Location: Africa


/ Agriculture, Conservation, Environment

16 Sep 2015


A new report on the impact of deforestation in Africa suggests that integrating more trees and shrubs into farmland could not only benefit the environment, but also improve food security and even reduce the likelihood of people becoming refugees


/ Conservation, Environment

24 Aug 2015


Poachers have driven rhino numbers dangerously low, but new initiative Rhinos Without Borders aims to boost the population and provide a safer haven for those at risk


/ Conservation, Environment

04 Aug 2015


The creation of a fish reserve in northern Mozambique has brought tremendous benefits to both marine life and the local community

2 (c) DFID

/ Economics & Innovation, Environment

24 Jul 2015


The European Union has teamed up with African governments to fund local climate research centres and help the continent prepare for natural disasters


/ Positive People, Sport

19 Jun 2015


An all women's football team in Sudan are aiming to kick gender bias out of the sport


/ Positive Perspective, Science

15 Jun 2015


The discovery of the oldest stone tools to date could change our understanding of human evolution, says Matt Pope


/ Peace, Politics

09 Jun 2015


Fighting militant groups in the Central African Republic have agreed to a peace deal


, / Health

27 Apr 2015


This week marks the fourth annual World Immunization Week. Kylie Bull reports on how the increasing use of child vaccinations is saving lives in Kenya

Two members of the research team and the stone wall they helped build to preserve a forest in Ethiopia. Photo by Meg Lowman.

/ Conservation, Environment, Spirit

23 Mar 2015


A bottom-up approach to biodiversity that takes into account the values of local people is helping to protect hundreds of plant and animal species in Ethiopia

(c) Jumpstart Academy Africa

/ Economics & Innovation, Social Enterprise, Youth

12 Mar 2015


Lacklustre and uninspiring educational facilities in Africa are being given a jump-start to improve literacy and support the change-makers of tomorrow


/ Positive Travel

04 Mar 2015


How can so-called ‘culture shock’ remould the way we treat other people and the planet? Aaron Millar explains

(c)  Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

/ Democracy, Politics, Technology

26 Feb 2015


A smart scientific method of voting observation, Quick Count, is being used in Nigeria to weed out corruption ahead of the country’s controversial elections. Aamna Mohdin talks to the group playing a vital role in monitoring due process

(c) Twim Academy

/ Economics & Innovation, Innovation, New Economics, Social Enterprise

19 Feb 2015


Five innovative programmes are aiming to diffuse the “ticking time bomb” of Africa’s youth employment crisis


/ Health, Science, Technology

05 Feb 2015


Child amputees in the developing world are to sample the latest technology in custom-made prosthetics after a Canadian NGO receives more than £50,000 in government funding

United Nations Peacekeeping

/ Democracy, Peace, Technology

15 Jan 2015


Computers have long been used to identify potential areas of conflict, but a new model being used in Liberia means that violence can now be predicted on a grassroots level

(c) MSF Martin Zinggl (2)

/ Community, Health

16 Dec 2014


Whether it is traders refusing to sell them food for fear of touching contaminated coins, or religious leaders turning them away from mosques and churches, Ebola survivors risk being marginalised. But grassroots groups in Africa are helping to nurture reintegration


/ Conservation, Environment

03 Nov 2014


An ancient reef that once teemed with primitive sea life has been unearthed in Africa

(c) Flickr member khym54

/ Democracy

28 Oct 2014


It's hoped that improved support for victims will lead to a greater number of convictions


/ Positive Travel

09 Oct 2014


El Hierro is the Canary Island that no one knows about. It’s authentic, undeveloped and for years was considered the end of the known world. Aaron Millar checks it out

High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

/ Politics

10 Sep 2014


A quiet gender revolution in Namibian politics is underway following a commitment to a gender equal parliament and a 'zebra' system that aims to create a male-female balance for ministerial roles