Africa News

May 21, 2013
Save the Children

Drug Manufacturers Embrace Philanthropy

The pharmaceutical industry has been weathering public controversies for decades, not only in dealing with damage control on countless patents that are either proven to be […]
May 2, 2013
West and Africa building partenerships

Africa’s New Models in Philanthropy

The recent Madonna debacle in Malawi – centered around a statement sent from the State House erroneously labeling the singer as a pompous attention-seeker for her charity […]
February 20, 2013
4Afrika

Getting Kenya Online

Connecting rural parts of Africa to the Internet is changing lives dramatically – helping healthcare providers with location analysis, weather information for farmers and teaching children in […]
January 27, 2013
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu - SoleRebels

Limitations Lead to Innovations

The press has been awash with stories from the African continent in the last few years – and not the usual fair concerning famine, war and […]
January 10, 2013
Katherine Lucey

Women are Leading Light in Africa

It is often argued that limitations are the fuel for creativity – innovation and ambition not being reliant upon access to technological tools or even much […]
September 3, 2012
African Girl

Kenya’s Tech Revolution

It’s ironic that the African continent creates some of the most positive, innovative technological advancements, and at the same time most of its inhabitants don’t have […]
May 8, 2012
Africa

Curing Africa’s Water Scarcity

Recently reported in the news, scientists have discovered massive underground reserves of water throughout the continent of Africa. This initially seems like a fairy tale ‘science […]
March 19, 2012
Dr Hamadoun Touré

Millennium Development Goals and the Magic of Broadband

It’s perhaps revelatory to think that mobile broadband technology can help eradicate hunger, disease and other long-established life extinguishers; many believe that getting the world ‘connected’ […]