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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...
The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the global development narrative of ‘leaving no one behind.’ This particularly, for the more than 420 million Africans who live below the global poverty line, many of whom are women and girls.This pandemic has laid bare what has for too long been invisible: the...
Valerie Mukangerero (53 yrs) walks to her pineapple farm in Rwamurema village, Eastern Rwanda, Kirehe District. Credit: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville / Oxfam
In Africa, land is an indispensable asset, yet, unnuanced, land belongs to men. This is despite women growing 70 percent of the food that feeds the continent. The World Bank estimates that just under 13 percent of African women claim sole ownership of land, compared to 36 percent of African men.
The World Economic Forum on Africa Meeting (WEF Africa) is arguably the premier meeting of business and governmental leaders that takes place on the African continent – one that is particularly influential in setting the region’s economic agenda. This year is of particular importance because of the...
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