional …

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Massive Deforestation in the Congo Basin Will Lead to Poverty

By Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue — YAOUNDÉ, May 13 2022 (IPS) – Growing up amid under the leafy canopy of the Congo Basin rainforest, the woodland was more than our home. It was our playground, our medicine cabinet, our teacher, our therapist. And it was a source of livelihood with its rich biodiversity and helped shield us …

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