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AfDB supports Namibia’s water and sanitation sector

by AfDB The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$121.7mn loan and US$ 3.37mn grant from the Rural Water Supply Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund to support Namibia’s “Water Sector Support Programme” This will provide job opportunities and empower women…

Harmful practices rob women and girls of ‘right to reach their full potential’

Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that routinely harm them, both physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities, the report states. “Harmful practices against girls cause profound and lasting…

‘It’s your future to define’, says UN deputy chief, urging young African leaders to push for Global Goals

by SDGs “Use your phones not to sow hatred and division, but to bring us together to achieve the [Goals],” she said, adding the youth should take their future seriously and work hard to ensure no one else controlled their narrative.…

Entrepreneur Jasmine Jones On Leading Beside Her Employees

By Forbes This week on Unfiltered we sat down with Cherry Blossom Intimates CEO and Cofounder Jasmine Jones to talk about her leadership style, her message to young people to be relentless and her difficult decision to end her engagement.

Bring us to the table to unlock youth jobs and power growth, say young African entrepreneurs

by African Development Bank Young African entrepreneurs urged to make their voices heard in business policy-making across the continent and called on governments to implement friendlier tax policies, improve access to finance and boost support for youth-led businesses to create…

Young climate activists in Africa struggle to be heard

by Stacey Knott As Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion inspire climate protesters across the globe, young African activists say they still struggle to make themselves heard. “No continent will be struck as severely by the impacts of climate change as Africa,”…

On the Limits of Care and Knowledge: 15 Points Museums Must Understand to Dismantle Structural Injustice

Yesomi Umolu If there is one thing that marks our collective experience in the first half of this year, it is the way that our understanding of how care and knowledge function in our society has changed. We have arrived…

Young African migrants in Australia at higher mental health risk

Young immigrants from Africa living in Australia are 10 times more likely to develop psychosis than Australian-born youth. A study carried out by advocacy group Orygen outlined the mental health risks of young African migrants such as adapting to a new…

To support Africa’s women entrepreneurs, investors must understand them

Michael Ngoasong f you want to change our society, you help a woman to change her life. Then the woman will change the world.” These are the words of Vera Mbongo, who runs a not-for-profit orphanage attached to a for-profit…

The ‘Famous Global Startup Network’ Now Infamous For Ignoring African Ecosystems

By Nzekwe Henry As of February this year, browsing through Startup Genome’s so-called “Global Map Of Innovation” revealed a huge and very conspicuous blank space right in the middle of the map.  In a visual representation that supposedly highlights thriving…