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The Future Women Want: Free of Violence

Bakera excelled in school. As a girl who grew up in a rural, poor community, she had, against all odds, realized her education goals and was elated to go to the capital city, Kampala where she would now work.
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Smart Tech Will Only Work for Women When the Fundamentals for Its Uptake Are...

Clearly, poor rural women would benefit the most from new ways of working on the land. Therefore, technology and innovation must benefit women and men equally for it to work well for society.
Mosima Selekisho

The Painful Burden Women Achievers Never Talk About

International Women’s Day has a provocative theme this year – Balance for better and encourage action. Presumably, balance is currently poor and action is needed for women to reach their goals.
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Where Is The Progress Promised On Gender?

108 years is too long to wait for gender equality - this International Women’s Day, the demands of the women on the front lines must not just be heard, but acted upon.
Cameroon

Cameroon: Land And Property Rights

Cameroon is a Central African country situated on the Gulf of Guinea. Its population is 24.1 million (2017) and just over half the people live in urban areas. Its landscape is diverse and has...
Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Earth Observation Data Offers Hope For Africa’s Wetlands

Lisa Rebelo, International Water Management Institute and Matthew McCartney, CGIAR System OrganizationWetlands support millions of people around Africa. They include all areas that are permanently or frequently...
burkina faso

Burkina Faso: Land And Property Rights

Burkina Faso is working hard to emerge from the large-scale political and social upheaval that characterized the 18 months following the popular uprising that resulted in the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré in October...
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2019 Nigeria Presidential Election: Live Updates

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Mozambique: Land And Property Rights

Mozambique is a large, sparsely populated country in southern Africa with a population of nearly 28 million (2017), about 70% of whom live and work in rural areas. Growth has been driven by capital-intensive...
zambia

Zambia: Land And Property Rights

Zambia is a landlocked country in south-east Africa with a population of 17.1 million (2017). It has a reputation for political stability but faces challenges, particularly rural poverty. Per capita GNI is US$1,300 but...
NAMIBIA land rights

Namibia: Land And Property Rights

Namibia was a German colony from 1884 to 1914. In the decades that followed to independence in 1990, it was administered by South Africa, which imposed its oppressive system of apartheid on the population....
African Day Parade

The Year Of Return For African Diaspora

In the heart of Accra, Ghana’s capital, just a few meters from the United States embassy, lie the tombs of W. E. B. Du Bois, a great African-American civil rights leader, and his wife,...
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