Deep in the Ugandan slum of Wakaliga, a thriving action film industry called Wakaliwood is emerging. The scene is a uniquely Ugandan mash-up of Western action films and Chinese Kung [...]
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Africa’s rapidly developing socio-economic landscape provides fertile ground for tech-savvy business entrepreneurs. While the beautiful landscapes, ecosystems and feedback loops of mother nature seem to tick along with relentless rhythm, the [...]
There is a single principle that guides everything Facebook and its 10,000 employees do. Ubiquity. The more places Facebook can be, the more money it can make. The more data it [...]
Blasting an animal in the face with a burning chilli solution 50 times hotter than tabasco may not seem like the best way of keeping that animal alive – but that is [...]
“The doctors said the lead reached my baby through my breast milk.” This was the moment when Phyllis Omido realised that the lead smelting plant she was working at was [...]
Malawi’s volatile climate presents serious challengers to its people. Eight months of drought have been followed by devastating floods, killing 176 people and displacing up to 200,000. Many blame the destruction on [...]
Meet DJ AJ, a prodigious toddler who learnt to mix music before he could even speak.
Imgur user 5FrogMargin has documented Liberia’s second civil war, using nothing but his camera and the street signs and posters still standing in the conflict’s aftermath. 5FrogMargin began taking photos of the [...]
Meet Philani Dladla, a young man from South Africa who defied all the odds to pursue his love of and evangelism for reading. The 24-year-old’s story is an outstanding tale of [...]
The world’s only remaining male northern white rhino has been placed under 24-hour armed guard in a last ditch attempt to stave off poachers and save the species.