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  • Belts from Bora Wear

    Timbuktu Chronicles
    Emeka Okafor
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Makers in action, BoraWear, support them on Kickstarter: Bora is a swahili word meaning: first-rate, excellent, better, or best. The whole idea was that we were going to both make great products and support Kenyan artisans. Each belt is.... 1) Handmade by local artisans in Kenya 2) Uses the highest quality local Kenyan leather3) Each mold is destroyed after the belt is made, making each belt one-of-a-kind.
  • Africa's McTipping Point?

    AfricaCan End Poverty
    Borko Handjiski
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Three quarters of a century since the opening of the first McDonald’s, the fast food chain operates around 34,000 outfits in around 120 countries and territories across all continents. In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), however, – a region of 48 countries and almost a billion people - only South Africa and Mauritius have been able to attract this global food chain.   This peculiarity cannot be explained only by the fact that the region is poor. The company has found a market in about 30 countries with GDP per capita of less than US$ 3,000 (in constant 2005 US$) at the time of their first…
  • Africa’s big gender gap in agriculture #AfricaBigIdeas

    AfricaCan End Poverty
    Michael O’Sullivan
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Women are less productive farmers than men in Sub-Saharan Africa. A new evidence-based policy report from the World Bank and the ONE Campaign, Leveling the Field: Improving Opportunities for Women Farmers in Africa, shows just how large these gender gaps are. In Ethiopia, for example, women produce 23% less per hectare than men. While this finding might not be a “big” counter-intuitive idea (or a particularly new one), it’s a costly reality that has big implications for women and their children, households, and national economies. The policy prescription for Africa’s gender gap has…
  • Boris Kodjoe and Kat Graham star in the movie Addicted

    Jamati Online
    Shirlene Brown
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    Boris Kodjoe’s newest film, ‘Addicted’,  is set to open up in theaters on October 10, 2014.  ‘Addicted’ is a sexy & provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion.  The film is based on a novel by erotic noir author, Zane. Zane, the NY Times Bestselling Author of 30 books and the Publisher of Strebor Books/ATRIA/Simon and Schuster,  is also the Creator, Scripwriter and Executive Producer of two Cinemax series–’Zane’s Sex Chronicles’ and ‘Zane’s The Jump Off’. Addicted Kat Graham, the daughter of…
  • SK8OPIA – Skate Ethiopia

    AfriGadget
    Juergen Eichholz
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    These are great news from our Ethiopia-based partner iceaddis: a student recently designed a new wheel for skateboards that can be produced in Ethiopia – made and designed in Africa. Reinventing the wheel? Eh! Bauhaus product design student Daniel Scheidler presented his bachelor project on affordable and locally appropriate vehicles for individual transport in Ethiopia. Through extensive field research in Addis Ababa, Daniel concluded that new roads of good quality have been built across the city and the country, but owning a car is still far too costly for the great majority of the…
 
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  • Boris Kodjoe and Kat Graham star in the movie Addicted

    Shirlene Brown
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    Boris Kodjoe’s newest film, ‘Addicted’,  is set to open up in theaters on October 10, 2014.  ‘Addicted’ is a sexy & provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion.  The film is based on a novel by erotic noir author, Zane. Zane, the NY Times Bestselling Author of 30 books and the Publisher of Strebor Books/ATRIA/Simon and Schuster,  is also the Creator, Scripwriter and Executive Producer of two Cinemax series–’Zane’s Sex Chronicles’ and ‘Zane’s The Jump Off’. Addicted Kat Graham, the daughter of…
  • Lupita graces Vogue cover

    Shirlene Brown
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:11 am
    Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of this month’s Vogue, and she looks stunning! Lupita Nyongo (Photo: Mikael Jansson, Vogue, July 2014) In her interview she talks candidly about her journey from obscurity to insane recognition.  Her personality shines through and it is a good read (oh, and it lays to rest the rumors that she is dating a White guy…for all the shallow people who want to focus on that.  Her boyfriend is K’Naan, the Somali rapper, known for his song, ‘Waving Flag‘.). We could gush about how great the photo shoot came out, but you might think we…
  • Lira and Wayna to perform at Howard Theatre

    Shirlene Brown
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:14 am
    Lira will be at the Howard Theatre on June 23 2014 to perform songs from her latest album,’Rise Again‘. Lira She is only the second African vocalist to grace Italy’s Teatro Del Greco stage since Miriam Makeba. Essence Magazine named her one of the “Five Unique Artists to Change Music in 2012″. Since 2003 she has released 5 albums that have all been hits on several charts. You can learn more about her on her Facebook page and her official website DC’s own Wayna, no stranger to Jamati readers, will be sharing the stage with Lira and working her lyrical magic…
  • Humura puts out digital magazine on Ugandan superhero

    Shirlene Brown
    18 Jun 2014 | 10:24 am
    African cartoons and 3d digital media are getting better and more creative by the minute. As it is a growing field, the artists are pretty creative in their quest for much needed recognition without any real marketing, and sometimes without a marketing budget. The Evolvers by Humura Meet Humura Brian Kab, an avid cartoonist who is inspired by Adi Granov, Greg Capullo, Jim lee, David Finch and Steve Mcniven.  This self-taught artist draws with a level of detail that belies his lack of professional education in the field.  Every Friday he releases a page of his online comic book  on…
  • Sammi Rotibi stars in CRU where secrets come to light

    Shirlene Brown
    11 Jun 2014 | 7:23 am
    Sammi Rotibi is a Nigerian actor that has been seen in several movies including ‘Django Unchained’, ‘Lord of War’, ‘Tears of the Sun’ and television series ‘The Secret Circle‘ where he plays Eben. Scene from CRU In his latest movie, ‘CRU’ (a Glassrock Entertainment production), he plays Adisa Ewansiha. The story is about four high school best friends’ whose lives are dramatically changed on the night of a near fatal accident. Eighteen years later they’re reunited, only to discover that a set of past and present secrets…
 
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    AfriGadget

  • SK8OPIA – Skate Ethiopia

    Juergen Eichholz
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    These are great news from our Ethiopia-based partner iceaddis: a student recently designed a new wheel for skateboards that can be produced in Ethiopia – made and designed in Africa. Reinventing the wheel? Eh! Bauhaus product design student Daniel Scheidler presented his bachelor project on affordable and locally appropriate vehicles for individual transport in Ethiopia. Through extensive field research in Addis Ababa, Daniel concluded that new roads of good quality have been built across the city and the country, but owning a car is still far too costly for the great majority of the…
  • Maker Faire Africa comes to Jo’Burg

    Juergen Eichholz
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Maker Faire Africa was first held in Ghana in 2009, then Kenya 2010, Egypt 2011, Nigeria 2012 and now in South Africa 2014. It’s been an amazing thing to be a part of, and the best is to be there and see the local ingenuity, the practical inventions that are made by some of the smartest and scrappiest people in Africa. Makers from across Africa will join ZA Makers for 4-days of meet-ups, mash-ups, workshops, and seed-starting ideas for new collaborations in open innovation across the continent. When: Sept 3-6, 2014 Where: WITS (University of the Witwatersrand), exact location TBD Who: You +…
  • The Mukombe

    Juergen Eichholz
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    The Mukombe – Zimbabwe’s tippy tap Dr. Peter Morgan, winner of the 2013 Stockholm Water Prize and resident of Zimbabwe, recently shared the design of The Mukombe on the forum of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance. The Mukombe is a hand washing device – a “tippy tap” as it is commonly known within the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) scene – as it just requires a little tip to provide the user with just enough water to wash the hands. In water-arid areas, such a simple device can be essential to hygiene. Naturally occuring Mukombe “(The Mukombe)…
  • You are what you breathe

    Stefania Druga
    27 Jan 2014 | 8:30 am
    When was the last time you noticed the air you are breathing ? Do you know how it affects you and your health? Egypt leads the list of the most polluted cities in the world, in terms of particulate matter. Moreover, according to the latest report by the WHO, every Cairo resident’s daily share of air pollution is equivalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. This motivated the makers from icealex hub in Alexandria Egypt to work on solving this global problem. Their solution: Build an air quality monitoring kit The kit uses Arduino, gas, humidity and temperature sensors, RGB LEDs and an…
  • Kiambu chopper et al

    Juergen Eichholz
    29 May 2013 | 5:57 pm
    Sharing good content online isn’t always easy, as we prefer original (first-hand) content – contributed by our readers – that comes along with a permission to share these jewels. The following post first appeared in a Kenyan newspaper a month ago – we’ve tried contacting the editor in charge, but haven’t received a reply from them so far. Still, the story is so unique, it needs to be shared: Residents of Magomano village in Kiambu have been flocking to a homestead for a glimpse of a homemade helicopter which has been assembled by a 20 year-old farm hand.
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  • A BRCK Journey

    hash
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    We’re about to ship our first orders of BRCKs next week, on July 17th. Tomorrow (Wed, July 9th) we have a launch event happening at Sarit Centre for our Nairobi friends and media, starting at 9am, where we take over our partner Sandstorm‘s store for the day. We’ll be there all day, so come on buy if you can make it. You’ll be able to use the devices and ask questions from anyone on the BRCK team. The BRCK is a rugged, self-powered, mobile WiFi device which connects people and things to the internet in areas of the world with poor infrastructure, all managed via a…
  • Maker Faire Africa comes to Jo’Burg

    hash
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Maker Faire Africa was first held in Ghana in 2009, then Kenya 2010, Egypt 2011, Nigeria 2012 and now in South Africa 2014. It’s been an amazing thing to be a part of, and the best is to be there and see the local ingenuity, the practical inventions that are made by some of the smartest and scrappiest people in Africa. Makers from across Africa will join ZA Makers for 4-days of meet-ups, mash-ups, workshops, and seed-starting ideas for new collaborations in open innovation across the continent. When: Sept 3-6, 2014 Where: WITS (University of the Witwatersrand), exact location TBD Who:…
  • Builders and Talkers: The Fallacy of the Grant vs Investment Debate

    hash
    18 Jun 2014 | 3:24 pm
    A bunch of people are talking about where the money comes from that funds the tech startups and/or the ecosystem in East Africa’s tech community: Hype around NGO-funded apps is stifling Africa’s innovation Before Anybody Convinces You That NGOs Are Messing Up The Tech Ecosystem Is there enough funding for startups in Africa? Silicon Savannah [Kenya]- Must be careful of Hype ‘NGO’ Money: Really? Most of the people talking haven’t actually built anything – they’re media, analysts, investors or grant-giving organizations. A few are entrepreneurs – and…
  • Remembering the Genius and Grace of Carey Eaton

    hash
    6 Jun 2014 | 12:12 am
    Carey Eaton, with Isis Nyongo and Mbwana Alliy at PivotEast last year Carey Eaton was one of the true sparks of genius in Kenya’s tech ecosystem… in Africa’s. “It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the untimely death of Kenyan businessman Carey Eaton, who passed away in tragic circumstances after an armed robbery at a friend’s home in Nairobi in the early hours of this morning.” (more) Carey Eaton was a friend. He grew up here in Kenya, went to Hillcrest and then bounced back to Australia to eventually become the CIO of SEEK. Back in 2011, when the…
  • 5 Good Recent Reports on African Tech – 2014

    HASH
    14 May 2014 | 6:35 am
    I keep meaning to write blog posts on each of these reports on tech, most of them on Africa, but can’t seem to get it done. Instead, I’ll just post a link to each, a visual, and why I think it’s worth reading. 1. The Akamai “State of the Internet” Q3 2013 report [Akamai Report - PDF Download] Has good information on overall usage globally, and trends. In Africa, even though they have a node in Kenya, all we’re seeing is stats on South Africa, Egypt and Morocco. However, there is a really fascinating chart by Ericsson in it on wireless usage. Mobile data vs…
 
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    Timbuktu Chronicles

  • GamersNights: Multiplayer computer gamers in Uganda

    Emeka Okafor
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    SmartMonkey TV reports: GamersNights is a short overview of multiplayer computer gaming in Uganda with interviews with some of the key players. The interview covers: how GamersNights came to be set up (Samuel Odeke) ; the age and gender of the players; what games people like Saint enjoy playing; the localisation of content for Call of Duty; a rig for speed games built by Douglas Were; and why multiplayer computer gaming can help develop connectivity in Africa by Kyle Spencer. 'People come from all over Africa to play in Uganda because we have the best server'
  • South Africa's Drone Enterprises

    Emeka Okafor
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:34 pm
    A Robohub report: Where drones are being used for filming, there is no doubt someone catering to their needs and providing them with equipment. SteadiDrone is a proudly South African UAV manufacturer, founded in 2012 in the beautiful town of Knysna. Their flagship product is the QU4D, RTF quadcopter, which uses the APM 2.5 autopilot from 3D Robotics and is able to carry a GoPro camera on board...There are others, however, that are manufacturing a UAV with significantly less creative purpose. The Skunk Riot Control Drone is made by Desert Wolf, a South African company, and it has already been…
  • SK8OPIA – Skate Ethiopia

    Emeka Okafor
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Afrigadget reports: ...our Ethiopia-based partner iceaddis: a student recently designed a new wheel for skateboards that can be produced in Ethiopia – made and designed in Africa. Reinventing the wheel?More hereImages courtesy of IceAddis
  • Belts from Bora Wear

    Emeka Okafor
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Makers in action, BoraWear, support them on Kickstarter: Bora is a swahili word meaning: first-rate, excellent, better, or best. The whole idea was that we were going to both make great products and support Kenyan artisans. Each belt is.... 1) Handmade by local artisans in Kenya 2) Uses the highest quality local Kenyan leather3) Each mold is destroyed after the belt is made, making each belt one-of-a-kind.
  • Innovation Hubs Are Accelerating American Manufacturing

    Emeka Okafor
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    They could do the same for Africa. Bill Dietrick reports in Forbes:Image courtesy of Africa Business Review“If we want to attract more good manufacturing jobs to America, we’ve got to make sure we’re on the cutting edge of new manufacturing techniques and technologies,” said President Obama in a February press conference. “Typically, a lot of research and development wants to be co-located with where manufacturing is taking place—because if you design something, you want to see how is it working and how is it getting made, and then tinker with it and fix it…. So if all the…
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  • Egyptian sumo wrestler bests a grand champion. Twice. While fasting for Ramadan.

    Ethan
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    My regular readers know that I’m a fan of sumo, and am especially interested in the globalization of the sport. The top three rikishi (wrestlers) in Japanese sumo are from Mongolia, and top ranks of the sport have recently featured competitors from Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Estonia and Brazil. On the one hand, this is helping a distinctly Japanese tradition gain global audiences, which is a great thing for the quality of the sport. On the other hand, the globalization is in part due to waning interest in the sport by Japanese youth (few of whom are excited about living the…
  • Summer Reading: Dan Drezner’s Theories of International Politics and Zombies, Colson Whitehead’s Zone One

    Ethan
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    Much of my summer reading centers on the idea of civics outside of the conventional bounds of the state. I’m interested in understanding reasons why individuals and groups grow frustrated with traditional state-bound politics, and what forms of civics they explore when they opt out of engagement with the state. I’m fond of extreme cases as a way of understanding the limits of a position, so I’ve been reading about seasteading, the “dark enlightenment” movement, and prepper culture, all of which appear to me to be responses to the perception that existing states…
  • Life, only moderately messed up: understanding (my own) high-functioning depression

    Ethan
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    My wife is one of the bravest people I know. Almost six years ago, Rachel got pregnant. When we found out, she was in Colorado and I was home in western Massachusetts, and in phone calls and emails we giddily planned for the future. Five days after discovering she was pregnant, she miscarried. Rachel mourned the end of her pregnancy by writing, processing a set of crushing emotions into a slim volume of poetry, Through. It’s not one she often turns to when she reads in public, but women who need the book seem to find the book, and she hears often from readers for whom the book was a…
  • “New media, new civics?” and reactions in Policy & Internet

    Ethan
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    TweetThis past December, I gave a talk at the Oxford Internet Institute about possible relationships between “new media” and new approaches to participatory civics – I blogged my notes for the talk at the time. The fine folks at OII asked whether I would be willing to publish the notes of the lecture in the journal Policy & Internet, edited by Vili Lehdonvirta, who had invited me to lecture at Oxford, and by Helen Margetts and Sandra Gonzalez Bailon. I agreed, and worked with the editors to polish my handwavings into something more permanent. What I had not realized was…
  • Town Meeting and a lesson on civic efficacy

    Ethan
    11 Jun 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Last night, I attended Town Meeting in Lanesborough, MA. Town meeting government is peculiar to New England and especially strong in Massachusetts, where almost 300 of the state’s municipalities are governed by an annual meeting of town residents. My town is under the population threshold of 6000 at which towns can choose to elect representatives to town meeting. In small towns like ours, we are required to hold an open town meeting, at which any residents may speak and ask questions and where registered voters vote on any major discretionary spending and on changes to the town’s…
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  • New Credit Cards from NIC and Equity banks

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    This week, NIC Bank launched a platinum credit card and Equity Bank formally announced their expanded their impressive card portfolio that now includes American Express. The NIC Bank Visa Platinum credit will be offered to a select few clients like professionals, senior government employees, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. The card comes with a variety of privileges in terms of shopping discounts, priority pass access to 600 VIP airport lounges in 100 countries (with complimentary snacks, free internet at many, and card holders can bring in…
  • Lady Lori & FastJet?

    15 Jul 2014 | 11:20 pm
    The latest round of airline license applications has a curious addition with Lady Lori previously known as a successful helicopter charter company applying for a variation of their current license.Lady Lori are seeking to introduce domestic flights between Nairobi and Mombasa as well as to obtain rights for international routes from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kigali, Entebbe, Maputo and Lusaka.Across the border is successful FastJet who have not been shy about their ambitions for Kenya. But their license to operate which they intended to obtain via an investment in Kenya's…
  • Fin4Ag14

    14 Jul 2014 | 10:48 pm
    All this week, Nairobi plays host to a conference called Fin4Aag14 which has the theme of Revolutionising Finance for Agri-Value Chains.It started with plug & play session in which 18 companies got to introduce their platforms linking agriculture to finance across Africa. This is the second edition of the session that was introduced at the conference in Kigali last year and proved to be quite popular.The 18 companies were: Tangaza Pesa: automates the value chain by doing KYC on farmers with bio data, crops produced,  and GPS  to build credit…
  • Countdown to REIT’s in Kenya

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    This week CFCLIfe and Stanlib managers held a media briefing on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT's) in Kenya and their possible impact on the local property scene.  REIT’s are common around the world, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria have had legislation for them, and finally, there's a Kenya law on REIT's in place (July 2013) after many years of formulation and review.Stanlib Kenya  plan to launch REIT's in Kenya in September 2014 - and the law allows for two kinds - Income REIT’s and Develoment REIT’s. Some unique features about REIT's (which will…
  • BRCK Launches in Nairobi

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    This week saw the formal launch of the BRCK with a first batch of 800 devices to be shipped to buyers in 45 countries from July 17. It also saw a funding announcement of $1.2 million by Invested Development toward production of the BRCK.  The BRCK is now able to provide affordable, reliable, and seamless internet and power in different, changing, or challenging working conditions such as connectivity at  the 2014 Rhino Charge with the ability to provide stable internet and charge other devices and share internet with them for up to 8…
 
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  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「ビジネス名刺印刷所」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    名刺作成のサービスを中心に行なっている会社です。 データ入稿から会社オリジナルデザインの注文などに対応しており、とことんこだわりたい人の為に1から要望に応えてくれるフルオーダーなどメニューの豊富さが魅力的となっています。 名刺を渡す時の印象をより良くする為のデザインが豊富に揃っており、サンプル名刺の作成も出来るのはとても便利。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「YMcard」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    名刺の作成と印刷の専門店として活躍されている会社です。 専門店ならではの名刺デザインが特徴的となっています。フォントや紙の種類にもこだわりをもち、上質な名刺を手にする事が可能です。 依頼する時はイラストレーターでデータの入稿が出来るほか、名刺にはQRコードや写真などその他多くの特殊加工にも対応しているのでより印象的な名刺になります。 高品質の紙を使用しながらも100枚900〜2100円と驚きの低価格も特徴。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「佐々木印刷」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:54 pm
    他社で規制されている細かい部分の印刷まで、制限の無い、要望通りのデザインで印刷をしてもらえる印刷会社です。 依頼主の意見を取り入れながら、一緒に効果的なレイアウトやキャッチコピーを考えて提案してくれる親密さが特徴。 チラシを製作したいけど、デザインとか全く考えてない・・・という状態でも引き受けてくれるから1からオリジナルデザインでの印刷をお願い出来るのが嬉しいですね。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「株式会社リョーワ印刷」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    通常のオフセット印刷だけではなく、高性能オンデマンド機を導入した印刷を得意としている会社です。 これにより小部数の冊子印刷を低価格、高品質で提供してもらえます。 創業40年の経験と実績から印刷業会の事を知り尽くしたスタッフが親切丁寧に対応してくれるのがポイント。 なので初めて業者に印刷を頼むという方でも安心です。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「グラフィック」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    3 Jun 2014 | 8:46 pm
    簡単便利な自動見積りも出来る会社です。 商品の料金確認やPDFでの見積書の発行、登録した見積りそのまま注文が出来るなど急ぎの場合などにとても便利なサービスだと思います。 24時間年中無休で出稿してくれるのに驚きの激安価格! チラシ一枚あたり3.9円、名刺一枚あたり14.3円・・・とスピード納品、安心サポート付きでこの価格はとてもお得ですよ。 更に初回ならデザインやデザインテンプレートなど半額で請け負ってくれるのも◎…
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  • World Wide Creative Releases Exclusive Interviews With Speakers At The IMC Conference

    Staff Reporter
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The World Wide Creative (WWC) team attended the Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Conference in Cape Town from the 9th to the 10th of June hosted at the CTICC. During the course of the event, the team conducted a series of exclusive interviews with some of the keynote speakers and workshop hosts from various communication disciplines. Allowing delegates to “get actionable learning from the greatest minds in integrated marketing,” the conference resonated with WWC’s Heavy Chef philosophy of learning and sharing. This series of interviews represents some of the most compelling…
  • African Incubation Partnership: Plan To Boost Western Cape Tech Entrepreneurs

    Staff Reporter
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Western Cape’s ICT sector is in talks with leading African investors and tech incubators to establish a network of tech incubators across the continent. The Western Cape Government in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers recently returned from a mission to Ghana and Nigeria to present the province’s African Incubation Partnership strategy. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Western Cape Government’s African Incubation Partnership would link incubators across the continent, delivering a boost for local tech entrepreneurs. ICT is one of the Western Cape’s…
  • Hackers New Target: Small Businesses With Limited Online Security

    Staff Reporter
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    Today, malware attacks are more frequent, devious and more targeted, successfully penetrating many businesses that consider their security strategies to be adequate, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO ESET Southern Africa. Businesses should be aware that your security system from last year may not be protected from today’s most common malware. These days’ hackers are more methodical and flood targets with an overwhelming amount of new malware, using social media sites and “bring your own device” security loopholes to quickly distribute and execute attacks. Fake antivirus known as…
  • CTICC: Expansion To Boost Western Cape Business Tourism

    Staff Reporter
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The expansion of the Cape Town International Convention will deliver a significant boost for the Western Cape’s growing business travel industry.Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (21 July2014) attended the sod-turning ceremony for the expansion of the Cape Town International Convention Centre. “The CTICC is a major economic catalyst and the planned expansion of the venue will significantly increase its capacity for meetings and exhibitions. This will boost business travel to the province and create more employment opportunities in the tourism sector. In the previous…
  • The Future Of Radio By Gareth Cliff [Video]

    Staff Reporter
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Gareth Cliff headlined Heavy Chef on 24 June 2014 at Microsoft’s headquarters in Johannesburg where he shared his insights on “The Future of Radio.” An exclusive video of his talk has now been released and is available to watch here. In this video, Gareth talks about why he believes digital is the new frontier for effective communication and the arena where people make real connections. His transition to CliffCentral.com was spurred on by a need to provide listeners with valuable experiences and content. Coined “Unradio,” CliffCentral is about establishing an alternative medium that…
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  • Does Outsourcing Of Real Estate Valuation Make Sense

    theleoafricanus
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    There is no denying the fact that outsourcing of various functions makes lot of sense to many companies, even if they are not big corporations or multinational organizations. It adds value to these organizations in terms of increased efficiency and also reduces the final cost to the customers therefore enabling them to become more price-competitive. In this article we will try and find out whether it makes sense to go in for outsourcing of valuation business. This is because quite a few valuation companies are known to be outsourcing some part of their valuation businesses to such third part…
  • Is Outsourcing Valuation Process A Good Idea

    theleoafricanus
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:26 am
    When one decides to buy or sell a home, he or she has to certainly go through a number of steps and processes. Most of these processes are not only highly complex and complicated, but they are also very impossible for ordinary retail customers to do on their own. There are a number legal issues involved in it and therefore making mistakes could cost quite heavily. Further there are pre defined timelines in many of the processes which have to be adhered to. Taking the above factors into account, it is not very surprising when almost all buyers and sellers prefer handing over the entire…
  • Outsourcing Of Property Valuation Tasks – Is It Good

    theleoafricanus
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:23 pm
    However, before contemplating a decision to outsource valuation, there are quite a few important points that must be kept in mind. First and foremost, such a decision must be within the ambits of the local government rules and regulations. It should not deprive the locals of their right to job and livelihood. Secondly, the decisions to outsource valuation related jobs must have a clear commercial and economic advantage. It must result in reduction of tariffs for the customers without which such an outsourcing decision might prove unworthy. Last but not the least identifying the right partners…
  • Foreign Outsourcing Of Valuation Works

    theleoafricanus
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:57 am
    Hence there is no element of surprise when there is talk of outsourcing a major part of valuation related works to third party service providers and that too in some foreign countries. This is just in the drawing boards today with most of the valuation companies and needs further study to find out whether it is workable or not. However, there are some evident benefits when a part of the valuation work it outsourced to low cost economies like South Africa, India, Philippines to just name a few. But this has to be thought through completely and the pros and cons must be analyzed very…
  • Why It Makes Sense To Outsource Valuation Business To Foreign Countries

    theleoafricanus
    24 May 2014 | 2:36 am
    However, the market for valuers is not becoming any easier. Competition is increasing quite rapidly and customers are also becoming well informed and are keen on dealing only with those valuers who are able to offer their services at reasonable rates and also are able to offer good value for money. The cost of recruiting human resources for valuation related matters is becoming very unaffordable and therefore quite a few valuation companies are finding it beneficial to outsource a part of their valuation related jobs to other countries. This is a very new concept and it there only a handful…
 
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    Black Looks

  • Healing in the Homeland – Haitian Vodou Tradition

    Sokari
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    ‘As a child in Haiti laying in my bed, I heard the Tams Tams of the Vodou drums beating all nights. These beats were telling the stories of my African ancestors, of their struggles, and their survival, their self determination and resistance to domination to keep their dignity. However, the Christian schooling system and the social setting alienating children from their African Traditional heritage and demonized it. As an adult I have decided to go and make a difference. Thus my Doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution reflects this conflicts and the healing that followed.’ Margaret…
  • FOR COLORED BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW WAS NOT ENUFF

    Queer Africa Network
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    FOR COLORED BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW WAS NOT ENUFF BY DIRIYE OSMAN   There’s a revelatory Lauryn Hill song called “Little Boys” , in which she sings, “What happens to young men/ Disappointed once again/ When they find out they’re not supposed to grow?/ Do their lives become a lie?/ Should they wither up and die/ When they find out they deserve more than they know?” As a young, gay, African man living in the west, these lyrics always hit me in the heart because I know what it’s like to feel an earth-deep sense of disconnect from who I am, where…
  • An intimate portrait of Somalian trans-woman

    Sokari
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
      From Inkanyiso.- An intimate portrait of Somalian trans-woman by Abdi Osman Labeeb is an intimate portrait of Sumaya, a Somali trans-woman. The project consists of large-scale colour photographs, and a double-projection video. Some of the photographs are studio portraits where Sumaya sat for the artist; others depict Sumaya in her daily life. One video also documents aspects of her daily life, while the other portrays Sumaya performing a Somali ritual usually reserved for women. This practice is one that Somali women undertake when preparing for a special occasion or ceremony. The…
  • Mr Loverman – portrayal of a gay, British-Caribbean late bloomer

    Sokari
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
      Review of Bernardine Evaristo’s ‘Mr. Loverman’ by Diriye Osman James Baldwin once stated that “love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” This is a sentiment that applies equally to anyone who has ever experienced a profound sense of difference, a secret identity that is both a source of comfort and corrosion. One of the many challenges with settling for “living in Narnia” — the closet — is that it invalidates half of your existence without you realizing that you have consented to such…
  • The human security implications of anti-gay law on sexual minority in Nigeria

    Queer Africa Network
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:42 am
    The human security implications of anti-gay law on sexual minority in Nigeria by Toyin Ajao Introduction On 7th January 2014, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed an anti-gay bill into law, with punishments including 14 years imprisonment for anyone that enters into same-sex marriage, 10 years for any organization or people that support gay rights as well as any individual who displays same-sex affection in public. This invasive law made Nigeria the 36th country in Africa to prosecute gays. Following suit, Uganda passed its own anti-gay law on the 24th of February 2014. This…
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    Mike Stopforth

  • The Customer Always Comes Second

    Mike
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    “The shoemaker’s children are poorly shod.” One of the toughest and arguably most important lessons of the entrepreneurial journey – especially for those of us running agency businesses – is prioritising the needs of our own companies over those of our clients. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had friends who run web developments companies complain about how crappy their own website is. Or consulting firms lamenting their own internal brokenness. Or financial services businesses whose own employees bank with competitors. At Cerebra we…
  • Don’t Ever Use EEZI MOVE Removals

    Mike
    22 Jun 2014 | 1:05 pm
    I just bought a new house. This is the third time I’ve moved in five years and they’re right, it’s pretty traumatic at the best of times. This first time I moved I asked for recommendations for a removal company, and EEZI MOVE was suggested. I used them for two successive moves, and my partner used them for her move and we had really good experiences all three times. You might say I was a loyal customer. I have recommended them in turn tons of times, including to the folks we bought this new house from. This time was different. I have never been treated so badly – so…
  • 4 Sensible Stages For Social Media Strategy

    Mike
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:29 am
    “Social media strategy”. There are a great deal of agency practitioners selling, and corporate clients requesting, social media strategy. It’s a line item on reams of involved proposals and quotations. Type “social me…” into Google and the first autocompleted result is “social media strategy”. Same goes for search results on Slideshare, and when you select “social media strategy” you get 201 478 results. But what is social media strategy, other than a buzzed up phrase that results in a heap of expensive slideshows and zero business…
  • New Project: fitCal

    Mike
    3 Mar 2014 | 3:48 am
    When Anna registered us for the Knysna half marathon early in 2013 I had no idea just how much of an obsession running would become for me. I’m not alone though – it seems my Twitter timeline and Facebook newsfeed are peppered daily with stories of people getting off the couch and into a pair of trainers. Love them or hate them, you can’t deny that the somewhat narcissistic, socially-powered “I just ran 5.1 kms in 27:32″ updates generated by fitness apps like Strava, Endomondo and Runtastic make it just that little bit harder to spend all day on the couch and not…
  • 4 Big Myths About Social Media Community Management

    Mike
    23 Feb 2014 | 8:28 am
    Ten years ago the job description Community Manager did not exist. Today I get more emails from companies looking for outsourced community management as a service, or for candidates to be recruited into that position, than anything else. A Community Manager is best described as someone who builds, engages and activates online communities around brands. Online communities could include social networks like Facebook or Twitter, or forums, blogs, wikis, etc. We employ and train many Community Managers at Cerebra. In many ways I think we’ve played a significant role in defining the nature and…
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    The Zambian

  • Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong

    The Zambian Editor
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    The video for “Am I Wrong” was filmed in Botswana and at the Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Peter Ravensdale

    The Zambian Editor
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    There’s a petition going on to free a gentleman by the name of Peter Ravensdale. Would you consider reviewing the Free Peter Ravensdale site and helping in whatever capacity you can? It will be the greatest joy for many to see Peter receive the help he needs. For a number of you, stumbling on this post on the various sites where we have a presence, e.g. Twitter, Facebook etc. may be a surprise. Why sign a petition for someone you may never have heard of? Well, if you still visit The Zambian, one of the reasons this site continues, even though life’s continuous demands limit the…
  • Push The Rock

    The Zambian Editor
    11 Feb 2014 | 5:34 am
    Push The Rock (PTR) is a non-profit ministry organization that uses sports and athletic instruction as a platform to share the love and message of Jesus Christ. Based in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, our goal is to partner with local churches and organizations to use sports as a means to positively impact the lives of children and by teaching them whole-life values such as sportsmanship, character, and discipline; therefore changing local communities as a whole. PTR is expanding its full time ministry beyond the USA and currently has overseas offices open in Costa Rica, Zambia , and plans for an…
  • Bantu Babel – Zambian Language Translation

    The Zambian Editor
    23 Jan 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Bantu Babel is an African Language Translation app. Translate words and get translations of useful survival phrases in popular African languages, on your mobile phone. Bantu Babel has a collection of useful travel/survival phrases for the most common situations, conveniently organized into different categories. Available in: Bemba, Kikaonde, Lozi, Lunda, Mambwe, Nyanja, Tonga, Tumbuka Bantu Babel – Zambian Language Translation Download the Bantu Babel Android application for free from the Google Playstore.
  • Lusaka Markets Video

    The Zambian Editor
    28 Nov 2013 | 7:05 am
    Zambia is an untold story. Help fill the white space in this picture, by helping with the Kickstarter project to fund this short video of Lusaka’s bustling market scene.
 
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    Appfrica

  • 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.
  • Speaking at the UN Global Compact Conference: Addis Ababa, June 2014

    bahiyahyasmeen2014
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    I was invited by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to be a panelist during the 2 day UN Global Compact Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The UN Global Compact Conference, held on June 9 + 10, 2014,  convened 300 public and private sector players from across the continent to facilitate knowledge sharing for local, regional and continental planning.  The organizers did a great job in accomplishing something that is no small feat, bringing together U.N. agencies, NGOs and various companies from the private sector  (such as consulting firms, BoP technical assistants and…
  • Guest Lecture at Yale University 6/25

    Jon Gosier
    13 Jun 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Appfrica Founder Jon Gosier will be giving a guest lecture at Yale University on June 25th, 2014. The talk, entitled “Investments in African Entrepreneurship: Managing Risk and Failure” will introduce attendees to opportunities for investing in Africa’s growing ecosystem and how to actively mentor or advise companies through various ups and downs…what investor Fred Wilson calls ‘the trough of sorrow’. The talk is for students, Yale World Fellows, Yale Washington Fellows, and 25 delegates of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)…
  • The Appfrica Fund: Old Fund, New Name

    Jon Gosier
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:55 am
    After five years of funding companies through partnerships like the Apps4Africa initiative (2009-2013) and our own team’s angel investing, we’ve decided to change course.  While there are are more competitive funding events like A4A planned, the focus of our funding efforts has shifted over the past five years. We are still very committed to discovering, mentoring, virtually accelerating, and investing in the founders and upcoming entrepreneurs of Africa and we’ll be doing so through our fund. Why the name change? Partly to reduce confusion. Since we launched, newer…
  • What’s the Next Big Idea to Come from Africa?

    Jon Gosier
    29 May 2014 | 11:50 am
    Is it insole charges for shoes that power your mobile device? A virtual assistant for blind people? Or perhaps solar powered irrigation systems for small scale farmers. At The New York Forum 2014 three Investors and three young entrepreneurs got together to discuss the next big thing in Africa. Some presented concepts like ‘data nationalism’ while others presented new products. In a later session inspired by the TV Show Shark Tank, the entrepreneurs pitched investors for immediate ‘yes/no’ commitments. The Investors Tutu Agyare, Managing Partner and Chief Investment…
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    Emergent Africa

  • Morocco's Strategic Music Festivals

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    Peter Culshaw reporting in the Guardian: Mehdi Nassouli  Photograph: Rachid Bourhim/PRThe North African nation hosts three festivals that dwarf Glastonbury – and which are designed to send out a message about the country's toleranceYou may not have noticed, but Morocco has become one of the leading destinations for music festivals in the world. There’s the Fes festival, a leading world music festival, and the snappily named Jazzablanca in Casablanca. But the biggest ones are the funkier Gnaoua festival in Essaouira on the coast, the massive pop Festival Mawazine in Rabat – which…
  • Applying UX - In Rwanda

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:25 am
    From Design Mind in 2011: What happens when you gather 10 designers from all over the globe, make them fly to three different continents in seven days, to focus on one complex social problem in the world? ...This time, the context was Rwanda, 20 years after the Genocide, during which approximately one million individuals were murdered in 100 days.Their solution for the existing Genocide Memorial: We designed a new model oriented at expanding the experience of the Genocide Memorial outside the physical space and turning it into a scalable prototype for humanitarian activation. The foundation…
  • 5 Artists to Watch

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    In Nobiety:Kudzanai Chiurai (Zimbabwe)Over the past year, global interest in art being made by African artists on the continent and in the diaspora has increased dramatically. African art historically dates thousands of years, back to the preoccupation with traditional craft and beadwork, right up to the emergence of contemporary African art in the 1960s, thanks in large part to the work of Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keita.The recent heightened awareness of art made by contemporary African artists, however, has mostly to do with the critical strength of the discourse emanating from various…
  • Kenya's Over-educated and Unemployable youth

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    An Africa wide crisis that will only be solved by re-orientation of educational priority's.We need more entrepreneurs,makers and agribusiness types.Vera Magero writing in Africa on the Blog: Kenyan youth at a Jobless Corner – image courtesy of  Standard Media KenyaWhen I was growing up, the idea was that if you studied certain majors, you were guaranteed to get into a cushy profession with a very good salary. These were law, medicine, architecture, chemical sciences and engineering. However, I have been repeatedly surprised to find people who studies these same majors, and graduated…
  • Storymoja Festival

    19 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    In East Africa:The Annual Storymoja Festival, Kenya’s premier literary event is an opportunity to meet with the brightest thinkers from home & abroad; literature, technology, innovation, self-development, wealth creation, art,
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    Abuja City, Nigeria - CyBlug

  • A DECLARATION OF SUPPORT FOR THE NEW V.C. #Abuja

    UberMayor
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    On behalf of the entire students of University of Abuja, we wish to declare an unequivocal and unflinching support to the new Vice Chancellor in person of Prof. Michael Adikwu. We wish him a happy stay in office and a better UniAbuja in his tenure. Signed. BOLAJI J. Folasayo SUG...
  • For Sale Peugeout 307 Saloon 08 model Price N2.3M #Abuja call 08166126390 cc @gbenro

    UberMayor
    26 May 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Leather Interior, 55k miles on the clock, Reverse Sensors, BT absolutely no issues , seviced only at AS motors in Abuja the car is in very good condition. call 08166126390 for further details
  • European film festival Abuja 2014

    UberMayor
    16 May 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Abuja The European Film Festival in Abuja will take place at Silverbird, from the 15th of May to the 24th of May. Admission is free! This is the schedule below. Thursday 15th May 8.00 pm - El Greco (Greece) Friday 16th May: 6.00 pm - A horse on the balcony...
 
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    AfricaCan End Poverty

  • Africa's McTipping Point?

    Borko Handjiski
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Three quarters of a century since the opening of the first McDonald’s, the fast food chain operates around 34,000 outfits in around 120 countries and territories across all continents. In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), however, – a region of 48 countries and almost a billion people - only South Africa and Mauritius have been able to attract this global food chain.   This peculiarity cannot be explained only by the fact that the region is poor. The company has found a market in about 30 countries with GDP per capita of less than US$ 3,000 (in constant 2005 US$) at the time of their first…
  • Africa Impact Evaluation Podcast: Economic Empowerment of Young Women in Africa #AfricaBigIdeas

    Daniel Kirkwood
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    When it comes to helping young women in Africa with both economic and social opportunity, what does the evidence tell us?  Broadcaster Georges Collinet sat down with researchers and policymakers to discuss the hard evidence behind two programs that have succeeded in giving girls a better chance at getting started in their adult lives.
  • Combler le fossé hommes-femmes dans l’agriculture en Afrique #AfricaBigIdeas

    Michael O’Sullivan
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
  • Africa’s big gender gap in agriculture #AfricaBigIdeas

    Michael O’Sullivan
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Women are less productive farmers than men in Sub-Saharan Africa. A new evidence-based policy report from the World Bank and the ONE Campaign, Leveling the Field: Improving Opportunities for Women Farmers in Africa, shows just how large these gender gaps are. In Ethiopia, for example, women produce 23% less per hectare than men. While this finding might not be a “big” counter-intuitive idea (or a particularly new one), it’s a costly reality that has big implications for women and their children, households, and national economies. The policy prescription for Africa’s gender gap has…
  • Back from Dakar: An update on CIWA’s expanding and deepening program

    Gustavo Saltiel
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:21 pm
    After a successful set of consultations around Africa’s pre-eminent gathering of water experts, policy makers, and civil society, the Cooperation in International Waters (CIWA) program is back from the 5th Annual Water Week (AWW) convened by the African Ministers’ Council on Water in Dakar in late May.
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    Blomerus Missions

  • South African Snapshot: Recruitment

    De Wet and Marysol
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
      Right now we are accepting applications and in the recruitment process for our next intake of young men. De Wet is networking with community organizers & pastors who might know the ideal candidates. Relationships like these are critical for vetting, the mentorship process, and then job placement. This picture is of one of our recruitment flyers in a local internet cafe. Currently we have more applicants than spots available, and still a week before the deadline for more applications to come. We have not had our initial interviews yet, but we are trusting and believing that as we…
  • South African Snapshot: NewOffice

    De Wet
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
      Sitting down? We have great news. After weeks of pounding the payment and not having success in finding new affordable office space, we hit what felt like a dead end. We debated increasing our budget or saying yes to not-so great options. But ultimately felt that faith in this situation meant saying no to all of that. The same day we were at the height of our frustration, we called a church that happened to be talking internally about renting out some space and a kitchen. (Which is huge since we provide lunch for our men) Before they even could market it, we had called them just to…
  • South African Snapshot: Presence

    De Wet and Marysol
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
      We are excited to finally launch Together Tech’s online presence: website and social media. We finally have place where you can keep up specifically with our ministry and point friends to this ministry (who might not know us, but the work of Together Tech is something that interests them). Check it out. Subscribe to what you tend to follow: either blog, facebook, or instagram Related posts: South African Snapshot: Filming South African Snapshot: Hundred South African Snapshot: S-Cape
  • South African Snapshot: Pounding

    De Wet and Marysol
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:31 am
    We have been pounding the pavement looking for new office space for Together Tech. Without this, we can not begin our next apprenticeship with a new group of young men. We had the option to purchase something, but due to legal and security issues decided against this. After much prayer and seeking counsel, it wasn’t the wisest fit for us. Right now we are looking to rent space close to our home and within our budget to keep costs low. Its been a bigger challenge than we anticipated. Take a minute and pray with us we can secure something ASAP.  Related posts: South African Snapshot:…
  • South African Snapshot: US Wrap

    De Wet and Marysol
    23 May 2014 | 8:45 am
    Our trip in the US has been packed with many speaking engagements and opportunities to share about our ministry in Cape Town. Here’s a photo of one of our times speaking this week. We have been welcomed and affirmed by so many of you who partner with us. Thank you! Its been a fruitful trip. We are leaving this weekend to South Africa, continuing our service there. We are eager to be back in this land God has called us to, but not so much the process of getting there with 3 kids under 4 on long flights. We are thrilled to report that Knox will be traveling home on his brand new US…
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    AdesojiAdegbulu.com

  • How to Start a Business in 10 Days

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    Considering starting a business? Watch the video below, learn from it and apply what you learn. This is the guide you need to start a business.     This is Entrepreneur dot com’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Girl Effect: This is the Moment to Rally behind Girls

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
      With little over a year until the Millennium Development Goals expire, we have a once in a generation opportunity to drive mass resources to girls. The Girl Effect movement is seizing that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • First Mara Mentor One-on-One Event in Lagos, Nigeria

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    With Mara Mentor officially launched in Nigeria, you are warmly invited to apply for the first Mara Mentor One-on-One event in Lagos this July. Mara One-on-One is an event where entrepreneurs, can... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lessons from the Eiffel Tower by Seth Godin

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Lessons from the Eiffel Tower     - It was designed at home, on the kitchen table… - by someone who didn’t get their name on it - Never been done before, not guaranteed to get... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • CCDA-IV: Africa Can Feed Africa Now

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:37 am
    The fourth edition of the Climate Change and Development Conference (CCDA-IV) will convene in Marrakesh, Morocco from 8-10 October, 2014 on the theme: “Africa Can Feed Africa Now: Translating... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Web AddiCT(s); | Web AddiCT(s);

  • Credibility of a Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success #30daychallenge

    Rafiq Phillips
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    We’re 8 days in and you might be thinking that we’re not DOING anything yet. I disagree though. If you you consider knowing who, what, where, when and why you are on the a journey that is going to become the legacy we leave behind long after our names are forgotten. I think most of difficult part of the journey is almost over. To quote a good friend once again: I have oftentimes seen that people are so busy “doing things” that they completely forget about “thinking and strategising”.. If I had been given the task of cutting down a huge tree in 3 days,…
  • Benefits of Technology to Get Off The Couch #missionsamsung

    Rafiq Phillips
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Day 7 of the #30daychallenge may seem like a stretch but when you change things it usually impacts every aspect of your life including your fitness. The number 1 fitness tip Web AddiCt(s); could give is: Get Off the Couch! I’m sure you’re still sitting down so if you were near a Samsung LED Smart TV you could download the Personal Fit – Stretching for Running app which includes all the stretching/warm up exercises required before road running. This is the most important part of any fitness program. As previously mentioned the I’ve been using this app for a while so I…
  • Solutions: Day 6 of the #30daychallenge

    Rafiq Phillips
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Yesterday we said that we’d apply the 5 fingers of business proposal writing to the #30daychallenge. The first finger is Solutions so I thought I’d share one of the solutions that were born while I was on a topical Indonesian island and you were trying to win the s4zoom here. Innovation is born from constraint & difficulties exist to be surmounted so I was trying to figure out a way to do it more efficiently and actually enjoy my holiday. That’s when my hybrid thinking led me to tint. One of the awesome companies I work with required a solution to a particular business…
  • The 5 fingers of the #30daychallenge

    Rafiq Phillips
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Back in 2007 we shared the 5 fingers of a business proposal. It’s the 5th day of the #30daychallenge. Sticking to the “Utilising only the resources previously written about on this blog” rule let’s look at how those 5 principles apply to many other things in life and how these same principles will be applied to Your Web AddiCT(s); #30daychallenge: Solutions Benefits Credibility Samples Targeted Now you know what the themes of the next 5 days posts are going to be too. Time is of the essence. PS: This image popped up somewhere online today today but I can find the…
  • #MissionSamsung on Day 4 of the #30daychallenge

    Rafiq Phillips
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    The good folks over at Samsung have selected yours truly as one of the 10 Bloggers in the #MissionSamsung Challenge to get our hands on the super awesome 40″Samsung LED Smart TV.  Really really awesome television, love how it works with all my tech and the internet without any complicated setup or configuration. I found it more difficult to attach the stand to the TV than setting up the internet on the LED Smart TV. Been streaming TED Talks from the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active straight to the Youtube app on the LED Smart TV. The first challenge for the #missionsamsung has been set: Host…
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    Best Uganda Jobs

  • 40 Sales Executives Jobs at Insurance Company of East Africa in Uganda

    Harriet
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Job Title: Sales Executive SUMMARY ICEA_UGANDA is a subsidiary company of Insurance Company of East Africa (ICEA) Kenya limited and is looking to recruit commission-based Sales Executives. Insurance Company of East Africa is the leading compound insurance company in East Africa providing both long-term and short term insurance. If you can influence and are keen to see possibilities turn into
  • Security Officer Job Vacancy in Uganda at Uganda Institute of information and Communications Technology( UICT)

    Harriet
    11 Nov 2013 | 4:20 am
    Job Title:   Security   Officer The  Uganda  Institute  of  information  and  Communications  Technology( UICT) a Public  Tertiary  Institution  is looking  for  qualified  and experienced  persons  to fill the  post above Job Purpose •    Oversee effective  and efficient  documentation, communication  and  management  of general  security  and•    Safety   operations at the Institute. Minimum
  • Sales and Marketing Manager Job Vacancy in Uganda at Talent Development Solutions Ltd

    Harriet
    11 Nov 2013 | 4:14 am
    Job Title: Sales   and Marketing   Manager Talent   Development   Solutions   Ltd   is seeking, on behalf  of its  client ,a  suitable  and interested  person  with  the  described  qualifications  to apply  for the  positionDuties •    Contribute  to the  development  of the  organization’s Sales  and Marketing  strategies  •    Ensure that  the Sales  &  Marketing  goals  and  will drive the
  • Tutors Job Vacancy at CUAM Uganda

    Harriet
    31 Oct 2013 | 6:41 am
    Job Title:  Tutors Doctors  with  Africa  CUAMM  is supporting  a midwifery  training  school in Lui  Sudan  as  One  component  of  strengthening  health  systems Experience •    Qualified  midwifery  Tutor  or •    Diploma  as Registered  Midwife  (as  minimum )•    At  least  2 years  of working  experience  as  Midwife  •    Previous  experience  as  Tutor in Health  Training  Institute  ,
  • Administrative Assistant Job Vacancy at USAID Uganda

    Harriet
    31 Oct 2013 | 6:39 am
    Job Title:  Administrative    Assistant  USAID Uganda  is recruiting   a qualified  Ugandan  to fill the  position  aboveDuties •    The incumbent  provides  support  to the  NUDEIL  Program  Manager  focusing  specifically  on relationships  with  Ugandan Government  Officials  at the district  and local  level  and •    Provide  oversight  and assistance  to the  district  financial  systems 
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • International Volunteer Series: Two Amazing Young Men Serve in Gumbo, South Sudan

    Olivia Elswick
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 02:38 a.m. DST, 23 July 2014 GUMBO, South Sudan — In this final installment of the International Volunteer Series, I invite you to get to know Michael Gotta and Patrick Sabol, friends from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, now living together in Gumbo, South Sudan after feeling called to […]
  • Lightning Strikes Twice? Malaysia Airline Tragedies

    Ayanna Nahmias
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:10 p.m. DST, 17 July 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — First, we preface this article with our sympathies for the families and friends of the 295 people who died when a Malaysian Airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine earlier today. It is a horrific tragedy, in a world which has […]
  • Council Orders Indian Girl to be Raped as Punishment for Her Brother’s Crime

    Allyson Cartwright
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:58 p.m. DST, 15 July 2014 SWANG GULGULIA DHOURA, India — A 13-year-old girl in a rural Indian village was condemned to be raped by the head of her village as a punishment for her older brother. The girl’s brother, according to CNN, attempted to rape a married woman, […]
  • Ramadan: Airplanes, Athletes, and Reality TV

    Sarah Jakubowski
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 00:38 a.m. DST, 13 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, began on June 28th. Until recently, the concept of this religious event was distant to me as there isn’t a large Muslim population in my North Carolina home.  However, since coming […]
  • Meet Our Journalists

    Ayanna Nahmias
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias is the Editor-in-Chief. She is passionate about international affairs, geopolitics, and human rights and writes articles with an emphasis on women’s rights and child advocacy. She is working on her first novel and was interviewed about growing up in Africa as the daughter of a radical, Islamist expatriate on Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Click […]
 
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    Indepth Africa

  • Awoniyi inspires Flying Eagles to 5-0 win

    Our Reporter
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Nigeria’s Under 20 team, the Flying Eagles, on Thursday stepped up their build-up for next month’s final Africa Youth Championship (AFCON) qualifier against Lesotho when they trounced Nigeria National League (NNL) side Prisons FC of Abuja 5-0. The Flying Eagles will host Lesotho on August 16 with the return leg a fortnight later in Maseru […]
  • Agencies indict Agip for toxic waste dump

    IAfrica
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:14 pm
    The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) have indicted the Nigeria Agip Oil Company over alleged toxic waste dumped in some communities in Delta State on June 10, last year. The toxic waste was allegedly dumped in Ndokwa East Local Government Area by a waste management […]
  • Manu: Iheanacho good enough for Real Madrid

    Our Reporter
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Nigeria Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba has told AfricanFootball.com he is not surprised by Kelechi Iheanacho’s man-of-the match showing for Manchester City in Thursday morning’s pre-season tie because the player is good enough to play for a bigger club like Real Madrid. Nigeria Under 20 forward Iheanacho crowned a five-star display for Manchester City with […]
  • Group to EFCC: probe Delta PDP chair

    IAfrica
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    A group, Delta Patriotic Network (DPN), has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman in Delta State, Peter Nwaoboshi, for alleged corruption. The group alleged that Nwaoboshi used his office to amass illegal wealth. The petition by DPN’s National President Ojein Samuel; National Vice President Okotete […]
  • Obasi, Ogbeche score in pre-season warm-ups

    Our Reporter
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Nigeria strikers Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi and Bartholomew Ogbeche continued their impressive runs in front of goal for their respective clubs ahead of the new season in Europe. AfricanFootball.com reports thatObasi was on target in Schalke 04’s big win on Wednesday night. He opened scoring after just two minutes as the German Bundesliga side romped to […]
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    Politics Africa

  • President Obama to meet with 50 African Heads of State

    Motaroki
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Washington D.C. is abuzz with Africanists from the policy world, business community and Diaspora getting ready for 50 African Heads of State and their delegations to descend on the US Capitol to attend President Obama's historic U.S. Africa Leaders Summit. According to the White House, "This Summit, the largest event any U.S. President has held with African heads of state and government, will build on the President’s trip to Africa in the summer of 2013 and it will strengthen ties between the United States and one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions."
  • Politics Vs. Public Service

    Motaroki
    3 Mar 2013 | 2:07 pm
    As I watch the pre-election coverage in Kenya, I hear the recurring theme of public service and I ask myself what public service really is and if our leaders are really public servants. My immediate thoughts are that public servants are a rare and few breed, if you will. When I think of public servants, […]
  • Kenya Hosts its First Presidential Debate

    Motaroki
    11 Feb 2013 | 8:12 am
    Kenyans around the world are excited at the prospect of getting to indirectly interview their Presidential Candidates.  While Kenya still has a long way to go, before politics is governed primarily by issues versus tribal affiliation, this debate signals that the politics is evolving into a more transparent and policy based process. With less than […]
  • Sudden Death of Malawi’s President puts Country in Crisis Mode

    Motaroki
    6 Apr 2012 | 8:33 am
    President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi has succumbed to a heart attack suffered on online canadian pharmacy Thursday, its being reported. There were questions to weather he really was dead since no official announcement has been made as of 8 am GMT. According to Malawi’s constitution, it is the Vice President that would succeed him […]
  • United States Blocks Entry into US for Malian Junta Sympathizers

    Motaroki
    4 Apr 2012 | 9:04 pm
    The United States today imposed restrictions on travel to the United States on persons and the immediate buy viagra family of persons who block Mali’s return to civilian rule and a democratically elected government. This includes those who actively promote Captain Amadou Sanogo and the National Committee for the Restoration of Democracy, who seized power […]
 
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  • 67 minutes writing stories to improve South African literacy

    admin
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:01 am
    Today our Digify and Live SA teams will be spending 67 minutes on Mandela Day writing stories for writing app bookly which aims to improve literacy in South Africa. According to the 2012 General Household Survey (GHS) conducted by Statistics South Africa over 7% of South Africans are illiterate. Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the…
  • Google supporting non-profits in South Africa

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    Words by Anuschka Richards Have you ever searched for something on Google and been presented with adverts at the top, bottom and right hand side of your page? Or noticed a huge flashing banner advertising the latest 40% off sale at Zando while you’re innocently browsing through your favourite website? That’s all thanks to Google AdWords. Now we know traditional advertising is usually associated with trying to push sales or product, but Google has been quite creative in learning how to leverage their online advertising service to raise awareness for non-profit organisations and help them…
  • Live SA journalists feature at the Guardian Activate Summit

    admin
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    This month our young Live SA journalists featured prominently at the Guardian Activate Summit in Johannesburg.  The summit hosted influential and inspirational media figures from across Africa and the rest of the world including Alan Rusbridger, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian News & Media. Watch the video on the Guardian website. Livity Africa’s Gavin Weale facilitated a future generations panel in the afternoon featuring two of our Live SA journalists Lee Molefi and Lethabo Afrika. Great debate between the ‘born free’s’ and the over 30′s on future of media and…
  • Live Magazine SA launches digital trends survey

    admin
    10 Oct 2013 | 5:42 am
    As part of our  #CreativeHustles series, hosted in partnership with British Council Connect ZA, we are currently running a digital survey. We’re interested in young creatives’ (18 to 35 years) views about digital trends and tools. The 3 minute survey also offers respondents the chance to WIN R200 airtime or data! Take the survey Live Magazine SA and British Council Connect ZA present #CreativeHustles, a platform for young people aged 18 to 25 years to engage and build relationships with established industry professionals and arts practitioners, as well as receive creative and career…
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  • First Bank launches as exclusive PayPal partner in Nigeria

    CP-Africa.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    FIRSTBANK AND PAYPAL PARTNER TO MAKE ONLINE SHOPPING EASIER AND CONVINIENT WITH A PAYPAL ACCOUNT TIED TO THEIR FIRSTONLINE ACCOUNT, FIRSTBANK CUSTOMERS CAN PAY ON MILLIONS OF WEBSITES WITHOUT SHARING THEIR CREDIT CARD DETAILS Accessibility, convenience, security, trust and cost effectiveness are key defining features of the partnership between First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) and Pay Pal. This partnership was announced by the two organisations yesterday at the launch which birthed their exclusive relationship. FirstBank, Nigeria’s best banking brand, has become the only financial…
  • IBM Drives Innovation in South African Start Up Community with Entrepreneur Program

    CP-Africa.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    IBM announced today that its entrepreneur programme is gaining momentum in South Africa, driving innovation in the South African start up community. This programme has helped produce a new vehicle alert system and mobile application called “Road Buddy”. A first of a kind road safety concept, the system and mobile application are intended to address the growing need for a more proactive approach to road safety for road users. Designed in collaboration with engineers at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and developed by some of Cape Town’s best software designers,…
  • Samsung set to build TV manufacturing plant in South Africa

    CP-Africa.com
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Leading electronics manufacturer, Samsung Electronics is set to open a plant in South Africa at the Dube Trade Port, a duty free area adjacent to the habour in South Africa’s Eastern city of Durban. The world’s largest smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Company is planning to open a plant in South Africa, media reports said Saturday.Trade and Industry director-general Lionel October was quoted as saying the new plant would be at the Dube Trade Port, a duty-free area adjacent to the harbour in the eastern city of Durban. “We have worked with Samsung and they identified the Dube…
  • Blackberry eyes Nigeria’s $1.5 billion smartphone market in its Z3 smart phone push

    CP-Africa.com
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Cellular phone manufacturer, Blackberry is betting big on Nigeria’s lucrative smartphone market with the latest push of its Blackberry Z3 smartphone. Speaking recently at the unveiling of the Z3 smartphone in Lagos, Blackberry’s Territory Director, East, West, Central & Southern Africa, Mr. Charles Asinugo said: “Nigeria is key to our strategy to bring BlackBerry back to profitability. The Nigerian market is one of the strategic markets for BlackBerry. The appetite for mobile devices is enormous here and we see a lot of opportunities to develop applications in Nigeria.”…
  • Kenya’s Matatu buses to go cashless

    CP-Africa.com
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:14 am
    Public transport in Kenya is going cashless as buses switch to new electronic fare payments. From now on, the country’s famously chaotic matatus, the minivans and buses that are used widely by Kenyan commuters, have been instructed to change to the new system. But a Tuesday deadline for all buses to implement the cashless payments, or face fines, has been relaxed. The sector’s regulator has said that adoption will be gradual. At least three companies are already using the new fare system, which operates in a similar way to London’s Oyster card, with passengers pre-loading…
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    Think Africa Press

  • Tune Me What: Durban’s Wild Youth

    James Bullock
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Author(s): Brett Lock and Leon Lazarus Deck: It all started with the subversive act of wanting to be in a band... In this special extended episode, we are joined by Michael Flek, frontman of the legendary Durban punk band Wild Youth. He brought in his private collection of music and, in between some classics, we are privileged to hear some rare demos and rehearsal recordings.South Africa in the late 1970s was an incredibly repressed society. For young white men in particular, a ‘macho’ and militarised attitude was expected.Teaser: It all started with the subversive act of…
  • Review − Hungry Man by Keyboard

    James Bullock
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    Hungry Man is a record with a modest mythos surrounding it. The LP is a one-off studio project between musicians Broderick Majuwa and Isaac Digha along with titan producer Odion Iruoje 'Keyboard' at EMI Nigeria.The exact recording date of Hungry Man is unknown, though thought to be sometime around 1978, and physical copies have been in short supply for over 35 years. The same could in fact be said of a plethora of exciting Nigerian records from the 60s and 70s that have all but been forgotten and out of reach for decades. However, thanks to the efforts of Soundway Records and similar record…
  • Exploring Electronic Music in South Africa: "The Future Looks Awesome"

    hmreid
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    ‘Township tech’ is an intriguing juxtaposition. It was first coined a few years ago by DJ and rapper Spoek Mathambo, who appointed himself the "prince" of it in the process, and the phrase injects a sense of freshness into one of South Africa’s most misunderstood creative hubs.“A setup can cost as little as 1500 Rand [$140],” says Mathambo of the basic materials needed to create a track. “Some of the biggest songs this country has ever produced − ‘Township Funk’ by DJ Mujava, for example − were produced on a very simple home computer set-up.”He is speaking to Think…
  • Experts Weekly: Where Are the Humanitarians?

    wannyoyo
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    A few weeks ago, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) declared that for the first time since the Second World War, the number of people forcibly displaced has exceeded 50 million. This number is startling and has implications for governments and populations all across the world, but it also holds great meaning for humanitarian agencies. In the face of growing numbers of people in need, who should relief organisations target and how? And what should inform the decisions they make?Shedding some light on these questions and others, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recently published the report Where is…
  • Shoaib Rokadiya

    wannyoyo
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    Shoaib Rokadiya is a freelance journalist and researcher with a particular focus on identity politics, post-colonial thought and human rights. His work has been published in The Scotsman and in an anthology of contemporary creative writing. You can contact him at shoaib.rokadiya@gmail.com.
 
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    Bulembu 2020

  • Transformation Beyond This Nation

    Bulembu Ministries Swaziland
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:20 am
    The first time I came to Bulembu, I boarded a plane from Boston, Massachusetts. I had little idea of what to expect, other than a social work internship in a country I had barely even heard of just a few months before. This first time, I came alone and worked with a busy schedule behind some of the most inspirational social workers and Aunties I’ve ever come to know. I learned about Bulembu from the inside out, and was stretched personally while also discovering God in powerful ways. My second time I came to Bulembu, I again boarded a flight from Boston, Massachusetts. However this time…
  • Bulembu Honoured to host His Majesty

    Bulembu Ministries Swaziland
    6 Jun 2014 | 12:11 am
    - Newsletter 2014 02 History was made in Bulembu on Thursday, 20 February 2014, as his Maj- esty King Mswati III paid a visited to our community. The town was abuzz with excitement as preparations got underway more than a week ahead of his Maj- esty’s visit. His Majesty, King Mswati III took the time to brave the 18 km dirt road, to see all that the Lord has done and continues to do here in Bulembu. It was a day filled with Swazi culture, pride, and unity as the town, and neighboring communities came together to witness this event. Nonhlanhla Hlatshwayo, Social Worker for BMS Child Care…
  • Camp Masters!

    Bulembu Ministries Swaziland
    23 May 2014 | 6:14 am
    By Akki & Allison El-Kaakour Walking into the daunting 16 days of Rangers camp in the forest, this past school holidays, held an air of anticipation and excitement.  Would the weather hold out for the duration of all the camps and provide for us sunny skies?  Will the water boilers provide enough hot water for all to shower in the evening?  Can we rely on the youth of the team to carry the weight of camp program?  But most of all, will we remember how to flush toilets and turn on light switches after such a time of pit latrines and paraffin lanterns? Yes, yes and yes to all. Much hard…
  • Hope made simple

    Bulembu Ministries Swaziland
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    During March I once again had the awesome opportunity to visit our Babyhome here in Bulembu, with a friend. We went to take some photos of some the a team’s members spending some time with the little ones. I was on the floor, and having a hard time taking a nice shot of the two team members with the children, as some of the children were of course more interested in die cool gadget I was holding! So I put the camera behind my back and decided to just enjoy the children. Then one little girl sitting with me grabbed a hold of my finger. Something nudged me to get hold of the camera and take…
  • Graduation Day

    Bulembu Ministries Swaziland
    27 Nov 2013 | 12:07 am
    “What you’ve given us is education.  And no one can take that from us.” Chris’ words, as representative of the graduating Form 5’s from Bulembu Christian Academy, were directed to more than those people sitting in the audience at last Saturday’s ceremony. His gratitude included everyone who has volunteered, donated, prayed for and visited Bulembu; who has served as a board member, come on a mission team, purchased a Bulembu product – anyone who has believed in the vision of raising a generation of Swazi leaders and transforming this small nation.  With humour and confidence,…
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  • Painting Styles through Time

    Admin
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:17 am
    When talking about “the style” of an art painting, one usually refers to the materials and colors used in the works. However, specific genres of paintings are advised to be done in specific styles. For example, portraits of generals, kings and noblemen are usually in oil on canvas/panel, while the depiction of maidens or regular people in an alley could be suitable to be painted in pastel, watercolor and other styles. It all depends on how the artist behind the work wants the image to stand out. It takes skill and experience to choose the right style for reproducing one’s imagination…
  • History of Italian Movies

    Admin
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:47 am
    European filmmakers are often considered the most talented in conceptualization, lens work and techniques. Although French names are quite prominent in these areas, Italian maestros such as Piere Pasolini, Fredrico Felini and others have etched their masterpieces with a host of examples citing cinematic excellence. Developments in filmmaking achieved new heights because of these grandmasters. However, the experimental geniuses releasing in contemporary years have a whole new train of concepts, camera work covering unique aspects of filmmaking. The Christian influence Much like any other…
  • What on earth made these birds give up flying?

    Admin
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:02 am
    Called ratites, the flightless birds are a class by themselves. They show hoe the process of natural selection works. Although losing the ability to fly indicates a retrograde evolutionary step, there’s more to it than meets the eye. Nature’s richest gift to the animal world of prehistoric days was the gift of flight to the reptiles which became birds. From the study of fossils, scientists have determined that birds descended from a group of ground-dwelling dinosaurs known as theropods. The hideous monsters that first began to fly were pterosaurs, i.e. winged reptiles. (Picture, below).
  • Friend of Friends Seth Rogen

    Admin
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    Seth Rogen is a Canadian standup comedian turned actor, writer, director and producer in Hollywood. Rogen started his career performing stand-up comedy during his younger age, landed a small role in an American teen comedy- drama television series Freaks and Geeks.Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Freaks and Geeks – A Real Breakthrough Freaks and Geeks was created by paul feig and Jude Apatow as executive producers. Unfortunately the series was canceled after only twelve episodes were aired. Freaks and Geeks has a…
  • Siachen: World’s Highest Battleground, Where it’s ‘Cold War’ for the Indian Army

    Admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:52 am
    Siachen Glacier situated at the altitude of 6,500 metres is the highest battlefield in the world where perpetual subzero temperature and frequent blizzards are the order of the day in the rarefied atmosphere. Read the article to know how Indian soldiers race this daily ordeal in the natural cold storage One cannot imagine having to pay in restaurant 550 rupees for just one tandoori roti even in the present day high inflation. Similarly, it is impossible to believe that transportation cost of a 25 kilogram bag of wheat from the market to one’s home can be as much as 50,000 rupees! In the…
 
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    SocioLingo Africa

  • Address by Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification: Announcement of Funding to UNICEF for Humanitarian Assistance in Democratic Republic of the Congo

    sociolingo
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    OTTAWA, Canada, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Check Against Delivery Good morning/afternoon. Thank you for joining us. We are here today to discuss a global initiative that came together under Canada’s leadership. In 2010, Canada hosted the G-8 where the Prime Minister launched the Muskoka Initiative. This initiative put maternal, newborn and child health at the forefront of global development efforts. It received global support and leveraged $7.8 billion from governments, as well as NGOs. It also mobilized Canadians. As a country, we stood up and decided that…
  • SEK 1.35 billion to new Development Cooperation Strategy for Uganda

    sociolingo
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government today adopted a new development cooperation strategy for Uganda for 2014-2018. Sweden’s total support is estimated at SEK 1.35 billion (approx. 200 MUSD). The aim is to improve child and maternal health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, sustainable growth and employment. The Government also wants to help strengthen respect for human rights. Swedish development cooperation with Uganda will change. The focus will continue to be on reducing poverty, reducing infant mortality and…
  • AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan

    sociolingo
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS), led by H.E. Chairperson, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Sunday, 20 July 2014 in continuation of the fact finding work which African Head of State and Government tasked the Commission to carry out as a means of reaching sustained peace and stability in South Sudan. The visit is the third by the Commission to South Sudan and the second to be led by the Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on South…
  • Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda Graduates Its First Class

    sociolingo
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    KIGALI, Rwanda, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Rwanda (http://www.cmu.edu) is proud to announce that its first class in Africa graduated on 24 July, 2014. The ceremony, which took place at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, awarded 22 students with master’s degrees in information technology (IT). Photo 1: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1264 Photo 2: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1263 Photo 3: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1265 Watch…
  • UK Minister for Africa welcomes release of Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan

    sociolingo
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    LONDON, United-Kingdom, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mark Simmonds welcomes release of Meriam Ibrahim and calls on Government of Sudan to guarantee religious freedom for all. Commenting after Meriam Ibrahim, who had previously been sentenced to death for apostasy, boarded a plane leaving Sudan with her family, Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds said: “I am delighted that Meriam Ibrahim has been able to leave the country safely with her family. “I welcome last month’s decision by the appeal court to overturn the barbaric sentence handed down in May.
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  • Everything You Must Know about Gay Marriage in Nigeria

    Editorial Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:02 am
    Sometime back, the whole world woke to the shocking news that Nigeria had passed the “Anti- Gay Law”. Many people learnt of the possibility of jailing a gay couple for a maximum of 14 years. Homosexuality is illegal in most African nations based on remnants of sodomy laws introduced during the British colonial era and […]
  • 10 Best Websites For Watching Nigerian Home Videos and Movie Clips

    Editorial Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    YouTube has only existed for, um …9 years. Yea, that’s to say it was created in 2005. And it’s not like it has been around forever like Google or it’s the only video streaming website out there. Of course not… YouTube has a number of alternatives. And not just one or two like some people like […]
  • 10 Stereotypes of Nigerians That aren’t Always True

    Editorial Staff
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    When people talk about African stereotypes, the bulk of it generally points to Nigeria. Nigeria might be one of the most popular countries in Africa but most of the stereotypes people hold over Nigerians only give a false impression about them. Here is a list of the top 10 stereotypes on Nigerians that always not […]
  • Top 50+ Most Innovative Nigerian Companies to Follow in 2014

    Editorial Staff
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
    Nigeria’s most innovative startups are not just diverse, but are also leaders in several industries ranging from Entertainment, Technology, Social Media, News and Content, to Education, Analytics, E-commerce, Design, Food, Hardware, Healthcare, Commerce, Sports, Finance, Marketing, Open source software and retail. In the world of startups and entrepreneurship, we’re all watching and waiting for the next big thing […]
  • How To Download and Watch Nigerian Hausa Movies Online For Free

    Editorial Staff
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    Hausa Movies of all genres are some of the most educative, interesting and action packed Nigerian films you can ever watch. While there are MP4, DVD, and other formats of these movies, those are a little bit inconveniencing if you are travelling to foreign country or you are constantly on transit. With the inception of […]
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    Buzz Kenya

  • 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Black History

    Editorial Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The human race is of African origin, everyone knows that. But there are several other things that are not known to many, which make Black History so unique. Did you know for example that the oldest human bones, dating back to 5 million years ago were found in Africa? Or that West Africa had walled cities […]
  • Everything You Must Know About Churchill TV Show

    Editorial Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Churchill TV show is a television programme that brings together upcoming as well as famous stand-up comedians. However, it mostly gives special attention to young and upcoming comedians. In fact, it is seen by many as the training or molding ground for young artists. The Kenyan show has been running for several years and is […]
  • 10 Interesting Places To Visit in Kenya in 2014

    Editorial Staff
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Kenya is one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. There is no shortage of things to see and do in this country. From the lovely sunset in Kenyan parks to the waterfalls, from the mountains to the beautiful lakes, the Great Rift Valley, the beaches, springs, just to name a few. Kenya is one of the […]
  • Top 50+ Most Innovative Kenyan Companies to Follow in 2014

    Editorial Staff
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The most innovative startups in Kenya are diverse, leading in industries ranging from Technology to Social Media, Entertainment, News and Content, to Education, Analytics, E-commerce, Design, Food, Hardware, Healthcare, Commerce, Sports, Finance, Marketing, Open source software and retail. What all the 50+ companies we’ve listed share in common is the desire to keep innovating. Inside these companies, […]
  • 10 Celebrities and The Animals They Look Like

    Editorial Staff
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you  have ever doubted Charles Darwin’s theory of the evolution of man,then you need to take a very good look at these celebrities  that look like some animals. See Also: Stunning Lupita Nyong’o Pictures You’ve Never Seen Before   See Also: 10 Kenyan Celebrities That Imprint Their Lives On Yours
 
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  • How to Find Job Vacancies in South Africa

    Staff Writer
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    While in South Africa, finding job vacancies in South Africa can be an overwhelming task if you don’t know how well you should go about it. Even in many African Countries considering you have the required documents to nail a job, you need to have the right techniques and tips to succeed. Many people tend to […]
  • Top 40+ Most Innovative South African Companies to Follow in 2014

    Staff Writer
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    South Africa’s economy is growing in leaps and bounds particularly the ICT sector and this is leading to more and more new companies setting up their businesses in the country. From over 5,000 young South African companies, our analysts have selected Top 46 truly South African most innovative companies, all leading in industries ranging from […]
  • 5 Notable Truths About Afrikaners

    Staff Writer
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
    Afrikaner is a South African based ethnic group whose native language is Afrikaans. They came up as a result of settlement by Dutch colonialists natives of Netherlands during the Apartheid regime. They later merged with Britons, French and Germans to form an ethnic community commonly known as Boers. They practice a distinct culture different from […]
  • Countries in Southern Africa: Facts You Should Know

    Staff Writer
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:36 am
    Africa is one of the largest continents in the world with over 50 different countries. it is subdivided into various region: the Northern Africa which is constituted by countries like Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya. The western region of Africa include countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Togo etc. Countries that occupy the eastern part of […]
  • Top 10 Problems of Third World Countries

    Staff Writer
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    Since time immemorial, societies have always desired to achieve growth and development. This is seen as the only way the community can improve its standards of living. Overtime, some regions have succeeded while others still continue to languish in problems due to underdevelopment. This is most prevalent in third world countries. The following makeup the […]
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  • 8 Useful Resources for Big Brother Africa Fans

    Staff Writer
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Big Brother Africa is the African version of the Big Brother reality game show. For those unfamiliar with the show, it’s a reality TV show that involves “a group of people living together in a large house, isolated from the outside world and continuously monitored by television cameras”. Each series of the show lasts for about 12 weeks with […]
  • 70+ Good Questions To Ask Siri

    Staff Writer
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    In case you have not heard about Siri, it is one of the latest features from Apple, a voice-powered app, compatible with iPhone or iPad. Siri is more like your personal assistant, performing most the works a personal assistant would such as it can be used to set reminders and date for a meeting, can be […]
  • 10 Coolest Headphones

    Staff Writer
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    The music industry is all about expression with different genres catering to the taste of different individuals. The music we choose to listen to can therefore tell a lot about us – and so can the type of accessories through which we listen to music. In the modern world, headphones are more than just a practical […]
  • Tecno Phones Amazing Specs, Features and Prices

    Staff Writer
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    Tecno Phones since its launch in Africa has steadily overcome competition from big players like Nokia and Samsung to emerge as the leading mobile phone manufacturer in the continent with strong presence in countries like Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. There were numerous barriers in its way, most prominent being the initial speculation and doubts […]
  • 12 Bizarre Android Apps and Games

    Staff Writer
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:26 am
    Android devices are in the market for quite a while now and there are apps of all kinds and sorts. You can make out that the market is maturing as you see the appearance of some really weird and crazy apps. These apps will make you wonder about what the makers were thinking when they […]
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    Answers Africa

  • Everything You Must Know About African Masks

    Editorial Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa African masks are arguably the most recognised artefacts or craft items from the African continent. They will feature in many museums, art galleries and also craft for sale. The masks hold a very special place in African cultures. Despite their timeless existence, many people are not well-versed with the craft items. The following are 10 […] The post Everything You Must Know About African Masks appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • Top 10 African Movies 2014

    Editorial Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa The African movie industry has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years and it is now competing with established industries such as Hollywood and Bollywood. The rise of the African film industry can be traced back to the decolonization period of the continent. African cinema is film production in Africa. It dates back to […] The post Top 10 African Movies 2014 appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 10 Best Romantic Honeymoon Places in Africa

    Editorial Staff
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:18 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa Among the various continents of the world, Africa presents some of the best honeymoon places for newly wed couples. There are amazing honeymoon destinations which are well spread all across the continent, and couples have a wide range of places to choose from for their honeymoon getaway. Among the most amazing locations include Mauritius, Ghana, […] The post 10 Best Romantic Honeymoon Places in Africa appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 10 Most Corrupt Countries in Africa

    Editorial Staff
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa Corruption is quickly becoming one of those global phenomenon’s which every country is struggling with. Spreading faster than an epidemic, corruption & crime rates have skyrocketed over the past three decades. While few countries have been able to curb their level of corruption, the rates of corruption have reached new levels in the countries of […] The post 10 Most Corrupt Countries in Africa appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • Top 10 Most Famous African Tribes

    Editorial Staff
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa Africa has an estimated total of 3,000 tribes, all of which incredibly vary in terms of language and culture. The continent itself might have evolved greatly in the past two millennia, but tribal influences continue to be a dominant force in most parts. And even though the split-up between tribes has lessened over the years, […] The post Top 10 Most Famous African Tribes appeared first on Answers Africa.
 
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    InsideNaija

  • FUTMINNA Post UTME Form, Cut Off Mark, Date 2014/2015

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Federal University of Technology, Minna FutMinna Post-UTME form, direct entry DE, cut off mark and date for the  2014/2015 academic session is out…. Candidates who chose Futminna in the jamb 2014 should read on to check if they are eligible for the FUTminna 2014/2015 post utme…. ELIGIBILITY FOR FUTMINNA POST-UTME & DE 2014/2015 SCREENING Only JAMB/UTME and Direct entry DE candidates who chose  Federal University of Technology, Minna futminna  are eligible for the futminna post utme 2014/2015. Candidates must have scored a minimum of 180 in the JAmb 2014 are eligible for…
  • ABSU Post UTME Form, Cut Off Mark, Date 2014/2015

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Abia State University, Uturu  ABSU Post-UTME form, cut off mark and date for the  2014 /2015 academic session is out.. ABSU cut off mark is 180.  Candidates who got above 180 in the jamb 2014 and chose Abia State University, Uturu ABSU as their first choice in utme 2014 are hereby eligible to write the ABSU post utme examination… Note that the online application comes to an end on Friday, 25th of July, 2014.. How To Apply for ABSU Post-UTME 2014/2015 Candidates who have the criteria stated above should follow the instructions stated below to apply for the ABSU post utme. Applicants…
  • FUNAI Post UTME Form, Cut Off Mark, Date 2014/2015

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    17 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo  FUNAI Post-UTME form, cut off mark and date for the 2014/2015 academic session has been announced… The FUNAI cut off mark has been set as 180. candidates who scored 180+ and chose FUnai as their first choice of institution in the JAMB/UTME 2014 are hereby invited to partake in the upcoming funai post utme screening examination.  Candidates who meet this criteria are hereby advised to go online to register. Note that registration of FUNAI post utme 2014 closes on 28th of July, 2014… Candidates are hereby advised to register quickly before it…
  • Fed Poly Ilaro Post-UTME Form, Cut Off Mark, Date 2014/2015

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    17 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Federal Polytechnic Ilaro  Ilaropoly Post-UTME form, cut off mark and date for the 2014/2015  Registration Form is out. The federal poly ilaro Ilaro poly cut off mark has been set as 150. Candidates who scored a minimum of 150 and chose Ilaro Poly as either first, second, third or fourth choice in the utme are hereby invited to pick up the Ilaro poly post utme form. Applicants are all expected to fill the post utme form online at www.federalpolyilaro.edu.ng. (A) ELIGIBILITY FOR FED POLY ILARO POST-UMTE 2014 SCREENING (i) Candidates who chose the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro as their 1st, 2nd,…
  • Bayero University Kano BUK Post UTME, Cut Off Mark 2014/2015

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    17 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Bayero University Kano  BUK Post-UTME form, cut off mark and date for the  2014/2015 academic session is now out on mybuk.buk.edu.ng. The BUK cut off marks has been set as 180. Candidates who scored 180+ and chose buk as their first choice in the JAMB 2014 are hereby eligible to write the BUK post utme examination. Another criteria for writing the bayero post utme is to have a minimum of fve (5) credits in ssce/waec in relevant subjects which includes english. so, if you fulfill the three criterias above, then you are a candidate for buk post utme. How to Apply for BUK Post-UTME 2014/2015 -…
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    CampusPortalNigeria

  • Eid-el-fitri Salah Celebration: FG declares July 28, 29th Public holidays

    CampusportalNGstaff
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Eid-el-fitri Salah Celebration: FG declares July 28, 29th Public holidays The federal government of Nigeria has declared Monday, 28th and Tuesday 29th public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-fitri... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • Federal University FU-WUkARI Direct Entry 2014/2015 Screening details

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    24 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    Federal University FU-WUkARI Direct Entry 2014/2015 Screening details The Federal University Wukari has published a screening invitation for candidates interested in studying at the university... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • Federal University Wukari Fuwukari Post Utme 2014: How To Apply

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    24 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Federal University Wukari Fuwukari Post Utme 2014: How To Apply The Federal University Wukari (Fuwukari) Post Utme aptitude test form, cut off mark, exam date, and other screening details has been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • IBBU Lapai IJMB Predegree & Pre-Science Admission Form 2014

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    23 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    IBBU Lapai IJMB Predegree & Pre-Science Admission Form 2014 Applications are invited from interested and qualified applicants for admission into the preliminary programmes of the following... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • Akwa Ibom Poly Pre-ND, ND (Evening) & HND Admission Form 2014 Out

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    23 Jul 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Akwa Ibom Poly Pre-ND, ND (Evening) & HND Admission Form 2014 Out Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into one-year Pre-ND, two-year ND and two-year HND... [[ 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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    IndepthNigeria

  • Borno Civilian JTF Arrest Boko Haram Members Fleeing to South West

    iNdepthNigeria
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    At least five members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect have been arrested by members of the civilian JTF in Maiduguri, the Borno state. The insurgents were arrested after attempting to board vehicles at the Kano motor park (Tashan Kano), following reports that the military was ready to reclaim Damboa town from the grip of the sect. The Boko Haram sect had in the last few weeks taken Taken control of Damboa, where they have successfully hoisted their flag and mounted road blocks to extort money from travelers who are lucky to pass unhurt. It was gathered that the suspects who were fleeing…
  • Kano New Road Motor Park Explosion, 1 Dead, 8 Injured (Photos)

    iNdepthNigeria
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Barely 24 hours after two bomb blast ripped through the city of Kaduna on Wednesday, another  explosion has been reported in the ancient city of Kano. According to reliable source, the blast occurred at the New motorpark in Sabon Gari area of Kano. The source said an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted inside a Marcopolo car was detonated at about 3pm, Thursday afternoon, leaving  the front part of the vehicle. The vehicle is getting ready for Port Harcourt when the bomb exploded. A woman was said to have died in the blast, while about 10 others sustained various degrees of injuries.
  • Attack on Buhari: FG’s Theory of Opposition Sponsoring Boko Haram Up in Flames – APC

    iNdepthNigeria
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed its shock and revulsion at Wednesday’s bomb attacks in Kaduna that targeted one of its leaders, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, as well as prominent cleric Dahiru Bauchi and left hordes of innocent civilians dead or injured. In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party sent its condolences to the families of the victims and pray that God will give them the much-needed strength at times like this, while also wishing the injured a speedy recovery. It said the attempted assassination of…
  • Omisore Winning Osun Election is Doubtful, I Don’t Think He Can Win – Fayose

    iNdepthNigeria
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Ayodele Fayose has reportedly expressed doubt over the ability of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Osun state, Senator Iyiola Omisore of winning the election. Fayose reportedly said this while speaking during a radio programme on progress 100.5 fm Ado-Ekiti. “I can’t see Omisore winning the poll, I don’t think he can win, but I wish him good-luck”, Fayose is quoted to have said. The expression of doubt on the PDP winning the Osun elections may well explain while the Ekiti Governor in-waiting did not…
  • Air Algérie Flight AH5017 Crashed in Mali – Report

    iNdepthNigeria
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    Air Algérie through it offcial twitter account has confirmed that flight AH5017 crashed in the area of Tilemsi, 70km from the northern Malian city of Gao    
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    The Accra Report

  • Efya Getaway: An Escape into Ghana

    Nanak-TAR
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    At the Accra Report, we are committed to providing a panoramic perspective of Ghana, and Africa as a whole. We concur that the stories, which make the headlines often paint a bleak image of the continent. These stories sometimes reinforce stereotypes reminiscent of those generated by grave images popularized by Bob Geldof ‘s 1980’s African campaign. Although poverty and destitution is rife on the continent, several African countries have beautiful auras and landscapes that do not make into the media. In our commitment to attain balance with respect to reporting on the continent, we would…
  • One Medal for Ghana at The Glasgow Commonwealth Games

    Nanak-TAR
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    In the ongoing 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Ghana’s Razak Abugiri has won the bronze medal for Judo in the 60kg weight class. He beat Mozambique’s Neuso Sigauque to claim Ghana’s first medal at the games. Ghana is now ranked 9th in the overall standings at the games. Razak Abugiri’s win is sure to bring a sigh of relief to Ghana’s Sports Ministry, which has come under heavy criticism for its bungling of Ghana’s appearance in the recently ended 2014 World Cup Tournament in Brazil. Several animadversions have been made against the Sports Ministry about…
  • Sierra Leone Hero Ebola Doctor Infected with the Ebola Virus

    Nanak-TAR
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Dr Sheikh Umar Khan has contracted the Ebola Virus. The Sierra Leonean virologist who has become a Sierra Leonean national hero for his selfless commitment in the fight against the Ebola epidemic is currently under intensive care after exhibiting symptoms of the disease. This news comes on the heels of the deaths of three nurses who worked with him at the Kenema Ebola Outbreak Treatment Center The Sierra Leonean doctor had always been aware that he stood at a great risk of contracting the disease, due to his repeated exposure to infected patients during the cause of administering care. In…
  • Air Algerie Plane Disappears an Hour after Takeoff

    Nanak-TAR
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    Air Algerie’s Flight AH 5017, which took off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso en route to Algeria’s Houari Boumedene Airport has disappeared. The flight that had 116 people on board comprising 110 passengers and 6 crew members is believed to have crashed in Tilmesi, Mali. According to an Air Algerie representative the plane had on its passenger manifest a Cameroonian, a Nigerian, 4 Algerians, 24 Burkinabes, 50 French citizens, 8 Lebanese, a Swiss, 2 Luxembourgians, a Belgian, a Ukrainian and a Romanian. These passengers were all believed to have been on this flight as a transit to their…
  • Korle Bu Forensic Audit Uncovers Massive Financial Misappropriation

    AccraReport Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:13 pm
    The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) was in 2013 deprived of Ghc140, 776.30 meant for development projects, according to an interim forensic audit report done on the pharmacy department of the hospital. The audit, which covered the period between January 2012 and December 2013, was in response to allegations and reports of misappropriation of funds at Korle Bu, Ghana’s biggest referral hospital. A draft report of the audit, of which Myjoyonline.com has copy states that, “revenue per Turnover Report in Persol [the accounting software] stood at Ghc7, 343,524.37 as against revenue banked…
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