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Kenyan law grants widows the right to live on their late husbands' property until they die, but poor women are often evicted by land-hungry relatives.

Each year on June 20 is designated as World Refugee Day to shine a light on the courage and resilience of families forced to flee war or persecution.

Will worsening climate conditions drive the poorest from their homes? That's not clear, at least in Malawi

Bionic Leave

Dubbed "bionic leaf 2.0", the technology uses solar panels to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen

The number of Texas women who have had a self-induced abortion could be as high as 240,000

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?

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