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13
OCT

Youth participation in democracy and governance

In this edition of Africa of the Future we discuss issues of youth participation in democracy and governance and we consider whether Africa is free or just independent. We feature two academics and activists – one is Jean Bwasa, founder of Right2Life from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Samson Itodo who is the founder of Iyaga which started a global campaign called Not Too Young To Run.
06
OCT

Women who are doing the best for the advancement of the continent.

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we talk to two women who are doing the best for the advancement of the continent. One is Mokhudu Cynthia Machaba, a South African teacher who has been named the top ten finalist of the annual Global Teacher Prize 2020 and the other is Rita Bissoonauth, head of the African Union International Centre for Girls and Women’s Education in Africa. She has been selected as one a100 most influential women in Africa.
29
SEP

Water scarcity in Africa

In week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we focus on challenges Africa faces with regard to scarce water resources featuring Chris Dickens of International Water Management, a global non-profit organization based in Sri Lanka with five offices on the continent. We also feature Ander Berntell, executive director of 2030 Water Resource Group, a public-private civil society initiative bringing together multinational companies in food and beverage industries, development agencies, the African Development Bank, the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It has a presence in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
24
SEP

NEPAD

Focus on the work (footprint) NEPAD is doing in Africa which is to be found in areas such agriculture, health, skills development, etc. Featuring NEPAD CEO Ibrahim Mayaki, NEPAD head of Industrialisation, Science, Technology and Innovation Hub Dr Diran Makinde, Head of Human Capital Development Programme Fati N’zi Hassane and others
15
SEP

Are African governments doing enough in catering for the rights and needs of the age?.

In this edition of Africa of the Future, we examine whether African governments are doing enough in catering for the rights and needs of the aged. We feature Nicodimus Chipfupa, regional director of HelpAge in Southern Africa, Leornad Nangomba of HelpAge in Tanzania, Mlondi Manzini of Muthande Society for the Aged in Lamontville, Durban and Pravin Patak, director of Verulam Day and Frail Care Centre, Durban
09
SEP

Safe Drinking Water

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we at how mobile technology can be used to make clean and safe drinking water accessible and affordable. Currently 40% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa lacks safe drinking water and within ten years global demand for is expected to grow by 50 percent.
01
SEP

World Bank Infrastructure Finance Facility

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, amidst the Covid 19 crisis, the World Bank extends to Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (the TDB) a debut USD 415 million long-term infrastructure finance facility, a first of its kind. This happens at a time when Africa is massively lagging behind in much needed infrastructure. We find out what makes this deal ground breaking and more.
25
AUG

World Bank Infrastructure Finance Facility

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, amidst the Covid 19 crisis, the World Bank extends to Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (the TDB) a debut USD 415 million long-term infrastructure finance facility, a first of its kind. This happens at a time when Africa is massively lagging behind in much needed infrastructure. We find out what makes this deal ground breaking and more.
18
AUG

Excellency Rodolfo Benitez Verson, talking about Cuban President's birthday.

This week on Africa of the Future we bring you an exclusive interview with the Cuban Ambassador to South Africa, his Excellency Rodolfo Benitez Verson talking about Cuban President’s birthday on the 13th of August. Fidel Castro would be 94 years old on this day had he been alive. We discuss the significance of his birthdate and what it means for the people of Cuba. We also discussed Cuba-South Africa and Africa relations and the dangerous and toxic political environment in the Caribbean and Latin American region where Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua face repeated United States attempts to illegally overthrow their governments.
11
AUG

Basque Culinary World Prize.

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we shine a spotlight on a young chef who has received a special recognition for his volunteering work in Ghana and other African countries, by providing food to the vulnerable by the Basque Culinary World Prize.

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