Time to halt worldwide spread of diabetes

Diabetes is a growing global problem with some regions struggling to diagnose and treat the disease, let alone prevent it with a co-ordinated international strategy

Maritime agreements spark trouble in Horn of Africa

With its developing ports, the Horn of Africa is an area of significant commercial and military strategic importance where investments carry an increasing risk

Africa: a new frontier for Islamic banking

The continent where Islamic banking was launched holds great potential which is now beginning to be realised

Africa: Lack of infrastructure leaves millions in poverty despite potential

Installation of a hydroelectric plant gave the Congolese town of Bugara electricity for the first time in 2016

Despite Africa’s huge potential, there is a lack of expertise and investment in infrastructure, leaving millions languishing in poverty

Solutions to help cure Africa’s ills

Old and new hospital room split image

Provision of cancer treatment in parts of the developing world ranges from patchy to non-existent, but there are rays of hope providing shining examples for others to follow

Foreign firms learn lessons of Africa’s growth

Mall of Africa in Johannesburg

Africa rising has attracted many exporters into the continent with a growing middle class, but there are cautionary tales to be told

Clinton’s dealings with Morocco could come back to haunt her

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton backed a controversial Moroccan plan for its Western Saharan colony - a decision that could stalk her presidency

Ivory suppliers challenge global ban

Ivory trade ban

Several Southern African countries want to be exempted from a 35-year old global ban on ivory trading, threatening a hard-won consensus on the trade in products from endangered animals