Standing between Africa and the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the lion of youth unemployment. This challenge, if left unaddressed, could have more dramatic consequences than climate change, disease and even poverty.
The “Dinner Club”; a movie made in the Netherlands and released in 2010; was due for screening at the European Film Festival in Uganda before it was banned by the Media Council for “glorifying homosexuality” which “is against Ugandan values”. Cases of censorship continue across eastern Africa, through restrictive and punitive film regulation policies which curtail works that could elicit critical discussion on the status of governance, human rights and equality in the region.
Health delegates from 185 countries on this week gathered in Geneva and elected Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the first Director-General from Africa to head the United Nations specialised agency. In the election Ghebreyesus defeated Dr. David Nabarro of Britain and Dr. Sania Nishtar, a Pakistani cardiologist in a two round ballot.