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.

The Danger of a Single Story

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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.

My Motherland [poem]

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By: DEBBY N.J NDJADILA

[TED Talk] Is Africa’s future online? 

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By: Siyanda Mohutsiwa 

#IfAfricaWasABar 

Dr. Mukwege

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.