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Following the Money: Using Tech to Tackle Corruption in Nigeria

In 2012, Nigeria witnessed the worst flood in nearly five decades. Two million people were displaced and around 363 killed. Crops, homes, and entire communities were destroyed.  The central government...

How Big Brands Are Fuelling the Business of Nutrition

Food is an increasingly hot topic, no matter if you are rich or poor. Malnutrition – including undernutrition, overweight and obesity – affects 1...

Africa’s Bumpy Road to Sustainable Energy

For years, Kenyans freely used and disposed of plastic bags. The bags were ubiquitous—in the markets, in the gutters and in the guts out...

African Union Makes Moves to Neutralise Africa’s Main Human Rights Body

For many African activists based on the continent, getting to a major human rights summit just underway in The Gambia is likely to have...

Rwanda Action Plan Aims to Make Cities Green

An ambitious programme aimed at developing six green secondary cities in Rwanda is underway and is expected to help this East African country achieve...

Helping Ethiopia Achieve Green Growth and Avoid Industrialised Nations’ Environmental Mistakes

As Ethiopia undergoes a period of unprecedented change and reform, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is partnering with the Ethiopian government to try and ensure...

Africa Must Increase Spending on Health Care, Education & Modern Contraception

One of the main challenges which we are facing across Africa today is the imperative to empower its largest ever young population and to...

Women as Liberia’s Guardians of Peace

Not long ago, images of child soldiers and the nation of Liberia were wedded in the minds of the international community. The country was...

Rich in Agriculture, Madagascar Suffers from Extreme Malnutrition

As much as 80 percent of Madagascar’s population of 24 million people is involved in agriculture and the country’s economy largely depends on the...

Land Grabbing in Africa – A New Way of Colonization

Apparently, the silent recolonization of Africa is happening on a mass scale. This time (or once again) it’s done by foreign investors.As put so...

Africa Is Not Poor, We Are Stealing Its Wealth’

Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people.It's a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals...

US First Lady in Cairo on Final Leg of Africa Trip

U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrived Saturday in Cairo, Egypt, where she was greeted at an arrival ceremony by President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and...
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