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Is Africa’s early mobile money success finally set to go global?

Interoperability, pan-African competition and open markets will drive several African tech sectors and local companies to take a global lead in mobile money.
from Quartz Africa on May 30, 2017.
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Nigeria urged to avoid repression of Biafra day protests

Nigerian security forces must exercise restraint when policing demonstrations marking the 50th anniversary of the end of the Biafra War on 30 May, says Amnesty.
from Amnesty International on May 30, 2017.

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh

Cyclone Mora made landfall in Bangladesh todaafter authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people from the coastal areas.
from Business Standard on May 30, 2017.

Hope for solution to drug-resistant leishmaniasis

Indian scientists say they may be on the verge of a breakthrough for treatment of leishmaniasis, or kala-azar, which has become increasingly drug-resistant.
from Down to Earth on May 30, 2017.

‘Heat island’ effect could double climate change costs for cities

Overheated cities face climate change costs at least twice as big as the rest of the world because of the ‘urban heat island’ effect, new research shows.
from University of Sussex on May 30, 2017.
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45 years since Stockholm, 25 since Earth Summit and 5 since Rio+20

Where we are and the state of the discourse on sustainable development.
from Inter Press Service on May 30, 2017.

Turning dictatorships into democracies: lessons from Gandhi

Nurturing the authority of an approved centralised, omnipresent government can exacerbate instability through mistrust and unfitting policy, argues Tej Parikh.
from New Internationalist on May 29, 2017.
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Congo's bad year Is about to get worse

For a country that has witnessed millions of deaths, brutal colonial rule, and devastating dictatorship, the past year in the D R Congo still stands out as bleak.
from AllAfrica, IRINI on May 26, 2017.
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