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Young African Educates Villagers on Better Hygiene: Youth Editor Interview

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By Marley Dozier, Youth Editor Mubiru Dissan is a 24-year-old African man who has earned his orthopedic diploma in Uganda. He has spent ten years in school and wishes to go to medical school and ultimately reach his heart’s passion for being an Orthopedic surgeon. He has a passion for healthcare projects, and together with his colleagues under an organization …

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Go Global: Tapping into Africa’s Agricultural Potential

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By Mike Bondo According to a study made by McKinsey, more than 60 percent of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa are small-holder farmers and around 23 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP emanates from agriculture. Until now, Africa’s full agricultural potential remains unexploited.  The rural farmers in the continent of Africa have the land but lack financial resources, technical abilities, and …

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Sustainable Power to Thrive: A Nigerian Power Sector Story

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By Westley Igbo (Featured image is of a trader benefitting from one of REA’s projects) We all want a developed world – a climate-friendly place, free from poverty, gender discrimination, and social unrest. A world basking in the euphoria of economic prosperity with access to quality healthcare and career opportunities. It all sounds wonderful, but to build this society, we …

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African Diaspora Scientists Federation: Leveraging Science and Technology to Benefit Africans

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By Rafiou Agoro Science and technology are transforming our society and it is clear that we all in the world are benefiting from it including African populations. Nonetheless, African populations could be considered as the least benefiting of science and technology in the world. To fully benefit from science and technology, African countries should invest massively in the training of …

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School Pacific Television: School TV in Kenya

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By Sisinio Muthengi, Ph.D. In 2007 campaigns for Kenyan elections, many politicians tried to woo the voters, and top on the agenda was provision for free secondary education, which was not actually achieved after the elections due to the costs involved. Since then, my heart never rested from thinking about the inventive ways, quite ingenious, that could be employed to …

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Adopting to New Models – Container Based Sanitation From Sanivation Kenya

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By Jane Wambui Mugo Rapid urbanization in the developing countries leaves very little time and space for proper infrastructure and settlement planning. This is because rural-to-urban migration in the past few years that has been fueled by search of employment and opportunities in urban centers. In the case of Naivasha, almost 400,000 people inhabit the municipality about 90 km North …

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Library Aid Africa Boosts Literacy in 10 Countries

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By Damilare Oyedele Library Aid Africa (formerly known as Library and You) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to revamp libraries in Africa to increase their societal impact. The organization focuses on access to information through pragmatic initiatives, which are designed to create awareness and resuscitate libraries in schools and communities. We operate from Nigeria, with partners and volunteer …

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Survivors’ Network Taking Stand in Preventing Modern Slavery – Impact in Cameroon

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By Awah Francisca Mbuli To prevent trafficking which falls under target 8.7 of the 17 SDGs and cut across many of the other SDGs, people, specifically women, who are most vulnerable to this abuse, need vocational training to build skills so that they can work and become self-sufficient in their home countries. Microfinance can help those who have the skills …

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Sustainable Community Project: A Zero Waste Motive

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By Joshua Amponsem Our concern over waste, our wish to encourage recycling, and our worries about pollution conceptualized the theme “A Zero Waste Motive” Africa is facing a growing waste management crisis. While the volumes of waste generated are relatively small, compared to developed regions, the mismanagement of waste in Africa is already affecting human and environmental health. Waste is, …

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Innovator and Leader Think Tank on Africa’s Development and Challenge Management

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What follows are comments, ideas, suggestions, and thoughts on Africa’s development in all sectors, as well as the continent’s ability to manage through crises, such as the coronavirus pandemic.  Most of these leaders are either living, working, or in some way, impacting Africa. Consider this our “Innovator and Leader Think Tank on Africa’s Development and Challenge Management.”  The first comment, …