The coronavirus has imposed difficulties on vulnerable workers.
Ghana's early lockdown strategy impacted an already vulnerable working class.
In some African countries, lion trophy hunting is legal.
Riaan van den Berg
Debates centred on the role of recreational hunting in supporting nature conservation and local people’s livelihoods are among the most polarising in conservation today.
Residents of Lamu, Kenya, accuse the government of ignoring their concerns and going ahead with the construction of a huge port.
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Africa's blue economy initiatives focused on economic outcomes. Limited attention was given to social equity and ecological sustainability.
A member of the Nigerian Health Task Force fumigates a building in Abuja, Nigeria, as the city struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Africa's leaders need to implement COVID-19 policies that protects African economies from the health crisis.
A vendor holds a tuber of yam for sale at the popular Mile 12 market in Lagos.
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By using the simple technique of harvesting when the lower leaves begin to turn to yellow, yam farmers can determine the earliest possible time to harvest.
Street-connected children use begging as a livelihood strategy.
As Addis Ababa develops into a modern city, beggars are increasingly being treated like public nuisances and criminals.
Men transporting a large bag in the Muvumba river valley in Kigali. A massive Rwandan electrification programme sets out to benefit rural communities.
A massive rural on-grid electrification programme in Rwanda has delivered considerable benefits. But is it the most sensible way to deliver power to remote areas?
Lake Victoria sustains about 200,000 fishers.
Social ties between Lake Victoria's fisherfolk are critical for gaining access to credit, employment, maintaining reliable and skilled labour and access to markets.
A man fishing from a dock in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
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At society's margins, people without access to the mainstream job economy are able to carve out lives rich in other resources and community.
Women demonstrate in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley against the export of wild animals from the Maasai Mara National Park.
In the absence of trading ivory, other solutions have to be found to fund conservation and support communities living on the front line of the battle against poaching.
Artisanal small-scale mining in Africa competes for resources with farming.
Without careful policy consideration the rise of artisanal and small-scale mining in resource rich African countries stands to disturb agricultural activity and associated livelihoods.
Multiple approaches to alleviating poverty help cater for different contexts and groups of people.
There is no one perfect package for alleviating poverty, but there is agreement on what the elements should be. Combination and sequence of interventions varies, depending on context and beneficiaries.