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Transforming Lives – David Drabo Ghoulé

… “ACT held out its hand and put a smile on my face” Burkina Faso is a land locked country situated in West Africa. It is surrounded by Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo and Ghana. The economy is based on agriculture and about 90 percent of the working population ...
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World Water Day – 22 March

Combatting the drought in southern Africa Southern Africa is still recovering from the devastating effects brought on by the global environmental anomaly, El Nino, which lasted two years and ended in early 2016. El Nino had an infamous widespread global impact resulting in drought, flooding and other natural disasters. This ...
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ACT in Nigeria – Travel Diaries from a First-Timer

By Jack Beadle Pre-trip Thoughts I’ve been volunteering for the African Child Trust for close to 18-months. Helping to build the website, post the blog articles and manage the social media has been a very rewarding experience – but managing everything from the UK left me eager to see more ...
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ACT Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017

… Widowhood in Rural Africa Though we have come so far in achieving gender parity, gender inequality remains pervasive, with damaging cultural traditions and customs at the heart of the issue. Unjust practices against women are embedded in history and the perpetration of damaging cultural practices reinforces male-dominated power structures ...
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Is There Hope Amid Nigeria’s Economic Crisis?

On Wednesday, Nigeria’s Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Adeyemi Dipeolu, optimistically announced that Nigeria is on its way out of the recession that has crippled the country for the last couple of years. This profession was based on Nigeria’s 2016 economic performance and last quarter GDP reports ...
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