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Teenage mothers, their peculiarity and perinatal depression Teenage pregnancies occur in every country globally, but the prevalence is highest (56%) in Sub- Saharan Africa. In Nigeria, the majority of teen age’s live birth before age 18 years is 31%. WHO’s documents further report that 39% of teenagers in the less developed countries give birth before 18 years, primarily due to...

South Africa’s mining industry has long been an important part of the country’s economy. In 2020 alone, despite COVID-19, mining contributed R361.6 billion (almost 20 billion US dollars) towards South Africa’s gross domestic product, a share of over 8%. The industry employs 451,000 people. But despite its value and the regulations in place to protect workers, it...

Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS) Africa supports an African-led research capacity strengthening program geared towards nurturing world-class researchers and scientific leaders. As we celebrate CARTA’s milestones over a decade, #CARTA10, we spoke to Dr. Alphonsus Neba, Deputy Programs Director – Science Support and Systems, The Africa Academy of Sciences (AAS) to get insights on gender equity in doctoral research in Africa. By...