Africa in 3D: Death, Destruction, and Disease

Have you ever come across an aid campaign on TV picturing a child sitting on a dusty ground, wearing ripped clothes, with a fly wandering around his face. The child in question is told to be suffering from cholera, diarrhoea, malaria, pneumonia…you name it. He becomes the ambassador of despair of a whole continent, where all […]

Income Inequalities: Enough is Enough

While working on income inequalities, one is often asked why should she/he cares about it, and why should we go against nature as we cannot be all equal! Some would dare to say that the secret of the wealth is hard work! (I know, right!) While fighting inequalities is not about eradicating them, but rather […]

Fighting The White Saviour Feminist in Me

It all starts with “I want all the women to be free and live in an equal world”. We young folks working in international development have those lofty standard goals, enthusiasm, stamina and strong faith in our cause. Sadly (or not) intention isn’t magic, and sometimes the ways that we carry out our intentions cause more […]

International Development: History is Written by Survivors

While discussing the international development related issues, We come across the West and the Rest relationship, and how the rich world has generously embarked with the other one on its journey to fight poverty and to push up the development ladder. For obvious reasons, this article will not discuss the negative impact of colonialism and slavery […]

Poverty: The Destiny of a Black Man

Poverty, a word that sends shivers down the spine. Poverty as a concept is one of the main drivers of foreign aid that is considered as a help to achieve development and escape that vicious concept. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 set as a first and primary goal to eradicate poverty by […]

Africa is a Country: Ignorance or Laziness

Many public figures, VIPs and journalists usually describe someone from Zimbabwe and a person from Kenya as “African”. They probably wouldn’t call them “Americans” if they were from Brazil, Argentina or the United States, even though the distance between the two is the same – and the economic conditions as different. You don’t have a […]

Volunteerism: The Healing Path of White Man

The economic development in Africa has been highly impacted by volunteerism in the last decade. We hear quite often about the outcome of this latter for the volunteer: it shapes one’s career, or helped him/her gain some experience before entering the job market, however how often do we hear about the outcome of one’s actions […]

The Mad Fight: Poverty Vs. Richness

  Have we been doing wrong by targeting extreme poverty instead of extreme richness? The gap between rich and poor has now reached a new record. Credit Suisse has revealed that the richest 1% has now accumulated more wealth than the rest of the world all together, and the wealth owned by the bottom 50% […]