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Reach for Change Africa launches innovation competition

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In preparation for the Day of the African Child, Reach for Change Africa has launched an innovation contest that will empower one young African to solve a problem affecting children.

The innovation contest will award $500 to a young person with an idea to improve the lives of children in his or her community. Using social media as a catalyst, Reach for Change aims to raise awareness about issues facing African children and inspire people – particularly youth – to take action to make a difference, and to encourage them to think in innovative ways to solve issues in their communities.

To enter the contest, entrants must pitch their idea on Facebook, explaining how they would use the $500 to impact African children in a positive way. The contest is open exclusively to residents of African countries and youth are particularly encouraged to apply. The winner will be announced on June 16, the Day of the African Child. Full contest details can be found at africa.reachforchange.org/ african-child.

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In addition to the contest, Reach for Change Africa is running an awareness campaign on social media that allows Africans to draw attention to issues affecting children, to brainstorm new ideas and to ignite action to make Africa a better place to be a child. Using the hashtags #TheChildCannotWait and #DAC2016 on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, all Africans are encouraged to join the conversation.

“Every year, Reach for Change Africa commemorates the Day of the African Child to draw attention to children’s rights across the continent. We believe that children are everyone’s business and we invest in children because they are our future leaders, co-workers and customers. But children are not only our future – they are also our present. Every child is a unique individual with their own rights, here and now,” reads a post on Reach for Change Africa’s website. “That is why we are proud to take part in the Day of the African Child and to promote the rights of all African children, to provide platforms for people to discuss issues affecting our children and to support ideas that improve the lives of African children.”

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Reach for Change has also established a central platform where Day of the African Child events across the continent are posted with information on how the public can participate. To learn more, visit africa.reachforchange.org/ african-chld

About Reach for Change Africa

Reach for Change Africa is a non-profit organization that invests in innovative, early-stage social entrepreneurs who are addressing problems faced by children, youth and women in seven countries across the continent; Ghana, Senegal, Chad, Ethiopia, DR Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. Reach for Change runs innovation competitions and provides Accelerator and Incubator programs to exceptional social entrepreneurs who are supported to scale their innovations through funding, access to technical and organizational management expertise, and networking opportunities. Reach for Change Africa is a part of the global organization Reach for Change which operates in 17 countries worldwide.

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I Will Fight For This Mandate Till The End-Peter Obi

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The vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election has said that he will fight for his his mandate till the end.

Obi said this in his speech at the 8th stakeholders meeting of Anambra State chapter of the PDP titled,” Repositioning for power and good governance”.

At the event which held in Awka, Obi said he was ready to lay down his life to deliver Nigerians from the hardship witnessed all over the country.

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Alleging that every Nigerian now wants to identify with the PDP because they have lost confidence in the ruling APC government, the former Governor of Anambra State added that he is ready to fight for the party’s mandate to its logical conclusion in court.

 

“I am ready to lay down my life to ensure that Nigerians are rescued from the hardship inflicted on them by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government in the country.

“ I will fight for this mandate till the end. The person who is at the helm of affairs today ran for four times and nobody killed him. So, I am not afraid because when PDP was in power it did not kill anybody,” he said.

Recall that the PDP closed its case at the Presidential Election Tribunal in Abuja on Friday, July 10.

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Protests Will Not Make Me Release El-Zakzaky, Buhari Tell Shiites

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President Muhammadu Buhari has told protesting Shiites that no amount of protest will make him order the release of El-Zakzaky.

The President made the revelation while warning shiite members to desist from their protest.

Buhari also appealed to the Shiite members to desist from unnecessary violent protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

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The President spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Shehu who spoke on the issue of El-ZakZaky said since the issues was before the court in Kaduna, supporters should focus on the on-going trial instead of causing daily damages, disruptions and public nuisance in Abuja.

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According to the presidency, it is wrong to be in court and resort to violence at the same time in order to get justice for anybody accused.

Members of El-Zakzaky’s spiritual group have been protesting the of their leader who is facing trail for alleged breach of public peace.

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