While there has been ongoing discourse about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among African citizens, this is in sharp contrast to the relative silence on hesitancy from a political standpoint.

Veronique Kabongo, Omer Zang |

La Manne, a supermarket in the heart of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was bustling with activity and customers eager to make their evening purchases before heading home for supper.…

Shobha Shetty, Cheikh Dia |

Learn more about nature-based solutions, like mangroves, and their role in protecting countries and communities from climate change induced risks. Can we help nature bounce back? Realizing the…

Boris van Zanten, Sydney Moss, Brenden Jongman, Mary Ruckelshaus, Adrian Vogl |

Hello, my dear little country. I write to you at a time when you have been battered by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) health crisis, which will certainly lead to a setback in terms of the development…

Elsa Marina Syvine |

Today, on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day , we are pleased to announce the winners of the Blog4Dev 2021 competition.

Hafez Ghanem, Ousmane Diagana |

When you land in Bujumbura, Burundi, you are immediately struck by the verdant landscape. Everything is green. The peaceful city is surrounded by beautiful Lake Tanganyika, the deepest in Africa,…

Juergen Voegele, Veronique Kabongo, Arame Tall |

September 7, 2020, marked the first day of school in Burundi. Unlike many other countries around the world, schools remained open during the pandemic and students have completed the last school…

Veronique Kabongo, Jaime Saavedra, Hamoud Abdel Wedoud Kamil, Alex Twinomugisha, Julia Liberman |

The first case was reported in March 2020 and as of August 26, 2020, the country had 431 cases, including one officially reported death

Veronique Kabongo |

Although there are no national statistics in Burundi indicating how widespread child marriage is, numerous cases are reported all over the country. But does this necessarily mean that child…

Anaïs Chanelle Mwizer |

Earlier this year we launched Inclusion Matters in Africa in Nairobi in collaboration with the Kenya National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC). We could not have hoped for a more informed and…

Simeon Ehui, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Maitreyi Bordia Das, Sabina Anne Espinoza |