Nyheder – Africa
Tanzania saves kids in traffic: Some areas of Tanzania have achieved 26 percent fewer road accidents involving children, after traffic speeds were lowered in areas close to schools.
Malawi bans child marriage: To give girls a chance to grow up to be more than mothers, the parliament of Malawi has raised the legal age of marriage from 15 to 18 years.
Togo stops grotesque disease: After years of effort, the country of Togo has successfully stopped transmission of the disease elephantiasis, which handicaps people by swelling their limbs.
Liberian women for law and order: Women now account for 17 percent of the police force in Liberia, tripling their share since 2007. Worldwide, about 10 percent of officers are female.
Bounty against corruption: To fight corruption, Nigeria has introduced a bounty of up to five percent of any missing public funds recovered by whistleblowers.
Youth peacefully end dictatorship: 22 years of dictatorship has come to an end in the West African nation of The Gambia, as the people successfully vote for change in a peaceful election.