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  • French Publisher Won’t Print Book on Moroccan King After Authors’ Arrest

    NYT > Africa
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:51 am
    The two authors have been charged with blackmail and extortion on accusations they demanded 2 million euros to keep the book unpublished, which they deny.
  • America’s Reluctant Racists: Are the Media & Donald Trump to Blame?

    The Nahmias Cipher Report
    Angela Carson
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Angela Carson, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:37 p.m. EDT, 1 September 2015 UNITED STATES – In my heart I’ve always wanted to believe that racists are simply radicals who comprise a very small percentage of the population back in my native U.S.A. Sadly, that hope has been increasingly hard to hold onto over the years […]
  • Digital Media, and Ghana’s Place on the Global Stage

    ... My heart’s in Accra
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:33 am
    I head to one of my favorite cities, Accra, later this week, to participate in a conference on “The Future of News” and to attend a board meeting for PenPlusBytes, a Ghanaian NGO that trains journalists in computer-assisted reporting, and operates Accra’s New Media Hub. In preparation for the conference, The Daily Graphic – Ghana’s leading daily newspaper – asked me to write about Ghana and the contemporary media environment. My piece ran in the paper today, and follows below in a slightly different form. It’s written for a Ghanaian audience, so…
  • Future of News: The View from Accra

    ... My heart’s in Accra
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:16 am
    I’m in Accra for roughly 60 hours, long enough to remember why I love this country so very much, but not long enough to see all the people I want to see, to visit the markets and streets that I miss, and most challenging, to eat all the marvelous food this country has to offer. (After landing last night, I went straight to Osu night market for a plate of omo tuo at Asanka Local. Closed, so it was charcoal chicken and fried rice at Papaye, not a bad second choice.) I’m here for a board meeting for PenPlusBytes, a Ghanaian NGO I’ve helped advise for years, which has recently…
  • Pressure mounts for political solution in Libya

    BBC News - Africa
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Unity government in Libya remains elusive
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  • The DIY Three-Wheeler

    Juergen Eichholz
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:15 am
    Kevin Becker recently moved to Kenya and built this great DIY three-wheeler for his son. “My son wants to be outside all of the time. This three-wheel cart allows him to pedal himself around like Fred Flintstone, or I can push him from behind with the handle. The larger wheels are good for the rough terrain on our farm. He can turn the front wheel to steer himself, or I can tilt the cart back so the front wheel is off the ground when I need to steer.” The Three-Wheeler in action. “Except for the…
  • A Tablet for Africa?

    Jay Cousins
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    For many of you reading this, the title of this article might lead you to a vision of one laptop per child – or some other Silicon Valley vision of progress for Africa. The technology I wish to discuss is slower and simpler. Full disclosure: it’s my invention. The Betabook is a portable whiteboard, which can be used with a smartphone for archiving, content creation, and social media sharing. During my time in Egypt working with the icehubs network, I tested the initial prototypes. Uses in this context included: Translation – through drawings (and the written text of others)…
  • 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 December 3-6, 2014 Where: WITS (University of the Witwatersrand), exact…
  • 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)…
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    Timbuktu Chronicles

  • Food On The Go

    Emeka Okafor
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    From Nky Iweka, of Executive Mama Put: Nigerian Food with a Twistimage via Executive Mama PutStreet food plays a large part in the snacking habits of Nigerians. Makeshift kitchens with wood fires offer crunchy bean fritters (akara) to be eaten on their own or stuffed into soft white bread; slices of yam (dundun) fried in palm oil (preferably) or vegetable oil, wrapped in newspaper and accompanied with a spicy tomato sauce; crispy fried fish or meat; all hark at the promise of happy stomachs, messy fingers and possibly a spot of grease or two on one’s otherwise pristine clothes...[more]
  • Jonas Somi's Forest Saving Tree Planting Project

    Emeka Okafor
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    In SciDev: Jonas Somi is a 65-year-old farmer from Nkoasenga. He blames the village’s environmental problems on deforestation and so has started a tree-planting project. Somi is growing Grevillea robusta, more commonly known as silky oak, a species imported to Tanzania from Australia. image via SciDevThe fast-growing trees provide shade for Somi’s cash crops, including banana and coffee plants. Their roots retain the soil and reduce water runoff from the mountain slopes. This in turn reduces the need to irrigate the crops growing between the trees. Once mature, the trees can be harvested…
  • The Buyu Collection

    Emeka Okafor
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:51 am
    On Kickstarter: The Buyu Collection is bringing the vibrancy of African artisanship to those with international taste using the rare renewable Baobab fiber.
  • SnooCode: A solution to the lack of formal addresses

    Emeka Okafor
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    From HowWeMadeIt: Ghana, like many African countries, is undergoing urbanisation. Some African cities are expanding so fast that maps are outdated the moment they are published. And the formal addressing system has just not kept up, with many roads and houses simply being built without names or numbers. For many Africans the best way to share their location is to try give directions using landmarks. Pass a church. Turn right at the blue wall. Next to the kiosk with the coca-cola sign. Eighth house on the left with the red roof. But Sesinam Dagadu (the founder)  has a simple, yet…
  • Curing HIV with lasers?

    Emeka Okafor
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Patience Mthunzi at TED: Swallowing pills to get medication is a quick, painless and often not entirely effective way of treating disease. A potentially better way? Lasers. In this passionate talk, TED Fellow Patience Mthunzi explains her idea to use lasers to deliver drugs directly to cells infected with HIV. It's early days yet, but could a cure be on the horizon?
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    ... My heart’s in Accra

  • Renormalizing hitchhiking

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:39 pm
    I’m publishing lots of my new writing on other platforms as well as here. It’s a good chance to reach larger audiences, and often to see how my writing benefits from editing. Inevitably, whatever I submit ends up shorter after an editor works with it – often that leads to stronger work, but it sometimes means that something I loved ends up cut. So I’m using the blog to publish the original pieces, which I sometimes think of as the extended dance remixes (rather than the director’s cut). So here’s a longer version of “Could the Sharing Economy Bring…
  • Future of News: The View from Accra

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:16 am
    I’m in Accra for roughly 60 hours, long enough to remember why I love this country so very much, but not long enough to see all the people I want to see, to visit the markets and streets that I miss, and most challenging, to eat all the marvelous food this country has to offer. (After landing last night, I went straight to Osu night market for a plate of omo tuo at Asanka Local. Closed, so it was charcoal chicken and fried rice at Papaye, not a bad second choice.) I’m here for a board meeting for PenPlusBytes, a Ghanaian NGO I’ve helped advise for years, which has recently…
  • Digital Media, and Ghana’s Place on the Global Stage

    24 Aug 2015 | 7:33 am
    I head to one of my favorite cities, Accra, later this week, to participate in a conference on “The Future of News” and to attend a board meeting for PenPlusBytes, a Ghanaian NGO that trains journalists in computer-assisted reporting, and operates Accra’s New Media Hub. In preparation for the conference, The Daily Graphic – Ghana’s leading daily newspaper – asked me to write about Ghana and the contemporary media environment. My piece ran in the paper today, and follows below in a slightly different form. It’s written for a Ghanaian audience, so…
  • Harnessing Mistrust for Civic Action

    23 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    Yes, it’s international press day here on my old, creaky blog. Friends at Süddeutsch Zeitung asked whether I could turn my Re:publica Keynote on mistrust and civics into a newspaper op-ed. Here’s what I came up with, which ran in yesterday’s newspaper. On Monday, British comedian Simon Brodkin pelted outgoing FIFA leader Sep Blatter with a stack of dollar bills as Blatter spoke at a press conference. Brodkin’s dollar shower expressed the boundless anger football fans feel about the corruption within football’s world governing body. When Swiss police arrested…
  • Who benefits from doubt? Online manipulation and the Russian – and US – internet

    23 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    I was asked by an editor at RBC, one of Russia’s best respected independent news organizations, to offer my thoughts on the Russian/US infowar. It was a great chance to think about Adrian Chen’s provocative tale about Russia’s Internet Research Agency (a topic that Global Voices RuNet Echo has done a terrific job of covering) and broader questions about skepticism, mistrust and who benefits from doubt. The piece ran on RBC today in Russian, but my English language text follows below. In early June, the New York Times Sunday Magazine ran a story by investigative reporter…
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  • Ziyahlanjwa Laundry Services Clinches Small Business Award

    Staff Reporter
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:58 am
    The CapeTalk Small Business Awards with Sage One has recognised Ziyahlanjwa Laundry Services as the winner for 2015. The runners-up were Cold Gold and Deaf Hands at Work. They were among the 380 dynamic small businesses nominated for the Awards. The annual Awards seek out small businesses with big dreams and enormous potential, recognising their achievements and providing them with the support they need to grow. The Awards invited CapeTalk listeners to nominate small businesses that have impressed them over the past 12 months. The aim is to give recognition to great small businesses that…
  • Facebook & Google SA Leaders To Speak At Next Heavy Chef Event

    Staff Reporter
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:54 am
    On 26 August 2015, World Wide Creative’s learning and sharing initiative, Heavy Chef will bring together Aidan Baigrie, the Business Head of Facebook Africa and David Gibbons, an Industry Head of Google SA. Together, these two industry leaders will unpack what lies ahead for search and social as fundamental elements of the digital marketing mix. Panda, Hummingbird, Penguin – these algorithm updates have become synonymous with the ever-changing Google landscape. Most recently, Google’s move to become part of the Alphabet conglomerate was a seismic shift for the online world. What do all…
  • SAB KickStart Ignite: In Search Of Young Makers

    Staff Reporter
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    SAB KickStart Ignite, the South African Breweries’ (SAB) new entrepreneurship programme is looking to support the development of young innovators, who are makers and creators of viable business concepts, ideas or products. SAB KickStart Ignite is aimed at people between the ages of 18 and 35 years who have a commercially viable product or idea aligned to the Manufacturing or ICT industry and which makes use of one or more of the following materials – 3D printing, leather, wood, metal, laser and vinyl cutting, software design programs including CAD/CAM, and electronics including…
  • 21 System Entrepreneurs For The 21st Century Supported By UCT GSB

    Staff Reporter
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:37 am
    The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business, in partnership with three leading global social innovation institutions: the University of Waterloo; the Stockholm Resilience Center; and the University of Victoria, hosted 21 social innovators from around the world in Cape Town this week as part of the Rockefeller Foundation Global Fellowship Program on Social Innovation. The fellows were in Cape Town for the second of four intensive learning modules that make up the year-long programme. According to Dr Francois Bonnici,…
  • The Success Story Of Cape Talk Small Business Awards Winners

    Staff Reporter
    14 Aug 2015 | 3:14 am
    Gauteng-based Book Express and Cape Town-based Research Unit report that they benefitted from better brand awareness since winning the 702/CapeTalk Small Business Awards with Sage One in 2014. What’s more, it also helped in garnering new business, expanding their teams and building their profile in the market. The 702 winner, Book Express, provides new and second hand books at an affordable price to the national and international UNISA, CIMA and ACCA student markets. A new chapter for Book Express Founded in 2005, it solves the problems that many students and professionals experience…
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    Mike Stopforth

  • The Margin For Error In Social Media – My View On Bic’s Blunder

    13 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    Last week thousands of community managers, custodians of the social media presence of companies big and small, sat down to plan their content for Women’s Day 2015. The same thing happened around Christmas, Father’s Day, Secretary’s Day, Left Hander’s Day, flipping Star Wars Day and every other day in between. This is what brands do in social media. They look to capitalise on cultural moments – the social zeitgeist – with a clever quip, tailored piece of content, or a sweet message aimed at “improving brand sentiment”. That’s what the community manager behind Bic was…
  • Why I (Probably) Won’t Send My Kids To University

    6 Aug 2015 | 12:34 am
    University exemption. Two words that caused much consternation in my home and among my peers leading up to matric prelims and finals. When we chose subjects in Grade 10, the focus was almost exclusively on picking a combination (MATHS! SCIENCE! BIOLOGY! ACCOUNTING!) that significantly improved one’s chances of being accepted into a good university, in a good course. “If you don’t have a degree, you’re screwed” was the prevailing wisdom. Well, I still haven’t gotten that degree. That is after two attempts. I did ok though, and while I am certainly not…
  • Dude, Where’s Your Car?

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Just over two months ago I put my BMW 320d into UberBlack. For those of you who still don’t know how Uber works, check out this useful explainer video from Mashable. I also invested in a company that owns and runs a number of Honda vehicles in UberX. I’ve learned a handful of very interesting things through the experience that I’d love to share with you, hopefully with the intention of you choosing to use Uber more yourself. Especially in Johannesburg! 1. I don’t need a car Yup, you heard me right. Mike Stopforth, acquirer and celebrator of numerous vehicles of…
  • Employee Advocacy At The Heart Of Communication

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Paid, owned and earned media form the foundation of any communications strategy, but the latest free eBook from Cerebra looks at a fourth type of media – employed media – as a critical consideration for any brand. Download your copy from the site, or page through the summary deck below. The Employed Media Opportunity from Cerebra The post Employee Advocacy At The Heart Of Communication appeared first on Mike Stopforth.
  • Why Internet Famous Isn’t Business Smart

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Companies are appointing successful Instagrammers, accomplished bloggers, and influential “Twelebs” into significant business decision-making positions. But is this smart? I wish I had coined the term “pseulebrity”. The first time I heard it used was in one of Mike Sharman‘s presentations, and it’s become a staple addition to our conversations about how ordinary people achieve extraordinary fame in relatively short time frames, thanks to social media. An obvious portmanteau of pseudo and celebrity, pseulebrity is equal parts exciting, irritating, and…
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    Ladybrille® Blogazine

    26 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    FAMILY OF DECEASED YOUNG ATTORNEY TAKES NEXT STEP IN QUEST FOR #JUSTICE4ABE Relatives of Gugsa Abraham ‘Abe’ Dabela release website, appeal to the public for help NEW YORK (August 25, 2015)—The... Visit us for the full story! Also be sure to check Ladybrille Magazine at for stories on Africa fashion,film, music and the arts!
  • Ghana Takes Big Step in Health with New Grants
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:17 am
    ACCRA, Ghana – In a ceremony hosted by the president of Ghana, the Government of Ghana and the Global Fund today (August 18th, 2015) strengthened their partnership by signing new grants for US$248... Visit us for the full story! Also be sure to check Ladybrille Magazine at for stories on Africa fashion,film, music and the arts!
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Financial Psychologist Anita Renee Johnson Honored as Ladybrille Woman of the Month August
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:08 am
    Sacramento, CA (August 17, 2015) -- Ladybrille Magazine, the pioneer digital platform and authority on African fashion in the West’ and voice for the African woman entrepreneur, is pleased to honor... Visit us for the full story! Also be sure to check Ladybrille Magazine at for stories on Africa fashion,film, music and the arts!
  • Call for Nominations: 2015 OWL Awards!
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    NAWBO Sacramento invites you to nominate an outstanding woman in the Sacramento Valley Region as recipients of our 2015 OWL awards.  Briefly, this year's event promises to be great. The event will... Visit us for the full story! Also be sure to check Ladybrille Magazine at for stories on Africa fashion,film, music and the arts!
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Barry & Lynda Keller Community Fund Announced as Sponsor for the 2015 OWL Awards!
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:18 pm
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2015) — The Barry & Lynda Keller Community Fund has been announced as sponsor of the 2015 Outstanding Women Leader Awards (OWL Awards) taking place on October 15,... Visit us for the full story! Also be sure to check Ladybrille Magazine at for stories on Africa fashion,film, music and the arts!
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    Emergent Africa

  • 'In and Out of the Studio' - A Show

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:16 pm
    The BBC reports: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is hosting an exhibition on portrait photographs from West Africa. 'In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa' presents 100 years of portrait photography, it includes nearly 80 photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. It'll be the first time many of these images are shown. Newsday's Bilkisu Labaran spoke to Yaelle Biro, associate curator for African art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Giulia Paoletti, Art History Lecturer at Columbia University.
  • Islam and Science Fiction

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    From Beyond Victoriana, An interview with Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad: image via Beyond VictorianaIslam and Science Fiction has been a resource in the SFF community for 10 years, and it’s with great pleasure that I got in touch with its founding editor, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad. Since 2005, Islam and Science Fiction‘s goal has been to gather depictions of Islam and Islamic themes in science fiction and spotlight science fiction written by Muslims. Muhammad has even co-edited an anthology about the topic, A Mosque Among the Stars,with Ahmed A. Khan. In our interview we talk about the state of…
  • A Mogadishu Book Festival

    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Hamza Mohamed reports:The Somali capital, Mogadishu, is hosting an international book fair, the first such event in the city in more than two decades. Authors, playwrites, poets, artists and musician have travelled from across the world to attend the three-day event that was also guested by the Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. "We are holding this fair to revive the culture of writing and reading in our country. Another aim is to connect local writers with their counterparts from abroad so they can exchange ideas." Mohamed Diini, the event organiser, told Al Jazeera by phone from…
  • Less Critiques More Problem Solving Needed

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:29 am
    Oratory isn't enough we need doers. Jason Tutu from Feint & Margin responds to PLO Lumumba's recent speech: ...if Africans are to harp more on the solutions than we do the problems, the continent will be more the better for it. The more we talk difficulties; they will essentially pertain as our reality. The more we talk the solutions; well, it’s only rational that we’ll be more inclined as problem solvers.More here
  • Transforming Production Through Distributed Manufacturing

    30 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    The transformative power and potential of Distributed Manufacturing by George Dafermos, over at p2p: image via commonfestThis policy document examines the application of social knowledge economy principles to the secondary sector of the economy, with an emphasis on manufacturing. The Introduction dissects the concept of the knowledge economy, highlighting the role of access to knowledge as the fundamental criterion for determining its character: In contrast to capitalist knowledge economies that block access to knowledge through the use of patents and restrictive IP rights, social knowledge…
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  • Partner With Us To Defeat Boko Haram, Saraki Urges UN

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday urged the international community to partner with Nigeria to defeat Boko Haram insurgency in the North-eastern part of the country. Saraki made the call... [[Click title for full story]]
  • NAF Alpha Jets Hit More Targets In Sambisa Forest

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:09 pm
    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), in its bid to sustain the ongoing air assault against the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in Sambisa Forest, has continued to hit vital targets with a view to decimating... [[Click title for full story]]
  • Kirk Franklin – Wanna Be Happy?

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Christian artist, producer, and songwriter Kirk Franklin has released his first music in four years with new single and question, “Wanna Be Happy?” The song was released on all digital... [[Click title for full story]]
  • Stephanie Linus Named As NDI And USAID’s Ambassador For The ‘Stop Violence Against Women In Elections’ Campaign

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:25 pm
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a US-based International Agency, yesterday September 1st 2015, announced A-list actress,... [[Click title for full story]]
  • Gil Joe – The Glory

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Brand new track from Rock town Records Superstar, Gil Joe. This one’s titled The Glory and is a glorious track where Gil shows his solemn side in a smooth self produced track. The Frank... [[Click title for full story]]
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    AfricaCan End Poverty

  • Africa’s Hidden Underemployment Sink

    Ellen McCullough
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    Labor productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa has been garnering attention recently. Development economists focus on labor productivity because it tends to be strongly associated with overall well-being measures, especially for the poor, who are reliably endowed with time, but often little else in the way of productive assets.   Cross-sector gaps in labor productivity are key indicators of structural change, which is the economy-wide process by which labor shifts from low-productivity industries such as agriculture, to those that are higher-productivity, such as industry and services. This…
  • Nourrir l’Afrique de l’Ouest : un agenda pour le commerce régional

    Jean-Christophe Maur
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:53 am
    L’agriculture est la pierre angulaire des économies africaines : en Afrique subsaharienne, les produits de base — le bétail et la viande, les céréales, les légumineuses, les racines et les tubercules — constituent les principales sources d’apports caloriques. En Afrique de l’Ouest, où vivent 300 millions de personnes, l’agriculture emploie 60 % de la population active. Mais malgré son immense potentiel, la région devient dépendante des importations de denrées alimentaires pour couvrir ses besoins de consommation : celles-ci ont plus que triplé en dix ans.
  • Women’s livelihood strategies in Africa: New findings from a qualitative study in rural Zambia

    Michelle Poulin
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Policies and programs that seek to reduce women’s poverty in sub-Saharan Africa typically assume that women are constrained in improving livelihoods. The belief is that they aren’t the key decision-makers in their households around domains such as budgeting and farming. A Gender Assessment team, led by Cornelia Tesliuc, aimed to tackle these types of assumptions with a focus on Zambia, which informed the design of the Girls’ Education and Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods (GEWEL) Project. 
  • Feeding West Africa: An Agenda for Regional Trade

    Jean-Christophe Maur
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:27 am
    At the heart of African economies is agriculture. Staple foods, including livestock and meat, cereals, pulses, roots and tubers represent the main source of calories in Sub-Saharan Africa. In West Africa, home of nearly 300 million people, agriculture employs 60% of the labor force. However, despite great potential, the region is increasingly dependent on food imports to meet its consumption needs; food imports have more than tripled in the past 10 years.
  • Inorganic fertilizer use in Africa: Not too low but not too profitable -- Evidence from Nigeria

    Saweda Liverpool-Tasie
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    Inorganic fertilizer use is claimed to be low in sub-Saharan Africa, but it is unclear whether using higher rates of fertilizer would be profitable. My coauthors and I sought to explore the effect of nitrogen on maize in farms across Nigeria to find out.  To do this, we took advantage of the recently available Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture, or LSMS-ISA, a household survey project working to collect up to date agricultural data for the same household over time. ​What did we find?   Low yield response and high transport costs reduce fertilizer…
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  • 買い注文(ロング)や売り注文(ショート)、通貨ペアとは?

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
      FXを始めると良く使う言葉は「レバレッジ」や「スワップポイント」などを始めとして、いくつかあります。 その中でも「レバレッジ」や「スワップポイント」よりも頻繁に使うのに、あまり深く触れられていない言葉があります。 それが、「買い注文(ロング)」や「売り注文(ショート)」、そして「通貨ペ... 続きを読む
  • 新規注文と決済注文を一緒に出せる「IFD注文」

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
    FXの基本的な注文方法は「成行注文」と「指値注文」、そして「逆指値注文」の三つです。取引では主にこの三つで済むことがほとんどです。 しかしこれらの注文方法を組み合わせることで取引の自由度が格段に上がる、もう少し高度な注文方法もいくつかあるのです。 今回はそれらの高度な注文方法の中でも、比較的簡単な注... 続きを読む
  • 利益確定と損切り注文を一緒に出せる「OCO注文」

    24 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
      FXでは成行注文や指値注文、逆指値注文といった基本的な注文方法を応用した高度な注文方法がいくつかあり、使いこなすことで取引の自由度が格段に大きくなります。 いくつかある応用となる高度な注文方法の中でも、特に決済注文のときに重宝する注文方法として知られているのが「OCO(オー・シー・オー... 続きを読む
  • 利益確定・損切りに有効な「逆指値注文」

    23 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
      FXには注文方法がいくつかあります。その中でも代表的なものを三つあげろと言われると、ほとんどの場合は成行注文と指値注文、そしてこの「逆指値注文」があげられることが多いのではないでしょうか。 今回はそんな基本的な注文方法の一つである「逆指値注文」についてざっくりと見てみましょう。 &nb... 続きを読む
  • 利益を上げる為に確実に使い分けたいFXの取引方法!

    23 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    注文方法を使いわけて確実な利益を目指そう! 口座を開いて自分のストラテジーを定めていざ取引! その前にもう一つ確認しておきたい重要な事があります。それが、実際の注文方法です。   注文方法なんかその場その場に合わせて出せば大丈夫だろう? と思っていませんか? しかし、ちょっとした発表や出来... 続きを読む
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  • Cost-Effective Desalination Technology

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:22 am
    Researchers at Alexandria University in Egypt have unveiled a cost-effective desalination technology that can filter highly salty water in minutes. The technology is based on membranes containing cellulose acetate powder, produced in Egypt. The powder, in combination with other components, binds the salt particles as they pass through, making the technique useful for desalinating seawater. […] Click to read Cost-Effective Desalination Technology in full. Related posts: Water Hero: App for Water Saving in the US Nigeria: Generating Electricity from Sewage Water Nigeria: Access to…
  • Watch this Video. Doing Nothing Is Crazy

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:44 am
    This September 2015, the craziest thing we can do is nothing. Doing nothing is crazy!   663 million people on this planet don’t have access to clean water.   That’s a big number. The hard-to-fathom kind of big.     Join Charity: Water’s 2015 September Campaign and help a community of world-changers bring clean water […] Click to read Watch this Video. Doing Nothing Is Crazy in full. Related posts: WaterAid’s #MakeItHappen My Birthday Dream: Funded Water Projects in Ethiopia World Water Day 2015: Water and Sustainable Development
  • The Cockroach Theory for Self Development

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    16 Aug 2015 | 7:35 am
    Cockroach theory is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. The term comes from the common belief that seeing one cockroach is usually evidence that there are many more that remain hidden.   […] Click to read The Cockroach Theory for Self Development in full. Related posts: Nigeria’s Economic Development: Vocation and Technical Education African Development Bank Approves WASH Investments in Nigeria and Ethiopia The 17 (Proposed) Sustainable Development Goals
  • The 17 (Proposed) Sustainable Development Goals

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years. The SDGs follow, and expand on, the millennium development goals (MDGs), which were agreed by governments in 2000, and […] Click to read The 17 (Proposed) Sustainable Development Goals in full. Related posts: Sustainable Development Goal on Water and Sanitation World Water Day 2015: Water and Sustainable Development What You Need to Know About Dreams, Goals, and Habits
  • My Twitter Chat Interview on Career Lessons #CareerLessons

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    7 Aug 2015 | 6:49 am
    It’s almost a year ago I did the Career Lessons interview on Twitter with the host – Sam Semako. Precisely, this “Career Lessons” interview was conducted on Twitter on Sunday 10th, August 2014 at 7pm (in Nigeria). I first met with Sam Semako on Twitter while doing my weekend tweets on #TwitterMarket (Saturdays) and #TweetChurch […] Click to read My Twitter Chat Interview on Career Lessons #CareerLessons in full. Related posts: Business Lessons from Jessica Alba
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  • The HTC One M9 leads the way

    Rafiq Phillips
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
    It was 2010 and I was on a work trip to Singapore. I still used a Nokia Navigator as my phone of choice (for the navigation) and was dabbling with Android on the OpenMoko Neo Freerunner. It was right about this time that the HTC Desire was released in South-East Asia.   The HTC Desire was THE phone to have if you wanted a premium Google Android device if you were outside of the US. I still remember walking the hot and humid Singapore streets trying to find a handy(mobile phone) store that had the phone in stock. I finally found a shop a few blocks from my hotel and when I held it in my…
  • Time to Get Your $$$$ Together

    Rafiq Phillips
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    Did you know that it’s National Savings Month? Um, nice thought, but who has money to save, right? Ahem. Well, 22seven think pretty much most people do. And we want to challenge you to find it.22 days, seven ways to Get Your $ Together. We’ve compiled a collection of challenges that we think will help you find more money. We’d like you to choose seven of them and complete them in 22days. We want you to share your successes and failures, thoughts and observations as you go. Let us know how much money you find (or lose) on each challenge, and how much $ you got together at the end of them…
  • Search and #TheFutureByDesign

    Rafiq Phillips
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    ‪#‎TheFutureByDesign‬ is a magazine published to stimulate discourse in the advertising and marketing sectors about smart design thinking; and about how intelligence can help create elegant solutions to the challenges and opportunities presented to tomorrow’s Africa today.   I was honoured to be part of this inaugural edition of #TheFutureByDesign along side some of the smartest folks in their respective industries. I delved into the future of search engines. Some of the questions answered are:What is the future of search – what will most influence search in the future?How…
  • Don’t trip out when you travel with the Tripit App

    Rafiq Phillips
    27 May 2015 | 2:18 am
    TripitKeep all your travel plans in one place and access your itineraries anytime, on any device.Tripit AppWritten by: Rafiq PhillipsDate Published: 05/27/2015Travel can be an exciting yet stressful process. The stress can begin as early as planning you trip and seeing how the exchange rate keeps ticking up in the expensive direction. Tip: Book your flights months in advance to ensure you get the best deal. Sign up for a free Tripit account then simply forward you flight confirmation emails to Tripit and BOOM within minutes you'll have a master travel itinerary with all you flight…
  • Funny Mxit Video

    Rafiq Phillips
    18 May 2015 | 4:42 am
    Vlogger Mark Fitzgibbon shares his memories of Mxit in this funny video.Can you remember Mxit? The first popular chatting application that took South Africa by storm. There are some good and bad memories with regard to Mxit. Can you relate to the things I say in this video? Let me know your best (and worst) memories you have while using Mxit. Also, if you still use it, let me know how much it has changed over the years.This made me LMBIMP Enjoyed reading Funny Mxit Video? Try these tooListening to Global VoicesInstant Messaging Landscape Changes Rapidly in South AfricaMany of us are ready to…
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  • Innovating with Science and Technology at Accra Science Hack Day

    23 Aug 2015 | 4:22 pm
    The first ever Accra Science Hack Day, held at iSpace in Osu on 15th and 16th August 2015, brought together students, hobbyists, technologists and science enthusiasts from different parts of Ghana. They worked individually or in teams on interesting projects, either tackling a key societal problem or just having fun with science. It was an interesting learning experience for me, even though I participated as one of the facilitators, alongside Kobe Subramaniam, Anisha Tailor and Myf Owen (from Lab_13 Ghana), and Thomas Tagoe (GH Scientific).I was very glad to see Junior Camp Internship…
  • Junior Camp Internship Programme to Train Ghanaian High School Graduates

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    GhanaThink Foundation through its Junior Camp Internship Programme (JCIP) will provide hands-on training and practical work experience to ten lucky senior high school graduates. This pilot programme is scheduled to run from June to August, and builds upon the gains of the Junior Camp initiative launched about two years ago at Keta Senior High Technical School.The training component will last for two weeks; it consists of four thematic areas: learning & research, communication, leadership & ethics, and entrepreneurship. The programme will then dovetail into the internship proper, which…
  • Insights from GhanaThink's Youth Mentorship Online Chat #DiasporaCamp

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

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

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

  • America’s Reluctant Racists: Are the Media & Donald Trump to Blame?

    Angela Carson
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Angela Carson, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:37 p.m. EDT, 1 September 2015 UNITED STATES – In my heart I’ve always wanted to believe that racists are simply radicals who comprise a very small percentage of the population back in my native U.S.A. Sadly, that hope has been increasingly hard to hold onto over the years […]
  • Two Months Past the Elections, Turkey Still Does Not Have a New Government

    Elvan Katmer
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Elvan Katmer, Turkey Correspondent Last Modified: 16:35 p.m. EDT, 27 August 2015 ANKARA, Turkey – On June 7, 2015 Turkey went through general elections for a new government. The ruling party, Justice and Development Party (AKP), main opposition party Republican People’s Party (CHP), Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and People’s Democratic Party (HDP) passed the10 percent […]
  • Erawan Shrine Bombing, Religiously Motivated or an Ancillary Attack Against Thailand’s Tourism?

    Victoria Copeland
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 19:18 p.m. EST, 26 August 2015 BANGKOK, Thailand – The brutal terrorist attack on the Bangkok Erawan Shrine, seems to be another in an ever increasing string of violence that is plaguing the world. Unfortunately, terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) have bombarded us with increasingly violent, bizarre, and […]
  • The Complicated Dynamic of Arab’s Love-Hate Relationship with the Rest of the World

    Vineeta tiwari
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 02:55 a.m. EST, 19 August 2015 MIDDLE EAST – The relationship the Middle East maintains with other global nations is complicated. Whether political relations or social ties, trying to understand the depth of Arab’s love-hate relationship with other countries sometimes seems like an impenetrable task. Without taking into […]
  • Portrait of a Suicide Bomber, DNA Identifies Turkey ISIS Terrorist who Killed 32 People

    Victoria Copeland
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:20 a.m. EST, 06 August 2015 SURUC, Turkey – The recent suicide bombing which occurred in the town of Suruc was a highly publicized terrorist act, one of the worst perpetrated in this predominantly Muslim country.  Israel has long been victimized by suicide bombers, but now this killing strategy […]
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    Newstime Africa

  • Chad sentences Boko Haram members to death for June attacks

    Newstime Africa
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:20 am
    N’DJAMENA, Chad (AA) – Judicial authorities sentenced ten Boko Haram members to death on Friday after they were convicted of involvement... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • As 38 Girls are reportedly killed Swazi authorities mum on reports of deadly pile-up

    Newstime Africa
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:16 am
    JOHANNESBURG (AA) – Dozens of young girls in Swaziland were reportedly killed in a massive traffic pile-up on Friday while on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fresh wave of sectarian strife kills ten in CAR: Source

    Newstime Africa
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AA) – In a fresh wave of sectarian bloodletting in the Central African Republic (CAR), at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nigeria’s Buhari urges calm in coup-prone Guinea-Bissau

    Newstime Africa
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:57 am
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has called on leaders in Guinea-Bissau – which has faced fresh political... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • India, Pakistan talks hit snag

    Newstime Africa
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    MUMBAI, India (AA)  – Indian foreign minister has said Pakistan needs to give an assurance it will not meet Kashmiri... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Airtel Launches Social Networking Portal, MatchUp

    Christie Uzebu
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:59 am
    Airtel Nigeria has unveiled MatchUp, a mobile portal that connects Nigerians including youths, the young at heart and professionals, who share similar social and professional interests and profiles. Designed as a simple matchmaking portal, MatchUp is an easy-to-use mobile service driven by flexible privacy options and data encryption to ensure customer satisfaction and security at all times. The unique service serves as a medium for Airtel customers to connect with each other for friendship, dating and business relationships among others. It also has a special feature tagged ‘Rooms’,…
  • Samsung and Rele Gallery Collaborate to Launch Innovative Art Competition

    Christie Uzebu
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:49 am
    Tech company, Samsung has partnered with contemporary art destination, Rele Gallery, to launch Tech Meets Art -an innovative art competition and exhibition. Themed ‘Interactions: Crossing Lines’, the exhibition is led by visual artist duo of Soji Adesina and Uthman Wahaab. The theme seeks to deconstruct the concept of how drawings interact with the gallery space. The drawings will be rendered to exceed the boundaries of drawing surfaces, (paper & canvass) travelling onto the walls of the gallery and into digital spaces – Samsung tablet devices. This innovative exhibition will…
  • 2nd Dental Africa Exhibition and Conference to Hold in Lagos

    Christie Uzebu
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:02 am
    The 2nd annual Dental Africa Exhibition & Conference, organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, is set to take place from 7-9 October 2015, at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria. The exhibition will host some of the region and world’s well-known names in dentistry to bring the best practices, technology and innovation together under one roof. It will also feature hands on workshops and a conference that will highlight the latest technology, procedures and developments in the field of dentistry. Dental Africa Exhibition will showcase the latest products by the frontrunners…
  • 5 Lessons for Entrepreneurs (4): Get a mentor and ask for help

    Samson Omamuzo
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:59 am
    You’re an entrepreneur, not a ‘nobody’, and people will respect you for that singular fact. You don’t find your type everyday. It is easiest to go find a job and working for someone who will take the blame for failures in the business. When you work for someone, you don’t have to worry about a lot of things. You’re always waiting for the month to end so you can get your pay. That’s not the life of an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur is responsible. An entrepreneur takes risk (calculated or not). An entrepreneur ask for help. He is a learner who is a…
  • cofoundHER Interviews Chef Imoteda of Heels in the Kitchen

    Tolu Agunbiade
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Meet Chef Imoteda, the founder of Heels in the Kitchen, a cooking show with a fashion and style edge that gives you an interactive experience on how to plan and create amazing meals. A self described creative’s creative, Imoteda brings a unique understanding of being a working mother in Lagos who, after a long day of working in heels, must go into the kitchen to cater for her family.  Heels in the Kitchen is a cooking show with a fashion and style edge. An interactive experience during which viewers will learn how to plan, create and plate amazing meals while looking fabulous. The show…
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    SocioLingo Africa

  • Necotrans wins bid for multipurpose terminal at Kribi port, Cameroon

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:06 am
    KRIBI, Cameroon, September 2, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As the result of the tender launched in May 2014 by the authorities of Cameroon, the Necotrans group ( and the Kribi Port Multi Operators (KPMO) consortium, consisting of nine local operators (forwarders, maintenance and maritime agents) have been awarded the partnership contract for the operation [...] The post Necotrans wins bid for multipurpose terminal at Kribi port, Cameroon appeared first on SocioLingo Africa.
  • Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to open The Economist Events’ Ethiopia Summit

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:29 am
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, September 2, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Economist Events is pleased to announce that His Excellency Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia has been confirmed to speak at the Ethiopia Summit ( to be held on October 28th and 29th, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa. Logo: Having [...] The post Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to open The Economist Events’ Ethiopia Summit appeared first on SocioLingo Africa.
  • Commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command Visits Egypt

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:35 am
    CAIRO, Egypt, September 2, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Lieutenant General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, visited Egypt August 31-September 1, marking his first visit to the country since assuming leadership of U.S. Air Forces Central Command in June 2015. Lieutenant General Brown met in Cairo with the Commander of [...] The post Commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command Visits Egypt appeared first on SocioLingo Africa.
  • Foreign Minister Steinmeier on attack targeting AMISOM in Somalia

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:29 am
    BERLIN, Germany, September 2, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement today (2 September) in response to the attack by the Islamist terror group al Shabaab on AMISOM peace mission bases in Somalia: Yet again, a brutal attack in Somalia by the Islamist terror group al-Shabaab has claimed [...] The post Foreign Minister Steinmeier on attack targeting AMISOM in Somalia appeared first on SocioLingo Africa.
  • The Signing of the South Sudan Agreement mediated by IGAD and Others (Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Kawamura)

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:23 am
    TOKYO, Japan, September 2, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. The Government of Japan welcomes that an agreement on the resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan has been signed by the relevant parties, under the mediation of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the countries concerned. The Government of Japan [...] The post The Signing of the South Sudan Agreement mediated by IGAD and Others (Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Kawamura) appeared first on SocioLingo Africa.
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  • Must Read: 5 Secrets Women Never Tell Men

    Ajumoke Nwaeze
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:49 am
    Women have been known to be complicated beings. They are hard to get, hard to impress, difficult to predict and know how to keep things close to their hearts. Although overtime men have been known to talk less and keep more secrets, woman share only things they are comfortable with, and whatever will make them appear vulnerable especially to […]
  • FIFA PRESIDENCY: Former Nigerian International Enters Race

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:02 am
    One of Nigeria’s football greats, Segun Odegbami, popularly called the “Mathematical Odegbami,” who played for the Super Eagles (then called “Green Eagles”) between 1976 and 1981, has taken the bull by the horn by throwing his hat into the race for the vacant topmost job in the world’s football governing body, FIFA, following the footsteps of Dr. […]
  • 15 Useful Things You Can Buy With 50 Naira Or Less In Nigeria

    Ajumoke Nwaeze
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:44 am
    Back in the days, the cost of living in Nigeria was low and affordable. Nigerians could make a delicious pot of soup with just two hundred naira, and a gift of fifty naira to a child then seemed like five thousand naira. But today, the price of food and other items are on the rise and the […]
  • 5 Funny Reasons Why Nigerian Women Should Propose To Their Men

    Ajumoke Nwaeze
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:35 am
    When it comes to relationship and marriage, African women have been unconsciously trained to believe that the man should take the lead. Due to this believe some ladies stay unmarried longer than necessary, because their supposed male spouse has not made the move to take their relationship a notch higher. In Nigeria, like most other African countries, it is […]
  • 10 Nollywood Stars You May Not Believe Are Gone

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:35 am
    The Nigerian movie industry popularly called Nollywood has come a long way from the days of living in bondage. With its long history are an abundance of veteran heroes and heroines who have labored so heavily under the burden of making Nollywood an internationally acclaimed body which will just as well accepted as Hollywood. Some […]
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  • ODM MPs: Raila Odinga Is The Best Bet Against Uhuru Kenyatta In The 2017 Polls

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:41 am
    The struggle for Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) presidential flag bearer in 2017 is starting to take form. Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) legislators revealed that their party leader Raila Odinga is the best candidate that can stand against President Kenyatta. They went on to disclose that for Opposition to defeat President Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila […]
  • 7 Female Celebrities Whose Fans Want Married By Year End

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:31 am
    From the onset of the year, wedding bells translated into something almost all Kenyan celebrities want to hear ringing. And by the middle of the year, many Kenyan celebrities had already walked down the aisle with their ‘special other’. But with all the fuss about marriage that is currently hitting Kenyan entertainment industry, some (single) female […]
  • 6 Types of Men That Will Make The Best Husbands, Boyfriends (Husband Material)

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:41 am
    Every single lady has some qualities she looks out for in a man; from reasonable to completely inappropriate qualities. Since marriage, according to the old saw isn’t a comfortable or easy union. It entails you taking a decision that transitions your for life forever. As a result,  preparation and careful thought should be highly considered […]
  • 12 Foods That Look Exactly Like The Body Organs They Treat

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:54 am
    All fruits and vegetables are necessary for the well-being of the body, but some products may be said to be more prone to taking after the particular body parts which they supply necessary nutrients to – now that’s weird right? Well, in spite of the fact that the foods listed below are beneficial to the whole […]
  • These 7 Types Of Men Make The Least Desirable Boyfriends Or Marriage Partners

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:39 am
    We live in a culture that sends out very mixed messages about marriage: We’re told we must marry as a woman and for that reason some women work mightily to swallow all the flaws of a man in courtship just to get the ring. So the result is that most of us goof-up simply because […]
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  • How Much Are We Paying For The Wine Our Government Officials Drink In China?

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:55 am
    It’s known to we all that an Asian Country has overtime became the  favorite buddy of our present Government. China is like that one friend who meets the needs of all South Africa’s varying moods. The bond became worrisome when China became the mentoring friend that accepted to engage the South African government officials, business […]
  • Black Remains The Biggest Political Point In South Africa And It’s Ruining The Country

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:42 am
    This is one white voice in the lost nation pleading with black South Africans (and coloreds) with all sincerity of heart, saying: we’re sorry, forgive us and help us fix South Africa. South Africa is not all about blacks. Someone need to remind the politicians about this, and we need our black brothers to help us out […]
  • Thanks To EFF We’ve Another Political Goon On Loose In South Africa

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    Have seen the logo with a fusion of embodiment associated with the anti-Apartheid activist movement that emerged in South Africa in the mid-1960s (Black Consciousness Movement) like the Sankofa bird and a clenched fist? If you have, that’s an alert to be on guard. AndileMngxitama, the expelled and disgruntled EFF MP recently kick-started his vow of […]
  • Top 10 Outstanding Entertainment Blogs in South Africa 2015

    Staff Writer
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:50 am
    If you are particularly interested in South Africa and has been following South African blogs for sometime, you might be interested to find out the top ranked outstanding blogs in the South African blogosphere. The South African entertainment industry is estimated to be a huge goldmine that is presently under-utilized. The steady growth of the South African entertainment industry across […]
  • Here Are The Awesome Things To Eat In South Africa

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    I am not gluttonous but I like food. I like eating, I love restaurants and everything involved with food, in fact you can call me a foodie. I have been fortunate to experience the cuisine of many nations, they all are great albeit I think South Africa’s is exceptional. Not because I’m South African (Okay, […]
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  • Top 100 Most Visited Websites in The World

    Staff Writer
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    If there is any website that you can’t do without, you are not alone, there are also millions of people like you that equally have favourite websites they can’t do without, from Google to Facebook, Youtube and Wikipedia, we’v become so much addicted to these websites that we can’t afford not to visit them from time to time. We recently published […]
  • 10 Websites to Watch Free Movies Online Without Downloading

    Staff Writer
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:08 am
    Movie watching has been a trend that has been around for quite sometime now, not just in recent time but over decades of years. It started with theoretic acts when there was no internet but today with the advanced technology available today, anyone can watch free movies online without downloading anything into your hard drive. […]
  • 10 Awesome Websites for Free TV Show downloads

    Staff Writer
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:13 am
    We all like to watch movies, TV series and TV shows during our free time. Nowadays with the existence of internet, you don’t require a TV set in order to enjoy your best TV shows. This has enabled the rise of the user generated sites that show full episodes of the popular TV shows on […]
  • MTN, Airtel, Glo and Etisalat Internet Configuration Settings in Nigeria

    Staff Writer
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:41 am
    It will come as a surprise to you when you discover that only a few people know how to configure their mobile phone to start browsing the internet. The advent of GSM phone network in Nigeria has really made internet browsing not just easy but also affordable in terms of connection cost.In this article, we’ve decided […]
  • Best 50 Technology Websites of 2015

    Staff Writer
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:37 am
    As technology continues to improve, more and more technology websites are emerging online. This post looks at some of the best technology and Social media websites on the planet, from CNET to The Verge, TheNextWeb and Mashable. The last few years has seen so much interest by people in the area of digital technology, digital media, social […]
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  • Obnoxious: See The 10 Most Bizarre Rites Of Passage In The World You Can’t Stand To Witness!

    Peace Ezebuiro
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:50 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Life is all about transitions, changes and growth. Thanks to civilization which has freed mankind to a great extent from several bizarre, life threatening cultural and religious practices of old. Most of them are so repulsive and strange that you won’t believe it was practiced(and of course still in practice) in any part of this globe […] The post Obnoxious: See The 10 Most Bizarre Rites Of Passage In The World You Can’t Stand To Witness! appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • Protective Afro-Friendly Hairstyles For African Ladies

    Amara Onuh
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:37 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa As controversial as the idea of the growing hair care and weave business in Africa is, it has also thrown light to another side of the hair, while weaves might never fade away from our markets, the natural hair also will never leave our heads; someone has to take care of it no matter what. The […] The post Protective Afro-Friendly Hairstyles For African Ladies appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • A Look At Emmanuel Adebayor’s Lavish Lifestyle: His Mansion, Jets, Cars, Motorbikes…[Photos]

    Peace Ezebuiro
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:05 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor is a Togolese footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Togo national team. Adebayor previously played for Metz, Monaco, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester City. Adebayor represented the Togo national football team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, the country’s début, and to date only, appearance […] The post A Look At Emmanuel Adebayor’s Lavish Lifestyle: His Mansion, Jets, Cars, Motorbikes…[Photos] appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • See the Top 10 Oldest African Presidents – No.1 is Close to 100!

    Peace Ezebuiro
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:31 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Africa is one of the continents where age is just a number when it comes to holding political powers. This is even made worse by the type of democracy practiced in Africa, which is more nominal than practical. This gives our leaders the opportunity to manipulate policies to suit their interests. The saying that the […] The post See the Top 10 Oldest African Presidents – No.1 is Close to 100! appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 9 Worst African Presidents As At 2015

    Peace Ezebuiro
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:46 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Africa is a continent where Democracy is rather nominal instead of practical. Autocracy and tyranny seem to be the mode of governance they understand better. However, in recent times, good governance is beginning to gain ground in Africa, though at a very slow speed. African leaders are becoming increasingly democratic and more accountable to their […] The post 9 Worst African Presidents As At 2015 appeared first on Answers Africa.
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  • FG Reassures Nigerians Of Commitment To End Insurgency By December

    23 Aug 2015 | 3:28 pm
    The Federal Government has again reassured Nigerians that, with the mechanism put in place, insurgency in the north-east would be brought to an end in three Months. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, re-echoed this assurance at the reception ‎organised in his honour in Ipetumodu town of Osun State on Saturday. Mr Adesina told reporters that all the criticisms of the Peoples Democratic Party would not defocus the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. He said: “It will rather help to propel the President to achieve all the promises made…
  • Buhari Urges Nigerian Lawyers Not To Cover Misdeeds Of Crooks

    23 Aug 2015 | 3:28 pm
    President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Abuja urged Nigerian lawyers not to sacrifice the integrity of the country’s legal system in a bid to cover the misdeeds of their clients, no matter how lucrative the brief may be. Speaking at the opening of the 55th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), President Buhari called on Nigerian lawyers to support his administration’s war against corruption and help the country return to the path of rectitude by making Nigerian courts functional and effective again. “I am convinced that law, law-makers, lawyers, law…
  • BBOG: Campaigners Seek UN’s Support To End Terrorism

    23 Aug 2015 | 3:28 pm
    The Bring Back Our Girls campaigners in Abuja have called on the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon to take advantage of his visit to Nigeria to rally global support against terrorism in the country.

 Co- Convener of the Group, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili said the international community has limited its support both in the rescue of the abducted Chibok school girls and the fight against terrorism because the past administration was not serious with the fight. The group urged the United Nations to support the current administration with global resources including intelligence…
  • Ban Ki-Moon Tasks Governors On Sustainable Development Goals

    23 Aug 2015 | 3:28 pm
    The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, has urged state governors in Nigeria to use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are billed to be adopted by world leaders at a UN Summit in September, as the basis for the governance in Nigeria’s new era of leadership. Mr Ban Ki-Moon, who is on a 2-day working visit to Nigeria, said Nigeria occupies a central place in the comity of nations and the government at the state level play a crucial role in realising the developmental aspirations of the people. He said Nigeria is on the right path despite its many challenges, top…
  • Anambra Govt, UNDP Train Physically Challenged In Akwa

    23 Aug 2015 | 10:40 am
    The Anambra State government in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has held a re-training workshop for 30 physically Challenged Persons in Awka and has also provided them with empowerment items for self-reliance. The workshop, which is on Millennium Development Goals Acceleration Framework, targets empowering an increased number of the physically challenged persons in the state to reduce poverty and unemployment among the less privileged and the physically challenged. According to the Special Adviser to Anambra State Governor on Donor Agency, Mrs Nneka…
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  • Yobe State University YSU Admission List 2015/2016 is Out

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:26 am
    The Management of Yobe State University (YSU) Damaturu has published the first list of candidates offered provisional admission into undergraduate programmes for the 2015/2016 Academic Session. How To Check 2015 YSU Admission List: The underlisted... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • NYSC Exclusion Letters for DELSU Graduates Now Available

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:04 am
    This is to inform staff, students, other members of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka community and especially students in the Continuing Education Programme (CEP), ISLT and the Weekend Degree programmes that the university management is in... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • EBSU Admission Guideline & Cut-Off Marks 2015/2016

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:04 am
    The management of Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Abakiliki has released the guidelines and cut-off-marks for the 2015/2016 Academic Session admission through Post-UTME. FACULTY ADMISSION CUT-OFF MARKS The following average (UTME and Post UTME/PDS)... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • ADSU Post UTME Form 2015 – Exam Date, Cut off Mark

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:39 am
    Adsu post Utme 2015 details announced. The Adamawa State University (ADSU), Mubi invites eligible 2015 JAMB UTME candidates to apply for the post-UTME admission screening test of the institution. Eligibility: All Direct Entry and UTME Candidates who... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • EBSU Post Utme 2015 – Cut Off Mark, Exam Date (Supplementary)

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:45 am
    *Update** SUPPLEMENTARY ADMISSION EBSU first and supplementary choice candidates who could not secure admission through merit shall be considered for supplementary admission provided that (i) they posses sufficient evidence to confirm that they were... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
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  • Borno Deputy-Governor, Zannah Mustapha Dies In Yola

    15 Aug 2015 | 12:45 am
    The deputy governor of Borno State, Zannah Mustapha died in Yola, Adamawa state this morning during an official trip to the state. Mr Mustapha, who had gone to Yola yesterday to attend the convocation ceremony at Moddibo Adama University, died in his sleep at a government guest house in the state capital. He was found unresponsive around 8am after his aides entered his room when they noticed he hadn’t woken up for early morning prayers. He is believed to have died of cardiac arrest. Borno governor has since confirmed his death to reporters. May his soul rest in peace, amen
  • “The Next Ooni Will Not Eat Sijuwade’s Heart” – Ife Chief

    14 Aug 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Oba Okunade Sijuwade Following reports that the Sarun, otherwise known as Abobakun, was on the run to escape being buried with the late Ooni of Ife, Ife chiefs have denied these as untrue. According to the Lowa Adimula of Ife, Oba Joseph Ijaodola, who is the Head of Inner Chiefs, he said, “No one was caught during the Oro festival, it is all lies. It has never been done in Ife land that somebody must be killed or buried with the Ooni.” The Secretary of the Royal Traditional Council, High Chief Adekoye Odewole, also said, “We don’t use human beings for rituals in Ile-Ife. We can use…
  • PENdulum: Good Bye, Our Dear Kabiyesi – Dele Momodu

    14 Aug 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Fellow Nigerians, let me confess that my trip to the ancient city of Ife last Thursday was a most harrowing experience. As a matter of fact, the drive itself was very smooth devoid of the usual hurly-burly on that notorious Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. We set forth on our journey around noon not knowing what to expect along the way. Road travel in Nigeria has defied common logic. You require methods to the malfeasance and madness of our dare-devil drivers. We drove all the way to Ibadan without any major drama of bottlenecks and we thanked God for journey mercies. The second leg of our journey…
  • Every Inch A King, By Akin Osuntokun

    14 Aug 2015 | 6:19 am
    Gloucester: The trick of that voice I do well remember; Is it not the King? Lear: Ay, every inch a king! In the deluge of published tributes to the late Ooni Okunade Sijuade, Olubushe II, it is possible that the title of today’s commentary might have been employed by other commentators. In that event I crave the indulgence of readers for the repetition. The description has stuck in my mind ever since I read the biography (of same title) of the late Olokuku of Okuku, Oba Moses Oyinlola, the father of former Osun State governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola. At well over six feet of kingly physiognomy…
  • When Trillions of Naira Go to Waste By Olusegun Adeniyi

    13 Aug 2015 | 3:28 am
    The president and chairman of the governing council, Chartered Institute of Project Management of Nigeria (CIPMN), Dr Victoria Okoronkwo recently estimated abandoned projects in Nigeria at N12 trillion. Listing the projects by geopolitical zones, Okoronkwo said the South-east has 15,000; South-west, 10,000; South-south, 11,000; North-west, 6000; North-central, 7,000: North-east, 5,000 and Abuja, 2,000. Such level of waste and mismanagement of scarce resources speaks volume about our country. But it is all the more unfortunate that President Goodluck Jonathan, who in March 2011 instituted a…
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    Entertainment news

  • The surprising lifestyle of the world’s most expensive teenage footballer,Anthony Martiall

    hameen sleek
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:33 pm
      The lifestyle of the world’s most expensive teenage footballer has been revealed. Manchester United spent £36million on Anthony Martial,buy while his peers would be partying and blowing their fortune, Martial prefers to stay in, enjoys home-cooked meals by his mum, is a television addict and likes to relax with his family following training sessions and matches. At 19,the striker is married to childhood sweetheart Samantha and the couple have an infant daughter named Toto. They are currently expecting their second child. Martial’s lifestyle, however, is at odds with his…
  • Heartbreaking moment cat carries corpse of friend off the road…

    hameen sleek
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:24 pm
      This is the heartbreaking moment a cat carried the body a another cat who was knocked down by a car. The loving cat successfully carried the dead cat to the side walk and kept vigil over it. Who says animals don’t have feelings? ShareThe post Heartbreaking moment cat carries corpse of friend off the road… appeared first on Entertainment news.
  • Hotel guest finds camera hidden in shower linked to caretaker’s room

    hameen sleek
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:14 pm
      A Travelodge guest found a hidden camera in her shower which was linked by a wire to a cupboard in the hotel hallway. Harmony Hachey, 23, from Edinburgh, was washing in the cubicle when she noticed a small electronic device hidden behind a vent at the Oxford Wheatley Travelodge. She took a closer look and realised it was a camera which was pointing directly at where she was standing naked in the shower. Ms Hachey immediately informed the hotel staff, who traced the device to a maintenance cupboard which backs onto the room. She said: ‘I was absolutely disgusted. I got a fork and…
  • People feared dead after trailer falls off Ojuelegba bridge & lands on cars

    hameen sleek
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:06 pm
      OMG! This horrible incident happened around 4.45pm. A trailer skidded off the Ojuelegba flyover a and landed on top of a car and an SUV, crushing some occupants in the vehicles. Can’t these trailers and tankers be banned from driving during the day? They carelessly drive around without their locks being hooked, putting lives in danger. See photos from this horrific accident after the cut… ShareThe post People feared dead after trailer falls off Ojuelegba bridge & lands on cars appeared first on Entertainment news.
  • Photo: 12 wives of Boko Haram militants surrender in Borno

    hameen sleek
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:51 am
    12 wives of Boko Haram militants have surrendered to members of Civilian JTF in Borno. The women surrendered after their husbands abandoned them in the bush. The women when interrogated said their husbands left them in the forest due to lack of food and fuel supply. A Leader of state vigilante group in Mussa District in Askira-Uba local government area of Borno state, Apagu Istifanus, said the women surrendered between Monday and Tuesday this week.. ”On Monday 4 of them came to Askira after thorough investigation, they told us that their husbands could no longer feed them that they are…
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    Itomie News

  • Toyin Lawani vs Rihanna, who slayed in the all pink ensemble

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:22 am
    Toyin Lawani vs Rihanna, who slayed in the all pink ensemble Toyin left and Rihanna right! The post Toyin Lawani vs Rihanna, who slayed in the all pink ensemble appeared first on Itomie News.
  • Buhari tricked Tinubu to get power back to the North – Afenifere chieftain says

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:16 am
    Afenifere chieftain and Chairman of the defunct Presidential Advisory Committee on National Conference, Senator Femi Okunrounmu says President Buhari tricked former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu to get into power. In an interview with Punch, Okunrounmu said it was naive of Tinubu to think he would become a kingmaker immediately Buhari becomes President of Nigeria. “Tinubu’s story is like Afonja in Ilorin in 1817. Ilorin used to be under the Oyo Empire and was the headquarters of an Oyo General, Afonja. But Afonja rebelled against the empire and helped bring about its collapse with…
  • Former Bayelsa PDP Chairman, Col. Sam Inokoba has died…

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:12 am
    A leader of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State and former Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Col. Sam Inokoba (retd.), is dead. Inokoba, who on Saturday, August 15, 2015, led other PDP heavyweights and faithful to defect to the APC, died in the early hours of Wednesday. It was learnt that the APC leader died at the age of 66, a month to his 67th birthday, at the Military Cantonment Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State. Though the cause of his death has yet to be known, a source very close to the retired Colonel told our correspondent in confidence that Inokoba died of food poisoning.
  • Woman Pronounced Dead In Edo Found Alive In Aba

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:32 am
    For many, Mercy (not real name) from an Edo State community had long been dead and buried by her kinsmen. But miraculously she is still very much alive. The story of Mercy is one wrapped up in mystery. Before the mid ‘90s, the tall, dark and beautiful lady was living a normal and healthy live in a community in Edo State, where she was said to be involved in a business with which she took care of herself and members of her family. Mercy, as was now named, was said to have at times travel to Onitsha, Anambra State to purchase some goods which she resold at home. Loved by all, she was…
  • Nollywood actress Uche Iwuanyanwu’s Traditional wedding

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:05 am
    Nollywood actress Uche Joan Iwuanyanwu wed her sweetheart Prince Geoffrey Nnannah in her hometown of Okohia Mbano in Isi-Ala Mbano LGA in Imo State on Saturday, 29th August. The groom is the son of HRH Eze Prince G.A. Nnannah, the Eze Isiala 1 of Nkwerre in Imo state. The event was beautiful but quiet as only very close family members were in attendance. The more elaborate white wedding will take place later in the year. More photos after the cut.. The post Nollywood actress Uche Iwuanyanwu’s Traditional wedding appeared first on Itomie News.
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  • The NEW HIPSTER Revolution – Daily Inspiration & Style Cultivation

    Sasha-Lee Marivel
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:34 am
    When the worlds of culture, fashion, and lifestyle collide, beautiful and creative things start to happen. An inspiration to others, this collision is currently happening at the very heart of South Africa with Style Brand Ambassador Crystal Kasper. This movement of edgy, urban fashion which meets African lifestyle and street wear is coined as NEW HIPSTER – The New Generation Fashion Hippie. Topics go from trending without spending, to fashion weeks, and blogger favourite item picks. Crystal Kasper fashion feature on Camel & Black on NEW HIPSTER Blogger item picks on NEW HIPSTER…
  • A Vision for Kenya: Turning Job Seekers Into Job Creators

    Jacktone Ochola
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:52 am
    Simeon Ogonda has an ambitious vision for Kenyan youth. He is focused on transforming the young people in Kenya from job seekers to job creators that build and support sustainable and transparent enterprises. He reiterates that his vision is to mentor more young people who are able to develop their own businesses, work hard and believe that as long as they remain passionate, they will not fail in whatever they undertake. Ogonda, who is 26 years old, founded Enterprise Educatin-4-Change (Ee4C), a skills-building programme that trains undergraduate university students in Kisumu, the third…
  • H&M Finally Announces S.A Launching Date

    Sasha-Lee Marivel
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:30 am
    The time has finally arrived! H&M has announced the opening date of their Flagship store in Cape Town on October 17th at 10:00am in the V&A Waterfront, boasting 2 floors and a massive 4700 square meters in retail space. The store is not only the first in South Africa but also in the African continent. It will showcase apparel, underwear and accessories for men, women, teens and kids. The store will also feature the H&M home concept, which delivers a unique element to all rooms in a house. The opening of the store in Cape Town is only the beginning of many as H&M stores will be…
  • Weekly Playlist: Talib Kweli & Cassper Nyovest New Video (Plus Latest Audio Releases)

    Sasha-Lee Marivel
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:37 am
    This week we kick off the playlist with the musical partnership of Talib Kweli and Cassper Nyovest on their bold, anti-capitalism anthem “Fuck the Money.” The message is clear as they spit rhymes about the perils of commercialism to a backdrop of dollar bills emblazoned with devil horns and vivid images of protest. The 4-minute video also highlights the fervent lyrics of the song as quotes like “capitalism is a cataclysm” and “for dollars and cents we rob our children of their innocence” speedily flash along the screen. Watch the video below: Next up we have New York-based…
  • Storytelling Contest to Amplify Climate Coverage – Join Now!

    Sasha-Lee Marivel
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:17 am
    The United Nations Development Programme has launched a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide. The best stories will be published every day in the immediate run-up to COP21, carrying messages of struggle, opportunity and hope from the climate change frontlines worldwide. The authors of the top two prize-winning stories will be invited to attend and…
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    African Business Environment

  • A great opportunity for African Decision-makers, Experts, Service Providers and the User Community to exchange views

    Africa Business
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:26 am
    The first Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) kick started in Kenya from 31st August – 4th September 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Forum discussed how Earth Observation data through the MESA Project supports policy, planning and decision making at the national, regional and continental level in Africa. Commissioner for Rural ...Read More
  • Africa is projected to have just one low income country by 2050

    Africa Business
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:20 am
    Large infrastructure gaps, climate change, high speed of urbanization, and a youthful and rapidly growing population will influence the future pace of growth Most African countries that today are considered low income will transition to middle income within 15 years, and all but one will be middle income by 2050, according to the Annual Trends ...Read More
  • Road Construction Towards Development

    Eden Sahle
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:15 am
    Urban transportation has never been up to the demand of the African people due to a lack of accessibility and inadequate investments in the sector. On the second most populous continent, the quality of vehicles is rather low and unsafe and continues to be the great challenge. Transport systems have a great deal of impact ...Read More
  • XIV World Forestry Congress: Durban, South Africa, 7–11 September 2015

    Africa Business
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:56 am
    Launch of Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 – President Zuma to open congress – Vision 2050 for forests and forestry The need for governments, civil society and the private sector to boost investment in forests as a key element for sustainable development will be the focus of the XIV World Forestry Congress taking place in ...Read More
  • Jovago Launches Mobile App

    Eden Sahle
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:49 am
    Africa’s leading hotel-booking website Jovago announced a new mobile application that allows customers access their vast inventory of 25,000 hotels in Africa on and offline. The self-developed Hotels Booking, is a free mobile application for the customer-base, and is immediately available on the Google Play Store to the entire community of Android users. The ...Read More
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  • Uncensored: Time to Look at Internet Safety for African Kids

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Recently the BBC reported how school children in Kenya are experimenting with sex, reporting to school as early as 6.00am to take advantage of the favorable conditions at that “ungodly” hour. How we have come to this – sending kids as young as three to school as early as 6.00am – and how it is killing creativity in Africa will be my next project. In this piece let’s look at the lack of media censorship in our communities and how Africa’s children have become awfully uncensored – and vulnerable online. Parents are too busy eking a living, moving from one job to the next, but we…
  • 3D Printers to Revolutionize African Manufacturing

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:51 am
    3D printing technology is set to replace expensive production machining/manufacturing equipment such as sophisticated machine shop workstations and metal-forming and fabrication tools. There is even talk of constructing a bridge using 3D printers. For Africa the technology can potentially leap-frog costly infrastructure investments and technology transfer and start a revolution in small and medium-scale manufacturing for a wide range of products. Already in Togo as reported here, they are building 3D printers using, you guessed it – 3D printers!   3D Printing Manufacturing 3D printing…
  • Can Africa Still Count on Uncle Sam?

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Africa faces a tough choice today – walk or die. The challenges are many: global warming, economic downturns, rapid population growth, etc.  And yet, because of poor leadership and rampant corruption, many African countries are unlikely to get the responsible leaders they so badly need for generations to come. What little resources are available are being squandered, and tribalism and greed are helping to divide the people further and further. It’s an impasse, society at a standstill, and the world can’t do much about it. Or can it? The United States maybe can do something to reverse…
  • How to Rid Nigeria of Corruption – Tips from the Trenches

    17 Aug 2015 | 5:37 am
    Recently in Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari appointed a commission of leading academics to come up with solutions how to rid the country of corruption. A brave move and a far-sighted one – corruption in Africa today is in my opinion the biggest problem facing the continent because it means that what little resources we have are being diverted by the corrupt, leaving the poor citizens to die or become unproductive for lack of basic services. Corruption in Africa is a deadly cancer and to find a solution we are going to have to confine it to the research labs – or are we? This is the…
  • Africa in 2095 – All Doom and Gloom

    17 Aug 2015 | 5:27 am went on a time machine. Here is a snapshot of Africa 80 years from now: in 2095. Economy London, 21st May 2095: Western countries have reacted with outrage at the decision taken at the AU summit by African heads of state to default on their international loans. In a joint statement at the end of the expanded G-8 summit, leaders from Europe, Asia and America urged the Africans to honor their international obligations. Africa’s debt burden currently stands at a staggering 100 trillion dollars and it is estimated that it would take the continent collectively, 25 years to repay…
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    News Cabal

  • Osita Iheme car in Ghastly Accident

    17 Aug 2015 | 3:29 am
    Osita Iheme car in deadly Accident – Nollywood Dwarf Actor Osita Iheme has his car involved in a deadly accident but no life lost. Osita Iheme aka ‘Pawpaw’ has unveiled to his fans and loved ones that one of his business cars was involved in a deadly accident and that he is so grateful to […] The post Osita Iheme car in Ghastly Accident appeared first on News Cabal.
  • Anita Oyakhilome Changes Name to Anita Ebhodaghe

    17 Aug 2015 | 3:08 am
    Pastor Anita Oyakhilome Changes Name to Anita Ebhodaghe – Former Wife of Christ Embassy Pastor, Chris Oyakhilome has changed her name. The said name change comes after she filed in for a divorce with husband whom she claimed molested her at home. The mother of two took to her webpage ( to voice out her […] The post Anita Oyakhilome Changes Name to Anita Ebhodaghe appeared first on News Cabal.
  • Yoruba Actor Ajigijaga was not poor, Sanni Rasheed

    17 Aug 2015 | 1:52 am
    Ajigijaga’s son Sanni Rasheed has voiced out that his father didn’t die a poor man and debunked rumours that his dad was font on women. Actor Ajigi Jaga who passed on in July 2015 has raised many eyebrows from fans and relatives as many claimed that he died a poor man while others said he […] The post Yoruba Actor Ajigijaga was not poor, Sanni Rasheed appeared first on News Cabal.
  • Time Management: Becoming a Time Manager

    Favour Ugwu
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Time Management Tips: Becoming a Time Manager – So many people have time at their disposal, but they can’t lay hold on the time, and become their own Time Manager. Well, this is because of so many reasons which as it stands we are not in control of. Everybody on earth has the same 24hrs […] The post Time Management: Becoming a Time Manager appeared first on News Cabal.
  • Loosing Someone You Love

    Ugonna Arua
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    Loosing Someone You Love – Have you ever woken up one day to really discover that someone you once knew is nowhere to be found? It’s one of the trying times in our lives when we have to deal with living not to see the ones we love anymore. To some people it is very […] The post Loosing Someone You Love appeared first on News Cabal.
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    Inform9ja|Latest Nigerian news

  • Ambode approves recruitment of 1, 300 teachers

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the recruitment of 1300 teachers into all public primary schools across the state. The Executive Secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Mrs. Abosede Adelaide, who disclosed this Tuesday, said the approval by the governor was in a bid to strengthen the quality of the Universal Basic Education Programme in the state. She explained that the exercise would also achieve a balanced workforce of teachers in public primary schools in the state. Adelaja, therefore, urged enterprising and young teachers with specialization in…
  • Driver strips naked to resist FRSC arrest

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:28 am
    In a display of absurd mannerism, an unidentified commercial vehicle driver on Tuesday removed his cloths and started behaving strangely when officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps stopped his car and demanded for his vehicle particulars. The incident happened along the busy Marian Road in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. According to an eyewitness, the naked driver, whose vehicle registration number was Edo AUC 901 XS, came out of his vehicle and started behaving funny by removing his cloths. The eyewitness, who identified himself as Raheem Bayoor, said officials of the FRSC were…
  • Graduate, four others nabbed with N57m cocaine

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:20 am
    A 28-year-old university graduate of Economics, Nonso Akubueze, has been arrested along with four other suspects by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for alleged drug trafficking. It was learnt that Akubueze and the other suspects – Simon Omoluonye, Obidike Onodyer, Friday Onyeabor and Emma Ifoh – were apprehended at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, with 11.5 kilogrammes of cocaine substances valued at N57m. PUNCH Metro gathered that the suspects had smuggled the drug into the country from Brazil. Akubueze, who was found with 1.1kg of cocaine hidden in his…
  • Akpabio flown abroad for treatment

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:24 am
    Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, was on Tuesday afternoon flown out of Nigeria to receive medical attention abroad. It was learnt that the senator, in company with about five of his aides, left the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja aboard a regular private jet that he usually travels with. Sources at the airport told our correspondent that Akpabio and his team arrived at the General Aviation Terminal, local wing, of the airport around 12.40pm. It was learnt that the former governor was conveyed to his aircraft by a tarmac bus and was fit physically when…
  • Rihanna Backs Kanye 2020 Presidential Dream

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:16 am
    Rihanna hinted that she is all in support of Kanye 2020 Presidential dream.The 27-year-old songstress chatted with E! News at the launch of her fragrance RiRi by Rihanna on Monday—wearing a prom-inspired Vivienne Westwood confection—and explained she was bummed over missing Kanye’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award speech at the 2015 MTV Music Video Awards on Sunday. “I did watch! I did watch! I wish I could have been there. But my home girl got married in New York so I couldn’t, but it was great,” she says about Kanye’s 13-minute long acceptance speech. “I love seeing him…
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    Footprint to Africa

  • Ghana To Open Up Tourism Sector To Turkey

    Anthony Nwaka
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Ghana plans to open up its tourism industry to visitors from alternative markets such as Turkey in a bid to meet the country’s 15-year tourism target of eight million tourists. Ghana has a 15-year tourism plan, which aims to increase the annual number of tourists to Ghana from current the one million to eight million per annum by 2027. Mr Benjamin Anane-Nsiah, Special Events Manager of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), told the GNA in an interview at the 84th Izmir International Fair, that although Turkey did not have any historic linkages with Ghana, it was necessary to explore…
  • Sirleaf Signs Into Law U.S.$622.7 Million Budget for FY2015/2016

    Ifeoma Ekeke
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 pm
    President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has signed into law the National Budget in the amount of US$622,743,420 (six hundred twenty two million seven hundred forty three thousand four hundred and twenty United States Dollars) for Fiscal Year 2015/2016. The total resource envelope for FY2015/16 is US$622.7 million and is composed of US$473.7 million in revenue raised from domestic sources (taxes and non-tax revenue); US$66.2 million in grants; US$58.6 million in external borrowing; and US$24.2 million in unspent resources carried forward from FY2014/15. ‎According to a Ministry of Finance and…
  • Timber Exporters Fear Loss Of US$30m Nigerian Market

    Anthony Nwaka
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:59 am
    There is palpable fear among Ghanaian timber exporters that they may lose one of the biggest markets in the sub-region following a recent decision by Nigerian authorities to prevent importers of some 40 listed goods and services from accessing official Nigerian forex markets, Footprint to Africa reports. Footprint to Africa findings however shows that among the affected Nigerian importers are those that deal in timber products, who annually import US$30million worth of timber products from Ghana. The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Timber Millers Organisation (GTMO), Dr. Kwame Asamoah,…
  • ChamsMobile Unveils Nigeria’s First Virtual Visa Card

    Anthony Nwaka
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:59 am
    ChamsMobile Limited, a licensed mobile money operator, and Skye Bank Plc, have unveiled the first Virtual Visa Card in Nigeria, Footprint to Africa reports. The Virtual Visa Card is a completely digital payment card for online and mobile use, both locally and internationally. The card is unique in that cardholders get a full card image (the Virtual Card) on their mobile device, PC, or tablet, with a plastic card offered as an option if customers prefer. Foodprint to Africa learnt that the new payment system is likely to expand financial inclusion to millions of Nigerians by offering a low…
  • Infinix Mobility Journey To Emerge 1st African Smartphone Online Brand in 3 years

    Anthony Nwaka
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:59 am
    Infinix Mobility has made its mark in the telecommunication ecosystem working in collaboration with Google, the number one Internet giant to release Infinix Hot 2 as the first official Android One product with lollipop 5.1 in Africa, Footprint to Africa reports. Footprint to Africa gathered that Infinix Mobility has in the past three years built a strong reputation as a successful brand in the Nigerian market and more globally from the East to the West of this world; including Middle East, Europe and South East Asia region. It is touted that a successful brand is built by people who know the…
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  • Nigeria donates 20 vehicles for Burkina Faso polls

    Adaobi Dobis
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:03 am
    The Federal Government on Tuesday, donated 20 Hilux vans to Burkina Faso to assist the country conduct its general elections scheduled for October. Mr Bulus Lolo, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, delivered the vehicles on behalf of Nigeria.Read more »
  • SOCKING!! Buhari tricked Tinubu to get power back to the North - Afenifere chieftain says

    Adaobi Dobis
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:52 am
    A Yoruba chieftain and Chairman of the defunct Presidential Advisory Committee on National Conference, Senator Femi Okunrounmu says President Buhari tricked former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu to get into power. In an interview with Punch, Okunrounmu said it was naive of Tinubu to think he would become a kingmaker immediately Buhari becomes President of Nigeria.Read more »
  • Man Kills self Mistakenly While Taking Selfie With a Loaded Gun [Photo]

    Adaobi Dobis
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:35 am
    A 19-year-old Houston man died Tuesday after accidentally shooting himself while taking selfies while holding a gun, police said. Deleon Alonso Smith died of a gunshot wound to the throat about 1:30 p.m. at an apartment in southwest Houston.Read more »
  • Teacher Arraigned For Sexually Abusing A Deaf And Dumb Student in Lagos

    Adaobi Dobis
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:31 am
    A 45-year-old teacher, Akintobi Kayode, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly putting his sexual organ into the anus of a 14-year-old deaf and dumb boy, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kayode, who resides at No.8, Oladelu St., Ogba in Ikeja, is standing trial on a two-count charge of rape and breach of peace.Read more »
  • Man Cuts Off His Manhood Because of Poverty in Kebbi

    Adaobi Dobis
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:22 am
    A 67-year-old man, identified as Usmanu Umaru, has severed his manhood with a long sharp knife in his room because he is tired of his poverty stricken life. It was gathered that the incident took place at Kofar Dindi neighborhood in Birnin Kebbi.Read more »
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  • Soyinka tells Buhari to Caution Oyinlola

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:41 pm
    The controversy that surrounded the birth of the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo, Osun State, in 2008 erupted again on Tuesday when the Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, accused former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola of perpetuating himself as the chairman of the centre’s board of trustees.He, thus, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to caution him in the spirit of the President’s anti-corruption stance.The process of establishing the centre in 2008 was marked by accusation and counter-accusation between Soyinka and Oyinlola, as the renowned dramatist had…
  • LOL: Football better than sex! - Busquets

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:39 pm
    The midfielder joked of his preference for sport over bedroom antics and discussed David de Gea's collapsed move to Real MadridBarcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has concluded that football is better than sex – because happiness from sport can last days, but happiness in the bedroom can last just one minute!The Camp Nou veteran is well versed in winning silverware, picking up three Champions League crowns, five La Liga titles and the Copa del Rey trophy three times so far in his career.Just last season Busquests played a key role in Luis Enrique's men winning the…
  • LOL.... Wike working against Amaechi’s appointment, says APC

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:32 pm
    THE Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday alleged a gang-up against its leader and the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, by some powerful forces in the state.The state Chairman of the APC, Dr. Davies Ikanya, specifically said that the forces were working towards preventing Amaechi from being appointed into President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.Ikanya described those allegedly trying to stop Buhari from appointing Amaechi a minister as retrogressive forces led by the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike.He added that the forces were afraid of…
  • VANDALISM: Police Accused Militants in Lagos

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:27 pm
    The attack on a team of policemen in Owutu area of Ikorodu, Lagos, in the early hours of Monday, during which three policemen were shot dead and others injured, was said to have been carried out by militants-turned vandals.This is just as the policeman, who managed to escape from the scene of the shooting, attributed his survival to his name.The surviving policeman, a Sergeant identified as Fortunate Endurance Imasuen, according to a family friend who spoke on condition, said: “My name, Fortunate, saved me. For the first time in my life, I knew the meaning of my name.“I am indeed…
  • SAD: Death toll in Borno Attacks Hits 80

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:23 pm
    The death toll in the attack unleashed on three Borno State villages by Boko Haram fighters has risen to 80.Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback had shot dead scores of people in separate attacks on three villages in the North-East at the weekend.The attacks were the latest bloodbath in the six-year-old insurgency by the extremist group aimed at carving out an Islamic state in the volatile region.Babakura Kolo, a vigilante fighting Boko Haram, said 68 people were killed in the attack on Baanu village in Borno State on Friday while residents said another 11 people were shot dead in two…
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  • Larry Madowo Clears The Air After It Was Alleged That He Was Arrested With Drugs At The Us Airport

    DJ RcNaby Keytoe
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:17 pm
    NTV’s Larry Madowo was recently held at the US airport for Royco cubes suspected to be drugs. Below is a full narration of the ordeal: If you’re ever travelling abroad, please pack clean underwear. Know-it-alls will tell you to never lose sight of your passport or to keep your return tickets nearby, but this is the single most important advice you’ll hear from anyone. The last thing you want is a uniformed stranger disapprovingly rummaging through your soiled undergarments while the passing masses judge you on their way out. In case any of that was confusing, let me summarise: pack…
  • Stella Mwangi (STL) Is Not Happy With President Uhuru Kenyatta, Find Out Why!

    DJ RcNaby Keytoe
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Many if not all students are ‘happy’ after they heard that teachers will be striking. The cause of the strike is always obvious, pay rise! I am happy that celebrities are concerned with the issue and they are trying to address it in a polite and civilized manner.Stella Mwangi, populary known as STL decided to express her discontent and anger on the matter. The award winning HipHop superstar is now urging president Uhuru do something about the strike.Here is what she posted:
  • DJ RC’s Chronicles-Meet Sarah Hassan In Person (Super Cute Photos)

    DJ RcNaby Keytoe
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Tanya is the name that most people recall after she became a household name back in the day as a Tahidi High actress who was played the role of mtoto wa sonko and O.J and Freddy among others used to try their best to impress her and win her heart to no avail. Sarah Hassan has been a force to reckon with in the competitive Kenyan entertainment showbiz ever since she graced our TV screens. The hot and s3xy mama is among the most sought after female MCs in East Africa. Her sense of fashion and level of professionalism is unmatched!She was once the host of Citizen TV’s The wedding show which is…
  • Check Out For Betty Kyalo’s Stylish Countdown To Her Wedding Day (Photo)

    DJ RcNaby Keytoe
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Betty Kyalo will soon be called Betty Okari or Betty Kyalo Okari and she is anxious and apprehensive about it, something which is normal. Many damsels really wish and dream of it, some just fantasize about it. It’s only one month before Dennis Okari and Betty Kyalo walk down the aisle and the two are looking forward for the Dday as if their lives depend on it.Betty Kyalo could not resist let alone hide her disquiet and this is how she expressed it:
  • Find Out The Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About The Classy And Sassy Kambua

    DJ RcNaby Keytoe
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Her smile is her x factor (my opinion) and  that’s what makes me differentiate her form other female musicians. Apart from making men fall in love, Kambua is also a singer, MC and the kubamba co-host. Here is what I found out about the elegant singer: She is a second born in a family of three She was born and raised in Nairobi  Her father is the late professor Manundu and her mom is Evangelist Lois Manundu, the co-founders of Tabibu Ministries  She attended Lukenya high schoolShe pursued a degree in musicIn 2007 Kambua completed a summer performance…
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