Among the Ga, the people who are indigenous to Ghana's capital, Accra, a woman is entitled to a live sheep on the delivery of her 10th child. The word for it is "nyongmato".
The predator breeding industry in South Africa argues that captive lion populations serve as a buffer against wild lion poaching because it can satisfy the demand for bones.
The illegal exploitation of minerals remains the core cause of conflict and instability in Congo.
With the battle for their homes lost, residents in Kibera are now demanding compensation.
"Every landlord wants a tenant who will pay without stress and renew their contract once it expires,"
“At times, some men would pretend that they want to buy things from me, but later would be touching my body.” - “Tayo”, a 13 year old girl hawking on roadside.
In some parts of the world, a couple announce their betrothal with an engagement-ring selfie on Facebook. Among the urbanites of Niger, a pile of suitcases and a wad of money have become the equivalent.
There, a so-called prophet confirmed her worst fears - the children were branded witches.
Beset by political and economic turmoil, the DR Congo faces a fresh threat in the form of brutal abductors who hold children to ransom.
A new wave of artists, activists and entrepreneurs are trying to improve Somalia’s capital city.
The contributions of all producers – including rural women – had to be counted to formulate policies that increased aggregate national income.
Young people are all but invisible in the justice system, facing ill treatment at the hands of those who should be protecting them.
“Due to the conflict, most of the parents are forcing their girls to get married so that they can get money to survive in this current situation.”
If a man dies in the Central African Republic, his wife is at risk of being evicted from their home by his relatives.
Some people are staying with family in Nigeria, but most are sleeping rough in abandoned buildings, or out in the open.
At last count, 28 countries and seven large cities in the USA had moved to introduce a tax on sugary drinks. Potential benefits are clear and include reducing costs from obesity and health-care spending, as well as the potential to increase a healthy life. Health groups in Australia have long called for the same to be done here.