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: 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.
By: DEBBY N.J NDJADILA
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.