Location: Africa

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

 
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/ 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

 
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/ 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

 
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/ 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

 
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/ 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

 
(c) Heather Thorkelson
 

/ Conservation, Environment

08 Jul 2014

 

British oil company Soco International plc is to end its operations in the Virunga World Heritage Site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

 
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

 
 

/ 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