As a pioneer of Namibia's kwaito music, The Dogg has become one of the country's highest selling musicians. While his business adventures are expanding not just within the music industry, we meet to hear his story and future plans.
Alloysius Atta is the founder of Farmerline, a mobile and web-based system from Ghana recently given distinction at the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2012. The project provides farmers and investors in Africa with relevant agricultural industry content to improve productivity and increase income. We met Alloysius at the WSYA ceremony in Canada and asked him about his passion to support the agricultural industry in his region.
The illegal act of piracy in Zimbabwe is being mostly driven by many young people seeing the opportunity to make money. However despite knowing they are breaking the law and pushing most legal record bars out of business, pirate dealers consider what they do as a way of helping their colleagues who cannot afford original material.
Nathan Muema Masyuko works for Afroes Co. Ltd, an enterprise from Kenya recently given distinction at the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2012. The company creates mobile app games for young African people to learn about how they can take action on social problems affecting them. We met Nathan at the WSYA ceremony in Canada and asked him about his passion to empower young people.
Jason Muloongo is the co-founder of Fünda, an enterprise recently given distinction at the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2012. Fünda aims at reducing education inequalities in South Africa through using modern technology for mobile devices. We met Jason at the WSYA ceremony in Canada and asked him about his passion to support South African students.
Mary Olushoga is the founder of the African Women Power (AWP) Network, an enterprise recently given distinction at the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2012. Through AWP Mary supports and consults young African women starting their own businesses. We met her at the WSYA ceremony in Canada and asked her about her passion to support African women's entrepreneurship.
Since the time Kenyan military invaded Somalia there has been intense pressure on Somali community living in Eastleigh Estate in Nairobi. Residents are fearful that they are being judged and condemned on the basis of their ethnicity. They have cause for concern, since many Kenyans view Somali immigrants as potential Al- shabaab terrorists.
When one mentions the name Kibera, what comes to mind is a slum outside Nairobi town, full of rubbish and smelly drains. But Kibera is also a place of innovation and low tech solutions as our Kenyan colleague David Lomoywara reports us from a trip to Kibera.
The Zimbabwean government introduced the multi-currency system on 30th January 2009 in order to combat the hyperinflationary trends in the market. It was also meant to restore stability in prices and credibility in the monetary system. As much as it brought positive changes, it also brought a share of its own challenges.
Namibia is one of the countries without a public transport system. While most popular travel routes across the country are operated by private taxi companies, people's transport in less populated rural areas is dependent on hitch-hiking opportunities. The school village of Baumgartsbrunn, 40km to the west of Namibias capital, Windhoek, is such a place.