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Putting Journalism At The Heart Of Ethiopia’s Reform Programme

Dramatic reforms are underway in Ethiopia since the new Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed came into office six months ago – he’s ended the long-running war with neighbouring Eritrea, released political prisoners and set about liberalising the economy. Media reform is also at heart of the Prime Minister’s radical change programme and I’ve been travelling…

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Launch Of African Database Brings New Hope

A Business plan scrawled on the back of an airplane sick-bag has led to a database which has the potential to transform education research across Africa. Patrick Dunne is the co-Founder of Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA). He first conceived the idea of setting up an organisation which would map the continent’s education needs and…

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Tech Executive Eunice Salutes Africa’s Top Women

“Founding Women” by Eunice Baguma Ball is an inspiring read featuring twenty African women entrepreneurs who have fulfilled their dreams of running their own businesses. The book relates their stories and how they dealt with the setbacks and challenges they had to overcome to achieve success. It is stuffed full of lessons and encouragement for…

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The Bright Sparks Who Are Transforming Nearly half-a-Million Young Lives

Students from the UK’s Warwick University have had another great year teaching Maths in African township schools. They taught 96,626 young people last year. This means that Warwick students have taught almost half-a-million children since the annual Warwick In Africa programme began in 2006. Warwick now wants to smash that half million mark next year…

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We’ve signed Neymar!!!!

My charity Handicap International has signed up Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer to be its new global Ambassador.   As Chair of Trustees of Handicap International UK I’m delighted that Neymar has agreed to work with us on behalf of disabled children around the world. In this age when so many football millionaires are…

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Fighting For Child Refugees

Aleema Shivji Executive Director, Handicap International UK Handicap International is also campaigning for all vulnerable people to be treated fairly. And there’s no group of people more vulnerable than the child refugees who arrive in the UK without their parents or any means of support. Here’s how H.I’s Executive Director Aleema Shivji responded to the recent…

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Africa Partnership Launched

Journalism in Africa is really making a difference to global perceptions of the continent. It provides an opportunity to inform the world audience about the realities of modern and to smash the negative stereotypes that have dogged the continent for too long. Whenever I travel in Africa I’m now gripped by the range of new…

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