Sadibou Marong committed to the protection of journalists in Africa
Sadibou Marong is a Senegalese journalist who holds the position of West Africa Director of Reporters Without Borders (RWB), based in Dakar. The RSF organisation in Dakar works to defend and train journalists and strengthen the network of correspondents and local partners, mainly in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin and Togo. During this interview, Sadibou Marong talks about, among other things, the injustices suffered by journalists in Africa, the obstacles facing press freedom and the evolution of journalism on the continent.
In Guinea, a digital platform to improve the education system
The digital revolution is taking hold in West Africa, in Guinea, thanks to Magoé Education, an educational platform that tracks learners' progress at school and home. This digital platform was created in 2019 by a young computer scientist from the country for students' revisions and monitoring of their schooling. Today, it has 15,000 users, and about a hundred schools use it in Guinea and the sub-region.
Cashew nuts boom in West Africa
Cashew nut production in West Africa increased by 5.4% last year to a total volume of 2.6 million tonnes. Cashew cultivation is prevalent in the region, which includes producing countries such as Côte d'Ivoire, which accounts for 44% of West African production, but also Nigeria and Guinea Bissau. In Guinea, farmers are starting to grow cashew nuts, more profitable than bauxite mining. Cashew remains one of the most lucrative commodities on the international market.
Menno Holterman – a great advocate for water resources
Menno Holterman was one of the founders of the annual International Water Week in Amsterdam and is the chairman of the Njihuis Saur Industries. During this interview that took place recently in Dubai, he talked about water scarcity, the distribution of water resources in the world, the Saur activities in Africa, the lack of infrastructure for water treatment, the link between water and energy transition and, nonetheless, food security.
TOTOT restaurant, reviving Ethiopian traditions
Tenkir Teni started as a shoeshine boy over thirty years ago and now owns TOTOT, one of the few multi-million dollar, top traditional food restaurants in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
WEEE CENTRE, an innovative Kenyan company supporting the circular economy
WEEE CENTRE, for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Centre, is a company committed to the circular economy by processing electrical and electronic waste. Objectives: → To dispose of e-waste efficiently and safely and then recycle it → To provide awareness-raising and training services → Protect the environment and public health
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