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    BP and Eni are in talks over the future of their oil and gas assets in Algeria as the two groups increase efforts to refocus their businesses to tackle falling margins, rising debt and climate pressures, three sources said. Europe's top energy companies are cutting back their oil and gas portfolios to keep only the assets most likely to be profitable and redeploy capital for a transition to clean energy as uncertainty mounts over future demand for fossil fuel. By Ron Bousso, Dmitry Zhdannikov & Stephen Jewkes
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    Meet the Moroccan women making argan oil for the beauty industry

    In the arid mountains of southern Morocco, local women harvest argan oil, a natural product they have long used in cooking but which has become highly prized by the global beauty industry...

    By Ahmed Eljechtimi and Abdelhak Belhaki 15 Jun 2021

    The queer city: how to design more inclusive public space

    Most people might not usually think of public space as being gendered, but this is how scholars of the built environment increasingly talk about it...

    By Pippa Catterall and Ammar Azzouz 9 Jun 2021

    #AfricaMonth: The state of LGBT rights in Africa

    The socio-political and developmental health of a nation can be determined by the lived experiences of, and rights afforded to, the most marginalised...

    By Dr Claire Westman 21 May 2021

    New report unpacks pervasiveness of ageism, ableism in the workplace

    According to a new report from the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC), employers need to urgently tackle ageism at work...

    13 May 2021

    Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

    The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

    28 Apr 2021

    The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiative

    The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

    28 Apr 2021

    Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in Africa

    Coca-Cola system's 5by20 women empowerment programme has equipped 2 million women entrepreneurs in Africa...

    15 Apr 2021

    Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025

    Target will add products from more than 500 Black-owned businesses across its multi-category assortment and increase its spend with more Black-owned companies...

    8 Apr 2021

    Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

    Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

    By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

    Boosting brand purpose by solving value-action gaps in Africa

    How do corporations best articulate and act upon their brand purpose, as the interface between corporations and society? By solving the value-action gap, writes Kantar's Adeola Tejumola...

    By Adeola Tejumola, Issued by Kantar 25 Mar 2021

    Diversity matters because diversity wins

    Africa, like everywhere in the world, has been coping with Covid-19, which has disproportionately impacted women. The pandemic is a watershed moment for gender equality...

    By Ann Cairns 11 Mar 2021

    Women inch towards equal legal rights despite Covid-19 risks, World Bank says

    Women gained legal rights in nearly 30 countries last year despite disruption due to Covid-19, but governments must do more to ease the disproportionate burden...

    By Sonia Elks 25 Feb 2021

    Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemic

    People have become more concerned about the gap between rich and poor during the coronavirus pandemic, especially the young...

    By Matthew Lavietes 23 Feb 2021

    P&G reaffirms commitment to drive gender equality in Africa

    P&G announced new declarations aimed to propel gender equality across Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East at its third #WeSeeEqual summit for the region...

    22 Feb 2021



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