future of africa

the president of nigeria is about to fuck boko haram up and cut his own salary in half and criminalized female genital mutilation

the president of guinea built/is building infrastructure and school and wells all over the country and is decreasing youth unemployment exponentially

the president of cote d’ivoire made school mandatory of children ages 6-16 and banned plastic bags while also building ultra modern trasportation infrastructure

the future is for real in africa 


A South African child kept HIV in remission for 8 years without drugs. Here’s what that really means.

  • A 9-year-old child in South Africa has made history by becoming the first reported case in Africa — and the third globally — of a child controlling their HIV infection for years without drugs, CNN reported Monday.
  • The child’s case is exceedingly rare — so rare, in fact, that at least one researcher said it may not tell us anything new about HIV and AIDS.
  • The child in question was diagnosed with HIV at 1 month old, after which he was given antiretroviral treatment, called ART, for 40 weeks, according to CNN. After that, doctors checked his health regularly as part of a larger study to see whether early ART could “reduce the need for lifelong treatment among newborns infected with HIV.” Read more (7/24/17)

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Regarding what was said about wanting a story about a black wizard or witch born into slavery, you might be interested in “The Shadow Speaker” by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu. It’s about a girl in a dystopian future Africa who does magic with living shadows, and she has experienced oppression at the hands of her father. And she meets a magical boy who was enslaved on a cocoa plantation and broke free, and they go on an adventure to make peace with a parallel world. And it is Afrocentric, naturally.