Migrant slavery in Libya: Nigerians tell of being rented by the day

Nigerian migrants returning home from Libya each come with their tale of horror – but few are more shocking than the ones told about a detention centre in the mountains, writes the BBC’s Stephanie Hegarty.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42492687

Africa heads in different directions – politically and economically

The African Union’s laudable objective of a ‘peaceful, prosperous and integrated’ continent likely to remain a distant dream African leaders will meet in Addis Ababa at the end of January to discuss the good news and the bad across the continent.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/02/africa-heads-different-directions-politically-economically

Rwanda scheme shows saving lives can be as easy as getting blood from a drone

A Silicon Valley robotics company has teamed up with the Rwandan health ministry to hasten the delivery of vital medicines to hospitals in remote areas An ingenious drone delivery service known as “Uber for blood” has slashed the delivery time of life-saving medicine to remote region

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jan/02/rwanda-scheme-saving-blood-drone