Location: Africa

Tunisian President Marzouki gestures after signing the country's new constitution in Tunis
 

/ Politics

05 Mar 2014

 

Significant advances for women are among a catalogue of new rights for citizens, in what is being widely received as the most progressive constitution in the Arab world

 
(c) Flickr member Ryan Poplin
 

/ Environment

29 Jan 2014

 

Urgent measures against the illegal ivory trade have been agreed upon by key states in an effort to help save the African elephant

 
Paige and Kenyan children
 

/ Wellbeing

27 Dec 2013

 

The benefits yoga has for body and soul are well-documented, but now it seems this ancient practice has much to offer societies around the world, too. Nicola Slawson discovers the groups stretching their local communities toward positive change

 
Mary Mosinghi (c) Africare
 

, / Community, Positive People, Social Enterprise

06 Nov 2013

 

Immigrants don't always generate good press, and those from Africa face particular challenges. Yet many have a positive social and economic impact. Veronique Mistiaen talks to some of those creating shared benefits for both the UK and Africa

 
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/ Politics

01 Nov 2013

 

When genocide tore through Rwanda in the early 1990s, women endured a particularly tough struggle. But in September, Rwanda elected a parliament with 64% of seats held by women – more than in any other country in the world

 
British Actress Anna Friel visits Virunga National Park as part of the campaign © WWF
 

/ Environment

17 Oct 2013

 

A new short film hopes to rally vast support for the protection of a lesser-known but vitally important part of Africa, now endangered by exploration for oil by a British company. Nicola Slawson heads to the premiere to discover what makes Virunga special

 

Child soldiers in Sierra Leone: national rehabilitation programme launched

 
 

/ Peace & Democracy

25 Jun 2013

 

Eleven years after the civil war ended in Sierra Leone, a nationwide drive has been launched to combat the military recruitment of child soldiers and rehabilitate those affected by the past

 
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/ Health

10 Jun 2013

 

New technology, which involves patients simply spitting into a cup, could vastly reduce waiting times for TB diagnosis

 

‘Solidarity tax’ on airline tickets boosts healthcare in developing countries

 
 

/ Economics & Innovation

03 Jun 2013

 

Mozambique has become the latest country to join UNITAID, a scheme that funds healthcare through innovative financing initiatives

 
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/ Agriculture

05 Apr 2013

 

With Uganda recently celebrating 50 years of independence, Tom Lawson speaks to two of the country’s farmers about the progress made in rural gender equality and how the country's agriculture can adapt to a changing climate

 
Street Child Sierra Leone
 

/ Culture, Sport

25 Mar 2013

 

The Kiln Sierra Leone Marathon has been billed the "craziest and most worthwhile" marathon in the world and last year raised £320,000 to help the thousands of street children in the country

 
Suzanne Monoliths, Mikindani Bay (C) Isobel Pring, eco2
 

/ Community

04 Feb 2013

 

Thembi Mutch looks at the reality of volunteering in Africa and gives advice on how to make it work for all parties involved

 
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/ Environment

02 Jan 2013

 

Thousands of pay-as-you-go solar energy devices are to be distributed across Africa in an effort to reduce dependency on kerosene generators, which are considered expensive, bad for the environment and potentially dangerous

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

16 Nov 2012

 

A positive cycle of enterprise financing and increasing citizen empowerment is slowly improving Africa’s economic prospects and reducing poverty, according to findings from a development summit in Brussels

 
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/ Conservation, Environment, Sustainable Development

27 Sep 2012

 

The planting of a 4,000 mile ‘wall’ of trees and shrubs across Africa has begun in an ambitious effort to halt the southward spread of the Sahara desert and stop vulnerable sub-Saharan habitats from drying up

 

Somalia bans female genital mutilation

 
 

/ Wellbeing

21 Sep 2012

 

 
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/ Positive Travel

20 Sep 2012

 

In post-revolution Tunisia, Naomi Tolley discovers a peaceful land with a positive air, and a unique tourism business that one man has built with his own hands

 
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/ Community

19 Sep 2012

 

Thembi Mutch spends the day with women farming seaweed in Zanzibar and discovers how an innovative community business is empowering them to take control of their lives

 
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/ Conservation

08 Aug 2012

 

Young mountain gorillas in Rwanda – home to one third of the world’s remaining population of the species – have been spotted using their bare hands to destroy snares set by local poachers

 
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/ Agriculture

03 Aug 2012

 

Giving more support and opportunities to women farmers in Africa could increase food production on the continent by 20%