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Social media and the future of African media

The first edition of Social Media Week Lagos was held in 2013, making Nigeria the first African country to host the week-long event. Because Lagos is the commercial centre of the most populous African country, and with a population that is quickly embracing social media as part of its culture, it was the logical choice to host such an event. Since 2013, Social Media Week Lagos has focused on the role that technology plays in people’s lives.

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7 Civil Wars in Africa We Must Never Forget

Several conflicts have rocked various African countries over the years, leading to the death, injury and displacement of millions. There are current cases of political instability across the continent, with violence and unrest raging on in South Sudan, Burundi, and Somalia amongst other insecure countries. Against the backdrop of the unrest in these countries, we revisit seven civil wars in Africa, which we must never forget.

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East Africa faces a humanitarian crisis as drought grips region

The east African region is facing a humanitarian crisis. Citizens from various countries face hunger and starvation due to the ongoing drought, and there are concerns that the situation could deteriorate if humanitarian assistance to avert the crisis delays. The United Nations estimates that close to 17 million people are facing hunger in nine countries. The countries include hard-hit by the crisis include Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya. Urgent assistance is required to avert this crisis and various humanitarian organisations including World Vision are raising funds to provide desperately and urgent life-saving supplies to the most vulnerable children, including water, food and basic medical supplies.

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Curriculum Changes and Nationalization of Education in Zim: Gambling with the Future

The government of Zimbabwe has changed its education curriculum. There was no public debate prior to this far reaching policy change. The teachers unions, have gone apoplectic over this new curriculum, while there has been a muted response from parents of school-going children, not clear on the matter, and its potential effect on their children’s education.