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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Tanzanian, Sand-based Water Filter Wins Innovation Award

In Tanzania, clean drinking water is a rare resource because the water most locals have access to is contaminated. Current filtering systems get rid of only 97 per cent of contaminants, that is until local chemical engineer, Askwar Hilonga invented his own water filtering system, which removes 99.999 per cent of contaminants and is significantly…

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Martin Kharumwa: Making images for an African audience

Self-taught Ugandan photographer, Martin Kharumwa is based between Kigali and Kampala. When he isn’t working on editorial and fashion shoots, he “makes” photographs, a practice that he says brings the ideas in his head to life. In this video interview, Kharumwa introduces us to his world of conceptual image making. Living between countries shaped Kharumwa’s…

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Meet the Sierra Leonean Fashion Designer Set To Change The World

Born in the Eastern town of Kono, Sierra Leone Isatu Harrison was raised by her entrepreneurial single mother with her 3 siblings. Whilst living in Kono, civil war broke out which put her community in danger. Her entire family had to escape from the civil war in Kono and moved to the capital of Sierra…

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