Morocco Aims to be Hub for Rehabilitation Centres in Africa

Amina Slaoui was on holiday with her husband when she fell off a bike and ended up in a wheelchair. So she decided to set up a disability rehabilitation centre and seventeen years later, the centre she created with a few colleagues has helped 26,000 people receive treatment, equipment and support. They come mainly from […]

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Political Assassinations are Rising Sharply in South Africa

All of the assassination targets had one thing in common: They were members of the African National Congress who had spoken out against corruption in the party that defined their lives. In most cases, A.N.C. officials are killing one another, hiring professional hit men to eliminate fellow party members in an all-or-nothing fight over money, […]

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The Best Remote Bush Camps in Botswana

There’s glamorous hotels and then there’s rugged camping. For a genuine experience of life in the bush, AFK Travel recommends staying in a remote bush camp in a rustic, no frills tent to focus on the surrounding nature and wildlife. SOURCES: AFK Travel

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Kenya’s Sengwer People Use Hi-tech to Fight Forced Evictions

Dubbed “This Is My Backyard” (TIMBY), the app was created in Kenya and is being customized with the Sengwer in mind. The app’s ability to geo-reference videos, pictures and audio files enables Sengwer people to record and report activities like illegal logging and evictions SOURCES: Reuters

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Digital Services Enter Rwanda’s Banking Industry

Bank of Kigali mainly started as a corporate bank but over the years, it has diversified its business. CEO Diane Karusisi speaks to CNN about how the bank has expanded, and why they are especially keen on offering digital services. SOURCES: CNN

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Glam Africa beyond Beauty: Promoting Body Positivity

Shattering Cultural Ideals of Beauty & Bringing You the Scoop on Latest Beauty Trends: Glam Africa Magazine’s Beyond Beauty Issue is a Must-Read! This edition which features popular South African Chef and TV Personality, Lorna Maseko, on the cover, is jam-packed with an eclectic range of beauty, fashion, and lifestyle content you will love. SOURCES: Africa.com

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Can Flooding in Nigeria be Avoided?

Data from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency from 1981-2017, analysing 13 affected locations, reveals a rising trend in annual rainfall, which it says is likely to be a significant factor responsible for floods. This year floods have killed almost 200 people with many thousands displaced. SOURCES: BBC

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Community-based Education in Egypt

The aim was to serve children, particularly girls, who had never been to school or who had left school and wanted to return. After the project’s first year, all students in the first four community schools successfully passed that year of study. This convinced policymakers of the value of the model. SOURCES: The Conversation

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Senegal Debates Traditional vs Conventional Medicine

Senegal’s government is considering legalising traditional medicine. Politicians say the move will ease the burden on already overcrowded hospitals. But doctors say the move is irresponsible and dangerous. SOURCES: Al Jazeera

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