Alvine Yeno is a young Gabonese who created a community platform for blood donation. Named Ntchina, it makes it possible to connect blood donors and applicants free of charge, as well as to geolocate the blood bags available in blood banks. After a year of existence, the application has about 4,000 subscribers. It also represents a real solution to deal with recurrent stock-outs in the country.
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The hunt for fraudulent pesticides in Côte d’Ivoire
They allow farmers to improve their yields, but their massive use is extremely dangerous for health. Many Ivorian farmers use pesticides at the risk of their lives. Rarely informed of the dangers linked to the toxicity of these products, they protect themselves little, if at all. More than 40% of the pesticides used in the country are fraudulent, expired or supposed to be banned from use because carcinogenic.
Turning waste into education in Nigeria
In Lagos, schools are now offering to pay school fees, not with cash, but with plastic waste. A virtuous circle that keeps the poorest children in school, while reducing pollution in one of the most populated cities on the continent.
The cultural heritage of Leopold Sedar Senghor exhibited at the Quai Branly museum in Paris
Both poet and president of Senegal, friend of the arts and cantor of negritude, Leopold Sedar Senghor advocated the affirmation of a black culture and dialogue with the former colonizer. What do contemporary artists and intellectuals retain from his thought and political choices? This is a question that the exhibition devoted to him at the Musee du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac attempts to answer. Artists and intellectuals return to his life, his passions and his ideals, 22 years after his death.
Source: France 24