The Devastating Effects of Online Trolls and Cyberbullying

    Everyone knows that kids can be mean, but with modern technology this phenomenon has escalated to new heights. Damaging young impressionable minds, causing severe depression–and in some cases, even suicide–online trolling and bullying has become a serious issue across the globe. Stories are shared of kids in Japan taking their own lives; young…

Humorous #IfAfricaWasASchool Tweets Grabbing Positive Attention Worldwide

  What started as a simple hashtag has spread to all four corners of the globe. Created and popularized by African nationals, #IfAfricaWasASchool pokes fun at different countries and cultures by re-imagining them as high school stereotypes. Some countries are the jocks, for example, while others are the nerds or band geeks. “#IfAfricaWasASchool Ivory Coast…

“I believe there can be no global development without African development.”

  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged a $30 billion investment in Africa on August 27, 2016, noting that his country has faith in Africa’s future. Abe was in Nairobi, Kenya, to attend the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). He said the $30 billion in public and private support for education, healthcare…

TICAD VI – Promoting African Development for the Future

  The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) promotes high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners. Japan proposed the conference to the United Nations in 1991 and held the first event in Tokyo in 1993. Subsequent meetings took place in 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013 and most recently on Aug. 27-28, 2016.…