New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda
New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda

Development in Africa has been held back by the limitations of traditional infrastructure in power and mobile networks. Rural areas are the worst affected. A case in point is Rwanda, where remote populations have not had the same opportunities and services in health, education or employment as a result of the lack of access to telecom services.

7 hours ago

Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call
Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call

LAGOS, Nigeria - Chris Cox, chief product officer at Facebook, is in Nigeria this week to speak at Social Media Week in Lagos about the future of media, and to meet with Nigerian entrepreneurs and content creators.

15 hours ago

Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees
Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees

UNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and protection-related consequences as refugees try to cope by skipping meals, pulling their children out of schools to stay at home or work, and selling family assets.

24 Feb 2017

Ugandan youth researcher Sarah Bafumda (right) shares information from the research with Hamidah Nyanzi, a respondent in the study.
Research calls for new approach to youth strategies in Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda - Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa, as the research reveals the extraordinary lengths young people take to make a living.

23 Feb 2017