How nutrition education can make a difference to people with HIV in Nigeria

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Temitope Kayode Bello Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Johannesburg HIV and AIDS are still global health problems and sub-Saharan Africa remains the most affected region. Globally, around 770,000 people died from AIDS-related conditions in 2018, 160,000 of them in West and Central Africa. The standard treatment for HIV consists of a combination of at least three antiretroviral drugs. But providing antiretroviral therapy without […]

How technology can help combat Africa’s brain-drain

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By John Afolayan For the first time, Africa-focused startup funding has crossed the $1 billion mark. Last year, African startups received a total of $1.3 billion, with over half of the total funnelled into fintech businesses. From banking to health care provision, startups are proving that technology can provide the solutions to […]

Brendan Mullen: Why we invest in ‘old, boring’ sectors in Africa

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By Brendan Mullen, managing director, Secha Capital Partners Secha Capital invests in established African SMEs in the consumer goods and agribusiness sectors. We refer to ourselves as an “impact investing (micro) private equity” firm, but people mistakenly assume that we are a venture capital firm. Their first reaction is often: […]

Why South Africa’s declining maths performance is a worry


By Prof. Sullen Shay, University of Cape Town South Africa’s Department of Basic Education recently released the country’s National Senior Certificate results for the class of 2019. These are commonly known as the “matric results” and they determine school-leavers’ admission and placement into tertiary level study. About 81.3% of those […]

Trump impeachment: What happens next?

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When will the Senate hold trial? What will it look like? Your guide to Trump’s impeachment. The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted largely along party lines to impeach US President Donald Trump for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power over his dealings with Ukraine.  Trump is only the third United States president to be impeached. […]