Opinion: Why statues of King Leopold II must fall

Last week, a statue of King Leopold II in Antwerp was defaced in anti-racism protests, after which the government decided to remove all statues of the man. Rightfully so. It is time we stop glorifying white supremacists who in the name of civilisation pillaged, plundered, murdered and maimed their ways through other countries.

Post-cyclone recovery Mozambique photos

Last year, I travelled to Mozambique for a field trip organised by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for some post-cyclone recovery stories for De Telegraaf. Whilst there, The Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper, asked me to take pictures for some of their stories, too.

The White Genocide myth: Rwanda, that was a REAL genocide

The white genocide is a myth. Rwanda in the 1990s, that was a real genocide. Every single day between April and July 1994 8,000 to 10,000 women, children and men were dragged out of their homes, churches, hospitals, clinics, schools, universities, and buses and killed for one reason: they were Tutsi or moderate Hutu. That is what genocide looks like. Sure, farm murders are bloody horrific and this issue deserves/needs/has to be addressed NOW. They are however no genocide.

(ENG story) Bridging The Gaps Tech Challenge: disrupting our food system

The lockdown shouldn't be seen as an excuse to stagnate, but as an opportunity for innovators to co-create effective solutions to make South Africa a better place for all. This is where the Bridging the Gap food security tech challenge comes in.

(Story NL) Drone Academy Malawi opent deuren

(29 februari 2020, Telegraaf) - Malawi heeft sinds dit jaar een drone-academie, de eerste in Afrika. Hier worden jaarlijks meer dan honderd jongeren uit verschillende landen opgeleid tot dronepiloten, -technici, en -experts. Niet om mooie foto’s of filmpjes te maken, maar om mensen te helpen.

(ENG story) From poo to profits, sanitation innovation in Africa

Africa can only prevent people from dying from wastewater and sanitation challenges if the private sector, which is also affected by the continent’s chronic sanitation gap, plays a greater part. This is one of the key conclusions of the inaugural Sanitation and Wastewater Management in Africa Atlas, which is being completed by GRID-Arendal and partners.

(ENG story) Digital revolution in Africa, upskilling for the digital age

The digital revolution is changing the way companies run and affecting the roles of auditors, accountants, and other financial professionals and how they are fulfilling their roles, according to Lauren Berrington, chief audit executive of South Africa-based The Bidvest Group.

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