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.


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The desert is winning in many parts of northern Nigeria. (Photo/WB/Flickr).

40 Million Nigerians In 11 States Are Caught In A Fight For Their Livelihoods That They Can’t Win Alone

Every year Nigeria loses between 350,000 and 400,000 hectares of forest cover, and over 10.5 billion naira to environmental challenges. Unofficial estimates put the annual losses in the billions of dollars.


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Kinshasa, 2015, capital of DR Congo, and home to about 12 million people is one of the most populous cities in sub-Saharan Africa. (Photo/ Emmanuel Imbanda Lokenga/MONUSCO/Flickr).

There’s A Strong Chance That 33% Of All People In The World Will Be African By 2100

The population of Africa in 2100 will be three, four, five or six times larger than it is today.


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A supporter of the opposition leader Raila Odinga faces off against riot police officers during a protest in Nairobi. (Photo/Dai Kurokawa/EPA).

With Kenya’s History Of Political Violence, Will It Be Different This Time?: Colonialism, Vigilantes And Militias


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THE Supreme Court decision on September 1 to nullify Kenya’s presidential August election and hold a new poll has reignited fears that the country could descend into violence. Kenya certainly has an extensive track record of political violence. This has generally been ethnically mobilised, stemming from grievances over land and exacerbated by vigilantes and militias deployed by politicians to garner …

The Nile cuts through Cairo and it's virtually Egypt's only source of fresh water. (Photo/CTSNOW/Flickr).

Over 300 Million Rely On It: Why The 11 Nations That Depend On The Nile Need To Reach A River Deal Soon

More than 80% of the water reaching Egypt comes from the Blue Nile which originates in Ethiopia.