Victory! President of The Gambia Bans Female Genital Mutilation

Campaigners are celebrating news this week that female genital mutilation (FGM) has been criminalized in The Gambia, a victory which comes in the wake of Nigeria’s recent decision to outlaw the practice. It is hoped that the progressive changes seen in these two African countries will encourage others to follow suit. President Yahya Jammeh announced […]

Can You Help This Brave Survivor Tell Her Story And Save Millions Of Lives?

Jaha Dukureh is a formidable and incredibly courageous young woman whose tragic past could have caused her to give up on life altogether. Instead, she’s spearheading a vital campaign that would save millions of girls from a horrific and brutal practice: female genital mutilation. When she was just one week old, Jaha’s clitoris was barbarically cut […]

The Inspirational African Princess Bringing Solar Power To Millions

Light is something we take entirely for granted in the developed world, but there are 1.3 billion people worldwide living without electricity- and 620 million in Africa alone. That’s over 90% of the rural population of an entire continent. In this highly entertaining and educational TEDex talk, HRH Princess Abzeita Djigma from Burkina Faso in Western Africa […]

The Militarization Of Conservation And The Dark Side Of The WWF Exposed

The director of Survival International, a charity that protects tribal people around the world, has recently highlighted some shocking cases of corruption by charities such as WWF which should make all of us question the real motives of well-respected wildlife protection organizations. It’s important to state from the outset that Survival’s work on conservation is widely […]

There Were No New Cases Of Ebola Reported In Sierra Leone Last Week

According to the World Health Organization, there were no new cases of the Ebola virus reported in Sierra Leone last week. This news, sudden and seemingly glorious, has been met with both congratulations and consternation–as authorities warn against complacency. OB Sisay, Director of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), said: “This does not mean Sierra […]

Here’s Why African People Don’t Want Your Stinky Old Clothes

It’s a bit insulting, right? You’re having a clear-out. You rummage through your closet and (among some decent items) you pull out a ton of odd socks, some old greying underwear, several worn T-shirts, a stained jersey, some ripped pants, a pair of scratched sunglasses. Waste not want not, you think. Instead of all this junk going to […]

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