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Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area.[2] With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population.

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Pastoral Land Rights
30 January 2023
Africa
Egypt
Tunisia
Ethiopia
South Sudan
South Africa
Burkina Faso
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Niger
Nigeria

NELGA has put out nine country profiles about South Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Egypt, and Mauritania. These profiles give information about pastoralism and small-scale agriculture in these countries.

3 February 2023
Africa
Zimbabwe

The article tells how the farmers in Chinyika, Gutu District, heavily affected by droughts, came up with a way to improve soil fertility by herding together their cattle. The collective action to address a problem that affects them all stands out in this story.

3 February 2023
Africa
Zimbabwe

From Zimbabwe, Nhau Mangirazi tells the story of how beekeeping revives forest in the Hurungwe district, published by The Standard. Apiculture not only preserves the forest from tobacco farming – the main cause of deforestation in the area – and serves as a bio-fence acting as a buffer zone between humans and wild animals, it also brings an extra source of income to the locals, many of the beneficiaries women. 

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The Centre of Research in the Economics of Development (CRED) is a center for research devoted to studying problems of economic development, particularly issues of micro-institutions, collective action, market development, and political economics.


LAND RESSOURCES SARL (LR) est un bureau d’étude et d’exécution de droit malgache créé à Madagascar en 1999 par une équipe de spécialistes œuvrant depuis plusieurs années dans de nombreux domaines d’activités.

Lancée en 2015, la Convention des maires d'Afrique subsaharienne (CoM SSA) est un catalyseur majeur de l'action climatique locale dans la région, avec l'engagement politique de plus de 220 gouvernements locaux. L'objectif de la CoM SSA est d'aider les gouvernements locaux à passer de la planification à la mise en œuvre, en mettant l'accent sur le déblocage du financement climatique au niveau local.

ILEG is an independent, non-profit public interest law and policy organization focused on promoting sustainable development. We work with local communities, governments, the private sector and civil society organizations (CSOs) to ensure fair, balanced and equitable development policy choices to improve peoples’ lives and protect the environment. Our work seeks to transform the way governments make decisions that affect the environment and natural resources on which livelihoods depend.

The Journal of Modern African Studies offers a quarterly survey of developments in modern African politics and society. Its main emphasis is on current issues in African politics, economies, societies and international relations. It is intended not only for students and academic specialists, but also for general readers and practitioners with a concern for modern Africa, living and working both inside and outside the continent.

The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) at the Addis Ababa University is the premiere institute for education, research, and policy dialogues on peace and security in Africa. Established in 2007, it is now among the top 50 think-tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa according the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Reports. In 2010, IPSS was also identified by Addis Ababa University as one of its five “Centres of Excellence”.

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Womankind Worldwide is a global women’s rights organisation working in solidarity and equal partnership with women’s rights organisations and movements to transform the lives of women.

 

Our vision is of a just world where the rights of all women are respected, valued and realised.

The Center for African Area Studies (known as the "Africa Center") is foundation for African studies based on a deep understanding of Africa's natural environment, societies, and cultures that exists for the purpose of clarifying the uniqueness of various regions of Africa and contributing to endogenous development in Africa.

The forerunner of this center was the first African research institute to be established at a national university in Japan and was founded in April of 1986.

La Francophonie, ce sont tout d’abord des femmes et des hommes qui partagent une langue commune, le français. Le dernier rapport en date de l’Observatoire de la langue française, publié en 2018, estime leur nombre à 300 millions de locuteurs, répartis sur les cinq continents.

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