The 25th of May commemorates the liberation of African countries and facilitates discussions key to our collective material survival, our continued albeit precarious independence, and our advancement. This year Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity declares May 23rd to 29th as African Liberation Week.
An entrepreneur in the DRC is showing us how eco-friendly construction can help manage non-biodegradable waste. The management of plastic waste continues to be a major challenge worldwide. Innovative solutions for recycling the alarming amount of plastic pollution are a need that cannot be understated.
As the war on Ukraine rages on, the western world is waking up to the harrowing realities that Black and Brown refugees have suffered for decades. In emergencies access to continuous, equitable, inclusive, and quality education is life-sustaining. Education in Emergencies practitioner Racheal Vichei tells us why.
Young African environmentalists are showing outstanding climate leadership and contributions to climate action. Founder of Eco-Champions, Temilade Salami was awarded the COP Climate Leaders Prize worth £3000 in recognition of her climate education and advocacy work.
These women have helped people in their communities and far beyond.
Robots might overthrow humans but at least they’ll save the earth. A poignant take on humanity’s unrelenting destruction of nature and the premise behind 2021’s winning Ecoexistence Game Jam prototype.
Mhlangabezi Mdutyana is a University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD graduate-in-waiting. He’s the son of a domestic worker and a security guard and he grew up on the dusty roads of Polar Park in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.
You can arrest activists, but you cannot arrest the truth: In June 2021, three activists – Rob Callender, Daisy Pearson and Ben Wheeler, also known as the Westminster Three – were charged with criminal trespass under Section 128 of the Serious Organised Crime and Policing Act (2005) before a London court. Seven months earlier, on a cold November morning, they had peacefully climbed up the scaffolding on the corner of the UK Houses of Parliament to hang a ten-metre tall letter written by Africans to the people of the United Kingdom. It was a courageous effort to amplify voices from the Global South.
This Is Africa spoke to Cameroonian climate justice activist and development architect Emily Miki about the co-creation of adaptation solutions, public participation, and climate-specific capacity building.