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.
In Africa, the world’s poorest continent, malnutrition is stubbornly widespread and millions of people are desperately hungry.