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Women farmers join agricultural value chains

Women farmers join agricultural value chains

Women are the backbone of agricultural and rural economies in Africa, yet are often deprived of the means to become self-sufficient If Africa is to feed itself, and if land rights are to be applied universally, the...

Formalising artisanal and small-scale mining

Formalising artisanal and small-scale mining

  Governments need to implement the Africa Mining Vision, not honour it in the breach In all corners of sub-Saharan Africa, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is widespread. Low-tech, labour-intensive and with...

Digging their way out of trouble

Digging their way out of trouble

Despite the hard work, informal mining in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo offers many poor people an opportunity of an income Aristide* starts his day by making the long walk from his home to the mine. It’s...

An uphill task

An uphill task

Adama Barrow astonished the world by unseating long-time autocrat Gambian Yahya Jammeh, but now faces an unenviable task of rebuilding a country left in ruin Before his rise to The Gambian presidency little was known...

Rejection of the ‘Bayindi’

Rejection of the ‘Bayindi’

                        Third and fourth generation Ugandan Indians contribute to the economy but are seen as unwelcome outsiders Indians, says 26-year-old...