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  • VIDEO: Historic portraits with a modern twist

    BBC News - Africa
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop tells Focus on Africa why he reinvented some of the historic paintings of Spain with a playful touch of his very own.
  • Zambian Officials Call for Acting President’s Ouster, Sharpening Power Struggle

    NYT > Africa
    By ALAN COWELL
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:12 am
    Guy Scott, Africa’s only white leader, has refused to heed demands for him to quit, accusing opponents of treason.
  • When 500km becomes an Easy Day

    White African
    hash
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Before we left Nairobi, 2 weeks ago, I though that a 500km day on a motorcycle was a long time. Now I just ask, “well, what will we do in the afternoon then?” BRCK truck top Our setup of BRCK plus Amp plus Car antenna We left Harare, where the Arensen’s had hosted us for two nights in their lovely home, for a bit of a long day. We were gambling that we could make it through the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border AND then the Mozambique-Malawi border in good enough time to get to a campsite by the end of the day. A quick breakfast of chai, coffee and pre-boiled eggs underneath a baobab tree saw…
  • Makers

    Timbuktu Chronicles
    Emeka Okafor
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    A DIY microscope: image courtesy of PLOSExpensive tests for measuring everything from sperm motility to cancer diagnosis have just been made hundreds of thousands of dollars cheaper by a PhD student from Brunel University London who hacked his own microscopeAdam Lynch, from the university's College of Health and Life Sciences, created his own inverted microscope by adapting a cheap instrument he bought online to save himself time and money.The tool is used to measure cell motility - how fast cells move from one place to another - but the high-quality equipment, used to automatically test…
  • Pronoia, beautiful inefficiency, and an artwork built for one

    ... My heart’s in Accra
    Ethan
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:23 pm
    In the fall and winter of 2013, the writer Rick Moody experienced a set of events designed to change his life. His priest gave him a book, apparently written decades ago (though actually specially crafted just for him), to read with his daughter. It told the story of a secret room, and soon afterwards, Moody was led by friends to his own secret room, a disused hardware store in Brooklyn, where he encountered objects that evoked moments in his life and in the book. Music he encountered in the secret room reoccurred, when the artists orchestrating these events picked Moody up in New York City,…
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    BBC News - Africa

  • VIDEO: Historic portraits with a modern twist

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop tells Focus on Africa why he reinvented some of the historic paintings of Spain with a playful touch of his very own.
  • VIDEO: CAR: Child soldier numbers 'doubles'

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    International relief organisations say thousands of children have been recruited as child soldiers in the Central African Republic.
  • Tests claim Ebosse died from beating

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
    A new autopsy says Cameroon footballer Albert Ebosse died in Algeria as a result of a beating rather than being hit by a projectile thrown by fans.
  • VIDEO: Brawl over Kenya security bill

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:49 am
    Kenyan lawmakers traded blows and the deputy speaker had water thrown on her during a chaotic parliamentary session which approved changes to a tough new security bill.
  • '200 villagers' kidnapped in Nigeria

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:47 am
    Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200, a survivor tells the BBC.
 
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  • When 500km becomes an Easy Day

    hash
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Before we left Nairobi, 2 weeks ago, I though that a 500km day on a motorcycle was a long time. Now I just ask, “well, what will we do in the afternoon then?” BRCK truck top Our setup of BRCK plus Amp plus Car antenna We left Harare, where the Arensen’s had hosted us for two nights in their lovely home, for a bit of a long day. We were gambling that we could make it through the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border AND then the Mozambique-Malawi border in good enough time to get to a campsite by the end of the day. A quick breakfast of chai, coffee and pre-boiled eggs underneath a baobab tree saw…
  • The Road to Harare, and the Zimbabwe Tech Hubs

    hash
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:29 pm
    We made it into Harare, Zimbabwe last night after a long 17-hours traveling. Due to the rainstorm in South Africa we were forced to sleep 230km from the Beit Bridge border crossing, well shy of the 30km we had planned. The wind was blowing and gusting so hard we were forced to ride at odd angles. Eventually we were forced to call it and went to find a place to sleep by 11:30pm. A 4am wake-up and we were traveling and at the border by 7:30am the next morning. Beit Bridge Border Beit Bridge border crossing is something of a legend, where you’re usual transit time is 3-5 hours, but can…
  • Mbadika – teaching kids about circuits

    hash
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Netia McCray of Mbadika I met Netia McCray at Maker Fair Africa yesterday. She’s an MIT grad who’s working on a project called Mbadika (it means “idea” in the North Angolan language of Kimbundu), which is about teaching kids the basics of electronic prototyping. She does this using some very inexpensive solar-charging kits, designed to be put together and understood in an educational workshop, or on their own. Mbadika is a new program, so they’re just getting off the ground themselves, however they’ve already taught 250+ kids in 6 countries. As a father, I…
  • ANIMAL: the Custom-Built Denim Car from South Africa

    hash
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Custom Denim Car in South Africa One of the most ambitions items at Maker Faire Africa this year in Johannesburg, South Africa is Samuel Ngobeni’s “art car”. He’s a designer from Germinston, who has spent the last three years building his ANIMAL car, from the ground up, that means the frame and all. It’s a work in progress, though starting in 2011, it’s not quite done yet. The first thing you’ll notice about it is that it’s completely covered in denim. When I asked him why, he said, “because it’s tough and can withstand a lot of things like the sun and rain, like the…
  • The Rested, the Slow and the Robbed

    hash
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    TL;DR – We’re chilling by Victoria Falls today, a 5-hour drive took us 11-hours yesterday, and someone stole our med kit, a vest and 300m Nikon lens in Livingstone today. Reg and Philip giving a BRCK demo at Bongohive Friday was amazing. We had gotten in the night before to Lusaka, and this meant we got to spend the whole day with the BongoHive team and the rest of the tech community here. They were some of the most hospitable people, and we gave demos/talks on the BRCK, as well as Mark giving a talk on User Experience (UX), which was one of the best talks I’ve heard in a…
 
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    Timbuktu Chronicles

  • Makers

    Emeka Okafor
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    A DIY microscope: image courtesy of PLOSExpensive tests for measuring everything from sperm motility to cancer diagnosis have just been made hundreds of thousands of dollars cheaper by a PhD student from Brunel University London who hacked his own microscopeAdam Lynch, from the university's College of Health and Life Sciences, created his own inverted microscope by adapting a cheap instrument he bought online to save himself time and money.The tool is used to measure cell motility - how fast cells move from one place to another - but the high-quality equipment, used to automatically test…
  • Furniture from Mwanzi

    Emeka Okafor
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:35 pm
    via Make: MWANZI - The Spotlight Series by Once Films from Once Films USA on Vimeo.St. Louis furniture builder Jermain Todd crafts beautiful industrial pieces in his studio at a converted brewery space.
  • Rabbit Republic

    Emeka Okafor
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    A How We Made It piece on mini-livestock entrepreneur Moses Mutua: In Kenya, rabbit keeping is traditionally a hobby for teenage boys. But Moses Mutua is not only changing perceptions, but proving it can be a commercially viable venture. In the last three years he has been running Rabbit Republic, a company that rears rabbits, processes their meat and works with other rabbit farmers.Every month, Rabbit Republic slaughters about 2,000 rabbits. It has a network of over 1,000 farmers across Kenya. The company trains farmers and gives them breeding females, medication and food. Farmers sign…
  • Paul Kisiangani - Mushroom Entrepreneur/Researcher

    Emeka Okafor
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    A Kobo Ideas profile: image courtesy of Kobo Ideas“Demand for mushroom is rising. Farmers need to grow it just the way they plant maize and beans,” Paul Kisiang’ani, a mushroom researcher at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), in Kakamega, says.Also a mushroom farmer, he makes substrate, organic matter, which provides the necessary nutrients for the mushrooms to grow under room temperature and in darkroom conditions. “I make substrate from farm waste such as banana leaves, maize cobs and stalks, wheat and rice straws and sugarcane bagasse,” Kisiang’ani…
  • Valuraha Financial Services

    Emeka Okafor
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    From Google Spotlight videos:Founder Betty Mutimba describes how Valuraha is making financial literacy accessible to the Kenya market.
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    ... My heart’s in Accra

  • Pronoia, beautiful inefficiency, and an artwork built for one

    Ethan
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:23 pm
    In the fall and winter of 2013, the writer Rick Moody experienced a set of events designed to change his life. His priest gave him a book, apparently written decades ago (though actually specially crafted just for him), to read with his daughter. It told the story of a secret room, and soon afterwards, Moody was led by friends to his own secret room, a disused hardware store in Brooklyn, where he encountered objects that evoked moments in his life and in the book. Music he encountered in the secret room reoccurred, when the artists orchestrating these events picked Moody up in New York City,…
  • Why cameras alone won’t protect black mens’ lives

    Ethan
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    I wasn’t expecting the grand jury to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. I was disappointed and outraged, but not surprised. Unfortunately, the response of local and state government in Ferguson to the shooting and subsequent protest raised serious doubts about the fairness of those institutions. Furthermore, there’s a dispute at the center of the Michael Brown case as to what happened when Wilson confronted Brown. While I agree with Ezra Klein’s conclusion that Wilson’s story is “literally…
  • Three selfies, and two appreciations of fellow travellers

    Ethan
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    I took the fall semester off from teaching, which is a good thing, as I’ve been traveling far more than is healthy, mostly to give talks. I was in Sao Paulo last week talking about Brazil role as a center for democratic innovation, and hope to post either notes or a video of that talk soon. But here are two others that are already online and that I’m proud of: “Journalism after Snowden: Normalizing Surveillance” The estimable Emily Bell of Columbia’s Tow Center is editing a volume of essays about how the documents revealed by Edward Snowden have changed…
  • Pixação, or why São Paulo looks like a death metal album cover

    Ethan
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    One of the first things I noticed about Sao Paulo was the graffiti. It’s everywhere, and it’s stylistically very striking – angular, highly stylized letters on walls, buildings, overpasses. It’s clear that it’s writing, not just glyphs, yet it’s difficult to parse the characters. When I try to decipher it, I feel as lost as I do trying to understand spoken Portuguese: it’s clear someone is communicating with me, and while I’m on the verge of understanding, I clearly don’t understand. It took less than 15 seconds with Google to learn that…
  • Partners In Health at the MIT Media Lab – design challenges around Ebola

    Ethan
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Today’s Media Lab Conversations involves Ophelia Dahl and Dr. Megan Murray from Partners in Health with Joi Ito and David Sengeh from the Media Lab. The topic is understanding Ebola, and we’re learning about the disease to see if there’s anything the Media Lab can do to help organizations like Partners in Health combat the spread of the disease. Ophelia Dahl, the executive director, of Partners in Health begins by noting that when she began her work in Haiti decades ago, audiences were less welcoming and receptive to these issues. With Paul Farmer, the organization was…
 
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    格安の名刺・チラシ印刷なら│アンティリオン印刷

  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「LBDO」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:19 pm
    サロン向けの名刺やチラシを取扱っている会社です。 100枚3,500円〜の格安月額プランも用意しているので、毎月安定した販促をしたいと考えている方におすすめ! デザインは500種類以上からのテンプレートから選ぶ事が出来るのもポイント。 名刺やショップカードも100枚2,000円のリージナブルな価格で提供してくれるから一気に注文しやすいのも嬉しいですね。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「アスクル」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:22 pm
    名刺や封筒などの印刷物から印鑑などの製作も行なっている会社です。 常にリーズナブルな価格なだけではなく、頻繁に10%キャンペーンなどを開催しているのでよりお得に頼む事が出来ます。 オフセット印刷の名刺やチラシで品質も高品質なのが嬉しいですね。 100種類以上もあるテンプレートデザインから自由に選べるのも特徴。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「マットアートグロス」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    コストダウンしつつ、スピーディーな印刷を頼みたいという方におすすめの印刷会社です。 名刺の他にもハガキやステッカー、封筒、チラシ等の印刷物全般を格安で取扱っているのがポイント。 様々なニーズに対応してくれる種類の豊富さが人気となっています。 印刷機は常に最新の物を取り揃えており、価格以上の品質で提供してくれるのが嬉しいですね。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「十八番プリント」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:23 am
    安さを第一に考えている人にぴったりの印刷会社です! デザイン等にこだわらずに必要な情報だけ伝えられればいい、という人なら名刺の印刷が100枚180円から行なえる激安さがポイント。 安いだけではなく、スピード対応してくれるから急いでいる人にもおすすめです。 平日の午前中に完全データ入稿を行なえば翌日発送が可能となっています。 必要な分を必要なだけ印刷してもらえるので無駄にする事も無いのが嬉しいですね。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「メガプリント」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    サービス形態を全てインターネット上で行なう事で、低価格を実現している会社です。 ネット上での注文だから自分の都合に合わせていつでも注文が出来るのが魅力的! 初めてでも注文しやすい様に工夫されているので、ネット注文に慣れていない方でも安心です。 マイページ上では進行状態が確認でき、請求書の発行等を含めた注文管理も可能となっています。 印刷はハイクオリティオフセット印刷で鮮やかな彩りを実現。…
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  • School Entrepreneurship Olympiad: Unearthing Future Entrepreneurs In Schools

    Staff Reporter
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:03 pm
    The School Entrepreneurship Trust is proud to announce that creativity, innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit is alive in high school students ! The Trust, in partnership with the University of Cape Town(UCT) launched a pilot School Entrepreneurship Olympiad in the fourth school term of 2014. 26 schools were invited to participate in Round 1 which took place on Saturday 1 November 2014. 11 schools progressed through to the final round of the Olympiad which formed part of the Trust’s annual School Entrepreneurship Conference. The event took place from 2 – 4 December 2014 and was hosted…
  • New Leader For The Western Cape Economic Agency: WESGRO

    Staff Reporter
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Today, in Cape Town, Professor Brian Figaji, Chairman of the Wesgro Board of Directors (the Western Cape’s tourism, trade and investment promotion agency) announced that the Agency had appointed Mr. Tim Harris as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Agency to replace the outgoing Chief Executive Officer, Mr Nils Flaatten whose contract expires in April 2015. Professor Figaji said, “the current CEO indicated that on completion of his contract he wanted to return to the private sector. As part of our succession planning the Board of Directors embarked on a recruitment process. We received…
  • Media Lawyer Emma Sadleir Talks Sex, Ethics and Social Media at Heavy Chef: Save The Date

    Staff Reporter
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    Digital learning initiative, Heavy Chef is set to host an event in February 2015, featuring media lawyer and speaker Emma Sadleir who will be presenting on social media ethics – the pitfalls, the risks and the opportunities that exist for individuals and brands. As one of the top commentators on the headline-making Oscar Pistorius trial that trended worldwide, Emma is one of South Africa’s foremost authorities on social media ethics and the legal parameters of the digital world. Entitled after her most recently published book, Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex, the session will cover the…
  • #START From The Bottom

    Jonathan Jacobs
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:36 am
    Some of you (especially the younger readers) may recognise the words to the heading of this article, it refers to a song by Drake. It goes “Started from the bottom now I’m here, started from the bottom now my whole team’s here”. My view is that he makes quite a profound statement with this song, the first is to #START, you cannot aspire to greatness or success if you do not #START. Believe it or not but this is one of the biggest obstacles when entering into the realm of entrepreneurship. We procrastinate to the nth degree before making the commitment to #START. When I speak to the…
  • Why Entrepreneurs Need To Understand Accounting

    Staff Reporter
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:13 am
    Entrepreneurs who don’t understand basic accounting concepts are setting themselves up for unnecessary stress and failure, says Peter Frampton of Color Accounting International; but, he adds, the good news is that everyone can learn the basic skills they need. “Business owners often tell us they’re slightly intimidated when meeting their accountants,” says Frampton. “They end up saying nothing more than ‘tell me where to sign’ so they can get out as quickly as possible. But with just one day’s training, entrepreneurs can improve their accounting skills to the point where that…
 
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  • The Three Best Pitches from Diaspora Demo Day

    Jon Gosier
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    This past weekend I attended Diaspora Demo Day, the inaugural startup competition organized by the people at TipHub and held at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.. The day was not without its hiccups but for a first-time event really exceeded my expectations. As the name implies, Diaspora Demo Day is an event where the best companies founded by Africans or targeting Africa are invited to pitch their concepts to an audience of attendees and esteemed judges (which included myself). Oddly, the judges didn’t judge anything, the audience choose the ‘winners’, we were there just…
  • Ebola Deeply and International Rescue Committee Press Conference at the State Department

    Jon Gosier
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    Yesterday in New York I was invited by the U.S. Department of State to discuss my work as a member of the team behind Ebola Deeply. My co-panelist was Nicole Walden of the International Rescue Committee in Liberia, an organization that has been based in-country for years, well before the current outbreak. It was interesting to hear her perspective, as she’s witnessed what was already a bad situation in Liberia (post-civil-war country with poor infrastructure and low-education) go from bad to worse. The presence of Ebola has hat several net affects, not the least of which is the fact…
  • Welcoming YALI Fellow and Tech Entrepreneur Ethel Cofie

    Jon Gosier
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Over the past few weeks it has been an absolute pleasure getting to know Ethel Cofie a socially minded programmer, serial entrepreneur, and YALI/Washington Fellowship Fellow. She will be temporarily working with us with us from August to September. I met Ethel a few weeks ago when I was invited to speak at Yale to address the Mandela Washington Fellowship YALI Fellows. They asked me to talk about my own personal journey from starting Appfrica in 2008 to what I’m doing now across various ventures and projects. When asked to go deeper about what we actually do here at Appfrica, rather…
  • What Tech Hubs Are Getting Wrong in Africa (and How to Fix It)

    Jon Gosier
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    In a post about Africa’s growing tech hub community, researcher Dan Evans (whose work we’ve covered previously), writes: “Based on the maturity and business viability of many of the small tech firms that we have met with over our data collection visits, and the modification of many incubators’ business models, we completely understand the thought-process behind this “pivot” in strategy. For example hubs that we have previously visited like iceaddis and iLab in Liberia, andHiveColab in Uganda have all scaled back their original lofty aspirations. These hubs originally…
  • Investments in African Entrepreneurs: Managing Risk and Failure

    Jon Gosier
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Slides from my talk at Yale University to current Fellows of the White House’s Young African Leaders Initiative.
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    Emergent Africa

  • “African Fabrics”

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    Eccentric Yoruba writing in Beyond Victoriana: image courtesy of Vlisco“A picture of a pipe isn’t necessarily a pipe, an image of “African fabric” isn’t necessarily authentically [and wholly] African”. These above words are quoted by Yinka Shonibare, a Nigerian-British contemporary artist known for his amazing artwork using African print fabrics in his scrutiny of colonialism and post-colonialism. What is commonly known as “African fabric” goes by a multitude of names: Dutch wax print, Real English Wax, Veritable Java Print, Guaranteed Dutch Java, Veritable Dutch Hollandais. I…
  • Reinvigorating the Humanities in Africa

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:47 am
    From the The Forum on the Humanities in Africa of the African Humanities Program: In today’s landscape of higher education and research in Africa, the humanities find themselves in a parlous state. Studies of literature, history, languages, cultures, philosophy, the arts, and other humanities subjects have been deprioritized by policymakers and even by some university officials.The humanities consistently appear at the bottom of any list of national goals, if indeed they appear at all.It is clear that the marginalization of the humanities must be remedied, because no knowledge-led…
  • Ankara Press

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Published by Bibi Bakare-Yusuf: Ankara Press is a new imprint bringing African romance fiction into the bedrooms, offices and hearts of women the world over. Our mission is to publish a new kind of romance, in which the thrill of fantasy is alive but realised in a healthier and more grounded way. Our stories feature young, self-assured and independent women who work, play and, of course, fall madly in love in vibrant African cities from Lagos to Cape Town. Ankara men are confident, emotionally expressive and not afraid of independent and sexually assertive women. Our sensuous books will…
  • The Pavement

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:15 pm
    From the Commonwealth writers 'THESE IMMIGRANTS' series a short story by Nadifa Mohamed: image courtesy of the GuardianWhat does it mean when a taste floods your mouth and returns you to a time that is irrevocably lost? I walk down a tatty street crowded with vegetable displays and hanging animal carcasses and rattling pushchairs and cheap shoes, with my mind caught between the past and the present. A man singing to himself in Spanish and rolling a bike beside him overtakes me at the crossing and we acknowledge each other’s presence in silence, adjusting the distance between us in…
  • The Legacy Of Rubies

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Directed Ebele Okoye: Growing up in the south eastern part of Nigeria, story-telling was part of my communal life. These stories were African mythologies which were handed down orally, mostly by an older person around a crackling fire or by moonlight gatherings. As a child whose biggest daylight companions were the “Charlie Brown” comics crew, I developed a very strong urge to extend this companionship to involve the heroes in my orally-handed-down stories told mostly by moonlight or around a crackling fire
 
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  • South African Snapshot: Instructor

    De Wet and Marysol
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:02 am
    “Several people that went through my training were able to get jobs based on the computer literacy they learned in my courses”. This quote is not from us but from Simnikiwe telling us this over dinner one night! He is one of the men that graduated from our program last year that now teaches computer literacy classes in his community. We are very proud of him and encouraged to know that as the “teach a man to fish” saying goes, by the grace of God, we taught someone who is teaching others to fish. Related posts: South African Snapshot: Synergy South African Snapshot:…
  • Caught on Camera

    De Wet and Marysol
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:32 am
    This morning we walked into our office/classroom to realize we had no running water. The pipes had be stolen from the outside of the building. Pipe and cable theft is unfortunately common. We reviewed our video feed from outside the door and saw the guy, clearly dodging the camera. Thankfully nothing else was stolen and we can see from the footage there was no attempt to break into our office. We breathed a sigh of relief when watching it this morning. We want to take a moment and thank all of you who gave generously to help us recover from our devastating break in last year. You gave enough…
  • South African Snapshot: Don’t-Look-Down

    De Wet and Marysol
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    Taking a knife to a keyboard: this is just one hack we come up with to get our men through essentially “tech bootcamp”. Touch typing is a skill that can be learned in a few weeks, and is important for their speed and efficiency especially since their learning curve is steep. De Wet starts them on it by first scratching off the home row, where their fingers should always be. Eventually all the alphabet will go. We know we are sending them into a very competitive market and they are defying the deck that was initially stacked against them. Its one of the many little adjustments we…
  • South African Snapshot: At-Work

    De Wet and Marysol
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    We’ve shared with you a strategy we are really excited about. Addressing a gap in the education crisis of this nation and creating a hands-on learning projects for our men to practice their skills. Here they are hard at work introducing kids a local primary school to the content available through the Khan Academy servers they installed themselves! It was a two day project. Its important our young men aren’t just the recipients of free training, but that they see the skills they are gaining as part of the solution to the problems in our communities. At this school we didn’t…
  • South African Snapshot: Alain

    De Wet and Marysol
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    Meet Alain. He is Congolese and married to a South African. He now calls South Africa home. When we first met Alain, we almost dismissed his application because he was a bit older than our original criteria. Sometimes you have to make exceptions. Upon meeting him, we both knew he was someone critical to the long term story of Together Tech. He is a community leader running a feeding program. An active pastor while doing our apprenticeship. Father of two girls. He says, “these skills are needed in my community”. He walks with an authority that is looking at the bigger picture of…
 
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  • Am I Doing What I’m Called to Do?

    adesoji
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:54 am
    At first, we have looked three questions of pupose. To fulfill your purpose here on earth and to live on the best side of life, you need to constantly ask yourself positive questions. No one can make your life better than what you do to make your own life better. The first question is “Am I Co... Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • Nigeria: FG flags off National Water Supply and Sanitation Data Survey

    adesoji
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:56 am
    The Federal Government has flagged off the National Water Supply and Sanitation Data Survey that will enhance performance tracking system for Water Supply and Sanitation sub-sector. At the flag off ceremony organized by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, the Minister of Water Resources, Sarah ... Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • Jack Ma is now the Richest Person in Asia

    adesoji
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:43 am
      Jack Ma or Ma Yun a Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist, has become the richest person in Asia. The 50 year old founder of Alibaba group, China’s biggest e-commerce company. This is according to Bloomberg Billionaire Index. Jack Ma, a former English teacher who started Alibaba in 19... Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • Five Pledges to Nigeria from Muhammadu Buhari

    adesoji
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
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  • Ondo State signs ₦2.4b Contract for Water Treatment Plant

    adesoji
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    In what seems to be the long-sought breakthrough in the search for potable water for residents of fishing communities located in the ecologically ravaged oil-producing coastal stretch of Ondo State, the state government has signed a ₦2.4 billion water reticulation contract with a Chinese constructio... Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
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  • Looking back at 2014 while looking up to 2015

    Rafiq Phillips
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    As 2014 comes to a close and almost everyone goes into holiday mode even my bread and butter Google Analytics graphs all settle down for the festive season. Suddenly there is much more time to think as there is more free time available to do what matters most to me. Being a Web AddiCT I’ve been stuck in the digital wwworld for many years but 2014 has been the toughest yet. So much so that it made me choose to unplug and get back to my roots, I started and completed a 30 day challenge to change everything in my work life which has proven to be the best thing I’ve ever done in…
  • A Virtual Joint Bank Account with #my22seven

    Rafiq Phillips
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:44 am
    As promised in a previous post I’ve been mulling this idea for another use for the 22seven mobile app. How about creating a virtual joint bank account without all the hassle of actually having to go into a bank and none of the admin. You won’t even have to use your computer as your mobile phone can do everything needed to make this virtual joint bank account a possibility. The idea is rather simple. Say you bank at FNB and your significant other does his/her banking with Nedbank. 22seven uses your internet banking to access your financial transactions and displays it in a manner…
  • Geocaching – Outdoor Fun with your Phone

    Rafiq Phillips
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    Ever heard the word Geocaching? It’s like a treasure hunt with your GPS enabled mobile phone. We live in a city filled with truly amazing scenery. The only problem with it being tourist season is that everything is pretty pricy and busy. Have no fear, geocaching is here. A free outdoor recreational activity that requires nothing but an app and some time to explore. The official geocaching app is now free and there are other app alternatives too. I’ve used c:geo for many months now to find caches (what the little treasures are called) all within walking distance from home in the…
  • Learning to Drive in a Mazda

    Rafiq Phillips
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:42 am
    This sponsored post brings back fond memories of learning to drive. Can you recall your first experience behind the wheel? I can. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon and we we’re driving a bakkie on the N1 to Cape Town. Being only 13 years old I was allowed to steer while my family drove. It was the most exhilarating experience ever. Ok, so it wasn’t really driving but being to control the movement of a car was the most responsibility I’ve ever had back then. From that moment I always wanted to learn to drive and had to wait a few more years until I got my learners license when…
  • How 22seven Made Me Change

    Rafiq Phillips
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:46 am
    It’s been about 2 weeks since starting to use the 22seven app to better understand my finances and boy has it been an eye opening experience. Just like the spec in their logo A few Friday’s ago they invited a few bloggers to learn more about the service being pegged as a Google for your personal finance. Their offices are amazing. If you ever get the opportunity you should check it out. #Einstein #quote #my22seven A photo posted by Rafiq Phillips (@rafiqp) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:42am PST A quick recap on the 22seven app for those of you who don’t know the deal. It’s an…
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    The Gamelian World

  • Insights from GhanaThink's Youth Mentorship Online Chat #DiasporaCamp

    gamelmag
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:32 pm
    I previously blogged on the Google + Hangout GhanaThink Diaspora was organising to discuss the importance of mentorship and youth development. The chat was hosted by Thelma Boamah and I, on behalf of the team, last Saturday at 2 pm GMT. Colleagues such as Kirstie, Angie, Kweku, and Jemila played significant background roles to ensure the success of the event. The panellists for the day were Emmanuel Gamor (Mpwr), Nina Werner (Mara Mentor), Ebenezer Gwumah (Ashesi), Kofi Yeaboah (BarCamp Ghana), Elizabeth Patterson (Girls Education Initiative Ghana), Eunice Young (Junior Camp Ghana),…
  • GhanaThink Diaspora to Host Discussion on Youth Mentorship and Development

    gamelmag
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:29 pm
    GhanaThink Diaspora will host a panel discussion on youth mentorship tomorrow (6th December) at 14:00 GMT.  Joining the chat will be eight leaders working on various youth development initiatives in Africa and beyond.The goal of the conversation is for panellists to share their experiences with and insights on youth and the potential for mentorship to impact them personally while contributing to wider social/economic/national/global development." We're lucky to have pan-African representation amongst you all. There'll be voices from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and the U.S. - Thelma…
  • Capturing the Second Junior Camp Ketasco

    gamelmag
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Students and guests enjoying themselves during the ice-breakerIt seems like a long time ago when GhanaThink’s Junior Camp programme was birthed at Ketasco. On that fateful day, mentors from different professional domains converged at the school to give students insights into fields such as as engineering, computing, entrepreneurship, and banking. The buzz generated on campus that day was like no other, leaving everyone clamouring for more. The Junior Camp train has since stopped at numerous destinations: Kalpohin, Pojoss, Presec, Krogiss, Labone, Armesco, Smasco, etc. Counting them all…
  • Making Science Education More Practical in Ghana, The PEN-GAST Experience

    gamelmag
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Brainstorming session ongoing at a recent science workshop in AccraScience is commonly viewed as a process of obtaining knowledge through experimentation and observation. This means that scientific knowledge is generated through extensive interaction of learners with the physical and natural world. It appears that the role of the teacher, therefore, is to provide students with the requisite tools to embark on this journey of discovery, filled with adventure, curiosity and wonder. Once interest is stimulated and maintained, the rest is history.Yet in Ghana, especially at the basic school…
  • Celebrating the Heroes of Youth Entrepreneurship at BarCamp Kumasi 2014 #bcksi

    gamelmag
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    If you're around Kumasi this weekend, please join GhanaThink and its partners for the fifth BarCamp Kumasi at KNUST. Find more details and info on how to register on the poster below.BarCamp Kumasi 2014 is the 38th barcamp to be held in Ghana #bcksiWant to know more? Read this blog post by MIghTy African. Follow @gamelmag on Twitter.
 
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Does Middle East Harbour Fears of Oil Drying Up?

    Vineeta tiwari
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 11:55 p.m. DST, 04 November 2014 MIDDLE EAST – Will the world soon experience a major oil and gas crunch? Many global countries are gradually becoming self-dependent and planning to adopt new drilling technologies in the hope of discovering their own oil reserves. The Middle East, which has […]
  • Racism Remains in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Chrycka Harper
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 22:48 p.m. DST, 25 November 2014 SOUTH AFRICA – The World Hates me Because I am Black… Thus I will Love the World Because I am Black. I will always remember this moment: my mom and little brother coming into the house with mail. She hands me […]
  • Saudi Arabia Grapples with Women’s Right to Drive Within Existing Restrictions

    Rocio Flores
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Rocío Flores, Associate Editor Last Modified: 15:40 p.m. DST, 13 November 2014 SAUDI ARABIA – A common Western activity such as driving has been an issue for women in Saudi Arabia for ages. Although women over thirty have been allowed to drive, this right has been curtailed by the stringent restriction to which they are […]
  • Human Trials to Test Ebola Vaccine Begin

    Sarah Jakubowski
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 23:31 p.m. DST, 05 November 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Institute of Health (NIH) has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin human testing of a new Ebola vaccine. This will be welcome news for the millions of Americans who now face […]
  • Rwanda’s Leading Murderer

    Jessamy Nichols
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 01:40 a.m. EST, 26 October 2014 KIGALI, Rwanda – Ever since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the international community has been slow to criticize Rwanda’s new government and slow to intervene in matters there. This hesitancy to get involved is rooted back to their fear of being to blame for […]
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    Indepth Africa

  • Photos: Rapper Wiz Khalifa buys himself a $2.5million Bugatti

    IAfrica
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Wiz Khalifa, who’s said to be worth about $30million recently bought himself a two-tone brown Bugatti Veyron Rembrandt edition said to be worth about $2.5 million. See the pics after the cut..
  • White House Promises “Proportional Response” to SONY Hack

    IAfrica
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The White House and its media corps lambasted Israel for disproportionately bombing Hamas in response to its murders of Israelis and rocket attacks. The criticism however makes no sense. And yet the White House is promising a proportional response to the Sony hack. White House press secretary Josh Earnest addressed the cyber-attack against Sony over […]
  • Rekindle the yuletide season with two block buster movies

    IAfrica
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    By popular demand, FilmOne distribution, the most sort after brand for Theatrical distribution in Nigeria, is bringing back to cinemas two block buster movies to set aglow the Christmas season. The movies ;Award winning: Half Of A Yellow Sun, and When Love Happens (AMVCA Nominee) will show exclusively in all FilmHouse cinemas from December 19th […]
  • Graphic video: MMA fighter gets kicked in the head, his eyes pop out and roll on the floor

    IAfrica
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Amateur MMA fighter Alan Grays was kicked so hard in the head during a fight in Michigan last week that his eyeball popped out and rolled on the floor. In the video posted on LiveLeak.com, Alan’s opponent Jose Johnston blasted him with a head kick and as he fell to the floor, his eyeball dislodged […]
  • FG again vows to rescue Chibok girls, tasks Nigerians on vigilance

    IAfrica
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Subcribe to Daily Post Newsletter The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to rescuing the over 200 girls kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State. The students have been in captivity since April 14, 2014. Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri on Thursday said “The government has not given up and will not give […]
 
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    Livity Africa

  • Cape Town gets hustled

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    The eighth installment of the Creative Hustles series, presented by Live SA and British Council Connect ZA, explored the ever changing world of street culture. Taking place at Boaston Society in Cape Town, the panel boasted a mix of influential leaders of street culture including founder of Boaston Society Elisha Mpofu @boastonsociety, Jam That Session co-founder Obie Mavuso @JamThat_Sesh, Head Honcho founder Nick Kaoma @nick_kaoma, 2Bop founder Anthony Smith @2bop,  AndPeople lead creative Kim Smith @_andpeople, illustrator Carla Ilena @ClaraIlena and Hashtag Radio and SABC2s…
  • So, what do you get when you cross parliament and ‘Real Housewives’?

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:44 am
    At approximately 351 days and some hours into it – we now know that 2014 has been a great year. From being a massively political election year – marking 20 years of South African democracy – to the soccer World Cup, to online activism such as #Ferguson. The trends at the heart of these events – such as #paybackthemoney and #ICANTBREATHE – have grabbed our attention, fascinated us, mystified us and completely revolutionised how we understand and see things. On the entertainment and political planes respectively, two of the biggest trends of the year were ‘Real Housewives’ and an…
  • Next generation digital talent take over South Africa

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:23 am
    We finished 2014 on a high with 100% of Digify graduates gaining paid roles or internships in the digital industry. Digify is our new digital bootcamp for 18 to 25 year olds. Livity Africa is working with Google and IAB SA to offer every graduate of the programme a paid entry level job or internship. We’re aiming to create a consistent pipeline of capable and employable young talent into brands and agencies. In 2014 Digify graduates have begun careers at: Native VML Retroviral FoxP2 Casson Media Aqua Agency iClinic MTN SA Vicinty Media Hitch Digital Publicis Machine African Leadership…
  • Youth journalists report Live From Parliament

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Last month young journalists have begun reporting Live from Parliament in Cape Town as part of a new initiative led by youth platform Live SA, the Parliamentary Monitoring Group and Indigo Trust. Live SA journalists and photographers will be casting a youth lens on parliamentary committees, policy-making and MPs as part of a wider campaign of engaging young people in the democratic process. Rofhiwa Maneta (23) is one of the young journalists reporting Live from Parliament. “I am really excited to be reporting the real truth about what happens in Parliament and how it affects young people.
  • VIP Debate Club kicks off in Johannesburg

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    Our successful VIP Campaign, which encourages youth democratic participation, continues with the introduction of the VIP Debate Club. The monthly Braamfontein event brings together young people to debate the most youth-specific political topics of the day. Our next debate is 28 October. The VIP Campaign is supported by Omidyar Network. The VIP Debate Club is a regular open event at which young people are invited to discuss and debate some of the most pertinent youth-specific political topics of the day in a relaxed space over a drink. Facilitated by young social commentators and influencers,…
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    CPAfrica | CPAfrica

  • Africa’s Mobile Market: Untapped Potential for Global Investment

    CP-Africa.com
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    By Amr Shady As they wait anxiously for a text message informing them that their aid is ready for pickup, African men and women use mobile technology much differently than the rest of the world. Scores of Africans take refuge in mobile technology, transforming this nice-to-have technology into a must-have. A cheap mobile handset becomes the survival gear on a continent where people are deprived of their basic needs – water, food and electricity. Mobile services are more affordable and available than any of the basic services in Africa. More than half the population of Nigeria, for example,…
  • The Future Awards Africa announces 2014 Winners

    CP-Africa.com
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    Africa’s biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa 2014 which held yesterday at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel, was an unforgettable evening of inspiration. The awards which were hosted by Iyanya, Osas Ighodaro, Ice Prince and Flavia saw 10 outstanding individuals rewarded for their excellent work across different fields: business, entertainment, politics, science and technology and education. A star highlight of the evening was the final phase of TFAA’s #STOPEBOLA campaign, which was held via an auction on a custom piece by A-List haute couture designer, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi.
  • Total And Wennovation Hub To Hold Hackathon

    Demilade Oresanya
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:59 am
    Total Nigeria Plc and Wennovation Hub have announced the launch of the first edition of Total-Wennovation Hack. The Hackathon has the objective of harnessing innovative technological solutions to pre-defined problem statements, with the ultimate goal of improving business productivity and profitability. Interested candidates are advised to submit creative solutions that address any of the four problem statements below: Automatic warranty management system for Awango by Total product line. Customer complaint and Near Miss Anomaly Reporting functionalities to be integrated in Total services…
  • Brand Africa 100: MTN Tops The List

    Demilade Oresanya
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    MTN has topped this year’s Brand Africa 100 list as the Most Admired and Most Valuable African Brand. At over $5.4bn, MTN is the only African brand valued over a billion dollars. The 2014 Brand Africa 100 rankings of the most admired and most valuable brands in sub-Saharan Africa were released at the Nairobi Stock Exchange in Kenya. In the overall rankings, Coca-Cola toppled Nokia as the most admired brand in Africa, while MTN moved up a spot in the admiration ranks among Africans. Speaking about the feat, Jennifer Forrester, Executive for Marketing, MTN Group said “While it is nice…
  • Airtel Launches Africa’s First 4G Service

    Demilade Oresanya
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    Airtel, a leading global telecom services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, yesterday evening launched Africa’s first 4G service in the Seychelles. Airtel has launched the service on a state-of-the-art network based on FD-LTE, making the Seychelles amongst the first countries in sub Saharan Africa to commercially deploy this cutting-edge technology. This is Airtel’s first commercial LTE network in Africa. The infrastructure is a new, nationwide LTE (Long Term Evolution) 800 MHz network, which will more than meet the growing customer demand for mobile…
 
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    SocioLingo Africa

  • China’s US$5 million voluntary contribution supports UNIDO technical cooperation, advisory services in Africa, Central Asia, and LAC region

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    NEW YORK, December 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The US$ 5 million voluntary contribution to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), allocated last year by the Government of China, is being used to further technical cooperation, as well as advisory services, in Africa, Central Asia, and the Latin American and Caribbean region. This is in line with UNIDO's new focus on inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID), as well as activities relating to advancing South-South Cooperation. In June 2013, when Li Yong was elected as Director General of…
  • Grant Aid to the Republic of Niger Exchange of Letters on “The Project for Strengthening Community and Regional Capacities for Security Enhancement in Niger”

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:44 am
    TOKYO, Japan, December 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- 1. On December 16 (same day local time), an exchange of letters on providing grant aid of 202 million Japanese yen took place in the Republic of Niger's capital of Niamey City between Mr. Hiroshi Kawamura, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Niger (concurrently with the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire) and Mr. Fodé Ndiaye, Resident Representative of UNDP Niger. 2. This aid will contribute to enhancing the security capabilities of regional governments by providing the headquarter centers of all the seven…
  • South Sudan / Common Humanitarian Fund allocates $60 million to kick start aid operations in 2015

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:45 am
    JUBA, South Sudan, December 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) has allocated $60 million to get the humanitarian response for 2015 off to a timely start. The money will support aid agencies to take maximum advantage of the onset of South Sudan's dry season, during which aid agencies plan to use roads to deliver aid to as many people as possible. “Thanks to donors, this CHF allocation allows humanitarian partners to hit the ground running from 1 January,” said Toby Lanzer, the Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan. “However, it is only 10…
  • DRC: Conviction of ‘Colonel 106′ major boost in fight against impunity – Zeid

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:38 am
    GENEVA, Switzerland, December 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein today welcomed the conviction and sentencing of Lieutenant Colonel Bedi Mobuli Engangela for committing crimes against humanity between 2005 and 2007 in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Engangela, better known as ‘Colonel 106' after the battalion he commanded, was on Monday sentenced to life in prison for murder, rape, sexual slavery, torture, abduction, and “imprisonment and other forms of grave deprivation of physical liberty.” “Such a…
  • ICC: African Countries Support Court / Annual Meeting of Member Countries

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:48 pm
    NEW YORK, December 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- African countries expressed strong support for the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the 13th Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, the court's founding document, African and international organizations present at the session said today. The governments showed a more positive picture of Africa's relationship with the ICC than is often reflected in public debates, the organizations said. The ICC's Assembly of States Parties met from December 8-17, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters for its regular annual…
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    Buzz Nigeria

  • 10 Absorbing Facts You Didn’t Know About Atiku Abubakar

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:56 am
    Power isn’t control but  strength, and giving that strength to others. Atiku Abubakar is one of the Nigerian born great leaders willing to give his strength to others so they may have the strength to stand on their own. He is a Nigerian politician, businessman and philanthropist, who served as the 2nd elected Vice-President of […]
  • Mysterious Fish Washed Up on Eleko Beach In Lagos

    Editorial Staff
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    A strange sea creature has been reportedly found washed up on shore of Eleko beach in Lagos. The residents found the extremely large creature suspected to be a whale, washed up on shore. The sea animal which apparently died after being off water was white with brown coloured stripes on its body. There has not been […]
  • 10 Fascinating Facts You Must Know About General Muhammadu Buhari

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    As it is always said, leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts but about one’s life influencing another and Buhari is one of those great Nigerian born leaders whose life has influenced many Nigerians either positively or negatively. We all know that there are qualities that distinguish an individual as a leader, whether he […]
  • These are 5 Presidents Currently Running Nigeria According to Obasanjo

    Editorial Staff
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    Despite the fact that Kashamu Buruji, a close associate of President Goodluck Jonathan, was able to obtain a court order stopping the publication of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s controversial autobiography, titled “My Watch”, the book was successfully launched at the Lagos Country club Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. The event, which was initially […]
  • 44 Countries You Can Travel To Without Visa From Nigeria

    Editorial Staff
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:50 am
    Do you know that with a Nigerian international passport, you can visit 44 countries around the world VISA FREE or VISA ON ARRIVAL? President Jonathan has officially launched and obtained the new 64-page e-passport. According to presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati; “The new 64-page e-passport helps frequent travellers, it’s gender friendly, forestalls identity theft, cheaper for the […]
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    Buzz Kenya

  • Ugandan Presidents Academic Qualifications – 1962 Till Date

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Uganda has actually taken a very long walk starting from 1962 after Britain granted the country independence. Despite that Uganda has made a great strides since 1962 it has not coast through the journey considering the years of Political maneuvering which first resulted from supporters of a centralized state vying with those in favor of a loose […]
  • 20 Unbelievable Photos of Kampala You Would Mistake for London

    Editorial Staff
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Kampala is the capital city of Uganda, situated at the South Central area of Uganda with a population of about 2.5 million, this makes Kampala the largest city in Uganda. The people of Kampala are known to be very friendly and social, making them easily approachable. Kampala is one of the most beautiful cities in […]
  • Top 5 Hardest Courses To Study In Tanzania

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Every University discipline or major has something hard in it. Therefore, there is no absolutely  “easy” course in the university, no matter what you are studying. However, some courses give more “headache” than others, posing more problems and difficulties to the students. In making career decisions in Tanzania, it will interest you to know the […]
  • 30+ Amazing Photos of Nairobi You Would Mistake For London

    Editorial Staff
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:18 am
    The name “Nairobi” is deduced from the phrase Enkare Nyirobi which means “the place of cool waters”. However, Nairobi is popularly called “Green City in the Sun”. The people of Nairobi are referred to as Nairobians, it is the capital of Kenya and also the largest city in Kenya. According to 2011 estimated population, the city of […]
  • Kenyan Presidents’ Academic Qualifications: 1964 Till Date

    Editorial Staff
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:04 am
    Kenya is a country in the Eastern part of Africa, with Nairobi as its capital city which is also the largest city. Kenya gained her independence from Britain on 12th December, 1963 with Jomo Kenyatta as the country’s first Prime Minister. Kenya became a Republic on 12 December 1964, and as a result of this Jomo Kenyatta […]
 
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    Buzz South Africa

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rolene Strauss

    Staff Writer
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:47 am
    Rolene Strauss is a South African beauty queen who was recently crowned Miss World 2014 in London, after wining Miss South Africa 2014 earlier in the year (March 2014). Rolene Strauss became the second South African woman to bang the prestigious Miss World pageant and the third to hold it outright. She was born on […]
  • 100 Best Secondary Schools in Africa

    Staff Writer
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:21 am
    You’ll agree with me that coming up with a list of best secondary schools in Africa from different countries across the entire African continent is always going to be difficult as different countries follow different guidelines and curriculums as well as completely different regional assessments. According to the author, attention was given to schools that […]
  • Here are Academic Qualificatons of All The Presidents Of Zambia

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:33 am
    Zambia has really taken a long stride since the country gained independence from the hands of her colonial masters in 1964. We all know how big an effort that has been put down to keep the country going. The Zambian leaders have so far proved to have the capacity and the will to rally men and women […]
  • How Johannesburg Crowd Encouraged A Man To His Death

    Staff Writer
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:15 pm
    At the corner of Bree and Simmonds streets, central Johannesburg last week, an unimaginable tragedy recently occurred as a man called Bheki Themba Ndlovu climbed out the window clutching his bible, committed suicide as the crowd watched and encouraged him. According to witnesses, he jumped off the 5th floor of a building around the corner of Bree […]
  • South Africa Has the Worst Maths Education in the World – Here is the Proof

    Staff Writer
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:11 am
    The performance of the education system in South Africa has been under severe criticism in recent times and the results in this article stress the need for an immediate drastic change if the country is to ever overcome this challenge. It would be recalled that the World Economic Forum in its recent Global Information Technology […]
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    Afrodigit.com

  • 9 of the World’s Most Expensive Gadgets

    Staff Writer
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    Technology is improving in leaps and bounds and has changed the way we live our lives on a daily basis. Can you remember back in the day before smartphones and tablet PC’s? Can you imagine your life now without these handy gadgets which have made such a huge impact on our lives? With technological advancements the […]
  • 8 Things You Must Know About Tecno F7 Before You Buy

    Staff Writer
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Tecno phones are getting more and more advanced these days. The phone manufacturers have tried in the recent times to come out with standard but less expensive phones that will not just be cheaply available but will also meet the needs of a common man. Their newly launched model, Tecno F7, also known as Tecno Phantom A […]
  • Best Apps For Making Phone Calls in 2014

    Staff Writer
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:11 pm
    There is an app for almost everything you can think of in this modern day of app culture we live in today, apps for making phone calls, apps for managing your finance, apps for reading, just name it and you have it. Several years ago when Skype came out, it was the big thing we […]
  • Top 7 Best Online Video Creation and Editing Services

    Staff Writer
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    With video marketing on the rise, having a few videos on your website will go a long way in driving (and retaining) traffic to your website. Other than the benefits of being able to upload your videos to various websites for easy backlinks, many studies have shown that videos are often a strong driver of […]
  • Top 10 Internet Browsers For Speed and Better Performance

    Staff Writer
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    An internet or web browser is an application software that enables you to browse the web, it is used for locating, retrieving, accessing, presenting and traversing information resources on the web. Even though web browsers are primarily intended to be used on the World Wide Web, One can equally use browsers for accessing information provided by web servers in private networks or files […]
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    Answers Africa

  • Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2014

    Editorial Staff
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:12 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa African Music has evolved over the years. Just like the continent itself, the citizens and countries therein, the average African music has seen some degree of westernization coupled with the fact that some of the African songs came with a captivating African dance moves to help popularize the songs. The original background of jams and […] The post Top 10 Richest African Musicians 2014 appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Idris, The Big Brother Africa Winner

    Editorial Staff
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:06 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa Idris Sultan is the winner of the ninth season of Big Brother Africa, themed Big Brother Hotshots making him the second Tanzanian to claim the BBA $300,000 cash prize after Richard Bezuidenhout who won it in 2007. Sultan walks away with the $300 000 grand prize after spending a total of 63 days in the Big Brother house. […] The post 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Idris, The Big Brother Africa Winner appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • New Generation Army Being Groomed in African Desert is Ready

    Editorial Staff
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa These African animals believe they can outperform humans when it comes to parade even without a certified commander and they prove themselves in the video below. What you would see in this video is the least of what you would have ever imagined. A shepherd has taken his job to the next level by “recruiting” […] The post New Generation Army Being Groomed in African Desert is Ready appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • Top 10 Best Universities in Nigeria (Latest Ranking)

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    3 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa Education in Africa especially in countries like Nigeria has seen much challenges in recent times. With the instability in the Nigerian government, maintaining high standards in learning is more difficult. The frequency of academic strikes among Nigerian universities has been on the increase however some universities within the most populous black country are starting to […] The post Top 10 Best Universities in Nigeria (Latest Ranking) appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • These Incredible Photos Of A Girl Growing Up Alongside Frightful Wild Animals In Africa is Terrifyingly Awesome

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    23 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa What you would see in this unbelievable photo collection of a little girl named Tippi growing up alongside some of the “wildest” animals of Africa is undeniably amazing. Before Tippi was born, her parents (from France) relocated to Africa with their children and what no one foresaw was an unexplained friendship between their daughter and some of the […] The post These Incredible Photos Of A Girl Growing Up Alongside Frightful Wild Animals In Africa is Terrifyingly Awesome appeared first on Answers Africa.
 
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  • Federal High Court Nullifies Quota System in Unity Schools’ Admission

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    18 Dec 2014 | 5:39 am
    Federal High Court Nullifies Quota System in Unity Schools’ Admission A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has nullified the quota system of admission into the Federal Government Colleges in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
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    I read only six hours every day – Married OAU Best Graduating Student A young woman, Oyindolapo Shittu, proved that being married should not be a barrier to a resounding academic success recently,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
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    18 Dec 2014 | 4:41 am
    UNN Postgraduate Admission List The University of Nigeria (UNN), School of Postgraduate Studies, has published the supplementary admission list of candidates admitted into the 2014/2015 academic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
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    16-Year-Old Emerge Winner of PZ Cussons Organized Chemistry Challenge The winners of the 2014 PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge (PZCCC), has been announced. The winner of the competition is Justin... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
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    Etisalat Announce Shortlists for 2014 Literature Prize As part of its goal of encouraging talents and improving literacy in the African continent, Etisalat Nigeria has announced a shortlist of three... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
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  • Obasanjo’s Autobiography “My Watch” Faces Nigeria Libel Ban | Radio France International

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    16 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Former Nigerian president Olesegun Obasanjo slammed a Nigerian politician who has held up publication of his autobiography by suing him for libel in an exclusive interview with RFI. He criticised President Goodluck Jonathan for working with a man charged with drug-smuggling in the US. A court in Nigeria has banned the sale and distribution of Obasanjo’s autobiography, citing libel. The book criticises President Goodluck Jonathan and some of his entourage. My Watch may not now make it into bookshops before the 14 February presidential elections in Nigeria. Obasanjo ran Nigeria as a…
  • APC Leaders Fail to Agree on Buhari’s Running Mate

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    16 Dec 2014 | 12:13 am
    A marathon meeting by the leaders of the All Progressives Congress ended in the early hours of Tuesday(today) without a consensus on the running mate for the party’s presidential candidate, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. Unlike the national convention/ primary which produced Buhari on Thursday without much rancour, the meeting which started at about 10.30pm on Monday and ended at about 1.58am on Tuesday was said to have been characterised by intense horse-trading. Different caucuses of the APC had started a series of meetings which   culminated in a larger one that   had all the party’s…
  • Battle for 2015: Tinubu-led APC Cabal Controls Buhari – PDP

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    15 Dec 2014 | 11:06 pm
    The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari, of handing over the selection of his running mate to a cabal controlled by a former Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Tinubu. It said in a statement on Sunday that by so doing, Buhari had already surrendered his powers and first official assignment of choosing a running mate to the cabal. “In surrendering his prerogative of choosing his running mate, Buhari has confirmed that he is being appropriated and compromised to serve a personal and narrow group interest of a…
  • Outrage as Okupe Compares Jonathan With Jesus Christ

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    15 Dec 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Nigerians have severely criticised the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, for comparing President Goodluck Jonathan with Jesus Christ. Speaking during a live breakfast show on Channels Television on Monday, the presidential aide said Jonathan had borne the nation’s problems and woes on his shoulders in the same way that Jesus Christ had always carried the burden of Christians all over the world. Gesticulating widely during the programme, Okupe stated that, with regard to the Nigerian situation, Jonathan could best be likened to Jesus Christ. Noting…
  • Plot to Sack David Mark Thickens

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    15 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Some Peoples Democratic Party senators who are behind the reported plot to impeach the Senate President, David Mark, met for several hours in Abuja on Monday to fine-tune their strategy. A Senator from the South- South confirmed the development in a telephone conversation with our correspondent. He said, “We held a meeting today (Monday) and it is one of the series of meetings we have been holding on a regular basis before and after the primary election.” The lawmaker, who lost his bid to return to the Senate during the December 8 PDP primary, said the meeting took place in a five-star…
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  • How to get Jamb Past Question And Answer Papers

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    13 Dec 2014 | 2:49 am
    Jamb Past Question And Answer will help you to study very well and its also make you to pass your jamb exams without looking for expo. If you can buy this past question  & answers you will never regrade even many of the Jamb Candidate call me and testified that they make it on their jamb result without using any expo so that why we are pleading that you must buy the 2014 jamb past question papers. is not expensive other people are sold it in the rate of NG3000 but JAMB RESULT NG Term as make it easier for you to buy it at the rate of NG1000 please call  08076790534 to get your copy The…
  • www.skype.com – Skype Download and registration For All Mobile Phones

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    13 Dec 2014 | 2:22 am
    www.skype.com – Skype Download  and registration For All Mobile Phones  Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are. With skype download on www.skype.com, you can share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues . Skype download for Android, Skype download for ipad and Skype download for iphone has just got better with its new features. It is free to start using Skype and to speak, see and instant message other people on Skype for example. You can even try out group…
  • JAMB 2015 registration form, Closing Date and Examination Date

    kelvin jeweh
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:46 am
    Procedures for the JAMB 2015 registration for UTME  examination is less complex . The only procedure that is  required that you buy the Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination form from a bank and then go to any approved JAMB Computer-based test center to start the registration which is also a simple step… How To Register/Apply for JAMB UTME 2015 Online Candidates are to obtain their application forms at designated banks after which they are to proceed to any approved Jamb CBT centres and register for the examination at a regulated fee. There are about 300 centres all over the…
  • PSquare, Dbanj, 2Face, Others Make Richest Musicians in Africa 2014 list

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    6 Dec 2014 | 9:58 pm
    The official list of the richest musicians in Africa has been released by Huffington Post which likens the Forbes list of richest musicians in Nigeria…… the list which was recently published has some notable name and some shock inclusion from our Fuji music folks…. Here are the list of Richest musicians in Africa 2014 P Square –  It has been a memorable year for the identical twins who began singing and dancing in the streets of jos Nigeria.. After breaking into the Nigerian music scene in 2005 there has been no going back for the pair who has become a house hold name…
  • Policeman kill’s First Class Graduate Over Girlfriend – Naija News

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    26 Nov 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Naija News - it was a sad time for residents of barnawa community in kaduna state as residents of the area witness another abuse of power from  a police office.. How a Nigerian Policeman killed a First Class Graduate Over Girlfriend – Naija News The incident which  occurred when Moses Murtala Aminu  a first class Economics   graduate from the Ahmadu bello university  zaria was  shot dead by a constable with the Nigeria Police simply identified as Alex okpe.…. Aminu Moses had on Sunday, left his No. 67 Ahmadu Ahidjo Street, Narayi High Cost family residence for a party in…
 
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  • 54 more soldiers sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny

    alex olatunji
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:07 pm
    54 soldiers including two Corporals, nine Lance Corporals and 49 Private soldiers attached to the 7 Division Nigerian Army in Maiduguri Borno state have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny by a court marshal that sat in Abuja today Wednesday December 17th. The soldiers were convicted on a a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy to commit mutiny. According to the charge sheet, the soldiers conspired to commit mutiny against their superior at the 7 Division on August 4 at the Mulai Primary School camp, opposite AIT Maiduguri, Borno state. Captain  J.E. Nwosu, an army Captain…
  • Singer Tinashe shows off boobs in new photoshoot

    alex olatunji
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Love her face, love her voice, love her music..but please don’t do more than this. Everyone is getting naked these days. The post Singer Tinashe shows off boobs in new photoshoot appeared first on Tinimash News.
  • First photo of Buhari and his running mate Osinbanjo

    alex olatunji
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Gen. Buhari and his running mate prof. Yemi Osinbanjo posed for a photo today. They look like a good match right…. The post First photo of Buhari and his running mate Osinbanjo appeared first on Tinimash News.
  • Breaking: Buhari picks Osibajo as VP, plus what he told Tinubu

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    17 Dec 2014 | 2:38 am
    The post Breaking: Buhari picks Osibajo as VP, plus what he told Tinubu appeared first on Tinimash News.
  • Man Left Outside Naked With Wife’s Twin Sister After Caught Cheating (Photos)

    alex olatunji
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:07 am
    The Internet loves stories about people getting revenge on a cheating ex, which is enough to make me doubt the authenticity of this story from the very start. With that being said, if things actually played out the way Metro says they did, we’re looking at what may just be the most impressive revenge story of the year just weeks before the final deadline. After a 29-year-old Chinese woman named Ting Su allegedly discovered that her husband was cheating on her with her twin sister, she tracked down the duo at a local shopping center after using one or both of their phones to pinpoint their…
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