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Africa Storytellers festival 2024

Africa Foundation for Young Media Professionals in collaboration with Africa Change Narrative Stories had announced the date for Africa Storytellers Festival 2024. This is the first of its kind in Africa. Africa(ns) media and storytelling plains have been dominated so far by stereotypical single story that had been disempowering to the whole continent at large. […]

 Ugandan market women thriving amid setbacks

Aaron Ainomugisha, In 1990, Ms. Jane Bigirwa lost her husband, becoming a young widow at the age of 26. She was working as a primary teacher, a job she later quit to begin a small retail shop in Kiyanja, Kamukuzi, Mbarara district (now city) in western Uganda. Rwebikoona Market 1 In 2004, Jane set up […]

Transforming Mental Health in Nigeria’s rural communities

Yahuza Bawage As the eldest of six siblings, Jecinta Egbim spent her formative years in Kaduna state,Nigeria. With a passion for delving into psychological crime thrillers, honing her culinary skills, and immersing herself in evening strolls to stimulate her creativity, she embraced a diverse range of interests. Jecinta Egbin taking students mental health lessons Raised […]

Zambia: Inspiring woman’s entrepreneurship story

Sifuwe Mwangala  As mothers, teachers and mentors, they pass on knowledge, values and skills to children. Therefore, for any nation to develop, there is a need to invest in women because they are more likely to invest their income in their family’s wellbeing, including health, education and nutrition. When women have access to economic resources […]

Infertility: Succour for affected persons in Zimbabwe

Tafadzwa mwanengureni As a newly married couple in the autumn of the New Millennium (2000), Godknows Mabuwa and his wife looked forward to become parents the following year. However, fate had other plans for them as 2001 passed without a sign of pregnancy for Mabuwa’s wife and this marked their 14 year journey of childlessness. […]

Gender based violence survivors rescuing victims

Fawaz Adebisi Nigerians who have been victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV)  are rescueing children and women from assault, abuse and violence. Balogun Israel was 10 years old when he found himself on the streets in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state in Nigeria, left to die or fend for himself Being from a polygamous […]

Justice On-Air: Radio programme for underdogs

Tobi Sanusi Seventy-two-year-old Gasali Oladimeji had bought about five acres of land from a royal family named Aro in a suburb area of Osun state, South-western Nigeria, in 2020 and he had owned the land ever since. However, in 2021, Oladimeji started receiving threats from a man claiming ownership of part of the land for […]

First local TV streaming service lunched in Zimbabwe

Tatenda Chitagu MASVINGO, ZIMBABWE–Tired of the biased and stereotypical depiction of Africans in foreign-directed films on various online television streaming services? You are homesick in the diaspora and want to catch up with home entertainment online? Or you are fed up with the dorminant online television streaming services and want to know more about the […]

Lesotho youth launch largest export project

Mots’elisi Jesseica Sekonyela Maseru, Lesotho Lesotho-born Khotso Maphathe, a fine arts photographer, creative director and filmmaker in March 2023 pioneered a five to ten year awareness campaign called “Maipato the faceless wool community” The 25-year old said this project is aimed at awakening Basotho and giving them a face in the wool and mohair industry  […]

Waste manager transforms scrap tyres to sustainable lifestyle products

Esther Kalu The popular saying,”Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder,”defines the lens through which Amidu Mohammed, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of PlastiBuild Creative Solutions, finds waste ( scrap tyres) attractive. The 24-year-old waste manager through his startup, officially founded in 2018 uses mostly scrap tyres as raw material to help […]

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