When superstition gets under the skin
In Africa, people living with albinism are perceived as ghosts and live with constant fear of being killed. Down To Earth talks to those who …
In a Trump world, can Africa be great again?
Africa was a policy priority for previous three administrations—Clinton, Bush and Obama. But can US contribute to Africa’s growth …
What could have turned yellow fever outbreak into a global disaster?
Fast spread of yellow fever and lack of steady supply of vaccine had put WHO and global aid agencies in a spot
As Tanzania’s Lake Rukwa continues to dry up, NGOs focus on sensitising locals
Shared Resources Joint Solutions (SRJS) initiative has been launched to build institutional capacity of civil society organisations
Kenya’s Tana River Delta under threat from development projects
Proposed development projects will have a devastating impact on delta's ecology, biodiversity and livelihood of local people
'Policy dialogues around food security and climate adaptation need to draw from different disciplines'
Celia Petty is the co-founder and director of Evidence for Development (EfD), an UK-based organisation that specialises in research and capacity …
Early action can mitigate impact of disaster; Africa sets an example
A pilot project in three African countries shows how vulnerable communities can survive climate disasters if early actions are taken
Africa fighting maternal, neonatal mortality with community-level interventions, technology
Sub-Saharan Africa is leveraging emerging technologies to improve access to basic provisions to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality
Africa needs preventive approach to health care instead of a curative one: experts
African countries need to understand the link between climate change, migration and exposure to health hazards
Nairobi's water crisis likely to continue till 2026
On December 26, 2016, the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Ltd first announced “temporary” reduction of water supply, and the …
This coastal village in Mozambique now at the mercy of Chinese mining company
Local residents want the government to probe into company's operations and negotiate compensation for irresponsible sand mining
How can Africa breathe easy when millions of used cars from the West hit its roads each year?
In absence of any no regional or global agreements to govern the flow of used vehicles, the continent is now getting flooded with polluting vehicles
Stuffed inside used vehicles, thousands of tonnes of e-waste reach Nigeria every year
About three-fourths of 60,000 tonnes of used electronic equipment shipped to Nigeria in both 2015 and 2016 originated from EU ports