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Inspiring! Rwanda: How 19-Year-Old Ishimwe Saved A Whole Community (Photos)

When Ishimwe Yvette’s family relocated from Kigali to Kayonza District, the experience was overwhelming, making it hard for them to settle in, particularly because the place was dry and had no access to clean water for home use. The challenge was, however, seen by Ishimwe as an opportunity to serve her community and also make some money in the process, ...

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The Number of Technology Hubs Across Africa Have More Than Doubled in Months

The number of technology hubs across Africa have more than doubled in less than a year as more investors and innovators grow the local startup ecosystem beyond the most popular cities. A total of 314 tech hubs and incubation centers were recorded in July by the global telecoms industry body GSMA’s Ecosystem Accelerator, a program that works to enable partnerships ...

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FGM: If You’re A “Circumcized” Girl in Kenya, You Might Not Get A Husband

A team of traditional Maasai cricketers in Kenya has broken with tradition to fight against female genital mutilation (FGM). Some Maasai communities still believe that FGM – when parts of a girl’s vagina are removed – should be continued as some see it as a cultural rite of passage marking when a girl becomes a woman and can marry. Maasai ...

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Hello! Don’t Miss This Great Opportunity for 250,000 Youths in Africa

AfricaWorking, a new private sector initiative committed to impacting Africa on employability and entrepreneurship skills, says its agenda is to support 200,000 youth and 50,000 entrepreneurs by 2020. The new group consists private companies like Microsoft, Barclays Africa, Emerging World, FranklinCovey, Knod, Safal Group and Syngenta, with the objective of channeling their collective powers to create job opportunities across Africa, Premium Times reports. ...

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Meet 13-year-old Richard Turere Who Arrested Lions With Technology

Without an iota of doubt, Africa is home to incredible innovations. As the continent with about half of the world’s young people, Africa’s hope is soaring. That’s not to say there are no daunting challenges; however, they are being turned, gradually, into opportunities by a number of inspiring young Africans. In 2013, Richard Turere, the 12-year-old Kenyan from the Maasai ...

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