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The plastics menace

SDG 14: life below water More than a dozen African countries have either adopted or proposed a ban on polythene bags By Zipporah Musau Oceans are home to the most spectacular life. Beneath the blue...

A country in transition

A country in transition

SDG 16: Peace, justice and inclusive societies Liberian civil society is working to build peace, justice and inclusivity By Lesley Connolly In 2015, as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era...

Living on the frontline

Living on the frontline

Development efforts by local authorities in a bid to deal with urbanisation have increased incidences of forced evictions, sometimes with deadly consequences The bulldozers arrived late at night...

A shark’s tale

A shark’s tale

European commercial trawlers are encroaching on west African fishing grounds, challenging governments to improve their natural-resource governance George Francis, 63, is a rugged fisherman and...