Uganda would see huge gains from keeping keeping girls in school longer and ending early marriages. (Photo/Rachel Mabala/World Bank).

Ending Child Marriage Could Generate Nearly $3Bn In Benefits A Year For Uganda’s Population By 2030

Child marriage and early childbearing remain common in Uganda despite laws against them. As many as three in ten Ugandan girls have their first child before their 18th birthday.

Woman at work in Namibia at Ben's Bikes, a bicycle repair shop. (Photo/ Kate Holt/ AusAID)

Africa’s ‘Working Women’ Are Mostly Found On Farms, But Oil Wealth Keeps Them At Home

The countries that have the lowest female participation in the workforce in Africa tend to be large and oil rich (and/ or majority Muslim), whereas nearly all women work in small, low-income, agricultural economies.

Classroom in Burkina Faso: The 'average' African primary school classroom has 41 pupils and one teacher. (Photo/ Jessica Lea/DFID).

Crowded Classrooms: In Some African Countries, It’s 60 Pupils Or More For One Teacher

Education quality has not kept up with demand in Africa; in some cases the situation so dire that pupils in school are not much better off than those who missed school.

Short-sightedness usually develops in childhood, and occurs when the eye grows excessively long. This results in blurred distant vision.(Photo/Jon-Hyams/Orbis/Flickr).

An ‘Epidemic Of Eyeglasses’ Is Coming Your Way: Here’s Why Africa Needs To Pay Attention

By 2050, myopia in Africa will increase five to sevenfold from prevalence rates estimated in 2000. In the next 35 years, most African countries will have over 25% of the population needing corrective glasses.