Leader profile: Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang, Gambia
Leader profile: Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang, Gambia

Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang is Gambia’s acting Vice President and Minister of Women’s Affairs. As a passionate women’s rights advocate and political activist, she was one of the key leaders in the unified opposition coalition that defeated Gambia’s strongman Yayha Jammeh. During her time as chair of Gambia’s…

Morocco will compete to host 2026 World Cup
Morocco will compete to host 2026 World Cup

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation recently announced its bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It received the strong backing of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in July. In an interview, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation expressed confidence in Morocco’s candidacy, noting the country’s developed network…

Organization profile: Women’s Microfinance Initiative
Organization profile: Women’s Microfinance Initiative

Women’s Microfinance Initiative Founded in 2008, Women’s Microfinance Initiative (WMI) seeks to empower poor women in rural areas of East Africa to engage in income-producing activities and raise the standard of living of their families. WMI establishes village-level loan hubs to offer training, support services and capital to women in…

Organization profile: Agape Youth Movement
Organization profile: Agape Youth Movement

  Agape Youth Movement (AYM) is a youth-led organization active in the Tshwane municipality in South Africa focused on youth leadership, entrepreneurship development and digital engagement, with a vision of positively transforming South African society. Founded in 2009, AYM seeks to provide youth with the skills to solve social issues…

Organization profile: IkamvaYouth
Organization profile: IkamvaYouth

Founded in 2003, South African non-profit IkamvaYouth seeks to provide 9th-11th grade students in disadvantaged communities the knowledge, skills, and resources to pursue tertiary education and/or employment opportunities after graduation. A high proportion of South African youth are unemployed due to poverty, low awareness of opportunities, and a lack of…

Leader profile: Joseph Kabila, DRC President
Leader profile: Joseph Kabila, DRC President

Joseph Kabila is the current president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A former military commander and the son of another DRC president, Kabila was selected to replace his father in 2001 after his assassination. Throughout his political career, Kabila has demonstrated interest in resolving some of Congo’s most violent conflicts….

A Visit to HIV-Positive Single Mothers
A Visit to HIV-Positive Single Mothers

I K is a 36-year-old woman raising four children all by herself. The money from selling sugar canes is her main source of income, and she makes additional money by washing the clothes for her neighbors. She first found out her HIV-positive status when receiving the testing for it in…

What a Youth Facilitation Event Is Like
What a Youth Facilitation Event Is Like

By the end of 2016, it was estimated that 500 teenage girls get infected with HIV/AIDS every week in Uganda, according to New Vision, the biggest news source in Uganda. On January 25th, several youth community organizers, including me, delivered a youth facilitation in a Kampala suburb called Kazo. The…

Daily Food in the Outskirts of Kampala, Uganda
Daily Food in the Outskirts of Kampala, Uganda

People here have the “tea” (chayi) in the early morning, which is actually a little desert that can be treated as a light breakfast in the United States. To me, the host family usually offers two pieces of samosa, which is a triangular steamed bun with beans inside its two-layer…