Waste pickers at the Olusosan landfill work in a hazardous environment.
Lagos waste pickers were dissatisfied with their unhealthy working conditions, poverty and stigmatisation.
South Africa needs to develop and produce its own vaccines to protect cloven-hoofed animals from foot-and-mouth disease.
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Foot-and-mouth disease rarely kills animals, but it leads to production losses and economic knocks.
South Africans and migrants demonstrate against xenophobia in Johannesburg.
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South Africa’s healthcare services are overburdened. But this is not because of non-nationals.
A young farmer spreads fertiliser on young crops in Ethiopia.
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Farmers who use little or no fertiliser can use ecological practices to increase their yields.
There are concerns about how safe rainwater is to drink.
Rainwater may be contaminated with chemicals and scientists are still uncertain about their effects.
If women see other women pursuing and being successful in an entrepreneurial environment, they are more likely to follow that path themselves.
A woman feeding Zebu cows in a village in Kenya.
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Improving the diets of livestock in Africa provides a rapid pathway to increasing nutrition for people.
Ongoing conflicts in many countries mean that women will continue to seek protection in South Africa.
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The continuing precarity and vulnerability to violence has long term consequences for these women’s health and well-being.
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The project promises improved living condition for citizens and fosters ambition for international recognition.
A man collecting firewood in Zimbabwe.
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Women’s relationship to the environment is shaped by their social position.
ECOWAS struggles with ensuring mobility within its region.
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Rules to regulate the free movement of people in the ECOWAS countries must be adapted to local realities.
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The new rules are de facto non-tariff barriers to trade. They increase trade costs for South Africa’s citrus industry.
The University of Lagos is one of the institutions affected by the lecturers’ strike in Nigeria.
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Creating more universities in Nigeria has serious implications for quality of graduates.
Survivors face ongoing disability and increased mortality risks beyond treatment completion.
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To understand the perceptions of TB patients about their quality of life, it’s useful to have a comparison with “apparently healthy” people.
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Activists and scholars must rethink their neglect of male victims if South Africa is to better understand and resist sexual violence.
Young African children are at particular risk of heat stress impacts.
Newborn babies are particularly vulnerable to hot conditions. They have a limited ability to control their body temperature.
Twitter users’ responses suggest that southern Yahoo boys are more criminalised by Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission than their northern counterparts. We explain why.
Matooke has been the subject for vitamin A biofortification.
Each food-based vitamin A programme carries different advantages and issues.
There is a useful set of steps to follow to help the transfer of technological innovations to entrepreneurs who can put them into use.
Combining several layers of response to COVID-19 was effective. Decentralisation, innovation and building on existing systems were key.