A Notorious Invasive Plant Shows Promise in Green Construction
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How to Hire Remote Workers from Economically Distressed Countries
The platform iWorker connects workers in countries like Venezuela with businesses abroad, offering benefits to both.
South Africa Is Pioneering a Better World for Domestic Workers
How a country known for labor abuses under apartheid became a place where groundbreaking worker protections are forged.
A Monthly Ritual of Selflessness Has Transformed Rwanda
On the last Saturday of each month, everyone stops what they’re doing and works together to improve their communities. It’s called Umuganda.
South African Women Are Reclaiming Their Voices in the Media
With elections approaching, the stakes are high. One organization is making sure journalists listen to women.
Ask Me Anything! Our New Contributing Editor Tolu Olasoji
How has the pandemic changed your life? What’s an average day like in Lagos? What is your favorite Beyoncé song? You asked, Tolu answered.
The Group Turning Religious Leaders into LGBTQ Rights Crusaders
Rather than fighting anti-gay faith leaders, a group in Kenya spends years cultivating relationships with them — and converts them into allies.
Africa’s Wikipedia Editors Are Changing How the World Sees Their Continent
A grassroots movement enlists Africans to write their own story on one of the world’s biggest websites.