About: Sub-Saharan Africa

Climate change 07-06-2021

Where is Sub-Saharan Africa in the race to net-zero?

African governments face more immediately pressing economic needs than zero emissions. But meeting those needs and growing the continent's economies will depend on their energy systems evolving, argues Lily Odarno.
Global Europe 22-02-2017

Tunisia underestimates imminent North Africa refugee crisis

Tunisia has signed agreements with the EU for the return of  illegal Tunisian immigrants and to host asylum seekers from other African countries. But Tunis is now denying those deals, writes Mourad Teyeb.
Development Policy 16-09-2016

The European External Investment Plan: more than old wine in a new bottle

Europe is at last fully converted to the merits of boosting investment in order to achieve sustainable growth. The EU is doing so with an internal investment plan (commonly referred to as the Juncker Plan or as the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), writes San Bilal.
Development Policy 20-05-2016

Citizen reporters: Trying to tell world about the conflict in Burundi

12 months on from the beginning of a violent political crisis in Burundi, a group of local activists have expanded their project to monitor and respond to conflict, writes Kevin McCann.
Global Europe 02-12-2015

The Commission must back up its conservation commitments with action

The European Commission’s commitment to raise €5 billion for a study on wildlife conservation in sub-Saharan Africa is a grand plan, but without support, it will remain just that, writes Sonja Van Tichelen.
Development Policy 22-10-2015

Ivermectin: A Nobel Prize medicine inaccessible to the world’s poorest

The true potential of new medical breakthroughs can only be unlocked if they are offered at an affordable cost to those who need them most, writes Jose Muñoz.
EU-UNICEF civil registration programme in Mozambique
Development Policy 17-02-2015

Civil registration: Africa’s greatest development failure holds key to her success

For decades, Africa’s inability to count – and account to – its population has held back the continent’s development. This no longer needs to be the case, writes Cornelius Williams.
Roland Bunch, an agro-ecologist, in Malawi.
Development Policy 30-05-2014

EU should support local solutions to Sub-Saharan droughts

As the EU continues work and investment in the conflict-stricken Mali, supporting locally-evolved and adapted solutions can help solve one of the sources of violence, food insecurity, writes Roland Bunch.
Philippe Cori 2
Development Policy 01-04-2014

Sustainable development in Africa starts with youth

Committing to help Africa’s young people does not just make good business sense, it will help them to achieve their potential, writes Phillipe Cori.