Climate Showdown Starts in Paris

Paris has finally arrived. During the next two weeks, a massive conference centre in the outskirts of the French capital will play host to the ultimate United Nations conference and the single most important climate change event in decades. The [...] Read more »

Child Marriages Will Increase Without Action, Warns UNICEF

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage

If current trends continue, the number of child brides in Africa could more than double by 2050, UN’s children fund (UNICEF) warned in a new report.
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Zimbabwe’s Long Road in Ending Poverty and Hunger

Noel Bhizori has a permanent post at a traffic light in Bulawayo’s central business district where he sells mobile phone recharge cards at a busy intersection. “The profits are little but then this is the only means to earn a living I know,” [...] Read more »

Searching for Nutrition in South Africa’s Food Maze

Every Tuesday, there is something unusually exciting at no 7 Cwango Crescent, The Business Place, in Philippi, near Cape Town.  Here, ​ dozens of chemically free green vegetable crate loads are visible. So are the unlabelled rows of empty [...] Read more »