Author: BHFN

Over the last few weeks, there has been rapidly growing interest in homeschooling as a result of schools closure in different parts of the world from the global covid 19 pandemic. The desperate need by most parents to engage the free quarantine time in the households has resulted to a good conversation around home schooling […]

The far-reaching and fast-spreading COVID 19 continues on a devastating ravaging spree on the African continent with major cities put on lockdown and minimal activity taking place. Pretoria,  Maseru, Maputo and Mbambane are among the southern African cities where the impact has been felt the most. The small scale traders who are often busy dealing […]

About 1 in every 6 deaths on the planet is due to cancer. More than two thirds of these deaths occurred in low- and middle- income countries. Following Syria, the countries of Bhutan (86.0), Algeria (86.7), Nepal (90.7), and Oman (94.9) made the top four in the list of countries with the lowest cancer levels. The spread and prevalence of cancer […]

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 […]


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