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Earth Day is being commemorated on the 22 April. Held around the world, it’s intended as a moment to reflect on and help preserve the health of the planet – but here are five things that you might not have known about the annual event.

A young girl searches for shellfish on the Indian Ocean shore line in Vilanculo September 25, 2010

Mozambique, which has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, unveiled a national plan on Monday to end the practice which affects nearly half of the country's girls.

For the second time in two days, a male lion was killed outside Nairobi National Park. This one, 2-year-old Lemek, was found with a spear through his body.

As coordinator of a shelter for pregnant teenagers in central Uganda, Ritah Ssetumba has seen thousands of young girls struggling to cope with having a child but even she was shocked when an 11-year-old girl arrived pregnant and married.

Can land rights for women drive down child marriage and domestic violence?

With her year-old baby strapped on her back, Christine Lenganya, 25, lifts and balances a 20-litre jerrycan of water on her head.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 12:55

Season's Greetings 2015

Written by Administrator

Wishing our Amsha Africa Foundation team, friends, and family health and happiness this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year.

Thank you for your support in 2015 and hope you all have a healthy and blessed 2016!


Heavy rains, flooding and a spike in new arrivals could threaten the lives of over 110,000 Burundian refugees in overcrowded camps in Tanzania, amid warnings of rising political tension in Burundi.

More than 100 million people could fall into extreme poverty due to global warming, according to a World Bank report released recently.

Thursday, 29 October 2015 08:49

Africa's agriculture needs young blood

Written by Administrator

Modernizing Africa's agriculture sector to attract young people will help tackle youth unemployment and food insecurity, a report has suggested.
The findings were outlined in the 2015 African Agriculture Status Report.

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