Many women in South Africa still don’t have access to safe toilets.
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Studies globally have made the link between the lack of adequate sanitation, particularly open defecation or shared community toilet facilities, and the increased risk of women and girls being raped.
The Sunday Times, South Africa’s largest weekend newspaper, was used to spread disinformation.
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Media self-criticism is not just important to improve journalism, it is a political, professional and moral imperative.
French Air Force soldiers work on a Boeing C135 parked on the French Air Force base in Niamey, Niger in December, 2017.
The Horn of Africa is the epicentre of foreign military activity. Foreign troops have been deployed to support peace initiatives, subdue terror groups and support foreign security initiatives.
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Many political issues in the 2020 US election are domestic. But black resistance to white supremacy has long had global repercussions.
An unregulated economy leaves the economically disadvantaged at the mercy of the rich and powerful
Lack of competition regulation created outright dominance of a few players in some industries.
A woman sits at a site in James Town, Accra, demolished in May 2020 to make way for a new fishing port complex.
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The patterns of colonial spatial violence that played out in Ghanaian cities echo around the world.
Slave memorial in Zanzibar.
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Black Lives Matter brings the slavery story into the present in America – but it leaves Africa stuck in the past.
Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and Reception Centre in Uganda.
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The country has been praised for the humane treatment of its vast refugee population. Now questions arise about how it can continue to do so without without assistance from aid workers.
Eko Atlantic city in Lagos is described as the largest real estate project in Africa and dubbed the “Dubai of Africa”.
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To achieve sustainable, functional buildings, architects in cities like Lagos need to consider local realities.
Protesters demand rights and housing for refugees and migrants in Greece.
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Official policies at the international level and within host countries do not adequately address the challenges posed by forced displacement across the world
A campaign poster of John Magufuli of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party who is seeking re-election as president in October.
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International observation will not insulate controversial polls – such as Tanzania's in October – from malpractices, but will make them less likely and allow them to be exposed.
Trucks like this are used to convey inmates to the prison in Lagos State, Nigeria. Over 70 percent of inmates in Nigeria have not appeared in court and haven’t been sentenced.
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The proportion of prisoners awaiting trial in Nigeria is disturbing, and prolonged imprisonment can have a damaging effect on their mental functioning .
Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki (left), Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (right) and Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.
The proposed cooperation promises to address transnational problems within the three countries but it might alienate the rest of East Africa.
A Nigerian Navy unit on patrol, looking for illegal oil refineries in the Niger Delta region near Port Harcourt.
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Mismanagement of funds appears to be the biggest challenge confronting the Niger Delta peacebuilding programme.
Zimbabwe’s amended education act seeks to protect, respect and fulfil the right to education for all children.
Zimbabwe's Education Amendment Act of 2020 is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done.
Failure to campaign due to COVID-19 has fuelled calls to synchronise polls.
The bigger parties which contest elections at all three levels would benefit the most -- but voters might split their votes.
Uganda is preparing for its next election amid COVID-19 containment measures.
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Debate is raging as to whether Uganda can hold a scientific election, preceded by mass media and digital campaigns.
Citizens rallied to stem the oil tide.
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Mauritius' oil spill highlights the plight of impoverished communities that live along the coastline.
The New Times of Rwanda announces the arrest of Felicien Kabuga in France, on May 16 2020, where he was living under a false identity.
Kabuga's arrest marks the beginning of a long legal process in which the prosecution faces numerous challenges.
Paul Rusesabagina, chairman of the Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change political party.
In a political environment as polarised as Rwanda’s, there is no room for moderates and no space for critical voices.