[Column] How Africa inspires the world

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The title may seem quite impossible at first glance, right? Especially coming from ‘world’s poorest continent’, dubbed by statistics and the infamous slavery and colonisation. Think again, stop settling for a half empty glass and go for a full one instead, as Stephen Richards would say.

Voluntourism in Ghana: a curse or a blessing?

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Gap years and sabbaticals are frequently spent volunteering abroad, preferably in a stable and sunny country somewhere near the equator.

[Poem] A Vow to Love Africa

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By: BRIGHT OFORI 

Spark’s Start-up Competition: A chance to win 10k & start your business

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Do you live in a conflict-affected country or a fragile state? Do you have a business idea or an existing business under 1 year old that can contribute to rebuilding or supporting your local community? SPARK has arranged a startup competition for you and is offering the chance to win up to €10,000.00 to get your business idea started.

[TED Talk] Is Africa’s future online? 

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By: Siyanda Mohutsiwa 

#IfAfricaWasABar 

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A light in Congo’s darkness: Dr. Denis Mukwege

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While the population desperately wishes for the first peaceful transition of power in the country’s history, another violent overturn of Congo’s regime seems inevitable. During these fragile months – militias are formed and violence intensifies – the Congolese dr. Denis Mukwege is seen as a beacon of hope in Congo’s darkness.

[TEST] – How well do you know the global development facts?

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Earlier this year, The Bright Continent paid tribute to Hans Rosling, a statistics ‘whizkid’ who passed away in February.

The inclusive effect of mobile banking in Tanzania

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As an early adopter in the mobile banking industry, doubling mobile money transactions between 2013 and 2015, Tanzania has slowly evolved into a competitive market over the last decade.

Africa’s leadership: short-termism – our bane, our cross to bear? [Column]

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South Africa is in turmoil, raging fires have engulfed Africa’s most advanced economy. All thanks to the ruling ANC’s blundering leadership and failure to read the modern economy.

‘The A-Z of Africa’ [Column]

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George C Kimble stated that, ‘The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it’.

Africa is not a country

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PEPONI – A Swahili word for paradise or peace. A good place.

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Poverty, violence, famines and war. Just a few words often mentioned in one breath with Africa.