IPP: Africa’s Farmers Deserve Change – This week, African leaders are meeting at the African Green Revolution Forum in Tanzania to discuss a change in focus; developing smallholder farms into a sustainable economy to alleviate poverty.
NYT: A Floating School Proposed for Water Slum in Nigeria – Makoko is a waterfront slum that hovers precariously over the edge of a pollution filled river, home to over 100,000 people in Nigeria. While living conditions are unthinkable, some residents are keen on an idea that might help educate their kids: A floating school on the river. (Jon Gambrell)
Trust: Lack of jobs slows migration to Africa cities – Going against previous trends, research has shown that rural migration to Africa’s cities has slowed, and even reversed in some cases, as dwindling urban economies fail to sustain long term job opportunities. (Laurie Goering)
DailyBeast: Can Coca-Cola Stop AIDS in Africa? – Years ago it was asked: If Coca-Cola can deliver soda to the most rural of places, why can’t the same be done with much needed medicine? The results from Coke’s partnership with aid organizations are in, and while it might need work, initial data shows that drug delivery times have been cut from 30 days to only five days. (Daniel Gross)
UN: At UN, African leaders voice range of concerns – Western countries are not the only ones with a say in development strategies this year. Many African leaders descended on the UN General Assembly this week to give their perspective on what areas need work.