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Can African countries restore 100 million hectares of land by 2030?
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Politics and Society Can African countries restore 100 million hectares of land by 2030?

Leaders across 31 African countries are committing to fighting climate change, rural poverty, and the erosion of the continent’s biodiversity, through the restoration of nearly 128 million hectares of land. Is such a concerted effort possible? What are some of the projects that are already underway?

“Dead White Man’s Clothes”: The language of second-hand clothes in Africa
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Arts, Culture and Sport “Dead White Man’s Clothes”: The language of second-hand clothes in Africa

Second-hand clothes carry both the individual and collective identity of their origin, that is, the fashion, style, and aesthetics. They go by different names in different parts of Africa; mitumba in Kenya, obroni wawu in Ghana, in Zimbabwe mabhero or bhero, calamidades in Mozambique, hudheey/hudeey in Somalia, abloni or sogava in Togo — these names carry the societal or cultural meanings.

As Togo goes to the polls in February, will change come?
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Politics and Society As Togo goes to the polls in February, will change come?

On February 22, the people of Togo will go to the polls. There have been protests against the rule of Faure Gnassingbé who took over power from his father in 2005. A constitutional change that would allow President Gnassingbé to extend his stay power till 2030 was approved by the parliament. Protesters are still demanding that Faure must go.