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OP-ED: Violence Leaves Women, Girls, and Young People on the Edge in South Sudan

Juba – As with many conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies around the world, those who suffer the most are women, young girls and children. The current terrible crisis in South Sudan is no exception.

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Cultural change in Kenyan banana farming

May19

Farmers in Nkubu, Meru County, central Kenya, are experimenting with a new banana production method with the help of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and the Kaguri Agricultural Training Centre The introduction of laboratory grown tissue culture banana seedlings has significantly boosted the local economy.

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Including Women in Africa’s Economic Growth: A Conversation with Bineta Diop

Such a voice has never been so necessary: while world leaders and captains of industry converge on Nigeria’s capital, more than 200 schoolgirls have been kidnapped by Islamist extremist group Boko Haram in the country’s northeast. Boko Haram’s tactics, as well as popular outrage over the Nigerian government’s slow response and deceptions about rescue operations, have cast a pall over WEFA’s opening on 7 May.

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Q&A: Malawi’s President Banda Confident ‘I Will Win this Election’

Malawi’s President Joyce Banda is campaigning ahead of next month’s elections to extend her term of office. But many believe that the massive public service corruption scandal here has weakened her chances of winning.

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HIV drug could treat cervical cancer, new study shows

A commonly used oral, combination HIV drug — lopinavir and ritonavir — could be taken as a vaginal capsule to kill the virus that leads to cervical cancer in women, according to a phase I clinical trial in Kenya.

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A weekly trek to inform women through radio

For the past six years, Nancy Mulenda has been a volunteer radio host of a culinary show and a program that promotes women’s voices at Radio Munku in Mbankana, a community radio in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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