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COVID-19 in Africa: Multifaceted impact on Africa’s youth

Originally published by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The Foundation carried out its first Now Generation Network (NGN) Survey from 12-25 June. Participants further unpack the findings from the Survey in relation to the impact of COVID-19 in Africa and the continent’s...

Politicising inroads to innovation

Originally published in the APRM. The Opportunity  At the intersection of preserving lives and livelihoods, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented an opportune moment for Africa to learn from past mistakes, confront glaring inequalities, as well as look...

The politics of selective condemnation: ‘Silencing the guns’ in Zimbabwe during a pandemic

Originally published in the Maverick Citizen. The Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the precariousness of purportedly democratic states which, though not classified as states in conflict, exist within the parameters of negative peace where social protections are...

Reflections on the International Day of the African Child

Reflections on the International Day of the African Child Today we are reminded that though traditionally, ‘youthfulness’, as a concept, is expungable; the structural legacies of systemic violence formed against the African child linger long after one has exited the...

Re-Launching Africa: Reflections on amplifying women in STEM.

Re-Launching Africa: Reflections on amplifying women in STEM. Until we have that critical mass of real equity at the engineering design table that are reimagining solutions; we are not going to reach those SDGs because we have unbalanced problem solvers. Naadiya...

COVID-19 in Africa: Multifaceted impact on Africa’s youth

Originally published by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The Foundation carried out its first Now Generation Network (NGN) Survey from 12-25 June. Participants further unpack the findings from the Survey in relation to the impact of COVID-19 in Africa and the continent’s...

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Politicising inroads to innovation

Originally published in the APRM. The Opportunity  At the intersection of preserving lives and livelihoods, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented an opportune moment for Africa to learn from past mistakes, confront glaring inequalities, as well as look...

read more

Reflections on the International Day of the African Child

Reflections on the International Day of the African Child Today we are reminded that though traditionally, ‘youthfulness’, as a concept, is expungable; the structural legacies of systemic violence formed against the African child linger long after one has exited the...

read more

Africa Day

Africa Day May 25th, Africa Day, is a day that calls on Africans to celebrate the gains, and reflect on the shortcomings, in realising a prosperous future on our beautiful continent. The tenacity and ingenuity the African people have shown during COVID-19, has...

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