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A little known medical charity comes up with some effective ways to help to ease suffering in the Sahel, where 5 million children have acute malnutrition
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Without courageous people to challenge injustices and ensure that our human rights are respected, we can have the most progressive human rights laws but live under oppression.
A project involving simple, low-tech SMS technology is making headway in Liberian schools and universities, reducing absenteeism and increasing accountability
Regulating investment in Africa's forest and agricultural land is important, a researcher says
Learning about capital flight in South Africa
It's a scandal that in 2013 women still risk death by stoning in 15 countries. Incredibly, that number is now set to rise.
Rapid turnover in negotiators and early tickets home for ministers are hurting Africa in the UN climate negotiations
What do people do to deal with climate change impacts, and what happens when all they do is not enough?
The fund’s successes are tempered by its struggle to meet rising demand for adaptation financing, as carbon markets falter
Biogas and electricity from human sewage could help solve Kenya’s budget problems, and many others
"In the last ten years Africa has transformed itself from the stereotype of a dark continent of death, disease and destruction to one of triumph and growth"
Protests are important, but the crucial battle might be better fought at the mall – or on Facebook
Will better data on the economic benefits of adaptation help give rural farmers a voice? Join our online debate on Nov. 13
Rich states aren't keen on a new mechanism, fearing it may be used to make them pay compensation for the impacts of their emissions
Our latest survey of gender experts reveals tectonic changes in attitudes three years after the Arab Spring
"B for Boy" is a courageous tale of being a woman and a mother in contemporary Nigeria and of the social pressure that is still put on women to produce a male child
Showing what's happening already may be better than a focus on long-term projects
A trial with unconditional cash handouts in rural Kenya showed positive results in wellbeing and economic conditions
Ethiopia has one doctor per 40,000 people. The U.S., where many African health workers end up practicing, has one per 500. Developed countries should avoid recruiting from countries with critical health manpower shortage.