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In Case You Missed It: 6/20/16 – 6/26/16

By Raevyn Goates on June 28, 2016

Brothers Rene and Clifford Bouma formed a rap duo, called "White African Rap," in order to empower African albinos.

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa, for those who need help catching up

Brothers Rene and Clifford Bouma formed a rap duo, called “White African Music,” in order to empower African albinos.

In this week’s news, two albino brothers in Cameroon fight discrimination through song, and South African courts move closer to bringing President Jacob Zuma of South Africa to court.

Albino Brothers Turn to Music to Fight Prejudice

Albino brothers, Rene and Clifford Bouma, have formed a rap duo in order to de-stigmatize albinism in Cameroon and other parts of Africa where violence against albinos is still common.…

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In Case You Missed It: 06/13/16 – 06/19/16

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on June 20, 2016

Michelle Obama at an event for the the Let Girls Learn initiative
The White House

Michelle Obama at an event for the Let Girls Learn initiative

In this week’s news, American first lady, Michelle Obama, will travel to Liberia for a goodwill visit, and the much-anticipated African Union e-passport is set to roll out in July.

Michelle Obama Plans Trip to Liberia to Promote Girls’ Education

U.S. first lady, Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, will travel to Spain, Morocco and Liberia later this month to support the Let Girls Learn initiative, according to this story from the Washington Post.

Obama’s activities in Liberia will occur on June 27, according to the While House.…

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CARE ABOUT GLOBAL ISSUES?

By Africa Agenda on June 18, 2016

Poverty Hack

Posner Poverty Hackathon: JULY 10 – 12, 2016

CARE ABOUT GLOBAL ISSUES? HAVE SKILLS TO CONTRIBUTE?

Come “hack” a solution to one of these challenges:

  • Starfish: Creating Participant-Centered Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Africa Agenda: Promoting a Holistic View of the Continent
  • The Women’s Bakery: Elevating Entrepreneurship in East Africa

We’re looking for individuals with skills in tech, entrepreneurship, education, and much more.

There will be funding for the winning solution, and prizes for teams!

Full Event (July 10–12):

Registration Before June 15:

  • $25 – Posner Tenants/Members; Students
  • $40 – Professionals

Registration On or After June 15:

  • $40 – Posner Tenants/Members; Students
  • $50 – Professionals

Closing Night Happy Hour Only (July 12, 5–7pm):

  • $10 – Posner Tenants/Members
  • $15 – General Public

Learn More About The Africa Agenda Challenge>>>> Africa Agenda Challenge

Register>>>> POVERTYHACK.POSNERCENTER.ORG

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In Case You Missed It: 6/6/16 – 6/12/16

By Raevyn Goates on June 15, 2016

South African Women's Soccer Team
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South African Women’s Soccer Team

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and about Africa, for those who need help catching up

In this week’s news, the U.S. Women’s soccer team to face South Africa in a highly anticipated friendly, bakers in Burkina Faso go on strike and Zimbabwe frees protestors.

U.S. to take on South Africa In preparation for Brazil Olympics

The 2016 Olympics in Brazil are just a few weeks away.

In preparation, the U.S. Women’s National Team or WNT has been training by playing friendlies with the national teams of other countries. The preparations that have been styled as a “send-off” for the American team have thus far involved matches with countries around the world, including Ireland, Japan and Columbia.…

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In Case You Missed It: 5/30/16 – 6/6/16

By George Bamu on June 6, 2016

The African dishes you should be eating

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and about Africa, for those who need help catching up

In this week’s news, Ethiopia’s former health minister seeking to be next WHO chief, and African chefs want you to savor an African dish.

African Chefs Using The Web to Promote Their Dishes

For those who travel around the world, it may be hard to find an African dish listed on the menu of your favorite restaurants. Even while it’s delicious, the dishes may not be familiar to people from other cultures.

“African cuisines, however, have been slow to catch on globally,” writes CNN’s Phoebe Parke.…

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In Case You Missed It: 5/23/16 – 5/29/16

By Raevyn Goates on May 30, 2016

Arthur Zang, creator of the Cardiopad, poses with his invention.

Arthur Zang, creator of the Cardiopad, poses with his invention.

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and about Africa, for those who need help catching up. In this week’s news, Cardiopad and Ethiopian Airlines are recognized for their excellence, and ancient treasures are returned to Egypt.

Cardiopad Creator Wins Engineering Prize

Arthur Zang, an engineer from Cameroon, won the African Prize for Engineering Innovation this week.

Zang invented the Cardiopad, which is a tablet-like device that performs heart tests, such as an EKG, and sends the results to cardio specialists through a mobile network.

This is important because Cameroon, a country with over 20 million people, only has about 50 cardio specialists.…

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