The enemies of a people are those who keep them in ignorance - Thomas Sankara

Author: African Post

The Rwandan design school re-shaping Africa’s future

Credit: Iwan Baan Spending his days designing high-end residences for South Africa’s ultra rich, architect Tshepo Mokholo was miserable. Craving a change, Mokholo attended the influential Design Indaba conferencein Cape Town in early 2016, and listened to a pitch for the African Design Centre (ADC), a program seeking to shake up the highly unequal business of African architecture.Skyscrapers, trains and roads: How Addis Ababa came to look like a Chinese city“I was immediately sold on what they were trying to do and teach, and I felt they were taking an approach to education and architecture that was not readily accessible...

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Greta Thunberg’s mother says her family have received threats and have become HATE-FIGURES as a result of her daughter’s newfound fame as a climate change campaigner

The mother of Greta Thunberg has revealed her family have received threats over the Swedish activist’s newfound fame as the unlikely leader of the climate changemovement.  The 16-year-old, who shot into the public consciousness when she skipped school in protest over the world’s inaction on global warming, has become a ‘hate figure’, according to her opera singer mother Malena Ernman. The teenager’s speeches have inspired thousands of other schoolchildren to join her strike, and she has spoken at the House of Commons and the European Parliament, and addressed Extinction Rebellion protesters at Marble Arch. Despite not yet being old enough...

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4 grown up ways to wear hair accessories this season

You’ve most likely seen these all over Instagram – here’s our top pick.        Here at Stylist we’re always happy to welcome a new trend into our lives, especially one that needs minimal effort. This is why hair accessories are the ultimate hero buy this season. On days where a slightly average outfit needs an uplift, or a statement look needs a finishing touch – it’s all about accessorising your locks.  We’ve probably all worn a ribbon, clip or even a personalised velvet padded headband (you remember the ones) at some stage in our childhood, right? Well, thanks to the likes of Gucci, Prada and...

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People with low socioeconomic position more likely to receive worse end of life care

In high-income countries, people with low socioeconomic position are more likely to receive poor quality end of life care and die in hospital, according to a large meta-analysis by Joanna Davies of King’s College London, UK, and colleagues, published this week in PLOS Medicine. Credit: rawpixel, Pixabay Lower socioeconomic position (SEP) is a known risk factor for reduced life expectancy and earlier onset of diseases. In this study, researchers carried out a systematic review of studies that reported an association between any measure of SEP—including income, education, occupation, or housing—and healthcare received by adults in their last year of life....

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Death toll from South Africa floods rises to 51 President Cyril Ramaphosa expresses sadness at loss of lives and property

JOHANNESBURG The death toll in South Africa’s floods and mudslides caused by heavy rains has risen to 51, an official said Wednesday. Dube-Ncube, minister for co-operative governance of the KwaZulu-Natal province on the east coast, confirmed the fatalities to reporters. She said more bodies were recovered from the rubble on Tuesday night by rescue workers. Heavy rains that began Monday in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape have destroyed infrastructure and flooded homes. Mudslides also destroyed homes in the region leading to several deaths. President Cyril Ramaphosa who returned to the country Wednesday from an African Union troika...

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