The number of women predicted to be face genital mutilation in the world each year could rise to 4.6 million by 2030.
2016 saw the highest level of seizures of illegally traded ivory by weight since 1989. These encouraging trends are primarily linked to developments in East Africa
In northern Malawi 80% of women produce legumes, onions, maize and tobacco. In this same region, 20% of men come in at the end, to sell the produce and participate other income generating activities.
The next 12 months are not likely to be kind to African democracy.
If Zimbabwe gets the politics right, there is every reason to be optimistic that this promising country will flourish at last.