The judgment will also benefit spouses in Muslim marriages, which were legally recognised in a 2022 Constitutional Court judgment.
Wetlands like this need protection because they absorb carbon dioxide and curb floods.
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Wetlands can prevent flooding, trap carbon and support livelihoods, as long as they are protected and managed.
Single-use plastics make up most of the plastic waste in Nigeria.
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Banning single-use plastics in Nigeria is a step in the right direction. But its success will depend on provisions made for enforcement.
Burundi president Evariste Ndayishimiye votes in 2020.
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Any state policy looking to increase women’s representation must take into account formal and informal political practices.
The two year old girl being examined for the possibility of leprosy in Marana, Madagascar,
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Neglected tropical diseases are often associated with social exclusion as well as physical suffering. One billion people around the world suffer from these diseases.
Adolescents should be informed about their rights to respectful care.
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Adolescent girls are more at risk during childbirth. Stigma and abuse by healthcare workers makes them less likely to seek medical care, putting their lives further in danger.
The 2016 El Niño drought in Malawi dried out maize fields, leaving only weeds. It caused a famine that left over 60 million people in Southern Africa dependent on food aid.
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Food security experts recommend that rural farmers in Malawi be given access to irrigation systems to free them from reliance on rain, and find ways outside farming to earn an income.
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The Ruki River supplies dissolved carbon from forest vegetation and soils to the Congo River.
The April 2022 floods in KwaZulu-Natal were the worst natural disaster recorded in the province.
Regular floods are washing away parts of KwaZulu-Natal faster than they can be rebuilt.
Job seekers in Johannesburg, South Africa wait on the side of a road holding placards reading their specialisation.
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South Africa’s challenge is how to break the cycle of people becoming locked in chronic unemployment who may not be employable in the long term.
The prophet and miracle worker has been accused of the rape, torture and abuse of some of his followers.
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World famous pastor offered ordinary Nigerians a spiritual explanation for their predicaments: economic hardship made them vulnerable to his power.
Lyretail Anthias over coral reef, Aliwal Shoal, Indian Ocean, South Africa.
More tools are available to collate biodiversity data that can be used for conservation decision making.
A pirogue adorned with a Senegalese flag floats on the Pink Lake, on the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal.
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Contrary to popular beliefs, salt extraction has never been detrimental to the survival of the pink lake; instead, it prevents its asphyxiation.
A view of Iran’s Qanat of Zarch in the city of Yazd.
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Qanats are an ancient system which could be a useful way of getting water to farms in arid areas.
A worker sorting plastic bottles at a recycling plant in Lagos.
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Recycled plastics are not safe if the chemicals used in creating them in the first place are harmful.
Community gardens can be a boon for residents.
Community-centred approaches to urban agriculture have been successful in various parts of the world.
Malawian farmer Jelimoti Sikelo had successful harvests after he added groundnut and cowpea to the crops he farmed.
Just three plant species – wheat, maize and rice – account for 60% of all food eaten globally. A crop science expert argues that many of Africa’s 30,000 edible plants must be revived.
It takes a family to raise a child. Vulnerable children should not be treated in isolation. Family-centred interventions usually meet the complex needs of children.
The Akosombo Dam is an important source of power in Ghana.
Ghana’s power generation mix is still not meeting national needs.
Lerato Mogoatlhe is the author of Vagabond.
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The solo journey of a queer, black woman across the continent makes fascinating reading.