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Early marriage and motherhood amount to a staircase into chronic health problems and poverty for many African girls despite advances in education.
Much climate adaptation work focuses on infrastructure and technology, ignoring politics - which could be its downfall
With so many NGOs in Kenya, why such little progress? In an attempt to unravel this mystery, Sarah Ooko spent five days in the village of Nyaoga on the shores of Lake Victoria
Sending water from the country’s huge aquifer first to urban areas may be a mistake
Central African Republic's conflict is at heart a political failure in the country, say experts
MSF says no, but it should be thinking long as well as short term
President Museveni has signed into law draconian anti-homosexuality legislation. There has been little analysis of the political calculus underpinning President Museveni’s decision to sign the bill into law
With half the world now living in flood-prone areas, Britain – and other countries – could learn from Dutch experience
The big challenge is how to expand agroforestry systems without losing their contribution to food security
Human Rights Watch’s new report, “‘Here, Rape is Normal,’ documents the ongoing crisis of rape in Mogadishu and explains how the government can tackle Somalia’s epidemic of sexual violence.
The light is for use in refugee camps - it must be cheap, easy to maintain and hard to steal
The development community is realising that we cannot move forward if we continue to think of agriculture and rural areas as backward
One of the most challenging issues is the unknown whereabouts of many thousands of people, particularly child soldiers, who were abducted and have never returned from the bush
An agreement with the EU to stop the sale of illegally cut wood may bring a brighter future for forest communities but challenges remain
Fourteen neighborhoods in the capital Bamako have decided that they will no longer support the practices of female genital cutting and child/forced marriage
Poorest countries say debate on Sustainable Development Goals is still largely limited to the global elite
Innovations to help small farmers are already out there, but adoption is still too limited given the huge needs
It’s not enough to keep on offering the same few women scientists as role models on worldwide platforms
As the UN prepares to launch a Sahel appeal next week, there's a risk the number of hungry people in northern Mali could double
When the great and the good meet next week for the mining industry's largest annual global conference, there are four issues that should be addressed - but probably won't be