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Facebook Looks to Africa for Next Free Internet Project

After being banned from India over net-neutrality concerns, Facebook looks to expand its Free Basics initiative to 22 African countries.
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Study: Abstinence Education Does Little to Prevent HIV/AIDS

Since 2003, the United States has devoted nearly $1.5 billion toward abstinence programs in Africa, aiming to halt the spread of HIV worldwide.…
Social enterprise, Zambia, voluntourism, Leon Kaye, white savior, Louise Linton, Lusaka

B-Lister’s Memoir of ‘Gap Year’ in Africa Makes the Case Against Voluntourism

Unfortunately for Louise Linton's future career prospects, the reception of her self-published book about a voluntourism stint in Zambia did not go well.…
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Off-Grid Electric Will Power African Entrepreneurs With Solar

Off-Grid Electric plans to expand beyond just servicing households and will soon provide solar power to local businesses starting in Tanzania. Announced at…
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Could Tourism Offer a Future for Botswana’s Bushmen?

Will Botswana’s thriving ecotourism industry finally involve its first people?
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Long-Term Solutions for the World’s Poorest Economy

A former boat-builder from Malawi decided to start a nonprofit to address the root cause of his country's struggles. 3p's Travis Noland met…
Ridesharing, Uber, public transportation, Africa, Kenya, social enterprise, Leon Kaye

With Bridges Burned Elsewhere, Uber Looks to Africa for Opportunity

Uber has its struggles, but there is one market where the ridesharing company is eyeing virgin territory and sees potential: Africa.
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Plant Turns ‘Killer Lake’ Gases into Power in Rwanda

A methane gas plant on the Rwandan side of Lake Kiva could mitigate health risks while providing renewable power to an energy-starved region.
Mining, gold mining, South Africa, Richard Spoor, silicosis, tuberculosis, Leon Kaye, human rights

Judge Rules South African Gold Miners Can Pursue Class-Action Suit

In a historic decision for South Africa, a Johannesburg judge ruled that thousands of gold miners can progress with a class-action lawsuit against…
Middle East, Lebanon, transparency international, transparency, corruption, Arab Spring, Leon Kaye, sustainable development, bribery

Corruption is Destroying the Social Fabric of the Middle East and North Africa

According to a survey conducted by Transparency International, 1 in 3 citizens in the Middle East and North Africa reported paying at least…
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The Case for Universal Basic Income

“For a long time, we assumed that the poor could not be trusted to make decisions for themselves," said Michael Faye, co-founder of…
Elizabeth Mukwimba is a 62-year-old Tanzanian woman who now has solar lighting and electricity in her home thanks to the M-Power off-grid system. But tech innovation is just the start. To make a real impact, organizations need to emphasize community outreach as well.

Extreme Innovation Meets Behavioral Economics

For humanitarian aid groups, tech innovation is just the start. To make a real impact, organizations need to teach communities how items like…
Barbie Savior, Instagram, social media, Africa, voluntourism, Ethiopia, Taylor Swift, Leon Kaye, travel

Hilarious ‘Barbie Savior’ Instagram Highlights the Dark Side of Voluntourism

A hilarious Instagram account called Barbie Savior has gone viral, with depictions of the Mattel beauty that mock those who have put helping…
Nespresso, coffee pods, South Sudan, USAID, fair trade, Leon Kaye, coffee

Hope for South Sudan’s Coffee Farmers with Nespresso-USAID Partnership

USAID is teaming up with coffee pod giant Nespresso and the NGO TechnoServe to revitalize South Sudan's coffee industry. The three organizations will…
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Running Without Shoes: Plight of the Smallholder Farmer

Imagine you had to run a 10 km race without running shoes. Certainly you would make do with what you had, but you…