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African Women Role Models

African Women Role Models

Partnership between ITY Africa and African Union Youth Working Group African Women Role Models “Inspiring the next generation of African women.” ITY Africa in conjunction with the African Union Youth Working Group have created the African Women Role Model series. The aim of this series is to inspire women and girls by highlighting female models through the creation of social media platforms such as ITY Africa. Every week, a biographical profile of an outstanding woman from the continent will be highlighted showing their outstanding contribution to women, Africa and the world. 

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Leave No Man Behind: A Solution to Africa’s Poverty

Leave No Man Behind: A Solution to Africa’s Poverty

The American military polarized the term, “leave no man behind,” which referred to a principle in most armies that when a fellow soldier is behind enemy lines, or has been caught by enemies, it is up to the other comrades to rescue that soldier, leave no man behind.  The belief in this principle was that no life was more important than the other and it was up to each and every soldier to value their life as important as the next person.  Now, imagine if we had the same principle in our economic policies, programs, plans and activities. Below are some figures that show the exponential growth of the middle and the rise in the billionaires and millionaires in Africa. Take note of these facts: In 2000, there were 4.6 million African households defined as middle class. Today; there are 15 million. South Africa has 71 000 US dollar millionaires. Nigeria has the second highest growth in new champagne consumption (2011-2016) trailing France. Between 2013-2023, the number of s

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Dear "white" South Africans

Dear "white" South Africans

Modibe Julius Modibe Johannesburg, South Africa Dear "white" South Africans I'm writing this open letter to you because I want to be as brutally honest as possible and I hope you'll enjoy it! After the bloodily assassination of Chris Hani our beloved country was on the verge of a civil war, this was a time where the black majority endured so much pain, disrespect and humiliation and were just fighting to be accepted into THEIR OWN country among other things and guess what? They STILL found it in them to forgive and move on. It hurts me that even after 21 years of democracy a black man still feels like a foreigner in his own country, a black man still gets looked at funny every time he enters a restaurant filled with white people, that's if he's lucky enough to even get in, and if looks could speak he'd probably be asked "hey sir, are you LOST"? 

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