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Africa Renewal: December 2017 - March 2018

Cover Story

A Tanzanian woman walks to the market as a petrol lorry passes by. Photo: Alamy /Wietse Michiels Travel Stock

Combating Africa’s inequalities

Obscene disparities: new UNDP study highlights chasm between rich and poor

Empowerment

Des développeurs de logiciels au siège d'Andela au Nigeria, à Lagos.

Young African women turn to coding

Training more female techies could help close the gender gap in computing

Reducing inequalities

South African youths protest outside the  Cape Town Convention Centre against inequalities.    Photo: AMO/ Esa Alexander

Closing Africa’s wealth gap

Economists call for new approach to planting, nurturing seeds of equity
Students learn with tablets in a school in South Africa. Photo:  AMO/Jackie Clausen

Africa grapples with huge disparities in education

Higher enrolment numbers mask exclusion and inefficiencies
A board meeting in progress in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: AMO/ George Philipas

Corporate boardrooms: where are the women?

A lack of diversity afflicts most companies’ top leadership
Effect of climate change. A dead tree in Namibia’s Namib desert. Photo: World Bank/Philip Schuler

Tackling inequality by ‘lifting stones’

and Robert Mgendi
Energy, agriculture sectors key to bridging gap between rich and poor in rural communities
Effect of climate change. A dead tree in Namibia’s Namib desert. Photo: World Bank/Philip Schuler

Tackling inequality by ‘lifting stones’

and Robert Mgendi
Energy, agriculture sectors key to bridging gap between rich and poor in rural communities
Des techniciens de Lagos, au Nigeria, travaillent sur un projet de logiciel libre.

Digital revolution holds bright promises for Africa

Turning a digital divide into dividends will require efforts
Used clothes market in Kitwe, Zambia. Photo: AfricaMediaOnline/ Paul Weinberg

Protectionist ban on imported used clothing

US threatens East Africa with AGOA expulsion

Women in Conflict

Deputy UN secretary-general Amina Mohammed  (right) in Mugunga camp for internally displaced persons in the DRC. Photo: UN Photos/Myriam Asman

UN-AU decry absence of women in crucial peacebuilding activities

A high-level delegation to Nigeria and the DRC urges countries to promote gender equality

Travel

Passengers in the departure hall of Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana. Photo: Ghana Airports Company

A visa-free Africa still facing hurdles

Despite fears of increase in crime, some countries are liberalizing visas to attract investors

Social Exclusion

A child living with albinism and his father in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo: Panos/ Dieter Telemans

Ending albino persecution in Africa

Governments, UN and human rights groups step up advocacy to enlighten communities

GMO

GMO maize... could soon be popular in African countries.  Photo: Saravanakumar Muthusamy

African solutions urgently sought for agricultural revolution

An unprecedented wave of mergers among world’s top GMO producers worries regulators

Libya

Destroyed buildings in Sirte, Libya. Photo: Panos/ Jeroen Oerlemans

Forgotten war: a crisis deepens in Libya but where are the cameras?

As Libya crisis escalates and UN and AU search for solutions, the media is missing in action
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