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No, coronavirus isn’t the same as the flu

The symptoms —  aches and pains, sore throat, fever may feel similar to the seasonal flu but the novel coronavirus is...

Virus spreads globally – but don’t panic yet

Authorities are urging people to remain calm about the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, and with good reason — panic will only exacerbate the situation

Soleimani air strike: Why this is a dangerous escalation of US assassination policy

The Trump administration is only the latest to push the boundaries of the law to take out foreign adversaries

The 77 percent – The Magazine for Africa's Youth

The lack of proper housing is a problem all over the African continent.

Wakaliwood: Uganda's action-packed movies

In the middle of Wakaliga, a slum in Uganda's capital Kampala, Isaac Nabwana has been shooting low-budget action films for eight years. He is now an international star.

What Else? Episode 8 – How does hair define your identity?

Hair, your natural crowning glory, is often a big part of a person's identity. But then does chemically straightening it erase your identity as an African, or is it just a matter of self-expression? What do you think? Join Wanjiku Mwaurah and Eddy Micah Jnr as they talk about the fundamentals of hair politics.

Meet the African Refugee Cycling Team

A passion for cycling has reunited a group of friends separated by the war in Eritrea. The African Refugee Cycling Team was founded in neighbouring Ethiopia. Now they hope to raise the cash to allow them to take part in international competition.

What Else? episode 7: Sex Education

On this episode our two hosts Wanjiku Mwaura and Eddy Micah Jr. talk about Sex. Sex education specifically. What do you think? Is sex education important? Or do you think it is 'un-African'?

What Else? Episode 6 – Is farming sexy for young people?

Is farming sexy enough for today's youth? Join Wanjiku Mwaurah and Eddy Micah Jnr as they chew over the question. We'll also hear from one of our followers School Farms about their views. What do you think? Take part in the debate by commenting below.

The 77 Percent

77 percent of Africans are younger than 35. Those 77 percent can shape the continent's future. We join African youths as they share their stories, their dreams and their challenges. Are you part of the 77 percent?

Ivory Coast: Entrepreneur with a mission

Marie Konaté is an enterpreneur with a mission. She buys only local products and half her workforce are women. She sells porridge for babies and other food products.

The Meat Revolution

In many countries, insects are considered a delicacy. Now a startup wants to bring them to Germany in an eco-friendlier burger that has more protein and iron than beef burgers – but produces 100 times less CO2 emissions.

Wind of Change: The Do-it-Yourself Windmill

A group of German students has developed a kit that enables anyone to build their own windmill in a week - from local materials. Having built one in Berlin, they're now inspiring others as far away as Sierra Leone.

Restoring Dignity of Victims of War

Ugandan peace activist Victor Ochen experienced the terror of the Lord's Resistance Army first hand. He now provides medical and psychological support for the victims through his African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET).

Doing Your Bit: Sustainable vibes

Nigerian enterprise SustyVibes - which is short for sustainable vibes - creates content and organizes events in ways that make young people want to stay informed and take eco action.

Seeking justice for helpless inmates

Malawian prisons are known for their appalling conditions. Inmates wait for longer periods as investigations are carried out. Most of them don't even know they have a right to a lawyer.

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