Cycling, walking move a greener Africa forward

Cycling, walking move a greener Africa forward

Four African countries are among the world’s five most dangerous for walking and cycling, a new UN Environment Programme report on transportation finds, but positive change is making big strides. From Uganda’s student bike-sharing programs, to Zambia’s village bicycle ambulances and Namibia’s bicycle-based recycling pickup service, Africans are taking an…

Ghana to move controversial Gandhi statue from campus

Ghanaian officials say they plan to remove a statue of Mahatma Gandhi that’s been at the center of protests at the University of Ghana. The statue will be moved “to ensure its safety and to avoid the controversy on the Legon Campus,” the government said in a statement issued by…

AU acts on election unrest in Gabon, DRC

The African Union plans to send observers to Gabon, to assist the Consitutional Court with a recount of votes cast in last month’s disputed presidential election. The Peace and Security Council of the AU has asked for observers from other French-speaking nations to assist, the Mail & Guardian reports. The…

How tech is changing international development

Technology is not often the first thing that comes to mind when we think of international development. Usually we are more focused on overarching ideas like clean drinking water or halting a disease that was eradicated in the developed world decades ago. But in reality, some of the very same…

Andy Prinsen and Alexis Barnes

Andy Prinsen is a writer and multimedia producer based in Denver, Colorado. He has a Masters degree in public affairs and bachelors in journalism. @andyalacarte. Alexis Barnes is a multimedia journalist currently working in development in Zambia. @AlexisKReports.

Ghana’s doctors likely to end strike

Ghana’s doctors, it seems, are likely to call of their strike, reported Reuters. The strike is seen as a test f the government’s ability to stand by the terms of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme that has been designed to restore economic stability to the country. The Ghana Medical…

African entrepreneurs to boost jobs in Africa

Africa is going to be the place that creates the next up-and-coming global software entrepreneurs predicts Jørn Lyseggen, the founder CEO of Meltwater, in an interview for News24Live. “I have been to Africa more than 50 times since 2007 and I see so much talent and I see so many…