Nigerian Focus Group Reveals Why Ending Gender-Based Violence is Necessary

BY Ifeanyi Nsofor and Lolo Cynthia — Every year, the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins on November 25 and ends December 10. The theme of this year’s activism is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” The 16 Days is very important this year. Data from several countries show rising cases of gender-based …

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Africa: Is Timber The Key For Africa’s Sustainable Cities?

By Etta Madete — Can the future of Africa’s cities be growing on trees? When I finished architecture school, I was excited to put into practice my training in sustainable architecture. But the reality of Nairobi, Kenya, was a wake up call. The over commercialisation of the industry directly contradicted the abject poverty, the two million …

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TED2020: How Quinoa Can Help Combat Hunger and Malnutrition

On a mission to create a hunger-free world, agricultural entrepreneur Cedric Habiyaremye makes the case for cultivating quinoa — and other versatile, nutrient-rich grains — in places experiencing malnutrition, like his native Rwanda. He shares a model to help smallholder farmers across Africa diversify their fields with nutritious and indigenous crops, taking a step towards …

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