African Development Report: 2014 edition now available

More than infrastructure, it is political will that boosts regional integration in Africa. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB). The 2014 edition of the African Development Bank’s African Development Report, on the theme of “Regional integration at the service of inclusive growth”, was officially launched Tuesday, December 16 at the Bank’s headquarters…

Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Health post-2015

Originally published by culturalsurvival.org. Putting African Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Health on the Post-2015 Development Agenda The right to health is the most basic of human rights, argues Indigenous Maasai scholar Ben Koissaba, of Kenya, in conclusion to his participation at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples that took place September 2014 in New York.  “[It’s]…

Seven startups built on AMPION Venture Bus Tunisia

– innovative new businesses for a young democracy – 45 participants on Venture Bus Tunisa built seven startups Winning ventures: TrashCash, ExTail and Citizen+ Investors already reaching out to founders SamsungFastTrack acceleration program at ESPRIT prolonged exclusively for Venture Bus startups Tunis, Tunisia/Berlin, Germany. After Tunisia elected its new president this weekend the young democracy…

‘Spider Stories’ – Animated Fantasy Series Set in Fictitious African Kingdom

By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act – originally published at blogs.indiewire.com. Almost two years ago, the sibling filmmakers – John and Charles Agbaje, raised over $30,000 on Kickstarter. The series is set in a fantasy world based on pan-African culture and mythology. Titled “Spider Stories: An Animated Film,” it tells the story of a royal family over thrown by a…

World University Rankings 2014-15: Africa

Also published at Akada Network. The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2014-2015 list the best global universities and are the only international university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The top universities rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to…

African Voices against Corruption

ONLINE DOCUMENTARY: AFRICAN VOICES AGAINST CORRUPTION Filed under – Transparency International Discover the stories of ordinary citizens taking up the fight against corruption and the staff in our Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres who support them in our new online documentary, African Voices Against Corruption. Corruption has many names and takes many different forms. Depending…

Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD)

An essay on synergy by Judyannet Muchiri. It is the information age; but information on its own is nothing. What you do with information, how and with who changes everything. Similarly what you don’t do with information is also important. Narrowing it down to the youth in Africa and across the globe, what information do they…

Be a whistleblower for peace: Falling Whistles

We believe the solutions to Congo’s problems come from those living within them. Together we are investing in Congolese visionaries and building a coalition to end our world’s deadliest war. In 2008 we met 5 boys in eastern Congo. Former child-soldiers held in a military camp. One boy told us the story of children sent…