Sorry to leave all of our lovely readers hanging for such a long stretch – you know what they say about time flying when you’re working hard…or something like that 🙂
I’m actually stepping out of my posting hiatus to highlight some really great sources I have recently stumbled across in my day to day work. If you’re reading this blog, you are probably as interested in charity work and Africa’s future as I am! So I thought I’d share some links with you – ranging from other great blogs to general informational sources that include progress and statistics on development in Africa.
Titled The Africanist Perspective, I am certainly not the first or last to recommend this insightful blog. Ken Opalo covers a range of topics from social to political and I, personally, found his commentary during the Kenyan elections this year to be honest, comprehensive, and easy to follow for any newcomer to African politics.
Mo Ibrahim is always a strong voice in the field and this report on “African Youth: Fulfilling the Potential” is just one of many publications they offer. They also hold forums for leaders in Africa and publish those results for other scholars and development practitioners to utilize in their work and experiences. This particular report is an eye-opening and refreshingly visual look into the state of African Youth today.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is probably a familiar source to development students or other practitioners, but nonetheless they are worthy of mention as an authority on health risks and challenges around the world. This particular link highlights risks for youth around the world, all of which are particularly relevant to the communities we work with in Africa.
Another familiar transnational body – the United Nations provides great resources and fact sheets about Africa and worldwide development.
This is a great link for the nitty gritty statistics about countries in Africa. Population? Working age population? Literacy Rates? All here!
Did I leave anything out? Tell me your favorite sources for information, opinions, and news on Africa and development in the comments!