Africa

Liberian Youth Leading Efforts to End Ebola Crisis

“Ebola is everybody’s business… we need to work to ensure we win this fight against Ebola before it consumes our country and destroys the hard earned peace and stability we sought for so many years.” – S. Aaron Weah-Weah III

First Malian Teachers Embark on US Exchange

In the eyes of five secondary school teachers from Mali, the future of their country’s education system depends on their performance in the coming six weeks.

Reversing Roles: Nigerian Teacher Gains Skills as a Student

At Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio, Habiba Mohammed traded her role as a high school English teacher in Nigeria for the role of an eager student.

Art for Peace Festival Offers Hope for Somaliland’s Future

IREX Europe, IREX, and KOW Media Foundation recently hosted the second edition of the Art for Peace Festival in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The two-day event gave artists and their audience the opportunity to promote peace through art.

IREX Seeks Experts to Review Fellowship Applications

IREX is seeking qualified experts to read and score applications for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Ideal readers are academics and/or profess

How “Designing with the end user” undermines ICT4D best practice

After years of near-invisible end users, it’s promising to see the beginnings of ‘end-user recognition’ in much of ICT4D‘s emerging best practice. It looks like we’ve made a big stride forward, but we’re not where we need to be yet, despite making all the right noises.

Why Microsoft Invests in African Youth

“The focus of Microsoft 4Afrika is to really bring that enabling capability of technology primarily to the youth and small business owners in Africa,” says
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