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Youth-Next: Lessons from France

Youth-Next: Lessons from France

In the rave of the moment, let me congratulate the President of France, Emmanuel Macron on his landslide victory at the polls on May 7th 2017. I have read a good number of opinion pieces on what his victory means for France and the global political landscape, as well as seen first-hand the euphoria his […]

Youth-Next: Lessons from France

In the rave of the moment, let me congratulate the President of France, Emmanuel Macron on his landslide victory at the polls on May 7th 2017. I have read a good number of opinion pieces on what his victory means for France and the global political landscape, as well as seen first-hand the euphoria his […]

Big Talks, Jamborees and Conundrums from the International Women’s Day 2017.

Big Talks, Jamborees and Conundrums from the International Women’s Day 2017.

The 2017 international women’s day (IWD) celebration has come and gone but not without leaving its fair share of big talks, jamborees, camaraderie and conundrums; at least from the perspective of a young man carving a path in Africa’s social sector of complex problems. Over the past week and in the spirit of commemorating the […]

Uganda Women Demand Museveni Campaign Sanitary Pads Pledge

Uganda Women Demand Museveni Campaign Sanitary Pads Pledge

A group of 37 non-government organisations dealing in the promotion of girl-child rights have asked President Museveni to honour his campaign pledge and deliver the sanitary pads he promised during the presidential campaigns early this year. Addressing journalists yesterday, Elliot Orizaarwa Tumwijukye, the executive director Women and Girl Child Development Association (WEGCDA), said since the […]

Congolese Gynaecologist, Two Aid Workers Nominated For 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Congolese Gynaecologist, Two Aid Workers Nominated For 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s ‘Mama Jeanne’, ‘Mama Jeannette’ and Dr. Denis Mukwege are contenders for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for their fight against sexual violence. Mukwege is the director of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu, which offers physical and emotional treatment to some hundreds of women who are raped […]

How The West Have Continiously Distorted The Size Of Africa

How The West Have Continiously Distorted The Size Of Africa

The Mercator projection has been used as a template for world maps since its creation in 1569. The projection shows Africa as being smaller than it is and It has had a digital boost, and continues to shape people’s image of the world. For more on this story click the link

Ali Bongo sworn in as president of Gabon

Ali Bongo sworn in as president of Gabon

Ali Bongo has been sworn in as Gabon’s president for a second seven-year term, three days after his election victory was controversially validated by the Constitutional Court following allegations of fraud. “I pledge to devote all my efforts for the good of the Gabonese people and to ensure their well-being … and respect and defend […]

Meet The New Person Heading The Africa Department At The IMF

Meet The New Person Heading The Africa Department At The IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed a new head for its African department. Ethiopian Abebe Aemro Selassie succeeds Liberian Antoinette Sayeh in the role and is expected to begin his work in this capacity coming Monday, September 19, 2016. His appointment was announced in a press release in which IMF boss Christine Lagarde, spoke […]

Training Kenya’s Next Ballerinas From Africa’s Biggest Slum

Training Kenya’s Next Ballerinas From Africa’s Biggest Slum

With more than 2.5 million people in some 200 settlements, the slum dwellers in Nairobi represent more than half of the city’s population and occupy merely 6 percent of the land, according to a report [PDF] released in 2014 by the African Population and Health Research Center. As the biggest slum in Africa and one of […]

Obama’s Advisors Give Final Recommendations On Doing Business In Africa

Obama’s Advisors Give Final Recommendations On Doing Business In Africa

The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) has issued its final recommendations to U.S.President Barack Obama before he leaves office in January 2017. The advisors have focused  on five key recommendations that they think are the most critical to move the needle on United States (U.S.) trade and investment in Africa. For […]

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