Today, the WHO has certified that Liberia and West Africa are officially free of Ebola transmission, marking the close of a two-year, wholly international effort and a significant milestone for the global health community. Today, indeed, is a moment to be celebrated!
Mathare Foundation believes that changing youth mentalities can change a country’s future. This community-based organization registered with the Kenyan government offers training and opportunities in photography, as well as soccer and performing arts, to Mathare youths between the ages of 10 and 16.
This week, we've had the honor of speaking to Ghana Code Club founder Ernestina Edem Appiah about her rise from IT secretary to coder, business owner, NGO founder, and spearhead of coding in Ghanaian schools!
"I love to care for people, and Liberians were dying, so I had to take the risk. God was on my side to protect me. Working in the clinic was very, very sad. But we needed to help people survive. That is why I took the risk."
As the current holder of one of the top legal positions in the world, Fatou Bensouda is a definite role model. She is a symbol for girls across Africa of the great heights that can be achieved through quality education!
The New York Times recently published their annual list of 52 places to go in 2016. Seeing that there were only a handful of destinations from Africa in the past few years, we decided to put together our own list of our favorite cities, countries, and attractions on the continent!
South African tech writer and speaker Toby Shapshak says, “In Africa, necessity is the mother of invention.” There's certainly a boom in exciting new companies that are tackling vital issues across the continent. We've picked eight of the best #GlobalGoal busting startups that are gaining serious momentum!
"When we help African countries feed their people and care for the sick, that prevents the next pandemic from reaching our shores. Right now, we are on track to end the scourge of HIV/AIDS, and we have the capacity to accomplish the same thing with malaria ."
ONE and Accountability Lab are teaming up to host the 2016 Honesty Oscars, an event that honors groundbreaking organizations, activists, and creatives who make our world more transparent and hold our governments and corporations more accountable.