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Promise or peril? Africa’s 830 million young people by 2050

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>We need a (Marshall Plan) that places youth …

West African governments want to cut population growth in half, but for whose benefit?

By 2050, the world is projected to be a lot more African. The continent’s population is set to double from 1.26 billion people to 2.53 billion and will account for a quarter of the planet’s people. While Europe’s population stagnates, “Africa will play a central role in shaping the size and …

Africa

Aid agencies may need to resort to “poverty porn” to sound the alarm on an ignored famine crisis

The close-up shot of Nyajime Guet’s cherubic cheeks are a victory for her family and the aid workers who brought her back from the brink. In the world of aid photography, it’s also a rarity.<p>The four-year-old’s story was part of a Unicef photographic series, “Saved in South Sudan.” Her recovery from …

Africa

Nearly a Billion People Still Defecate Outdoors. Here’s Why.

<b>At 65, Moolchand,</b> bandy-legged and white-haired, has no problem rising for his predawn hunts. In fact he revels in them.<p>“I hide along the lane with my flashlight,” he says in a low, excited voice, gesturing down the main road of Gaji Khedi village, in India’s Madhya Pradesh state. “And I look for …

Environmental Health

FEATURE

"When an overworked nurse uses foul language, it is likely to add salt to the injury in an already frosty relationship with patients"<p>By Kizito …

Communication Skills

How Africa can prepare against the next El Niño and why - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

FEATURE-In rural Kenya, women hit by drought trade water for firewood

"Women are very involved in agricultural activities so we should tap their potential when looking for alternative sources of income to preserve the …

Selling

U.S. expands food, health aid to Ethiopia, Kenya amid crisis | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration gave $169 million to feed people facing starvation in Ethiopia and Kenya, USAID said on Thursday, adding to earlier assistance for those suffering from drought and conflict in four other nations.<p>USAID, the U.S. government’s humanitarian relief agency, …

Africa

An African architect’s profound message about climate change, built under a tree in London

For the first time, an African architect has designed London’s prestigious Serpentine Pavilion. This year, Francis Kéré will take center stage in what has become a global architectural and design event. The Burkinabe architect plans to use the pavilion as a platform to discuss the impact of climate …

Photographers

Mobile subscriptions are still growing faster in Sub Saharan Africa than anywhere else

After ending 2016 with 420 million unique mobile subscribers, Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to add more than 100 million unique subscribers to surpass the half a billion mark by 2020, according to a Mobile Economy report by the GSM Association (GSMA).<p>Much of the growth is expected to be driven by …

Africa

Women still carry most of the world's water

Imagine going through your day without access to clean, safe water in your home for drinking, cooking, washing or bathing whenever you need it. …

A new vaccine is promising to advance the frontier of eliminating malaria

More than 30 malaria vaccine candidates are at various stages of development. The RTS,S vaccine is at the most advanced stage.<p>The World Health …

FEATURE-Drought-hit Nairobi looks to filthy dam to keep business flowing

Rehabilitating an abandoned water reservoir could help residents of Kibera slum get through dry times<p>By Kagondu Njagi<p>NAIROBI, July 25 (Thomson …

Africa

FEATURE-Demolitions gather pace in the heart of the Ethiopian capital

In Addis Ababa, 360 hectares and over 3,000 homes are slated to be demolished over the next three years<p>By Tom Gardner<p>ADDIS ABABA, July 25 (Thomson …

Africa

Ghana's dancing pallbearers bring funeral joy

Pallbearers are lifting the mood at funerals in Ghana with flamboyant coffin-carrying dances.<p>Families are increasingly paying for their services to send their loved ones off in style.<p><i>Video journalist: Sulley Lansah</i>

Ghana

‘I can pedal faster than a man can run’ – how bikes are changing the dynamic on Africa's roads

Campaigns to get people cycling are focusing on girls and women, making it easier for them to get to school, helping with business and reducing sex attacks<p>A teenage girl cycles down a dusty road in rural Ghana, a younger sibling balanced precariously on the back of her saddle. A dozen other …

Africa

South Sudan: 'When we came home for lunch our parents had been killed'

One hundred children a day are now crossing the border into Uganda from the war, without their parents – creating a ‘children’s emergency’<p>Nadal and his four siblings went to school as normal on a bright day in late summer. They returned to carnage.<p>“When we came back home for lunch, we found it had …

Africa

WhatsApp is hurting mobile revenue growth in Africa—and telcos want to fight back

Mobile revenue growth has declined in sub- Saharan Africa since 2013 and is expected to continue its downward trend until the end of the decade—despite a fast-growing subscriber base.<p>Much of the drop has been attributed to the use of over-the-top (OTT) messaging services like WhatsApp and Facebook …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya is set to hold one of the most expensive elections in Africa

Kenya is set to hold its most expensive election ever. It’s expected to top $1 billon in aggregate spend and could be Africa’s most expensive on a cost-per-voter basis. The public and private spending are both at an all-time high, with both the government and candidates spending hundreds of …

Africa

Squatters battle Kenya's ex-president and charities over wildlife park

"Here are people with no alternative places to live, people who are born there... They have nowhere else to go"<p>By Katy Migiro<p>NAIROBI, July 21 …

Kenyan girls to fly to Google HQ after inventing app to end FGM

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Animated chatter spills out from a corner of tech giant Google’s Nairobi offices as five Kenyan schoolgirls discuss their upcoming trip to California where they hope to win $15,000 for I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).<p>A Google logo is seen …

Africa

East Africa's Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead | Inter Press Service

East Africa’s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead<p>Herders collect water with camels at one of the few remaining water points …

Women and girls are a new frontier in the fight against HIV

At the ninth annual conference on HIV science, happening in Paris right now, there's a lot to celebrate.<p>AIDS used to be one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide — no more. A report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) shows that deaths have fallen from 1.9 million in 2005 …

UN envoy warns of instability in Sahel and Lake Chad basin

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Instability in Mali is spilling over into Burkina Faso and Niger while insecurity in the Lake Chad basin, where Boko Haram …

Africa

More than half of the world’s population growth will be in Africa by 2050

By 2050 around 2.2 billion people could be added to the global population and more than half of that growth will occur in Africa.<p>Africa will account for the highest population spurt with an additional 1.3 billion people on the continent, a new UN population report shows.<p>Much of Africa’s population …

Geography

Drought in Kenya drives girls as young as 12 to have sex for money

Girls as young as 12 are being forced into having sex for money to feed their families in drought-hit parts of Kenya.<p>Families in rural areas of Turkana, one of the regions hardest hit by late rains, are sending their daughters to urban centres to make money. Many are forced to sell their bodies, …

Africa

The mounting debt at East Africa’s top supermarket chains is souring a rising middle class narrative

Kenya’s leading supermarket, Nakumatt, is staring at possible shutdown after a delay in concluding a long-awaited $75 million cash injection from a strategic investor continues to sour its relations with suppliers. A piling debt has aggravated the retailer’s financial position as key suppliers …

Africa

China has overtaken the US and UK as the top destination for anglophone African students

The surge in the number of African students in China is remarkable. In less than 15 years the African student body has grown 26-fold – from just under 2,000 in 2003 to almost 50,000 in 2015.<p>According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the US and UK host around 40,000 African students a year. …

Students

New tool to forecast nutrition-related vulnerabilities - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa

Can development minerals avoid abuses and fuel African growth?

Rising urbanisation in Africa could spur governments to breathe new life into the development minerals sector<p>By Kieran Guilbert<p>DAKAR, July 3 (Thomson …