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Adolescents should be informed about their rights to respectful care. Donwilson Odhiambot via Getty Images)

Kenya’s healthcare workers abuse a third of teen mums from informal settlements – study

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.
Hilton Hotel towers over Nairobi’s vibrant, if declining, central business district. Georgina Goodwin/AFP via Getty Images

Kenya’s first skyscraper closes – and leaves a complicated legacy

As Nairobi grows ever taller, and as newer suburbs take over from the central business district as the city’s commercial centres, the Hilton stands as a landmark to a different era.
Lorries blocked at the border between DRC and Zambia. Poor roads are a major stumbling block to trade. Lucien Kahozi/AFP via Getty Images)

Zambia can meet growing food demand: how to fix what’s standing in its way

Producers in Zambia should be getting more for their crops, and buyers in East Africa should be paying less, alleviating food price spikes.

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