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Women in Africa face widespread discrimination in family laws – Equality Now

Discrimination against women and girls remains widespread in family laws across Africa, finds new research by Equality Now. Analysis of twenty African countries reveals...

DRC: Bomb attack kills at least 12, leaves others injured in displacement camp

Shells hit a displacement camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), prompting aid workers to temporarily evacuate and resulting in up to 40...

Mirjana Splojaric: We are witnessing a global and collective failure to protect civilians in armed conflicts

Today, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Gaza, Sudan, Ukraine, and Yemen, we are witnessing a global and collective failure to protect...

Amitabh Behar: The world cannot turn its back on Sudan and its neighbours any longer

At Renk in South Sudan, 40km (25 miles) south of the border with Sudan, I met a young boy – Miyok, orphaned by the...

Jonathan Rozen: Nigeria’s cybercrime reforms leave journalists at risk

The officers treated journalist Saint Mienpamo Onitsha as if he was violent and dangerous. Guns drawn, they arrested him at the home of a...

Tanzania: Women with disabilities lead the way towards greater local government representation

In the Arusha region of Northeast Tanzania, a group of women with disabilities is spearheading efforts to ensure their voices are heard in local...

Uganda: Court upholds anti-homosexuality act 

Uganda’s Constitutional Court on April 3, 2024, upheld the abusive and radical provisions of the 2023 Anti-Homosexuality Act, Human Rights Watch said today. The ruling...

Cameroon: Food assistance to refugees at risk of stopping amid funding shortages

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) are today warning that vital food assistance to refugees in Cameroon’s...

DRC: Hunger crisis deepens as families flee fighting

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s conflict-driven hunger crisis is worsening as violence in the eastern provinces surges, forcing families to flee again. While...

Laila Bastati: The importance of diversity in shaping Africa’s future

As we observe International Women's Month with the theme of 'Inspire Inclusion,' it is essential to contemplate the importance of diversity within organizations and...

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Zambia’s Good Nature Agro named among Africa’s fastest growing companies in 2024

Good Nature Agro, the Zambian company helping smallholder farmers reach the middle class, has been recognized by the Financial Times in the annual ranking...

Friends of the earth but not friends of Africa – How an environmental group is deepening African energy poverty

The second annual Invest in African Energy Forum was held in Paris from May 14-15, uniting over 750 African officials and global investors with...

Miranda Abraham: After years in the cold, there are signs of renewed investor interest in Africa as of 2024

Over the past few years, African debt markets have faced significant challenges due to a combination of factors including soft global economic conditions, the...

Dr. Helal and Mutimura: Role of financial services in achieving financial inclusion in Rwanda and beyond

The momentum of financial inclusion programmes is progressively strengthened as financial institutions, businesses and consumers embrace cashless convenience and digital payments that are secure...

Tuna Yemisci: From big to better data – putting AI trends into practice

Organisations have traditionally valued volume, velocity, and variety as the classic drivers of 'big data'. However, as we start to explore the promise of...
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