The 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit will take place 28 February to 1 March 2017 at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi with an aim to explore how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in Sub-Saharan East Africa.Read more
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South Sudan held its first film festival last year - the Juba Film Festival.
The people of Kapoeta area lacked a credible source of news and information until USAID-supported Singaita FM community radio went on air in May 2016.
By Moses Bailey
With the goal of improving journalists’ ability to expertly tackle the often overlapping issues of overfishing, food security and ocean governance, EJN's fisheries project also aims to further explore the economic and social consequences of overfishing on coastal communities in West Africa, throu
Achut Deng Dau’s life was saved due to the heroic acts of her husband’s colleagues.
“I was deeply overjoyed because I wouldn't have stood losing both a child and wife,” said Majok Mangok, Dau’s husband and Mayardit FM Operations Manager.
The Radio Community in South Sudan joined radio stations around the world in celebrating International Women's Day 2017 on March 8. Teams at Singaita FM, Mingkaman 100 FM and Nhomlaau FM were led by women and it was women who presented news bulletins and programs through the day.