From groundbreaking mobile initiatives to inspiring transportation design, Africa is fast becoming a global leader in social innovation. This was further reiterated with the announcement of this year’s winners of the African Social Entrepreneurs of the Year awards at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa currently being held in [...]
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Ashish Thakkar is that guy. Young, smart, good-looking and down-to-earth. He’s being called “Africa’s Youngest Billionaire,” but there are no airs and graces when he sits down to talk to Africa.com after his panel discussion on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Africa at Columbia University’s Africa Economic Forum. Ashish’s story is an inspiring, made-for-movie one. Though he [...]
Since 2003, Joyce Nangobi has been on a mission to help other women fight corruption. “It started as a necessity”, she says. At the time, families were being illegally evicted from their homes in Jinja, Uganda. With many women widowed or with their husbands away working in urban areas, they [...]
On a recent visit to Rwanda, I made a visit to a few grocery stores and found the milk section lacking, except in Nakumatt, which situates itself within the market as a high end grocery store chain. On the same trip, Uganda provided the same story. This is no surprise [...]
It’s a cool evening, and the sun seems to have a few hours allocated to Kampala. I am standing on a street corner, lazily watching the group of men offloading a cargo trailer opposite. But then a kid appears, ducking under a parked car to pick up a run-over water bottle
Sitting on an old mattress in front of a small house in Kimukunda village in the Rakai District of southern Uganda, Teddy Nakawoeisi, 60, is waiting for her grandchildren to bring home something for supper. Between the ages of 4 and 8 years, they are at a nearby farm — working as daily labourers.
A man wearing a khaki uniform appears. He’s holding a stick that he uses to abruptly wake each kid from his peaceful slumber. Their eyes open lazily. “Go away from here,” he bellows. One by one, they slowly begin standing up, stretching their arms to the sky, with mile-wide yawns. The grass blades left marks on their faces and arms.