Confectionery giant Cadbury has made a landmark stride towards bringing progress and stability to the lives of poor farmers in the developing world. Since becoming Fairtrade certified for its best-selling Dairy Milk brand, farmers in West Africa will now be able to secure better deals for their produce.
In Kailahun, Sierra Leone, the poorest region in the world's poorest country, women are trying to effect change on the issues that matter to them – maternal mortality, girls’ education, teenage pregnancy, literacy rates for women – by entering political office.
African filmmakers and film lovers have gathered in the small city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso for Fespaco, the largest Pan-African film festival on the continent, now in its 40th year. MediaClubSouthAfrica.com journalist Khanyi Magubane is there.
Electronics giant Philips has developed a solar-powered reading light that is targeted at the education sector in Africa, giving schoolchildren the means to carry on with their homework after darkness has fallen, especially in communities where electricity supply is erratic or non-existent.