In Burkina Faso, 75% of girls and women have undergone FGM. But today, only 9% of people there are in favour of the practice. What's caused this dramatic shift in opinion? This photo story from DFID reveals the people and communities leading the way in making extraordinary progress to end it.
The bone marrow transplant is the only confirmed and accessible cure for numerous blood cancers and for sickle cell anemia. Unfortunately, a lack of African bone marrow donors is a main issue for blood cancer/sickle cell patients of African descent in need of bone marrow transplants.
South African tech writer and speaker Toby Shapshak says that “in Africa, necessity is the mother of invention” and there is certainly a boom in exciting new companies that are tackling vital issues across the continent. We have handpicked 8 of the best #GlobalGoal busting startups that are gaining serious momentum.
The New York Times recently published their annual list of 52 places to go in 2016. Seeing that there have been only a handful of destinations from Africa in the past few years, we decided to put together our own list of our favourite cities, countries, and attractions on the continent!
Mathare Foundation believes that changing youth mentalities can change a country’s future. This community-based organisation registered with the Kenyan government offers training and opportunities in photography, as well as football and performing arts, to Mathare youths between the ages of 10 and 16.
On Wednesday, Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court made the commendable decision to outlaw child marriage. This is a good first step in the right direction when it comes to achieving gender equality and eradicating sexist laws, which can severely limit a woman’s progress by taking away their ability to make their own life choice...
The upcoming Academy Awards on Sunday, February 28, is a time to gather around the television and celebrate the cinematic achievements of the year. We figured it was about time we did the same for the inspiring activists, videos, photos, and songs that are helping to fight global corruption!
Just hours after the WHO declared West Africa free of Ebola transmission yesterday, Sierra Leone officials have confirmed a new death from Ebola. Sierra Leone had been declared free of transmission already on November 7th, and yesterday, an “all-clear” was finally given for the whole region.
Peter Yeo is the Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy at the United Nations. He recently visited the Bentiu camp in South Sudan to report on the families who have fled their homes as a result of civil war and the efforts of the UN Foundations 'Nothing But Nets' initiative which is helping protect them from malaria.
The goal was to uncover the hidden heroes that embody personal responsibility, civic-mindedness, and accountability. Liberians responded in droves: More than 1,400 people nominated a civil servant who they believed should be the nation’s "Integrity Idol."