"I got married to a man who already had 2 wives,", explains Enala Gondwe. "My husband could hardly afford to support three wives and 16 children." At 29, she decided to go back to school and now fights against child marriage.
Many of the children migrants have been subjected to forced labor and prostitution. UN officials have called on the EU to create "protection corridors" for children migrants fleeing to Europe.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how technology helps avoid human-lion conflict in Kenya, how animal epidemics are being tackled in Malawi, and what it’s like to live in an urban 'treehouse.' All this and much more!
Join us in Zanzibar, where climate change is threatening the seaweed industry. Plus: Making paper out of grass, fashioning handbags from plastic waste and how boosting businesses could help protect wildlife in Ethiopia.
Obstetric fistula destroys the lives of many women in Africa. It is an easily preventable condition. But in countries like Malawi, women often do not get help in time.
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