Author: BHFN

Japanese engagement with Africa in trade and commerce and other social economic fronts goes back to many decades past.  The growing influence of Japanese trade and deepening of its soft power in Africa can be felt in different African states. The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has been looking to boost its global standing. In that […]

The ideology and reality of cultural appropriation goes back as far as the 17th century and perhaps even beyond. In our current predisposition and era of diversity the issue of cultural appropriation that is closely linked to the concept of assimilation has come to the forefront of many social cultural debates around the world. Culture […]

African governments have taken significant steps to advance disaster risk management(DRM) and improve climate resilience. Many different countries in Africa that lacked coordinated disaster response mechanisms in the colonial era were faced with the challenge of addressing perennial disasters such as floods, land slides in major places in the rainy seasons, forest fires, disease outbreaks among other calamities […]

In 2016, Ethiopia and Djibouti governments launched the first fully electrified cross border railway line in Africa. The 466 miles line connects Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa to the red sea port of Djibouti, serving a great logistical advantage to the land locked Eastern African nation that has a population of over 100 million people. […]

Despite progress, malaria remains a major problem in the world, with over 180million cases in 2018 and nearly 500,000 deaths. In Uganda , an East African nation with a population of 43 million has been one of the highest transmission countries for malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is the leading cause of death in Uganda, accounting for more than […]

Located on the western corniche of the city of Dakar, Soumbédioune is one of the old quarters of the peninsula of Cape Verde. Hundreds of canoes leave in search of the fish destined to feed the markets of Dakar. An area full of history, Marché Artisanal de Soumbediou has become a popular tourist destination. Between about 4pm […]

The Senegalese government has embarked on an ambitious project to build a futuristic city in the west African nation with a rich French colonial heritage and a population of close to 17 million. According to the government plans, by 2035 the futuristic city of Diamniadio should have risen next door from the old, worn-out Diamniadio […]

Mental health has historically been neglected on Africa’s health and development policy agenda. People living with mental illness (particularly severe mental illness) are frequently stigmatized, shunned, and excluded from mainstream society. This is as true in Africa as it is in societies around the world. Culturally speaking, Those with mental health problems are often cast aside […]

The pertinent challenge of collective responsibility in environmental preservation is persistent amongst many communities that are otherwise expected to proactively preserve the natural resources such as forests and rivers. In Kenya, East Africa, the communities residing in the near the Mau forest together with government agencies such as the Kenya forestry service and the Ministry […]

Africa is endowed with plenty of natural resources ranging from wildlife, vegetation and minerals. This makes Africa stand out, compared to other continents it is far ahead. However, these resources do not seem to benefit the people of Africa. Over the years, Africa especially countries dependent on natural resources have stagnated while other nations prosper […]


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