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Building a prosperous African economy that works for all will be impossible, unless the continent eradicates the diseases that continue to deplete its communities of their most valuable resource: healthy people.

Despite the impressive development gains that many countries have made in recent decades, hundreds of millions of people are still being left behind. Worse, because official statistics are based on national averages, they are now in danger of being forgotten, writes Selim Jahan.

Donald Trump’s efforts to portray himself as a great president have faltered, but as commander-in-chief he appears to have scored a big victory where it really matters to him: the mass media, writes Ian Buruma.


With all its shortcomings, the initiated inclusive discourse between the incumbent and opposition parties is an encouraging development which must be applauded by all circles.