By: FREDERIEK VEENENBOS
His two big brown eyes are staring at me. A tiny fly is buzzing around his ear. His breathing is fast and his stomach swollen. A voiceover introduces me to Jon, or little Jon, as they call him. A two-year-old boy suffering from severe malnutrition. Seeing the advertisement from Save The Children on television again caught me by surprise.
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.
George C Kimble stated that, ‘The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it’.
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?’ is what famous musicians brotherly sang, referring to the many hungry Africans, living their hopeless lives on the ‘dark continent’.
Men and women in various communities of North West Cameroon, come together in what they call ‘Njangi groups’.
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.
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.
A short documentary by Stefan Hunt, which beautifully exposes our misconception about ‘poverty’ among traditional African tribes, like the San in Southern Africa.
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.
The government’s lack of long-term insights, will irreversibly rebound on the sustainable development of Nigeria.
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.
Youth involvement is an indispensable aspect of developing societies, but unfortunately, often neglected by senior policymakers.
“If you can survive in Nigeria, you can survive in any part of the world.”
On the eve of World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced it will intensify its efforts to prevent malaria.
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.
An inspiring afternoon during which the passion and ambition of a diverse group of entrepreneurs, coaches and speakers, was nearly tangible.
Given its independence 25 years ago, Eritrea is one of Africa’s youngest nation states.