A Warning That Africa’s Last Glaciers Are Coming Soon

The last three mountain glaciers in Africa are shrinking so rapidly that they could disappear within two decades, a symbol of the wider devastation wrought by climate change on the continent. UN’s new report. While African countries contribute less than 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, Report of the World Meteorological Organization and other …

Tackling a Pandemic as Launching Africa’s Healthcare Revolution

Dr. When John Nkengasong took over as the first head of Africa’s new Centers for Disease Control in 2017, parts of the continent had just emerged from a war. devastating Ebola epidemic. Less than three years later, Covid-19 struck. Dr. Nkengasong is now working to bring together the governments of a large and diverse continent …

Africa’s ‘Sister’ Abebech Gobena has died at the age of 85.

Abebech Gobena spotted the woman and her baby while returning from a pilgrimage to the holy site of Gishen Mariam, about 300 miles north of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. It was 1980 and Ms. Gobena was passing through an area that had recently suffered from drought and accompanying famine. There were corpses along the way …

New Journals and Magazines Shaping Africa’s Literary Scene

KISUMU, Kenya — Troy Onyango remembers two years ago when he was completing his master’s degree in creative writing in England, complaining with his friends about how little literary publication was devoted to black writers, poets and photographers. For Onyango, “How can we find a space where we can all gather?” Said it was about. …