Column – ‘The A-Z of Africa’

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

Bright slides – Daily life in and around Abuja

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Through her work, Nigerian photographer Etinosa Osayimwen hopes to create impact and contribute to a slightly better world. Get carried away by some of her breathtaking pictures. 

‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’ [Column]

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‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’ is what famous musicians brotherly sang, referring to the many hungry Africans, living their hopeless lives on the ‘dark continent’.

Women in North West Cameroon create social impact by funding each other’s projects.

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Men and women in various communities of North West Cameroon, come together in what they call ‘Njangi groups’.

[Report] The Sentry – How the South Sudanese elite makes a fortune while making a famine

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In an investigative report, shared with The Bright Continent earlier this week, investigators thoroughly describe how the continuous atrocities and suffering in South Sudan, are rather beneficial for an army general who illustrates the corrupted and bad (political) leadership in world’s youngest country.

Interview with Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

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Earlier this month, The Bright Continent spoke with Dutch Minister Lilianne Ploumen about the combination of trade and aid in one Ministry, the pros and cons of development cooperation, and youth unemployment in Africa. 

Restoring hope through football

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Short documentary – Poverty of Perception

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A short documentary by Stefan Hunt, which beautifully exposes our misconception about ‘poverty’ among traditional African tribes, like the San in Southern Africa.

Mo Ibrahim, a billionaire who awards excellent leadership in Africa

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The British-Sudanese billionaire and entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim, annually awards an African statesman for excellent leadership and good governance. Unfortunately, the prize has not been awarded since 2014 due to a lack of excelling candidates.

Get carried away by West Africa’s beauty

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Africa is not a country

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How a lack of education shatters the dreams of internally displaced children in Nigeria

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The government’s lack of long-term insights, will irreversibly rebound on the sustainable development of Nigeria.

How bright is the life of a Somali refugee in Trumpland?

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A conversation with Aden Hassan Tarah from Somalia, who happened to be reassigned to the ‘Land of the Free,’ just before Donald Trump was elected president.

Why Nigeria should invest in its leaders of tomorrow

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Youth involvement is an indispensable aspect of developing societies, but unfortunately, often neglected by senior policymakers. 

Nigeria and its ever-resilient citizens

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“If you can survive in Nigeria, you can survive in any part of the world.” 

WHO scales up its efforts to counter malaria

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On the eve of World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced it will intensify its efforts to prevent malaria. 

Virunga: A ‘Gallic’ and persistent park in eastern Congo

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Learn more about Africa’s oldest national park and its brave rangers, who risk their lives for the preservation of one of world’s most magical eco-systems. 

[EVENT REPORT] ‘Making Africa Work’ – Building bridges and connecting entrepreneurs

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An inspiring afternoon during which the passion and ambition of a diverse group of entrepreneurs, coaches and speakers, was nearly tangible.

Eritrea: Africa’s very own North Korea [VIDEO]

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Given its independence 25 years ago, Eritrea is one of Africa’s youngest nation states.