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Africa Will be Short Six Million Healthcare Workers by 2030, But it Can Still Achieve its Commitment of Universal Health Care if it Takes Action Now

Africa Will be Short Six Million Healthcare Workers by 2030, But it Can Still Achieve its Commitment of Universal Health Care if it Takes Action Now

Sub-Saharan African populations and economies are growing at unprecedented speed with a population growth of 2.7% and economic growth of 4.4% annually.  Africa has the fastest growing middle class in the world, with 313 million people (roughly the population of the US), 34% of Africa’s population.  This growing middle class is demanding higher quality and […]

A Failed Coup and Facebook: The Story of Burundi’s Elections

A Failed Coup and Facebook: The Story of Burundi’s Elections

In April [2015] opponents of [President Pierre Nkurunziza’s] third term began to organise. The ruling party organised two big demonstrations supporting a third term. These were more than counterbalanced by the decision of the Catholic church to oppose the idea, by the creation of the “Stop the Third Term” movement by 15 organisations, and by […]

Ajak Deng Announces she is Retiring from Fashion

Ajak Deng Announces she is Retiring from Fashion

South Sudanese model Ajak Deng has announced she is retiring from international runways and moving back to Australia where her career started, for “the life that I fully deserved [sic]” in her own words. The model made the announcement today on her Instagram account 67.000+ followers. The 26-year-old’s farewell comes following claims from her manager that his client […]

Philanthropists shouldn’t shape our national agenda

Philanthropists shouldn’t shape our national agenda

Mr William Henry Gates III (better known as Bill Gates), the American tycoon, has struck again. On January 22, he informed the Wall Street Journal that Kenya had legalised the cultivation of genetically engineered maize. Armed with an amount of money he cannot spend in more than 56,000 lifetimes at the cost of his current […]

Seven African Films Streaming On Netflix Every Black Person Should See

Seven African Films Streaming On Netflix Every Black Person Should See

We at WatchTheYard.com have compiled a list of “Seven African Films Streaming On Netflix Every Black Person Should See.” Whether it is a “Netflix and Chill” night or you are looking to catch up on that movie everybody always talks about that you never got a chance to see, this is a great list for […]