#Africa

  • Article: This WHO-UNICEF Initiative Is Fighting so Everyone Can Wash Their Hands Against COVID-19

    This WHO-UNICEF Initiative Is Fighting so Everyone Can Wash Their Hands Against COVID-19

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|July 2, 2020

    Nearly half of the world population can’t wash their hands at home. Read more

  • Article: How an Unsung Army of Women Is Waging War on COVID-19 in Africa

    How an Unsung Army of Women Is Waging War on COVID-19 in Africa

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 30, 2020

    Community health workers are the foot soldiers who are trusted to save lives. Read more

  • Article: Gabon Lawmakers Vote to Decriminalize Homosexuality

    Gabon Lawmakers Vote to Decriminalize Homosexuality

    By Sarah El Gharib|June 27, 2020

    This is an important step for LGBTQ+ rights in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more

  • Article: African Countries Unite to Create Online Market to Increase Access to COVID-19 Medical Supplies

    African Countries Unite to Create Online Market to Increase Access to COVID-19 Medical Supplies

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 23, 2020

    The platform will work like eBay or Amazon, and will help lower the cost of supplies too. Read more

  • Article: Countries That Contributed to Slavery Must Be Held Accountable: UN Human Rights Chief

    Countries That Contributed to Slavery Must Be Held Accountable: UN Human Rights Chief

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 22, 2020

    This includes formal apologies, truth-telling processes, and reparations. Read more

  • Article: A Sex Education App in Sierra Leone Is Working to Reduce Teen Pregnancies During COVID-19

    A Sex Education App in Sierra Leone Is Working to Reduce Teen Pregnancies During COVID-19

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 16, 2020

    Experts fear a repeat of a surge in unwanted pregnancies seen during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak. Read more

  • Article: In French, COVID-19 Is Feminine. What If the Cure to the Pandemic Is Also Decisively Female?

    In French, COVID-19 Is Feminine. What If the Cure to the Pandemic Is Also Decisively Female?

    From The World Bank Group|June 10, 2020

    The Académie Française has ruled that COVID is feminine. So how can women and girls turn the tide? Read more

  • Article: 5 Challenges Facing Health Care Workers in Nigeria as They Tackle COVID-19

    5 Challenges Facing Health Care Workers in Nigeria as They Tackle COVID-19

    By Akindare Okunola|June 9, 2020

    The health care challenges plaguing Nigeria’s already frail healthcare system have been exacerbated. Read more