Here's the final installment in our joint project, African Revolutions. Corrie Hulse presents a bird's eye view of Chad's tumultuous history, and offers glimpses into the beleaguered country's future.
When one thinks of Cameroon, the country's vibrant music scene and consistently good national soccer team come to mind. Corruption and the curtailment of democratic freedoms aren't usually associated with this central Africa state. Perhaps that's because a paltry number of citizens can engage with the world via digital media. Carol-Ann Gleason discusses Cameroon's technological obstacles, and promises.
Civil engineer and social entrepreneur El Hadji Beye makes the case for investing in Senegal. Rural communities, he argues, are an untapped, underserved economic base. By involving the community in decision-making processes and training them to be their own, local social entreprenuers, there's no reason why business shouldn't thrive in West Africa.
Video and pictures from our event on October 22, 2010. The Mantle and Project Africa screened the film, The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, followed by a discussion with Maurice Carney, Co-founder and Executive Director, Friends of the Congo, and Mamadou Otto Diallo, epidemiologist and Senior Project Manager of the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit at the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), Columbia University.