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‘Young people in our country need care and support to thrive’

Flavia Mutamutega, Rwanda’s sole agony aunt for adolescent girls, tells Veronique Mistiaen about the problems that preoccupy them.

Latest issue: September-October 2020

Covid-19: Lessons from the pandemic

A global coalition of economists calls for a radical shift in Africa’s economic policy, one rooted in sovereignty and sustainability. 

Lazarus Chakwera

Richard Swift on the theologian-president promising to stamp out nepotism and corruption in Malawian politics. 

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A global pandemic demands we think in terms of global health, not vaccine nationalism, argues Dinyar Godrej.

In Kibera, Nairobi, Martha Apisa and Stacy Ayuma use their braids to raise awareness of the virus by imitating its shape. Community health efforts are intense as social distancing is impossible and sanitation is poor in Kenya’s largest slum.  Donwilson Odhiambo/Sopa/Zuma/Alamy 

How can we transform the calamity that has befallen us and create healing? Vanessa Baird on the change we can be.


Anti-blackness is still a galvanizing force in India, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick.

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