Participants in a new peer mentoring outreach program aimed at reducing crime in the African community in Western Australia. Author provided Kwadwo Adusei-Asante, Edith Cowan University Recent episodes of violence among Australian youth of African descent have been a topic of mounting concern for politicians, the police and African communities alike. The Australian...
The Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, a militia group that fights Boko Haram extremism has released 833 children from its ranks, as part of its commitment to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children. This is the first such release since September 2017 when...
At least 200 people are dead and some two million people have been directly affected in the largescale flooding in Nigeria. Caused by heavy rains that began in August, which led to overflowing Niger and the Benue river, the flood is the worst since 2012 when at least 363 people died. Experts...
Dairy and livestock farming will not be viable over much of the subcontinent at the current rate of warming. Shutterstock Robert Scholes, University of the Witwatersrand The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a special report outlining what would need to be done to keep the world from warming up by...
The latest round of Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, which is expected to last another three to four months, could spread at any time to neighbouring Uganda or Rwanda, the World Health Organisation has said. The risk is highest in cities such as Beni in the DRC's North...
About nine out of ten Somalis above the age of 16 own a phone. Omar Abdisalan/Amisom/Flickr Victor Odundo Owuor, University of Colorado A recent World Bank report showed that Somalia has one of the most active mobile money markets in the world, outpacing most other countries in Africa. It’s even superseded the...
A girl gets tested for HIV in Uganda where attempts to integrate HIV services with general health service have failed. Shutterstock Henry Zakumumpa, Makerere University In many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, HIV services are still offered separately within health facilities. These HIV clinics have their own dedicated staff and infrastructure such as...
A United Nations convoy has managed to deliver food aid, for the first time in five years, to people in seven hard-to-reach locations in South Sudan. The convoy by the World Food Programme transported over 750 tonnes of food and nutrition supplies across the Sobat river, a major tributary of...
Justin Komguep Nono, University of Cape Town and Hlumani Ndlovu, University of Cape Town Deworming has become a common practise across the world. It has proved very successful reducing the burden of parasitic worms among children by more than 50%. The success of the last 17 years has been driven by...
Support for land redistribution tends to be stronger among economically disadvantaged South Africans. EFE-EPA/Kim Ludrick Benjamin Roberts, Human Sciences Research Council and Narnia Bohler-Muller, University of Fort Hare Unequal access to land in South Africa continues to prevent citizens from enjoying human dignity, rights and security. The ongoing debates and recent public...

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