Category Archives: Human Rights

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), and CITI Foundation team up to invest in Young African Social Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)and The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF)are pleased to announce plans to award a total of $400,000 in grant funding, with support from Citi Foundation, to 42 young African social entrepreneurs who are developing …

When did the vulva become obscene?

In September 2019, a French ad for feminine hygiene products featuring taboo-breaking representations of vulvas and menstruation sparked controversy. Yet in a cultural context in France, phallic symbols rarely cause a fuss. What explains this difference in treatment?

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What changes in temperature mean for Africa’s tsetse fly

In a world of changing climate, would nature’s insect vampire, the tsetse fly, perish or change its hunting ground?

Like vampire bats, tsetse flies survive solely on the blood of vertebrate animals. Unlike bats, they hunt almost exclusively during the …

In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin

The Nile � the world’s longest river � runs through 11 countries in Africa and has a basin that covers about 3 million sq kms, nearly 10% of the continent’s landmass. About 250 million people are reliant on the Nile’s …

SULTAN QABOOS USHERED IN OMAN RENAISSANCE, QUIET DIPLOMACY

Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who died late on Friday, transformed Oman during his 49-year reign from a poverty-stricken country torn by dissent into a prosperous state and an internationally trusted mediator for some of the region’s thorniest issues.

He became …