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At age one, Fatima was subjected to FGM in her village in Afar Region of Ethiopia. (Photo/ Kate Holt/UNICEF).

FGM In Africa Sees ‘Huge And Significant’ Decline, With Dramatic Fall From 71% To 8% In East Africa Over 20 Years

The number of women predicted to be face genital mutilation in the world each year could rise to 4.6 million by 2030.


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Launch of AfCFTA signing in Kigali (Photo/UNECA/Flickr).

It’s World’s Largest Such Deal In 23 Years: Africa’s Free Trade Area Could Have 1.7 Billion People Spending $6.7 Trillion By 2030

Diverse African economies such as South Africa and Egypt, are likely to be the drivers of the free trade area, and are likely to benefit from it the most.


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Community based water supply models now appearing in urban areas. (Photo/Aqua Mechanical/Flickr).

Power To The People: Folks In African Cities Are Taking Charge Of Their Water Supplies – And It’s Working

844 million people in the world many of them in sub-Saharan Africa still dont have access to improved and safely managed drinking water sources.


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Sanergy low-cost latrine in a Kenyan slum. For most of Africa, even that is a dream too far.

In Case You Missed It, The Numbers On World Toilet Day – And The 280,000 Children That Die Every Year

In Sub-Saharan Africa about 90% of the urban population does not have access to a sewer system.