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Rising economic inequality affects children’s future: UNICEF

The rate of child marriages has not decreased in decades and the number of children not attending school continues to climb worldwide, especially in developing countries. Besides, millions of children could die from mainly preventable deaths by 2030. These are just few of the findings included in the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recent report, […]

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Why internet growth in Africa is still slow

Despite a multitude of completed and work-in-progress mega projects meant to make the internet accessible to all Africans, it has been found that the internet sector in Africa has been growing at a very slow rate. A study released this week in the Tanzanian capital Dar-es-Salaam by the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) has […]

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Akon launches solar-powered tablets for Africa’s education

Akon launches solar-powered tablets for Africa’s education

Senegalese-US music star Akon has wonderful plans for the African continent’s electricity and education sectors. Akon’s company Akon Lighting Africa and its partners have unveiled their long-term objective to use solar activities to drive education by introducing connected tablet devices. The announcement was made in Benin, the West African country, where Akon, Thione Niang and […]

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Global rate of blindness declining: report

Blindness across the world seems to be declining, dropping considerably in 2014, as organisations such as Light for the World step in to help people with sight difficulties in developing countries. Light for the World said on Friday that it carried out 53 100 sight-saving cataract surgeries, thus reaching a total of 1.2 million blind […]

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