Ivory Coast, : a slow rebirth — Photo Essay by Eric Lafforgue on Qantara de

After its independence from France, the Ivory Coast was called the “Miracle of Africa” for its religious and ethnic harmony. But the dynamic country still faces many challenges. By Eric Lafforgue Strangers in their own country: Ivory Coast is home to 62 different ethnic groups, including the Peuls. But many don’t have Ivorian citizenship because…

With ‘Chipper’, Aga Khan Academy Alum gains notice — AKDN org |Co-founded Chipper Cash, an African cross-border payment startup that has raised $8.4 million in venture capital within less than a year

I was born and bred in Uganda and, after graduating from the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, moved to Iowa to study at Grinnell College. It was at Grinnell College that I met my co-founder, Maijid Moujaled. Like myself, Maijid was an international student and was born in Ghana. Ham Serunjogi (right), a graduate from the…

Should Swahili be an official language for Africa?| Four young people from Nigeria, Kenya, Burundi and Cameron discussed with host Eddy Micah Jr | Also Video on Swahili

Africa is home to linguistic diversity. In fact, It is estimated that the number of languages spoken in the continent could be between 1.250 and 2.100. Nigeria alone has over 500 languages. Swahili, Arabic, Somali, Amharic, Hausa, Fulani and Yoruba are only some of the most spoken languages on the continent. Wouldn’t it be easy…

Aga Khan University latest videos: Launch of Youth Entry Level Skills Report​​​ | Highlights Adolescent and Youth Health and Wellbeing Symposium 2019

Aga Khan University latest videos: Launch of Youth Entry Level Skills Report​​​ Launch of the Youth Entry Level Skills Report​​​ by AKU’s East Africa Institute. The aim of this study was to generate evidence to support reliable assessment of the skills and competences possessed by youth in entry-level jobs (the supply), and the skills and…

Namibia: Anatomy of a Bribe | Al Jazeera Investigations

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit secretly films officials in Namibia demanding cash in exchange for political favours. It’s a story of how foreign companies plunder Africa’s natural resources. Using confidential documents provided to Al Jazeera by Wikileaks, . “Anatomy of a Bribe” exposes the government ministers and public officials willing to sell off Namibia’s assets in…

Video: Bringing power to Africa | DW English

Torsten Schreiber is a German entrepreneur who is bringing transportable solar power plants to remote villages in various African countries – including crisis regions. A portrait of an entrepreneur with a mission. Source: DW English Published: 18.04.2018 ->>>>><<<<-