At a wedding in Tunisia. (Photo/ Flickr/ Ridha Dhib)

Divorce Data From Kenya Hints At The Politics Of Reproduction In Africa, And A Changing Society

Whether a society chooses its marriage institutions to be polygynous, strictly monogamous, or tolerant of serial monogamy is rational and predicatable, and has much to do with the social and political economy of the day.

Millet has high levels of iron and other micronutrients, is very tolerant to drought and can keep for a long time. (Photo/ Flickr/ Rootytoot)

Going Back To Your Roots: Africa Must Re-Adopt Its ‘Orphan Crops’ In The Face Of A Changing Environment

More than 95% of the global populations food needs relies on maize, rice and wheat, with global food security dependent on fewer than 30 plant species. Indigenous African crops can battle a range of stresses like drought

Factory workers producing shirts in Accra, Ghana. Being able to start from zero multiple times throughout one's life is key to supporting women's resilience after disruptions. (Photo/Dominic Chavez/World Bank)

Love, African Women, And Financial Security: Why ‘No Romance Without Finance’ Is Real Talk

Being in an intimate partnership with a man who doesn’t step up to his responsibilities is a leading factor that makes women’s lives financially precarious. Women are often the ‘last line of defence’ for family survival

A Spanish coastguard intercepts a fishing boat carrying African migrants off the island of Tenerife in the Canaries. (Photo/A. Rodriguez/UNHCR).

Migration From Horn Of Africa To Europe Has Dropped Sharply – You Will Be Surprised Why

Journeys from the Horn of Africa to Italy can cost as much as $10,000. In other words, the poorest of the poor cannot afford to migrate.

A 2009 art installation for Oxfam by renowned photographer Rankin in Dublin, Ireland, brings faces of those caught up in the war zones of DR Congo. (Photo/ William Murphy/ Oxfam)

Well Meaning, But Flawed: Oxfam’s ‘Human Economy’ Approach To Inequality Is Recreating The Same Elitism It Is Trying To Break

Institutions such as Oxfam should realise that following large corporates (whether in Davos or Durban) to persuade them to share their wealth hasn’t worked in the past. It’s unlikely to start working now.