Africa

Africa

Child Mining in Tanzania: A Forgotten Story

By Tony Spence

Children are often attracted to mining due to a lack of regulation and the promise of easy money. As a result, thousands of children in Tanzania work in difficult and dangerous conditions for little money in which their education, safety and wellbeing is compromised.

Distant Voices: Design and Development from an Alternative Perspective

By Carl Harrison

For the first time this book asks pertinent questions, about the nature of product in its non-western context, the social, cultural, political and economic reasons why many producers within the developing world appear to be unwilling or unable to forge creative directions of their own.

Tortured, Killed and Chained: International Trade & Tourism May Cause Extinction of Elephants Within...

By Jameela Freitas

The total number of elephants is rapidly decreasing globally as elephants are continued to be poached for ivory, and tortured and killed for tourism and entertainment.

Technology Camp For Young Girls In Rwanda

Created by Peace Corps Volunteers in 2013, TechKobwa brings together Rwandan ICT professionals and expert trainers from IBM and Michigan State University to conduct lessons in computer science, electronics, and other STEM-related topics.

A Soul-Searching Moment for African Youths

By Nantale Sanyu Sarah

For a country to develop, it ought to be as a whole not as mere individuals, family lines and tribes.
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Street Games Soothe Woes of Zimbabwe´s Jobless Youths

By Ray Mwareya

Zimbabwe's idle youths, bending under a reality of 80% joblessness, and an economy stuffed by $9, 9 billion in external debt, are now hooked to playing or owning a “snooker” table.
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The 7 Misconceptions About Refugees & Refugee Camps

By Irungu Peter

People often tend to think that refugees are fully fed by the WFP, clothed by the UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies. This is far from the reality on the ground.
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The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis: The Option Between The Devil And The Deep Blue...

By Oboshi Agyeno

As EU is pushing hard to rectify the loopholes that caused the tragic and avoidable deaths of thousands of migrants in its territorial waters in 2015 alone, attention should also be focused on domestic conditions in Africa that encourage and sustain such perilous journey.

Madagascar: From Drought to Flood & The Rise of Patriotism

By Rado Harintsoa Rakotosamimanana

While the continuing torrential rains fell down in the Capital and the surrounding cities, the south of Madagascar is experiencing drought and food insecurity.
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Why Are Somalis Africa’s Best TV Watchers?

By Ray Mhondera 

Ahmed, who has lived in Zimbabwe and Botswana on his 2400 miles journey to South Africa has received €3300 via Western Union from his cousin in Germany. H says he will pay £700 to fly from Johannesburg to Rabat, Morroco in April. €2200 will be paid to a sophisticated network of human smugglers who will ferry him across the Mediterranean and hopefully into the Spanish enclave of Cueta.