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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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Beni in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Photo by Christina Mukongoma)
14 December 2020
Africa

Texas A&M University’s Center on Conflict and Development, part of its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is helping to peacefully resolve land disputes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, through the Sharing the Land, S

More than 19 mln people can face food insecurity in west, central Africa: Report
22 July 2020
Africa

People more likely to die of starvation caused by the economic fallout of COVID-19 pandemic than the disease itself, says the report

West and central Africa are staring at an unprecedented hunger crisis: At least 19 million people could face food insecurity between June and August 2020, due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

$104m program targets land degradation in African and central Asian
15 June 2021
Africa
Asia

THE global launch of a $104 million initiative signals an ambitious effort by a range of partners to safeguard dry lands in the context of climate change, fragile ecosystems, biodiversity loss, and deforestation in 11 African and Central Asian countries.

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Our mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs, and to make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.

Search for Common Ground (or SFCG) is an international non-profit organization operating in 36 countries whose mission is "to transform the way the world deals with conflict away from adversarial approaches toward cooperative solutions".

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.

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The Legal Services Facility, registered as a company limited by guarantee is a non-profit independent basket fund that strive to increase access to justice for all, in particular for women, through a legal empowerment approach.

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa.

It is our belief that governance and leadership lie at the heart of any tangible and shared improvement in the quality of life of African citizens.

Leadership is about making choices, defining priorities, and taking risks.

Governance is about properly documenting and effectively implementing these choices.

Enabel, previously known as Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC), is the Belgian development agency.

Its mission is to implement and coordinate the Belgian international development policy. 

Enabel is a public agency. We manage development projects for the account of the Belgian Government and other donors. This way, we actively contribute to the global efforts for sustainable development.
 

The Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (EASSRR) is a bi-annual journal published by the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA). Since the publication of its maiden issue in January 1985, the EASSRR has been serving as a regional forum for reflective thinking and critical discourse on the economic, political, and social aspects as well as development issues of the countries and sub-regions within the Eastern and Southern African Region

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IRRI was founded in 2004 to inform and improve responses to the cycles of violence and displacement that are at the heart of large-scale human rights violations. 

Over the last 12 years, we have developed a holistic approach to the protection of human rights before, during, and in the aftermath of displacement, by focusing on: 

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African Open Data and Internet Research Foundation (AODIRF)is an African based Non-Governmental organisation championing open data, ICTs, Geospatial Technology policies and Internet capacity building, supporting innovative projects and programs across the continent.

 

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Poverty is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, with more than 40% of the population living below the poverty line, surviving on incomes of less than $1.90 a day.

That’s where Farm Africa comes in. 

Africa possesses 60% of the world's uncultivated land suitable for crop production and has huge capacity for development. Farm Africa believes that Africa has the power to feed itself.

Farm Africa helps farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more. We pioneer techniques that boost harvests, build rural incomes, sustain natural resources and help end Africa’s need for aid.

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