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Supporters of Gambia’s president, Adama Barrow, sing and dance during a campaign rally in Banjul on November 27, 2021. Guy Peterson/AFP via Getty Images

What’s in store for Gambians as they gear up for hotly contested poll

The 2021 presidential election in The Gambia is expected to be peaceful and losing candidates are likely to accept the outcome.
Women march with placards calling for peace and their rights on the streets of South Sudan’s capital, Juba, in 2018. BULLEN CHOL/AFP via Getty Images

What stands in the way of a new South Sudan post-conflict constitution

Trust and confidence-building are vital in divided nations where various and often antagonist constituencies are brought together.
Billions of people globally rely on groundwater. Accurate data about water quality is key. Shutterstock/ssupawas

South African groundwater project shows the power of citizen science

It’s about developing a community of practice: people who can work alongside scientists, taking science out of the laboratory and into the field.
To fight economic inequality, female dependency on relationships and gender-based violence, female education is critical. GULSHAN KHAN/AFP via Getty Images

How inequality drives HIV in adolescent girls and young women

Adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 24 accounted for 25% of new infections, while making up only 10% of the population.