ARI Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen spoke to the BBC on why he thinks more could have been done to prevent the devastating floods in Freetown; pointing the finger in particular at the lack of political will to act.
ARI Policy Researcher, Jamie Hitchen was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal on the flooding and mudslides that have killed hundreds in Freetown. He spoke on how unaddressed urban-management challenges were a factor in the disaster.
Rising debt, the ever-growing prominence of social media and a battle for the soul of the ANC are just some of the things Jamie Hitchen and Nick Branson are expecting to see in Africa in the year ahead.
In September 2015 floods in Freetown killed seven people and rendered several thousand homeless. Jamie Hitchen explores the systematic failings of city management that exacerbate the problems caused by heavy rainfall.
Jamie Hitchen looks ahead to when Sierra Leone is declared Ebola free and asks how the country can build an adequate health care system that offers sufficient support and protection to patients and staff.