We are excited to share some of the latest news from across Africa; the stories we are currently following as we continue to assist our grassroots partners in Africa. From Cameroon and Ethiopia to Zambia and Zimbabwe, as an African-based organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they need us the most in their communities. We want to share updates from across the continent that inspire our work and motivate us to keep building a bright future for African youth and the communities they live in.
5 things you need to know about World Heart Day | Sierra Leone News
According to the World Heart Foundation, global health conditions like heart disease is one…
Zimbabwe begins gradual reopening of schools amid virus
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s schools Monday reopened for pupils in two grades as part of a gradual process that will see all pupils return to class by early November.
Climate Change Impacts, Trends and Vulnerabilities of Children in Sub Saharan Africa - World
English Analysis on World and 12 other countries about Climate Change and Environment, Disaster Management, Drought, Epidemic and more; published on 15 Sep 2020 by UNICEF
It’s time for Africa’s maternal mortality battle to go digital
It is wholly unacceptable that a mother in sub-Saharan Africa is over 100 times more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than a woman in Western Europe in an age when having a mobile phone and access to the internet alone can greatly enhance their life chances.
Young author’s book funds water well in Sierra Leone
Young author Jake Torres has funded a well in Sierra Leone from £2,500 of the proceeds of the sale of his book ‘Corona Travel’ with the assistance of charity Action 4 Schools. Called ‘Jake’s Well’ is it the charity’s 64th well and me...
As Covid-19 Closes Schools, the World’s Children Go to Work
Former students are taking illegal and often dangerous jobs in India and other developing countries, potentially rolling back years of progress in social mobility and public health.
Millions of African children rely on TV education during pandemic
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Five-year-old Kenyan student Miguel Munene sits between his parents, holding their hands as he watches cartoon characters teaching him to pronounce “fish”.
Zimbabwe’s Growing Water Crisis Is Complicating Its COVID-19 Response
Tens of thousands of people are forced to crowd around communal boreholes as authorities struggle to provide running water.
Worst floods in decades cause displacement of 217,000 Ethiopians - Xinhua | English.news.cn
ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Around 217,000 Ethiopians have been displaced by the worst floods in several decades, an Ethiopian minister said on Monday.
Kenya turns to Japanese green tea to boost earnings
Kenya turns to Japanese green tea to boost earnings
Zambian nun praised as ‘unsung hero’ of COVID pandemic
With the COVID-19 pandemic and its many sorrows has come a new appreciation for essential workers, and now a Roman Catholic nun in Zambia has been named one of “seven unsung heroes” by wealthy philant...
The power of investing in girls in Sierra Leone
Youssouf Kiendrebeogo and Quentin Wodon explain how giving Sierra Leone’s girls the opportunity to stay in school is one of the smartest economic investments the country can make.
Sierra Leone: Older People in Sierra Leone Face ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ of Health Issues - Study
Press Release - Three-quarters of people over-40 in Sierra Leone have at least one health factor that could contribute to cardiovascular disease – creating a ‘ticking time bomb’ of death and disability in one of the world’s poorest counties, a new study reveals.
Harnessing the power of youth to fight air pollution in Africa
Tackling Africa’s air pollution will require a concerted effort from the public and private sectors - and Africa’s youth has a huge role to play, too.
Uganda introduces virtual learning for students, many families struggles to pay for Data
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic school children are learning through video applications and broadcast channels, including in Uganda. But while many embrace the new normal, not all families are able to afford paying for data or even electricity for the television. Watch the report to know more.
New Children’s Book Shows Even Heroes Have Depression, but Teachers and Parents Can Help
“The Brave Little African Girl” by Thabitha Mathabatha teaches readers it takes a village to support children experiencing depression, but with love and encouragement, happiness is always on the horizon
Feature: Malawian students back to school under strict COVID-19 measures
Students in the southeastern African country Malawi are excited to return to school as many schools start to reopen classes to prepare students for their final
Blackboard Africa: The youth-led venture empowering the next generation of leaders | The Social Enterprise Magazine - Pioneers Post
STARS OF SEWF2020: 19-year-old Amonge Sinxoto and her cousin run a social enterprise that’s provided leadership training to hundreds of young South Africans. Catch her on the closing panel at this month’s Social Enterprise World Forum.