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Chumbi School Rebuilding Project

Watch this video on YouTube: Chumbi School Rebuilding Project   African Community Advancement Initiative is committed to helping provide opportunities for impoverished rural children to better themselves indefinitely. Providing a school environment that is safe and suitable for learning is the first step. That is why we committed to the community of Chumbi to help […]

Dengue Fever: Climate Change Driving the Spread of Disease

By Elliott Levett Last month, Tanzania saw a drastic spike in the number of people infected with dengue fever. Although the numbers vary between sources, United Nations Radio claims the disease “has killed three people and infected more than 400”. The health ministry has reported that over 60 patients are currently being treated for the […]

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Somaliland: Prosperity out of Negligence

  By Elliott Levett Somalia has remained in turmoil for the last twenty years. They have only small remnants of a functioning government, which only controls parts of the capital, Mogadishu, and much of the country is under the control of warlords. In the north, however, Somaliland has found much greater success. They have their […]

Ethnicity in South Sudan

By Elliott Levitt South Sudan has been plagued with conflict since gaining independence in 2011. Disputes with Sudan over the oil-rich region of Abyei and other disagreements on oil revenues initially kept the Sudanese and South Sudanese governments preoccupied for much of the first two years following their separation. This led to a shutdown of […]

Champions of Health

Champions of Health is a program launched as part of the Rufiji River Project by the African Community Advancement Initiative. The Champions of Health program is a combination of improved access to healthcare, research and nutrition training to promote healthy diet and eating habits. This facet of the project also introduces orange-fleshed sweet potatoes to […]

Increased agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa through gender empowerment: An impossible dream?

Written by Christina Cheong (1) This article is republished with permission from Consultancy Africa Intelligence (CAI). For more information, see Consultancy Africa Intelligence. Although rapidly urbanising, 63% of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) still live in rural areas, with 80-90% of the population engaged in agriculture.(2) While the effectiveness of agriculture, as an economic sector, in lifting […]

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Digital divides: Considerations on access to the internet as a human right in Rwanda

Written by Elizabeth Button This article is republished with permission from Consultancy Africa Intelligence (CAI). For more information, see Consultancy Africa Intelligence. On 20 August 2013, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the social networking website Facebook, stated his belief that “[internet] connectivity is a human right.”(2) His proclamation, which was part of a wider proposal to connect the next […]

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Education access entitlement: The right to schooling for young women in Tanzania

Education access entitlement: The right to schooling for young women in Tanzania By Elizabeth Button This article is republished with permission from Consultancy Africa Intelligence (CAI). For more information, see Consultancy Africa Intelligence. Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the face by Taliban gunmen in October 2012 for claiming her right to education, celebrated her sixteenth birthday on […]

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Honor Killing from Egypt to the West: The Demise of “Western” Arab Women

By: Chinwendu Erondu In many societies it is deemed as a great tragedy when children and young adults die prematurely. It is also condemned when adults are responsible for intentionally or unintentionally harming youth. However in some societies the act of murdering one’s child or relative is completely justifiable, and is regarded to be in […]

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