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Crowds gather at the Saturday market in Lalibela, Ethiopia in 2019. Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is growing three times faster than the global average. (Shutterstock)

Demography and reproductive rights are environmental issues: Insights from sub-Saharan Africa

Environmental policymakers and scholars must listen to sub-Saharan Africans’ voices and recognize the importance of population for achieving sustainable development goals.
Climate action will check air pollution in Africa. James Wakibia / Getty Images

Tackling climate change can improve public health in Africa – new report highlights how

Africa can check climate impact on health by taking 37 actions endorsed by environment ministers.
A storyline in the forthcoming ‘Wonka’ movie is that the central character can change a dutiful young girl’s life. Warner Bros.

‘Wonka’ movie holds remnants of novel’s racist past

The original storyline for Road Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” contained some stunning parallels to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Rapid urbanisation and population growth in Africa have pushed people to informal settlements. Getty Images

Health risks at home: a study in six African countries shows how healthy housing saves children’s lives

The impact of housing quality extends beyond health to education and subsequent economic outcomes, particularly for children.

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