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African Solutions To African Problems

African Solutions To African Problems

Kudakwashe Manjonjo Harare, Zimbabwe African solutions to African problems: what does that really mean? In Chinese culture, there is a belief that represents the two opposite principles in nature, commonly known as yin-yang. Yin-yang ascribes to the idea that in life there are two contrasting values or sides, the negative and positive, feminine and masculine, the good and the bad. Since the beginning of the new millennium, Africa has been strengthening its call for our own solutions to our own problems but it’s the application of this belief that has led to a ying-yang situation in terms of this value. Let’s start with the yang side, which is the good-positive side. African solutions to African problems owes its existence to the fight led by Kwame Nkrumah against neo-colonialism advocating for Africans to control their destiny, politically, socially, economically. And this above everything else is the prime reason African leaders support this notion. Taking a leaf from Chika

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Is there food on the table for all one billion of us?

Is there food on the table for all one billion of us?

Kudakwashe Manjonjo Harare, Zimbabwe These are the facts: Every fourth person in Africa that you meet in the road is likely to be under-nourished, every third child is stunted, hunger levels in Africa rise by 2% per annum and between 1990 and 2012 and the number of hungry Africans has increased from 175 million to 239 million. The African Union Summit held last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ran with the theme “Agriculture and Food Security.” With the above facts hanging over their heads, the seemingly perennial question arose, are we as Africans able to feed ourselves, our families, nations and as it seems likelier in the future, the world?

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"Fighting Child Trafficking & Reuniting Families" with KEREN RILEY

"Fighting Child Trafficking & Reuniting Families" with KEREN RILEY

Keren Riley As a foreigner, what drove you to respond to the plight of Ugandan Children? "We adopted our son from Uganda in 2005 when he was 8 years old.  He had spent 5 years living in an orphanage in Kampala. He taught us so much about what really goes on inside orphanages and the damage they do to a child’s development.  We wanted to do something about it and try to stop other children going through what our son went through.  We also wanted to help create a movement where children are no longer brought up in orphanages in Uganda but are brought up in families." In your description of " Reunite " you describe some children as being "lost in the orphanage system" , could you elaborate? "Often, children end up in orphanages and not all the family members are aware of it.  In many cases the child’s parents have had a break down in their relationship and perhaps the child has been put in the orphanage without one side of the families co

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Women in Technology

Women in Technology

Lillian Achom Afchix Africa Women in Technology The vision of AfChix Africa Women is a gender diverse workforce in the ICT/computer Science Industry. Its mission is to create a vibrant network of African Women in Computer Science, IT and related areas by networking with women [those already in computer science / IT and young girls] for purposes of supporting them to grow in their careers and encouraging young girls to consider careers in Computer Science / IT. AfChix Africa Women in Technology  is a network for women in computer science and IT. AfChix Africa Women in Technology evolved from LinuxChix Africa, which was started in 2004 by two great African women; Dorcas Muthoni of Kenya and Anna Badimo of South Africa. AfChix is based in Kenya-its mother country and there are many other chapters all over Africa; Kenya, Uganda, Lesotho, Morocco, Senegal, Zimbabwe, South Africa and many others. It can be argued from an economic standpoint that for a country's Computer in

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