Africa

Juba Youth

Five shortfilms from a newborn country: South Sudan.

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Boards That Mean the World

What does skating have to do with art?

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Closing the Gap With Sport

Supporting youngsters through sport programmes has become a part of South Africa's policies.

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Africa's Amazing Tech Potential

Believing in young talented Africans pays off. Read about the success stories.

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Uganda's Lost Girls

Former girls soldiers in Northern Uganda still face tremendous problems. We can help them.

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The Trauma of Child Soldiers

What happens to a child after having been abused as a soldier?

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A New Mindset Arising

Young Africans don't want to be seen as charity receivers any longer. They want to act themselves.

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The Dangerous Others

Xenophobia in South Africa is higher than anywhere else in the world.

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From Kitchen Scrap to Healthy Food

From Kitchen Scrap to Healthy Food Farms” – the story of Maa-Bara.

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Greenhouses in the Backyard

Urban farming in Kenya: the dawn of food security in Africa?

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Interview: Gorilla-Chasing Bees

Business innovations in the Kenyan agricultural sector can drive people out of poverty.

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Disconnected Ethiopians - Where do They Get Their Information?

How Ethiopians acces the internet through they are not connected.

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Time for New Stereotypes

Africa has always been the dark, hopeless or lost continent - today, it is time for a new cliché.

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Technology Hubs in Africa

"Sillicon Savannah" is the new buzz term of the thriving IT and software "Made in Africa" is used around the globe.

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CuveWaters: Water and Sanitation for Arid Northern Namibia

How to provide water and sanitation even in extremely dry regions.

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Africa Has the Best Forestry Laws: "An Inspiration for the Entire World"

How laws can save the forests

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Editorial

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Solar Powered Hearing Aids in Botswana and Brazil

How deaf people help each other producing Solar powered hearing aids

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A Toilet for the Most Vulnerable: The Peepoo

It looks like a plastic bag but it is in fact a high-tech toilet: the Peepoo

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Sudan - Avoiding a New Crisis

Sudan: the international community needs to invest capital in North-South dialouge.

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A Pirate’s Paradise

Why piracy in Somalia is worthwile for it's inhabitants

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Interview: From Prison to Exile – Oppositional Journalists in Cuba

Interview with 2 oppositional journalists from cuba

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Interview: "Drying Tomatoes on (the) Air"

Radio for Economic Empowerment of Small-scale Farmers in Tanzania

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Kenyan Soap Opera Takes a Teaching Role in UK Classrooms

A novel way in which popular media is used in enhancing education

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Disaster Reporting

Disaster: reporters could do far more than merely assume the role of observers.

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Aid, Governance and Corruption Control in Tanzania

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The Integrity Strategy of the African Development Bank

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Water Security - Enhancing Collaborative Competencies

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The Water Sector Reform in Kenya Is Bearing Fruit

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CSR In Sub-Saharan Africa

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Labour Standards in Africa

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Oikocredit (Best Practice)

Oikocredit is dedicated to giving women an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.

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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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Open Transfer of Knowledge

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Rwanda: A Young Entrepreneur in Plastics

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Morocco: The Courage of a Young Returnee

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Senegalese Children: Exploited and Neglected

Too many Sengalese children go begging in the streets. Many are even sent out by their parents or teachers.

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Magic Can Happen

Some say music can change the world. Hip-hop music definitely does, according to Ben Herson.

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Protesting the Games, Protesting Globalisation

Campaigns for Sustainable Sourcing And Responsible Employment at London 2012

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Mali: Insecurity Hotspot in the Sahel

Why has the once peaceful country become a hotspot of insecurity?

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Chad: Oil for Arms

Oil income is now infamous for bolstering military strength and enabling a firm grip on power by the authoritarian government.

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Technology in Africa: Set to Change the World

Why African tech developers might soon overtake Europe and North America.

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Open Contracting: Walking the Talk

The quest for transparency, accountability, and meaningful public participation in governance continues to inspire the development of mechanisms that give life to these values.

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A Deeper Look: Women's Economic Empowerment Through Microfinance

Instead of reducing gender inequalities, the current policy of financial institutions contributes to structural discrimination against women.

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Africa’s Young Population: Will it Help Africa Take Off?

Will high birth rates make Africa’s economies rise?

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Where Are the Sexual Rights?

Sexuality remains a field of conflict in many countries. LGBTI activists hoped for a promising new development agenda. So far, they remain disappointed.

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Nigeria: Wonder Banks Debunked

Dubious banks take advantage of the poor in Nigeria. The mini-series “E-Go Better” educates farmers about the risks and chances of microfinance.

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A Digital Narrative

Nana Oforiatta Ayim creates films as a form of research in action. It is her quest to uncover alternative history about and within Africa.

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The Real Digital Nomads

Pastoralists in Kenya combine their traditional nomadic life with modern technologies. E-learning bridges disadvantages while preserving their lifestyle.

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Overcoming Victimhood

Laura Fletcher has made a documentary about lesbian organizations fighting violence in South Africa. It is full of proud, strong people.

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Prescribed Reconciliation

The Gacaca Courts in Rwanda offered a socially acceptable framework for overcoming the deep gap rent between Hutu and Tutsi by war and genocide.

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With a Smartphone Through Africa

Africa's start-up scene is driven by innovators in the field of digital media and IT. Some of them met through Ampion.

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Remembering How They Lived

In Senegal, the influence of religious animism is declining as newer generations enter the internet. Dioula Frederic is conserving the custom in his private museum.

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Smallholder Farming Under Threat?

How do smallholder farmers view current food and farming trends? Three points of view from Ghana, Malawi and South Africa.

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Black Gold?

While the discovery of oil means revenues for governments, local residents are displaced and often left in despair. The story of Sabina, an Ugandan widow.

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Good Reason for Optimism

Kofi Annan identifies the two most important challenges for Africa's future development in this urgent and inspirational call to action.

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Bricks Over Brains?

Founding and maintaining a university in sub-Saharan Africa can be quite a “juggling act” – but is vital for the continent.

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Connecting Farmers

With 60% of Africa’s population working in agriculture, innovations like Esoko’s pricing apps promise to improve conditions of smallholder farmers.

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Food Security Versus Food Sovereignty?

The food security discourse has seen interesting developments recently showing how farmers could find more common ground.

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“The Narrative of Development has Changed”

OECD Development Centre Director Mario Pezzini analyses recent trends in development cooperation and the challenges for Africa’s agriculture.

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"A New Generation is Emerging"

Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD talks about the possibilities to strategically design Africa’s future and the role agriculture will play in a transformation.

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The Anti-Restaurants

It is trendy to celebrate food culture. Organized through apps or blogs, strangers meet in so called supper clubs – but sharing food has a long tradition.

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African Reinventions

Open Source Software as Ubuntu or Ushahidi prove Africa’s digital potential. How knowledge sharing alters the continent.

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Calling Freedom

Humans in remote areas or sensitive situations often find themselves detached from the flow of information – Freedom Fone is a software to tackle this.

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Facts or Rumors?

Social media plays a huge role in African conflict zones. It offers ways for evading media restrictions, but also bears dangers inherent in its use.

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Meeting the World’s Housing Needs

By 2050, 70 percent of people will live in cities. A prospect calling for building 100,000 housing units per day until 2030.

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The Future’s Architects

Kibera, once named one of Africa’s worst slums, has watched officials repeatedly fail to respond effectively to its growth. Until now.

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Much Upgrading, Little Effect?

More than half of Nairobi lives in slums where they face stalled projects and poor service. But improvements could be made.

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The Resilience Revolution

Terrorism, earthquakes, violence – global cities face various threads. 100 Resilient Cities helps them to be prepared.

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Prohibited Pride

Despite a ban on homosexuality, LGBT Ugandans celebrate their pride. Kasha Nabagesera, Right Livelihood Award laureate, spoke about the situation on site.

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Dangerous Waters

Beyond the world’s attention, violent crimes take place on unstable ground: Child piracy creates a legal dilemma that puts vulnerable juveniles at risk.

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The Pocket Doctors

Uganda’s tech industry is booming – health apps being one successful part of it, but funding is still challenging.

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Investing in Friends

Small investment groups called chamas are a big phenomenon in Kenya. People join to purchase land, start a business, or even to buy their Friday night beers.

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Unemployed and Violent

Around the world, youth want to shape their own futures, but high unemployment is holding them back. Discontent can at times lead to revolution.

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A Global Option

Ever more sophisticated robots are taking over jobs. Poverty might follow in step. But there is a concept, often derided as socialist utopia that could help.

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The Mobile Generation

Young people struggle to make a living in the digital economies – two stories from Abidjan and Berlin

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For a better 2030

Labour unions played a key role in designing the Sustainable Development Goals. Now they are fighting to get them implemented – nationally and internationally

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