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The ways in which crime and poverty interact have been much studied and debated in western research literature, yet little is known about these dynamics in Africa. In a series of seven papers, this 2016 special issue of the Ghana Journal of Geography helps to fill a critical gap in African perspectives on the issues. It presents findings from three years of research, led by the University of Ghana Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, on the relationship between poverty and crime in neighbourhoods of four Ghanaian cities: Accra, Kumasi, Sekondi-Takoradi, and Tamale.
Five prominent female thinkers and doers recently demonstrated how changing language in family laws can alter the course of women’s lives. At an October 7, 2016 project launch, prominent advocates from the Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) — a global partnership of 20 independent women’s rights organizations across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South America — gathered to highlight the need for governments to reform family laws.

Dengue is highly endemic in Peru, showing increases in transmission particularly since vector re-infestation of the country in the 1980s. This study suggests that the 2012 Pucallpa outbreak was proximally triggered by the introduction of a new virus serotype (DENV-2 Asian/America). Increased...

The learning evaluation accompanied the implementation of the research projects funded under the SEARCH program for a period of two years to generate lessons about what can be achieved by networking among the research teams. It was launched at the first SEARCH program workshop in October 2014....

Monitoring elected officials' expenses, reducing corruption, providing cheaper medicine: "citizen geeks" think they can change people's lives in the poorest countries by using data stored on state servers. Here's how.
The Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) Fund runs eight projects that are supporting the development and testing of 24 innovations.
IDRC creates knowledge and innovative solutions to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the developing world, IDRC Chairperson Margaret Biggs told an audience at the Centre’s 2016 Annual Public Meeting on November 22 in Ottawa.
IDRC’s Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa hosted representatives from the Kenyan government, the private sector, and research institutions for a presentation of research findings
The verdict marks the first time a Guatemalan court has tried and convicted military officers for wartime sexual violence.
In 2008, it was estimated that South Africa’s total burden from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) stood at 40%, and was steadily increasing. Obesity is a risk factor for many NCDs, including stroke, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer.

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