Turning on a light at the flick of a switch is something many people take for granted. But for one fifth of the world’s population, it’s simply not an option, relegating them to a life of “energy poverty”.
It’s no secret… basic sanitation helps stem the spread of disease and improves health. And living without access to clean and safe toilets can flush opportunity down the drain.
Sierra Leone’s particularly brutal civil war left its people with a terrible legacy. Tens of thousands are now disabled, as a result of savage amputations of limbs by rebels.
For many in the horn of Africa, the constant threat of war and drought leaves nothing certain.
Finding a balance between the control of life-threatening narcotics and providing compassionate care to the sick is, in many countries, complicated.
After decades of civil war in Sudan, South Sudan gained independence in July 2011, and became the world’s newest country.
Zimbabwe’s billion dollar gold-mining industry is crucial for the country’s struggling economy but, traditionally, more than half the country’s population has been excluded from taking part.
Child marriage - deprives girls of an education and may even put their lives at risk. But efforts are underway to change this practice.