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“Many businesses in Senegal get around the absurd labor laws by means of contracting through companies that act something like temp agencies.”
Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, Africa’s southwesternmost spot
Now on the bucket list. Must go here.
The Kiira EV, an all-electric plug-in car
Designed by students at Makerere University in Uganda
Africa Investigates is a groundbreaking new series that puts flesh on Al Jazeera’s ambition to give voice to the voiceless. In a world first, this hard-hitting project gives some of Africa’s best journalists the opportunity to pursue high-level investigative targets across the continent - using their unique perspective and local knowledge to put corruption, exploitation and abuse under the spotlight.
All too often in the past, African reporters have not been able to pursue wrongdoing because it involves powerful figures who wield undue influence over local media - financial, corporate or political - or because it is simply too dangerous. Investigative journalism is a perilous profession in many African nations, where intimidation, beatings, imprisonment and death threats can be an occupational hazard. As a result they have often had to sit idly by while Africa’s story has been told by Western correspondents, “parachuted in” for the purpose, who reinforce stereotypical views about African peoples and their supposed inability to face up to and solve their own problems.
Now, determined to tell their own story, Africa Investigates reporters will correct that impression. Working undercover and using hidden cameras, they will expose elaborate frauds and criminal conspiracies, child trafficking, abuse of minorities and high level official corruption. And in the process they hope they will help make African institutions, businesses and politicians more accountable and susceptible to pressure to change things for the better.
Looong overdue. I applaud Aljazeera and these journalists.
Great article explaining to me why this is my target market.
I want one of those bikes!
And I love her hair.
Inspiring piece all around.
The above graph suggests that income inequality rather than sheer poverty is what leads to uprisings by the people. In both Tunisia and Egypt, the top 10% of the population take most of the country’s income for themselves and don’t leave much for the rest.
Morocco, Algeria, Gabon, and South Africa also seem to be in this category. While Nigeria and the other African countries don’t have such a huge income inequality.
Which means that the next uprising is more likely to happen in Algeria or Morocco rather than in Nigeria.
This is from the comments of this article and I couldn’t agree MORE.