August 3, 2018
Most African farmers and small businesses operate with no way to protect themselves if disaster strikes. But that may be starting to change. A handful of companies are now offering inexpensive, tech-driven micro-insurance and are making it easy for ordinary Africans to sign up. My report for VOA from Nigeria and Kenya.
April 26, 2018
Meet Officer Bile – the only female police officer in her unit in Garowe, Somalia. She’s fighting to protect women and get justice for survivors of rape and sexual violence in this conservative region.
April 18, 2018
Sudanese painter Galal Yousif is taking his art to the streets to share his gift with the world.
April 2, 2018
Meet Islam Elbeiti, the 23 year old bass player who is striving for social change in Sudan through her strings.
March 2, 2018
Nafisa Hafiz, a fashion designer from Khartoum, uses her keen eye for detail to put Sudan’s stamp on the fashion world.
October 27, 2017
Somalia has opened its first forensic laboratory to test DNA in sexual crimes, and it’s a big step in protecting survivors of sexual assault.
October 23, 2017
Ugandan prisons are setting an example for how to rehabilitate and reform inmates thanks to nonprofit organizations like Advance Afrika and Africa Prisons Project that offer education, life-skills training and economic opportunities to prisoners across the country.
September 30, 2017
Female genital mutilation is a widespread problem in Somalia — this girls basketball team wants to end the harmful practice.
September 14, 2017
Somalia has opened its first forensic laboratory to process rape kits. Sexual assault is widespread in the country, according to human rights groups, but few victims come forward and few perpetrators are punished. The new forensic lab in Somalia’s Puntland region has been hailed as a step in the right direction, but a long road remains to end impunity for gender-based violence.
June 1, 2017
These female artists in Nairobi, Kenya are using graffiti as a form of therapy.