Bringing African Voices to Children’s Literature

INTERVIEW By Leon Ong’onge The market for children’s books in Africa is dominated by literature from outside the continent, much of which does not relate to the realities of African readers. This has inspired Aspen Institute 2013 New Voices Fellow Deborah Ahenkorah to start Golden Baobab, an organization that has fostered the creation of more …

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Entrepreneurship as a Tool for Peace

INTERVIEW By Rohita Javangula Somalia’s reputation as a failed state often overshadows the country’s potential, but Aspen Institute 2013 New Voices Fellow Mohamed Ali, a former Somali refugee, represents a new generation of entrepreneurs working to rewrite the country’s story. After fleeing during Somalia’s conflict, Ali chose to devote his life to fighting for immigrant …

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Transforming a Country Through Rice

INTERVIEW By Julie Strupp Aspen Institute 2013 New Voices Fellow Salif Romano Niang is the co-founder and chief impact officer of Malo, a company working to revolutionize the rice industry in Niang’s home country of Mali. Niang created a new model of rice production and marketing across the entire rice value chain that supports small-scale …

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Youth in Africa can Innovate

SPEED READ An entrepreneur in Ghana believes young people can transform Africa through technological innovation Her company is developing web and mobile-based educational tools to train young innovators It also targets the disadvantaged, such as the deaf community, that social networks ignore Nairobi — Young people in Africa can develop technologies to help tackle challenges …

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