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Baby factories are a new avenue for illegal adoption and human trafficking
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Politics and Society Baby factories are a new avenue for illegal adoption and human trafficking

Infant commodification and human trafficking are on the rise in many African countries. One avenue for human trafficking of this kind are ‘baby factories’ where women of childbearing-age are forced into pregnancy for purposes of selling their children. This type of internment subjects the mother and the child to unspeakable trauma, violence and abuse.

Climate victims: Grand-Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination is washing away
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Politics and Society Climate victims: Grand-Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination is washing away

For the past decades rising sea levels and coastal erosion have threatened the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people across West Africa. The sea has swallowed the coastline of Grand-Lahou’s old town at a pace of 1-to-2 meters a year to the extent that only one habitable village remains partially intact.

Women in Kampala’s Nakawa market are united against sexual harassment
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Politics and Society Women in Kampala’s Nakawa market are united against sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the informal sector is pervasive, widespread, and alarming. Although the lack of regulation within the sector is a blessing of sorts for small scale traders and artisans, it leaves the women vulnerable to sexual violence and harassment. Something that women in Kampala’s largest markets are fighting to change.

Kenya: Emergency services in Nairobi can be hailed as easily as a cab on Rescue.co
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Lifestyle Kenya: Emergency services in Nairobi can be hailed as easily as a cab on Rescue.co

Despite there being an above average number of ambulances in Kenya’s capital, most arrive in 2hours or longer, thus defeating the notion of emergency services. Rescue.co; a solution that is designed and functions like a ride-hailing app or food-delivery service; has created one of the largest networks of Kenya’s best first responders.