The African Security Dilemma and Sustainable Development

Africa is a continent with exceedingly high potential to grow and an immense youth population that is set to grow exponentially in the next coming years. However, the continent is continuously being riddled with multi-dimensional insecurity. African insecurities come in different forms and need to be tackled in diverse manners. For Mother Africa, it’s the lack of pro-activeness that fuels our insecurities worries as a continent and we have attested to this since time and memorial. The African Security…

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Coronavirus: Nambia praised for containing the virus

The Republic of Namibia has been praised for its containment of the spread of the coronavirus. Its index case came mid-March, but for 45 days (7 April to 21 May) no new cases were recorded. Although a few cases have since been recorded since 22 May, the country only has 21 confirmed cases, and 0 deaths from the virus. Reasons for success Namibia responded to COVID-19 through a collective response of many stakeholders, both governmental and non-governmental. The government was quick to draw on lessons…

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Cheap as bread, girls sell sex to survive crisis in Africa

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Young girls in southern Africa are selling sex – sometimes for less than the cost of bread – to survive a hunger crisis ensnaring tens of millions, aid agencies said on Thursday. In Angola, girls of 12 sell themselves for as little as 40 cents to feed their families as the south of the country faces its worst drought in four decades, World Vision said. The United Nations says a record 45 million people…

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