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.
Gap years and sabbaticals are frequently spent volunteering abroad, preferably in a stable and sunny country somewhere near the equator.
By: BRIGHT OFORI
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By: Siyanda Mohutsiwa
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.
Earlier this year, The Bright Continent paid tribute to Hans Rosling, a statistics ‘whizkid’ who passed away in February.
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.
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.
George C Kimble stated that, ‘The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it’.
Poverty, violence, famines and war. Just a few words often mentioned in one breath with Africa.