Thirty-Three Case Studies Shed Light on the Tremendous Success of Agro-Ecological Agriculture Across the African Continent

Source: Oakland Institute  The thirty-three case studies shed light on the tremendous success of agroecological agriculture across the African continent. They demonstrate with facts and figures how an agricultural transformation respectful of the farmers and their environment can yield immense economic, social, and food security benefits while also fighting climate change and restoring soils and…

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The Salooni: An Experiential Art Project Exploring the Politics Woven Through Black Hair

All photos by: Darlyne Komukama  Salooni is a multidisciplinary art project exploring the politics woven through black hair. It presents “black hair practices as systems of knowledge through which culture and survivalist strategies are passed from generation to generation”. Created by four Ugandan women artists, The Salooni Project, by way of pop-up salons and art…

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Watch Bantu’s Satirical video for “Lagos Barbie”

Sometime in October, Bantu, a 13-man band from Nigeria, released a music video for their single “Lagos Barbie”, the first single off their funky new album of massive-fusion of Afrobeat, Highlife and Afrofunk songs, Agberos International.  In an artful way, the audiovisual explores the politics woven through black hair dictated by western beauty standards, prompting “the habitual love of wigs and weaves by women in…

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The Great Green Wall

The Great Green Wall is an African-led project with an epic ambition: to grow an 8,000km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa. Its goal is to provide food, jobs and a future for the millions of people who live in a region on the frontline of climate change.  Once completed,…

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Does Nigeria Have the Most People With Diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa?

  Researched By: David Ajikobi Retrieved from: Africa Check A top drug firm executive said Nigeria registers the most new cases of diabetes in the region and that 5 million people in the country are living with the disease. Do the claims get a clean bill of health? Diabetes is a growing concern for Nigeria, a…

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Ekene Ijeoma Combines Data and Design to Address Global Issues

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