Thursday, August 21, 2014
  1. Good Crop, Bad Crop

    Francis Nang'ayo

    Good Crop, Bad Crop


     urges Kenya to take the lead in Africa in approving genetically modified varieties.

    GM crops BASF/Flickr

    Kenya’s ban on imports of genetically modified crops reflects a troubling trend in a country traditionally seen as an agricultural innovator. A rational, scientific approach must triumph over prejudice, fear, and speculation – and Kenya can lead the way. READ MORE

  2. Health in a Time of Ebola

    Prabhjot Singh

    Health in a Time of Ebola


     fears that efforts to respond to epidemics could undercut investment in community health workers.

    Ebola Treatment Clinic Lin Xiaowei/ZumaPress

    As panic about the spread of Ebola grips Liberia – as well as Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria – people there are increasingly associating clinicians and health-care facilities with exposure to the disease. Ensuring that they continue to seek care when they need it requires greater investment in community health workers. READ MORE

  3. Trouble Amid Plenty in Emerging Africa

    David Miliband

    Trouble Amid Plenty in Emerging Africa


     shows why humanitarian issues cannot be divorced from economic development.

    Central African Republic Street DFID/Flickr

    Barack Obama’s recent summit with 40 African heads of state and more than 200 US and African business leaders suggests a new, more confident mood. That is encouraging; but as long as parts of Africa continue to struggle with conflict and corruption, the continent’s economic potential will not be fully realized. READ MORE

  4. Africa’s Necessary Data Revolution

    Amanda Glassman
  5. Responding to Ebola

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Responding to Ebola


     outlines the steps needed to stem the current epidemic and prevent its recurrence.

    Ebola Patient Transfer Emilio Naranjo/ZumaPress

    The horrific Ebola epidemic in at least four West African countries demands not only an emergency response to halt the outbreak, but also re-consideration of some basic assumptions concerning global public health. Fortunately, a better system is within reach if the world invests appropriately. READ MORE


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