Africa is urbanising later and at a lower income level than other developing regions, which means policy makers can learn from the successes and failures of other countries. Done right, urbanisation could significantly raise both productivity and living standards across the continent.
Buying a pair of shwe shwe pyjama pants – they come in five Afro-centric colours – will help to keep families in Mozambique safe from malaria. The idea is that making a difference is as easy as sleeping, says Goodbye Malaria. Cash raised is used for spraying homes to kill Anopheles mosquitoes.
Organisations set up regionally in Africa have one goal in common: to increase economic cohesion to improve the lives of its citizens. This shows how sovereign countries can align their goals for the common good.
Solar Sister empowers women in Africa to be entrepreneurs. They earn an income through selling solar power products, bringing light to homes across the continent and ending the terrible fires caused by candles and paraffin lamps that can devastate whole communities.