Category: Africa

A charity that deserves to sparkle

As part of our series on small UK NGOs and charities, Christy O’Neil profiles The Sparkle Foundation, an organisation supporting communities in Malawi, one...
Boats and sandbags on the shores of Lake Chad

Lake Chad: a forgotten crisis

Poverty, climate change and the influence of Boko Haram are causing a humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, which the world must address.

The Real Size of Africa

There is a hidden debate regarding the real size of Africa. Many remain unaware of the distorted world map that we have come to...

A Generation without Education

Can we live up to the promise of an education for all the children of world? Lisa Advani explores the choice between increasing spending...

How we fail women abroad

Women are raped, mutilated, or sold as sex slaves, meanwhile we look the other way. Here Alexander Alley discusses the statistics and stories that...

The fate of child soldiers

Recent news has demonstrated that Aegis, a British security firm, has been hiring child soldiers. Here, Vanessa Cameron discusses new research that asks what...