Tuesday, April 23, 2019

When Mutant Mosquitoes Attack

By Maggie Koerth-Baker: Maggie Koeth-Baker is science editor at BoingBoing.net and author of “Before the Lights Go Out,” on the future of energy production and consumption. Science must change the way it engages with the world as it both reduces and creates risk.

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

By MICHAEL MOSS: This article is adapted from “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us,” which will be published by Random House this month. Michael Moss is an investigative reporter for The Times. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for his reporting on the meat industry.

Leave Rawlings Alone, Kwesi Prat

By: Justice Dansu Norvor: If Mr. Prat is still not convinced that the President needs Chairman Rawlings for consultations more than he needs any other Ghanaian, he should take a trip to South Africa to find out the number of times Jacob Zuma visits the home of Nelson Mandela in a month to seek his wisdom and experience.

African Heads of State Endorse a $40bn Energy Project

The projects formed part of the larger Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (Pida) portfolio, which has been assembled under the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) banner. The other Pida projects cover the transport, water, and information communication technology infrastructure segments.

Back to Musaga, Post-War Burundi

By Kris Berwouts: Kris Berwouts has, over the last 25 years, worked for a number of different international NGOs focused on building peace, reconciliation, security and democratic processes. He was the Director of EurAc, the network of European NGOs working for advocacy on Central Africa. He now works as an independent expert on Central Africa.

Bringing African Writing Back Home is Critical

By Jeremy Weate: Jeremy Weate has a PhD in philosophy from The University of Warwick. He is also author of the best-selling children’s book A Young Person’s Guide to Philosophy (published by Dorling Kindersley), translated into 8 languages. He is a co-founder of Cassava Republic Press. You can follow him here @jeremyweate.

Africa’s Porous Unprotected Borders are Blocking Trade and Economic Development

By Keith Somerville: Keith Somerville is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, teachers at the University of Kent and runs the Africa – News and Analysis (www.africajournalismtheworld.com) website.

Between Saving the Economy and Winning Elections – Joyce Banda

By Jimmy Kainja: Jimmy Kainja’s is a longstanding social & political analyst of Malawi & sub-Saharan Africa. You can follow his personal blog at Spirit of muntu and on twitter @jkainja.

Ghana & West Africa have fallen into NATO’s Deadly Lap

By John Amponsah: So fellow country men and women! There is a potentially wider conflict brewing. Often, we focus on our small country Ghana, an artificially created entity based on Euro-American whims, and we try to forget about the rest of the continent, as if it is foreign to us.

In Bed With President Mahama of Ghana?

Andrew Solomon is the author, and most recently had published, “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.”