Women and girls are at high risk of sexual exploitation in disaster situations.
Women in disaster zones are frequently targeted by sexual predators who take advantage of their vulnerability.
In some Nigerian universities, wealthy female students engage in trasnactional sex for pleasure, while those that needed financial support did it for the money.
Kenyan schoolgirls looking at a friend who is getting vaccinated against HPV which causes cervical cancer.
Empowering young women with information in high school can help ensure that certain cancers are caught early.
Oromo children saved from slavery.
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Book adds a great deal to our understanding of how children were ensnared into the Indian Ocean slave trade.
Black women face a number of challenges in trying to become scientists.
Soon, this farmer and her goats could be treated with the same vaccine.
ILRI, Zerihun Sewunet/flickr
Rift Valley Fever infects millions of humans and livestock in Africa and Arabia. To fight it, scientists are developing a first of its kind vaccine that can be used on humans and animals.
Girls have taken off, while boy struggle with an outdated idea of manhood.
Boys are more likely to engage in risky behaviours than girls
Traditional non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are made from locally available produce - like bananas.
Although still hugely popular in rural areas, we found that there is little or no support from the government to develop the local brew industry because it's viewed as unhygienic and hard to tax.
Online activities enable Sudan’s women to work at home without jeopardising social expectations.
Women in Sudan have been resisting the controls placed on them for some time - by using their smart phones and social media to trade.
Mothers iron their daughters’ breasts as a way of preventing early marriage and keeping their daughters in school for longer.
Close to 4 million teenage girls are subjected to breast ironing worldwide. This harmful cultural practice, which is most prevalent in West and Central Africa, needs to stop.
Pastoralists rely on water tankers and aid in times of drought.
Changes in weather patterns have made life a great deal more precarious for pastoral communities.
Light pollution comes with numerous problems.
CDC/ James Gathany
Given the high burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, a partially effective vaccine is considered better than none.
For developing countries in Africa immunotherapy solutions is important given the high cost of cancer drugs.
Most cancer research has been done in Europe, there's minimal data on African populations.
Access to finance is consistently listed as the biggest obstacle for start-ups Africa.
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Some entrepreneurship support models work better than others. Governance and structure is key to their success, or failure.
Solar powered street lights in Kampala, Uganda.
Solar lights can help local governments drastically reduce their spending on electricity bills.
Millions of women in Africa spend long hours collecting water.
Any policies and interventions around water management can only really be successful if women are included.
Developing countries present an opportunity for agroecological innovations to help small-scale farmers.
Mosquito nets are often used where malaria is common.
The experience from African experts is vital in the search for new and better ways to control malaria.
Avoiding malaria could be as simple as "ABCD" if the proper care is taken.