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Contraceptives: where is Africa?

In recent years in Africa, where two-thirds of the population is under 25, efforts have been made to make contraception methods more accessible, the cornerstone of women’s emancipation on the continent.The rejection by the Rwandan parliament of a new bill, which aimed to make access to contraceptive methods legal from

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Brain drain: Africa is left without skilled workers.

There is a flow of educated people from the southern to the northern hemisphere. From poor countries with a precarious life standard to rich countries which, to fill the lack of needed skills, massively and at low-cost recruit graduates in Africa. A senior Zimbabwean health official revealed that since 2021

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In Kampala lack of toilets contaminated underground water.

Several studies across the country, especially in the capital Kampala, have returned results showing that water sources such as springs, which provide a major source of water for the population are contaminated due to poor waste management and badly-designed pit latrines.  Uganda is currently battling an Ebola outbreak and sanitation

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fast fashion

With the rise and rise of “fast fashion”, clothes are becoming cheaper in the world’s wealthiest countries. That’s also making them more disposable. Many discarded garments are imported by developing and emerging economies from Ukraine to Pakistan. But Ghana was the world’s top importer of used clothing in 2020, according

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The demographic boom: An explainer of Uganda’s population trends

With a population boom on the horizon, demographics will inevitably affect Uganda’s development path over the coming decades.   This blog discusses expected changes in demographics and highlights associated challenges and opportunities using results from the World Bank report “Tackling the demographic challenge in Uganda.” Under the most likely scenario, the

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