It's expensive to be poor. So expensive in fact that people who live below a country's poverty line can end up paying 5-15x per liter of water compared to people who live above that poverty line.
On one level, the relationship makes total sense: after all this is the world's second largest economy aligning itself with Africa's second largest market. That said, something else just doesn't seem right about how this is all playing out. South Africa appears to be ignoring any sense of caution with its unconditional embrace of China -- both politically and economically.
I believe two of the litmus tests by which we can judge any society are to investigate both the ways in which societies treat their children, and the ways in which they treat animals. In some countries around the world, we have clear evidence of the poaching of animals for their body parts, such as tusks and as trophies.
Traumatized and shaking, I remembered the advice of a family friend when I was growing up -- that if I was ever raped I should report it straight away. But the police turned me away. They didn't want to know.
Here in Zimbabwe, "time poverty" is a significant and often-overlooked barrier to girls' education. Too many girls don't have time to play with other girls or to do the things that children should be doing because they have so many other responsibilities.
The co-authors, Dr Nicholas Muraguri and Siddharth Chatterjee along with Ms Nardos Bekele-Thomas the UNRC, present a communiqué signed by Kenya's...
Palmer was accompanied by his unpaid adviser, Minneapolis lawyer Joe Friedberg. I too am an attorney, and I have decided to become an unpaid consultant to the late Cecil the Lion. I will be his Dr. Doolittle and give him a voice in this interview.
In the realm of humanity, almost everything is misunderstood much like ostriches. Misunderstanding is part of human cognition. Not a single human being is fully understood by others and not a single human being fully understands others.
No! This piece is not about Eddie Murphy and Asernio Hall "Coming to America." (Laughs)
Your country of birth is not the same as your nationality. Wh...
This is the last in a series of political risk and prediction blog posts linked to Dr Aziz's upcoming political comic book, The Global Kid (note: 100%...
In our efforts to fix how the world sees Africa for the better, let us keenly ensure that we do not turn a blind eye to certain experiences that exist, and are diversely and validly African.
We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?
Wherever you go, you're bound to get a quality cuppa joe, and meet loads of Ethiopians who are as enthusiastic about coffee as you are.
That was when my perspective totally changed. I have since developed a keen interest in the sciences and opened up to the limitless opportunities available. I thought I wanted to be a lawyer, but now I think I'll try my hands on computer engineering first.
This July, President Barack Obama visited Ethiopia and addressed the African Union (AU). In doing so, he became not only the first U.S. president to address the AU in its 52-year history, but the first sitting U.S. president to ever visit the country of Ethiopia.
The success of this initiative cannot be denied. This program, by granting thousands of the country's most at-risk children a second chance, has essentially built a bridge over an impassable moat.