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BudgIT: Illuminating Government Finances
2 years ago

BudgIT: Illuminating Government Finances

In Nigeria, a nation trying to evolve into a strong democracy, the selection by voters of public office holders that protect their interests has been particularly challenging. In …
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Developing Social Capital in South African Youth
3 years ago

Developing Social Capital in South African Youth

Mostafa Shahat  interviewed Susannah Farr from South Africa, who started GOLD Peer Education Development Agency (GOLD). Her vision was to discover a generation of grassroots leaders and to develop …
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Libromat: A New Approach to Early Childhood Development
3 years ago

Libromat: A New Approach to Early Childhood Development

Laundry is rarely anyone’s favorite chore. In the developed world, the burden of the time-consuming chore is often reduced by washing machines and dryers, but in developing countries …
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The Poverty Hackathon: Nairobi and Toronto
3 years ago

The Poverty Hackathon: Nairobi and Toronto

As access to mobile phones across the continent increases, more local developers are creating applications that aim to solve the challenges that face the continent. The <Br/eak> Poverty …
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What Goes Around Comes Around with Karma Cola
3 years ago

What Goes Around Comes Around with Karma Cola

Seeking to improve opportunities and livelihoods for small-scale producers across the world, fair trade is a global movement that provides farmers with better wages and decent working conditions. …
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Improving health care, one message at a time: Totohealth
3 years ago

Improving health care, one message at a time: Totohealth

Health care literacy among Kenya’s lower income population is poor, especially in rural areas. Because of many parents’ inability to access health care or medical advice, maternal and …
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2015 She Leads Africa Winner: OmoAlata
3 years ago

2015 She Leads Africa Winner: OmoAlata

After a fierce competition with five other six inspiring and ambitious African women, Nigerian food and beverage start-up OmoAlata, founded by Kasope Ladipo-Ajai, emerged the victor. As the …
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Confident and Classy with Kamokini
3 years ago

Confident and Classy with Kamokini

A fast-rising favourite of Nigerian celebrities from Samantha Dinka to Adeola Ariyo, Kamokini is a Nigeria-based swimsuit line that aims to make women look and feel good. On …
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A quest to Increase Global Consumption of Authentic Made-in-Africa Goods
3 years ago

A quest to Increase Global Consumption of Authentic Made-in-Africa Goods

I moved from Ghana to the United States when I was twelve years old. Being outside the continent was the first time I experienced the shame of being …
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Habesha Breweries: Cold Gold
3 years ago

Habesha Breweries: Cold Gold

In contrast to its southern neighbor Kenya, Ethiopia’s beer-drinking culture is notably under-developed. That’s where Habesha Breweries, a subsidiary of 300-year old Bavaria Breweries, comes in. As Dutch-owned …
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