International

Nigerians going meat-free

It’s the lifestyle choice promoted by Western celebs like Beyoncé and Messi. But, as Judy Cogan discovers, veganism is being embraced by people from West Africa, thanks to a London-based chef and food blogger. When Tomi Makanjuola stood up and…

Africa's sniffer rats to the rescue

They famously helped clear former warzones of landmines. But, as Britt Collins reports, Africa’s sniffer rats could soon be the latest recruits in the fight against both illegal wildlife trafficking and Covid-19. An elite squad of sniffer troops are hard…

Africa betrayed in vaccine rush

EXPERT OPINION: Global public health experts Dr David Bell and Muhammad Usman Khan ask whether millions of young Africans need to be vaccinated – and for whose benefit? Child mortality will almost certainly rise across sub-Saharan Africa this year. The…

Ghana’s celebrity stylings

Journalist Britt Collins shines the spotlight on a New York-Accra fashion brand, combining African designs, ethically sourced fabrics – and a touch of Hollywood glamour. When Abrima Erwiah and Rosario Dawson started their socially conscious clothing brand Studio 189, they…

Liberians hailed in Mali conflict 

UN praises West African peacekeepers as Mali’s Islamicist insurgency hots up. By Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia. Liberia has committed to doing more to help solve Mali’s deadly Islamicist insurgency, after two more international peacekeepers – both from France – were killed by…

Africans fight new poaching crisis 

Across Africa, millions of donkeys are being stolen and brutally slaughtered to meet China’s insatiable demand for their skins. And, as Jill Starley-Grainger reports, it’s having a devasting effect on the people who rely on them to survive. When people talk about animal crime in Africa,…
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