Why not just say the ‘African country XX’ rather than ‘sub-Saharan’?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 9, 2019


The other day I Googled the phrase “sub-Saharan Africa” as it appeared in the news and came up with this: ** lots of references to the Black Death possibly having struck the region, ** and the need to establish “science campaigns” there. Clearly, the sub-Saharan Africa of the news cycle was the sort of place … Continue reading “Why not just say the ‘African country XX’ rather than ‘sub-Saharan’?”

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So, no chance of a baby boom by a simple change in China’s birth policy?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 13, 2019


It’s been 40 years since China had a one-child policy. Although it’s no longer in operation, its effects seem more lasting. Early in 2019, it has become clear China’s policy makers were too optimistic in assuming a baby boom would follow a loosening of restrictive birth limits. The limits were loosened in 2016. It’s estimated China had fewer … Continue reading “So, no chance of a baby boom by a simple change in China’s birth policy?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK