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How your bitcoins can help fight Ebola

How your bitcoins can help fight Ebola

All over the world, people are coming up with new and innovative ways to help shut down the Ebola crisis that is still affecting Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. We’ve already shared stories about how people in West Africa are responding, and now a start-up in Ghana has come up with another great idea: Bitcoin Against Ebol...
10 incredible tech innovations that will benefit humanity

10 incredible tech innovations that will benefit humanity

Every year, the Tech Awards recognises individuals and organisations that are creating innovations that make the world a better place. Some of these technologies are completely new inventions, and others are innovative uses of existing technologies. Here are 10 of the best.
David’s desert race for ONE: 5 marathons in 5 days across Burkina Faso

David’s desert race for ONE: 5 marathons in 5 days across Burkina Faso

David Barnard is a member of ONE’s Africa Policy Advisory Board and the Vice-President, Africa, of TechSoup. From 14-18 November he’s taking on an incredible challenge: the Ultra AFRICA Race in Burkina Faso. Over 5 days he will be running 213km / 132 miles – a marathon a day – carrying everything he needs on&helli......

Back to school: 5 books about Africa you should be reading

For many people around the world, the summer break is coming to an end and children are heading back to school.  I can still remember that sinking feeling during the final few days of freedom, the thought of being back in a classroom all day only slightly offset by a cool new pencil case and…...

VIDEO: 6 inspirational young people fighting global poverty

To celebrate International Youth Day, we’re shining a spotlight on just some of the young people who are refusing to inherit a world where extreme poverty and inequality exist. I hear so many people dismiss the issue of global poverty with the words ‘It’s just how the world is. There will always be poverty, ......

The coolest new vlog that’s keeping Africa real

Did you know that the Harlem Shake evolved from an Ethiopian dance called the Eskista? Or that Botswana has a thriving heavy metal scene? No? Then you need What’s Up Africa. Ikenna Azuike’s weekly video blog takes a cheeky look at what’s happening across the continent and mashes it up with music, video and inter......