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It’s been more than two months since it rained in Nakuru County, Kenya, and Jane’s bean crop is long gone. Her only hope on her small plot of 0.8 hectares is the maize crop – but it will also be gone if it doesn’t rain in the next two weeks. In a normal year, it would have rained for three...
African countries started their Covid-19 recovery period in a very parlous economic state. Poor people’s income fell sharply during the pandemic and according to UNECA , the pandemic forced 55 million into poverty in 2020. At the same time, Africa’s debt burden has accelerated to crippling levels...
A cursory look at media coverage of how African nations marked the 16 Days of Activism depicts a continent that is fully aware of a bad situation that is getting worse. In many instances, government leaders explained what they were doing to tame gender violence and highlighted the challenges...
Ask any small holder farmer in Africa about their experience with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and you are more likely to sample a story of personal economic decline than a near-death health experience with COVID-19. Movement restrictions imposed by governments to slow down the coronavirus...
What is the position of women in Africa 57 years after the formation of the African Union? How would the world look like if women had secure access, and control of their land, and natural resources? Would the food crisis be managed differently during emergencies, like the big one we are now living...
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