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Digital platforms are giving Kenyaโ€™s creatives a lifeline amid COVID-19

In Kenya, artistsโ€™ lives have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital platforms useful for survival, but scale is key.

Internet shutdowns are threatening democracy and development

The first case of Internet shutdown in sub-Saharan Africa was in Guinea in 2007. In the intervening years, light has been shone on the devastating impact of shutdowns across Africa.

Cameroon gets e-learning resources boost

UNESCO has donated modern ICT equipment, to the countryโ€™s Secondary Education Ministry officials to support an e-learning initiative that was launched during June 2020.

Global e-waste surged up 21% in 5 years

A record 53.6 million tonnes (Mt) of e-waste was produced globally in 2019 โ€” the weight of 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2; $57 billion in gold and other components discarded โ€” mostly dumped or burned.

Demand for raw materials for rechargeable electric car batteries is set to rise

According to a new research report, the demand for raw mineral resources used to manufacture rechargeable batteries especially for electric vehicles will grow rapidly as the importance of oil as a source of energy recedes.

Schools in Nigeria lack the curriculum to expose children to digital skills

Despite the presence and potential impact of digital technology in their lives, Nigerian childrenโ€™s digital practices are hampered by a lack of proper support from their homes and in school.

Data by the UN suggests COVID-19 is driving up hunger

There are strong indications that the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts are driving up hunger in countries that were already experiencing high levels of food insecurity prior to the disease's outbreak.