Africa

Explainers and perspectives from across the African continent.

1 in 5 young people around the world are NEETs. What are NEETs?

By Hope O'Dell

From the United Kingdom to China, youth unemployment has been a point of concern. But across the world there is also a growing number of young people who aren’t in school, don’t have a job, and aren’t in any sort of vocational training.

5 minute read

South Africa's case against Israel is the fifth time UN genocide law has been used this way

By Hope O'Dell

The ICJ is considering whether to approve provisional measures that would immediately order Israel to stop all military operations in the Gaza Strip.

5 minute read

What are the provisional measures South Africa is requesting in its genocide case against Israel?

By Hope O'Dell

The court could rule in a few weeks on whether to implement provisional measures that include ordering Israel to stop military actions in the Gaza Strip while the case is being determined.  

4 minute read

Providing electricity to 750 million people could help fight climate change, not exacerbate it

By AJ Caughey

After decades of steady progress, the number of people without access to electricity increased in 2022. About 80% of people worldwide who don’t have electricity live in sub-Saharan Africa.

4 minute read