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Why some Kenyans still deny coronavirus exists

Kenya has had more than 11,000 cases of Covid-19 and 200 deaths, yet many don't take it seriously. (BBC News)


Hopewell Chin'ono: Whistle-blowing Zimbabwean journalist arrested

Hopewell Chin'ono recently exposed alleged high-level corruption in the Zimbabwean government. (BBC News)


Papa Shirandula: Much-loved Kenyan comedian buried

"Papa Shirandula" helped transform acting from being a pauper's job to a lucrative career in Kenya (BBC News)


Why a Gambian football great is being mourned in Spain

Spanish club Sevilla are among those paying tribute to Gambian football great Alhaji Momodu Njie - 'Biri Biri' following his death. (BBC News)


Coronavirus: Zimbabwe arrests 100,000 for 'violations' of measures

Police say people violated the measures but critics say the government is targeting the opposition. (BBC News)


'My Nigerian great-grandfather sold slaves'

The legacies of colonial slave-traders are being reassessed, but what about the Africans who profited? (BBC News)


Ethiopia's River Nile dam: How it will be filled

It is not like a bath with a tap that can be turned on and off at will. (BBC News)


Coronavirus in South Africa: Inside Port Elizabeth's 'hospitals of horrors'

A BBC investigation exposes chronic failures in the health system in one of the poorest areas. (BBC News)


Coronavirus: How African firms are adapting to the pandemic

The pandemic has impacted many businesses, but some entrepreneurs have thrived by adapting quickly. (BBC News)


Egypt desperate to revive coronavirus-hit tourism industry

The pandemic brought Egypt's tourism industry to a virtual halt, affecting millions of livelihoods. (BBC News)


Coronavirus: Infections rising amid economic downturn in Africa

Countries have taken different routes in lifting restrictions - and some are reinstating them. (BBC News)


Breast cancer: Zimbabwe woman's struggle to avoid mastectomy

A Zimbabwean woman is campaigning to get the machine fixed to avoid a mastectomy. (BBC News)


Nigeria: How palm oil helped me provide for my family

By producing palm oil, Ezimma has managed to provide a home and education for her family. (BBC News)


Why can’t Egypt and Ethiopia agree on the Nile dam?

A look behind the fraught stand-off over a controversial new dam on the Blue Nile. (BBC News)


Covid-19 in Kenya: How Zumba dancing is helping frontline workers

Zumba dance classes are helping keep Kenyan health workers motivated during the coronavirus pandemic. (BBC News)


Saving one of the world's rarest antelope

There are fewer than 500 hirola living in the wild, down from thousands just 40 years ago. (BBC News)


Nigeria: 11-year old dancer challenges ballet stereotypes

11-year-old Anthony Mmesoma Madu is challenging ballet stereotypes. (BBC News)


Tutankhamun’s last tour: Behind the mask

Why the global exhibition of one of Egypt’s greatest icons may actually be illegal. (BBC News)


Coronavirus in Nigeria: Inside a Lagos coronavirus ward

Fake news and mistrust in the government mean a lot of Nigeria's population thinks the pandemic is a hoax. (BBC News)


The World Needs You. Now.

Yasmine Sherif is Director, Education Cannot Wait

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The United Nations At 75 Remains The World’s Moral Compass

“The vision and promise of the United Nations is that food, healthcare, water and sanitation, education, decent work and social security are not commodities for sale to those who can afford them, but basic human rights to which we are all entitled.” Those were the poignant words of the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, in a […]

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Digital Divide Exposes Class Divide in Nepal Schools

Nepal’s education system was in crisis long before the pandemic hit. But with schools closed now for four straight months, remote learning has also exposed the class divide in access to education. There was already poor quality of instruction in government schools, and parents were sending their children to more expensive private institutions. But this […]

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Are Women-led Startups Key to Sustainability in Senegal?

Growing up in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, Siny Samba (28) watched with fascination as her grandmother made snacks for her family, using the fresh fruit from their garden. She would often help her grandma make these snacks to feed the neighbourhood children. “One day, I am going to have snack parties for children like […]

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Relevance of US Peace Corps in Post-COVID World

Kul Chandra Gautam is a former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, winner of the 2018 Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award conferred by the National Association of the American Peace Corps, and author of: ‘Global Citizen from Gulmi: My Journey from the Hills of Nepal to the Halls of the United Nations’.

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How will COVID-19 Affect Women Entrepreneurs?

Two years ago, Aarti started a small business selling traditional handicrafts online, supporting artisans based in rural Karnataka. After an initial phase of struggle, she had a steady stream of orders and was looking to procure manufacturing equipment and scale the impact of her business by supporting more local talent. All this came to a […]

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Billy Offland, Dr. Anne Poelina: Wake up the Snake

How do we incorporate different knowledge systems in the battle for biodiversity? Billy Offland set off on a 2-year journey to learn about conservation from as many different people as possible. In his travels, he met Dr. Anne Poelina in the Kimberley in Western Australia. Anne is a Nyikina Warrwa Traditional Owner and chair of […]

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Journals Opening up to Science Expertise from South

Global travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak are accelerating a trend towards research publications focussed on the global South, publishers say. It means the days of fly-in-fly-out field work may be winding back for researchers from developed countries. While the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted some research programmes, the pause offers opportunities to […]

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World Poverty: We Have Come So Far… But so Much Further To Go

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COVID-19-Induced Policy Reforms in India: Overcoming Implementation Challenges

The global outbreak of Covid-19 has disrupted the food system throughout the world. From initial lockdown by the national governments to slow the spread of the Covid-19 to now opening of the economies have had food security implications for all players in the food system ranging for the farmers to consumers and the rest in […]

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US, UK, Interpol Give Ghana Phone Hacking Tools, Raising Journalist Concerns on Safety & Confidentiality

Jonathan Rozen is CPJ Senior Africa Researcher

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With Poverty & Hunger Skyrocketing, is a Global Economic Rescue Package the Answer?

The United Nations has been relentlessly pursuing a highly-ambitious blueprint for the sustainable future of humanity –harking back to the adoption of a new global economic agenda by the General Assembly back in 2015. And then came COVID-19. The world body is now in danger of losing one of its longstanding battles for the eradication […]

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