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  • Nigeria in danger of Fifa suspension

    BBC News - Africa
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Nigeria risk a ban by Fifa after Chris Giwa fails to step down as president of the football federation by Monday's deadline.
  • U.S. Troops Take Action On Militants In Somalia

    NYT > Africa
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Officials would not say where the operation, against a “senior operative” in the Shabab, took place or give other details.
  • Tedd Josiah finds his second wind

    Jamati Online
    Shirlene Brown
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    With a name inspired by the local materials used to create the floor of his new studios, Tedd Josiah’s Sand Stone Studios (S3) in Kenya sets out to create high quality, timeless music that respects and highlights the country’s national language, diverse cultures and requires artists to stay true to themselves. Tedd Josiah Josiah’s numerous achievements over his decades-long stint within the Kenyan music industry are easily accessed with a one-tap search of his name on Google. His path has been complex, moving from the top game in Kenya to, through a forced sabbatical in the UK after the…
  • Barcamp Nairobi 2014 Edition

    White African
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Barcamp Nairobi 2014 is set to begin, seven years after the first one was held. It’s one of those events that brings people out of the woodwork around the city, where techies who don’t normally meet end up having great conversations, and relationships are formed. This Saturday, Aug 30th at 08:00, your chance to lead a conversation on something interesting begins. Nailab and iHub are hosting it, and we’re expecting 400 people to show up for the event. Go register now, if you haven’t already, it’s free. It was while sitting around after Barcamp Nairobi 2008 that…
  • Jobberman, Nigeria's online jobs giant

    Timbuktu Chronicles
    Emeka Okafor
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    From the BBC's Africa's New Entrepreneurs series:Three students had time on their hands in the summer of 2009 when their university lecturers in Nigeria went on strike.Instead of slacking off, Ayodeji Adewunmi, Olalekan Olude and Opeyemi Awoyemi started an online job search company. Five years later their start-up, Jobberman, has got a multi-million dollar valuation, employs 125 people, and is still growing. While Nigeria is Africa's largest economy it still has massive unemployment problems, in particular among young people who are also more likely to be connected to the internet. Jobberman…
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    BBC News - Africa

  • Nigeria in danger of Fifa suspension

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Nigeria risk a ban by Fifa after Chris Giwa fails to step down as president of the football federation by Monday's deadline.
  • Ebola 'threatens W Africa harvests'

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.
  • US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit.
  • Nigeria militants 'seize' major town

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.
  • Nigerian army's pride wounded

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Nigeria's campaign against Boko Haram goes from bad to worse
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    Jamati Online

  • Tedd Josiah finds his second wind

    Shirlene Brown
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    With a name inspired by the local materials used to create the floor of his new studios, Tedd Josiah’s Sand Stone Studios (S3) in Kenya sets out to create high quality, timeless music that respects and highlights the country’s national language, diverse cultures and requires artists to stay true to themselves. Tedd Josiah Josiah’s numerous achievements over his decades-long stint within the Kenyan music industry are easily accessed with a one-tap search of his name on Google. His path has been complex, moving from the top game in Kenya to, through a forced sabbatical in the UK after the…
  • Ayan Elmi – Somali supermodel

    Shirlene Brown
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    Ayan Elmi was born in Somalia but grew up in Canada.  She later moved to New York where she launched her modeling career. Elmi has modeled for Jean Paul Gautier’s Spring/Summer 2007 collection. Other designers she has walked for include Gavin Rajah, Georges Hobeika, Frank Sorbier, Mark Le Bihan, Nicolas Le Cauchois, Richard René, Mataano, and Yahya. She is a former girlfriend of celebrity Chef Roble who is cousin to the Mataano sisters.
  • Lake of Stars to host several top artists

    Shirlene Brown
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    The Lake of Stars Festival has been touted as “One of the seven African music festivals you really have to see,” by CNN. The Lake of Stars project was started in 2007 to encourage international tourism to Malawi. Lake Of Stars - Selmor Mtukudzi This year’s Lake of Stars Festival will feature several very popular acts including Mafizikolo (South Africa), Zone Fam (Zimbabwe), Jack Rooster (Kenya), Raj El Rey (Kenya), Selmor Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), Cable Street Collective (UK), Band Tower (Zimbabwe), Pearl Natasha (Zimbabwe), Le Petit Artiste Children’s Theatre (UK), Tariro…
  • Boris Kodjoe and Kat Graham star in the movie Addicted

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

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

  • Barcamp Nairobi 2014 Edition

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Barcamp Nairobi 2014 is set to begin, seven years after the first one was held. It’s one of those events that brings people out of the woodwork around the city, where techies who don’t normally meet end up having great conversations, and relationships are formed. This Saturday, Aug 30th at 08:00, your chance to lead a conversation on something interesting begins. Nailab and iHub are hosting it, and we’re expecting 400 people to show up for the event. Go register now, if you haven’t already, it’s free. It was while sitting around after Barcamp Nairobi 2008 that…
  • Kazi ya Mkono

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Entrepreneurs who succeed are hungrier, and they get their hands dirty. A couple stories: The Coffee Man Pete Owiti is a coffee connoisseur, he learned the trade back in the late 90′s as one of Java House Nairobi’s earliest baristas, became one of the best in Kenya, winning global barista competitions and then went to the US and Canada to do even more coffee training and serving. When I moved back to Kenya in 2009 to get the iHub going, we wanted a coffee bar in the space. I put out a call for proposals, and he was one of three that responded. By that time he had moved on from…
  • An Undersea Cable History and Primer

    4 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    There’s a great resource that Built Visible has just written about the history and power dynamics of the internet’s undersea cables. It’s well worth a read, if even to just get a snapshot view of the surveillance programs that governments use to tap information, as well as seeing a map that plays by year to see how it all got built out. The world’s undersea cables, mapped over time
  • A BRCK Journey

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

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

  • Jobberman, Nigeria's online jobs giant

    Emeka Okafor
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    From the BBC's Africa's New Entrepreneurs series:Three students had time on their hands in the summer of 2009 when their university lecturers in Nigeria went on strike.Instead of slacking off, Ayodeji Adewunmi, Olalekan Olude and Opeyemi Awoyemi started an online job search company. Five years later their start-up, Jobberman, has got a multi-million dollar valuation, employs 125 people, and is still growing. While Nigeria is Africa's largest economy it still has massive unemployment problems, in particular among young people who are also more likely to be connected to the internet. Jobberman…
  • The Next Black - A film about the Future of Clothing

    Emeka Okafor
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    From AEG:'The Next Black' is a documentary film that explores the future of clothing. Watch as we meet with some of the most innovative companies on the planet to get their opinion on clothing and its future, including: heroes of sustainability, Patagonia; tech-clothing giants, Studio XO; sportswear icon, adidas; and Biocouture, a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories.
  • The Arrival of iFilms

    Emeka Okafor
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Thembi Mutch writing in ThinkAfrica: ...there has also been a noticeable burst of directors shooting films on incredibly low budgets, often on their smart phones and in local transport (tro-tro in Ghana, dala dala in Tanzania, matatus in Uganda). Early this year, for example, the South African director Errol Schwartz wrote, directed, and starred in The Magic Bullet, a thriller shot entirely on an iPhone, which deservedly took first prize in the iPhone Film Festival. Meanwhile, Nick Asgill from Sierra Leone scooped an award in the Best Trailer category for his subtle political homecoming film…
  • What I Learned From 7 Years of Failure - Victor Asemota

    Emeka Okafor
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Odeshi in conversation with Victor Asemota founder of Swifta: Victor starts his entrepreneurial journey by putting together computer systems in exchange for transportation fare. With little experience and the aide of a friend he launches an indigenous technology company to service the growing demands of the Nigerian market. However, cash flow problems, project scope creep and undisciplined operations leads him down the path for 7 years on a failed project. He eventually joins a new telecom company at the early stage of Nigeria's information technology boom and learns about the industry,…
  • An Embrace of Farming as an Enterprise

    Emeka Okafor
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    In Kenya, multiple profiles of young farmers from the Agro-Environment Initiative incubator: Everblazing farmGeoffrey waits for tomato buyers Geoffrey a young farmer from Kiambu County in Kenya has defied the common thinking of most Kenyans about agriculture.The young man is the proud owner a tomato Farming business which he has named ever blazing farm, on 0.1ha or 1/4 acre of land. Geoffrey practices agriculture with a difference employing youthful energy, enthusiasm and Knowledge attained from an Agricultural Training Institution and Business Studies, to develop his agribusiness.
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    ... My heart’s in Accra

  • Self-segregation on social networks and the implications for the Ferguson, MO story

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Saturday August 9, 2014. After his body lay in the hot street for four hours, Ferguson residents took to the streets to protest his killing. Brown’s death, the ensuing protest and the militarized police response opened a debate about race, justice and policing in America that continues today. I heard about Michael Brown’s death for the first time on the evening of the 9th, through Twitter. Sarah Kendzior, a St. Louis-based journalist, was retweeting accounts of the protest, and other Twitter friends who write about…
  • News reports on Michael Brown’s death: how do mourners become a “mob”?

    10 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Around noon on Saturday, an 18-year old African American teenager, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a local police officer in Ferguson, MO, a suburb of St. Louis. Accounts differ as to the events that preceded the shooting. The St. Louis County Police Department has said that Brown and another man struggled with an officer and pushed him back into his squad car, then attempted to seize the officer’s gun; a witness says that a police officer told Brown to walk on the sidewalk instead of the street, grabbed Brown after he exchanged words with the officer and shot the young man,…
  • The biography I’m waiting for: Bambaataa and the parallel universe of hip hop

    4 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    I wrote a book review, of sorts, last week about Walter Isaacson’s book on Steve Jobs and my concern that biographies, as a genre, celebrate a “great man” theory of history. While I remain convinced that we need more biographies of teams, of successful collaborations (an idea that Nathan Matias furthers in his post today on acknowledgement and gratitude), I do have a dark secret to admit: I periodically dream about becoming a biographer. This isn’t because I believe in the biography as a form. It’s because there are people I find so fascinating, I’d enjoy…
  • How do you write a biography about collaboration?

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    A friend recently posted a video on Facebook, a 1997 news story from ABC’s Nightline about Tripod, the social media company I helped build in Williamstown MA from 1994-1999. The video sparked a wave of reactions in me: nostalgia for those past days, pride in the accomplishments of the friends I’ve kept up with, regret for losing touch with others, and bafflement that I would choose to wear flannel and overalls to show off our company to the world. (Perhaps my favorite moment in watching the video was discovering that we’d been interviewed by Deborah Amos, NPR’s Middle…
  • Free Zone 9 Bloggers

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Once upon a time, there was a blog. It was written in Amharic, the dominant language in Ethiopia, by a team of young journalists and thinkers who wanted to have an open, public conversation about the future of their nation. Pictures of some of the Zone 9 bloggers It’s not especially easy to talk about these issues in Ethiopia. Africa’s second largest country has been ruled by a neo-marxist government (EPRDF – Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democracy Front) which overthrew a brutal military dictatorship in 1991, instilling one-party autocratic rule in its place. Part…
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  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「キングプリンターズ」

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    常に最新の印刷設備を導入し、高品質で最短当日の納品などを可能としている会社です。 依頼主の事を第一に考えた丁寧な対応が人気で、どのような質問や要望にも徹底的に応えてくださいます。 また、新しい事を柔軟に考えてチャレンジする積極性から他では見られない「うちわ印刷」や「金券印刷」など、珍しい印刷を行なっているのも特徴です。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「はままつの印刷屋さん」

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    オンデマンド印刷を専門に行なっている印刷会社です。 チラシや名刺の印刷はもちろんのこと、DMやカレンダーの印刷にも小ロットから対応してくれます。 資料請求すると印刷物のサンプルを無料で送ってきてくれるので、実際に目で品質を確認できるのが魅力的。 またフルカラーの印刷でも低価格で行なってもらえるリーズナブルさが特徴。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「フジコピント」

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    オリジナリティ満載の自分だけの名刺やチラシが格安で印刷してもらえる会社です。 ネットから簡単見積りが出来るので、ちょっと気になっただけでも気軽に見積りを請求出来るのが特徴。 印刷を頼みたくて考えもあるけど参考資料がない・・・にも徹底して対応してくれます。 電話やメールは勿論のこと、実際に訪問して話を聞いてもらうことも可能なのでより詳細な希望を伝えることが可能です。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「ヤスダアーツ」

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    名刺印刷のスピード納品が特徴の印刷会社です。 最短で受け取りにくる場合に限り当日の納品も可能と言うスピーディーさとなっています。 短期納品、低価格に徹底した会社なので、急ぎで名刺が欲しい人や低価格にこだわる人など幅広いニーズに対応してくれます。 この短期納品と低価格の秘密は、下請けなどを一切せずに一貫して社内で対応してくれるから。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「ビジネス名刺印刷所」

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

    Staff Reporter
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    As the 30th driest country in the world, with 62% of our available water being used for irrigation, South Africa cannot afford to waste food at the levels it has historically. Like Europeans and Americans, South Africans are beginning to wake up to the consequences of food waste. And, in a world where differentiation is becoming increasingly tough, this presents a real opportunity for brands to stand out amongst their competitors. Through innovation that keeps food fresher for longer and communication that positively affects food-saving behaviour, brands can offer true differentiation by…
  • MARKETING: How To Implement 4 P’s Of Marketing

    Staff Reporter
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    Once the initial adrenaline rush of establishing a business has passed, most entrepreneurs begin worrying about the bread and butter issues required for making their businesses sustainable. Usually, this involves building a company reputation that ensures a place in what could be a crowded, highly-competitive sector. What this boils down to, says Ravi Govender, Head of Small Enterprises at Standard Bank, is ensuring that the business meets the time-honoured ‘Four Ps’ of marketing. The ‘marketing mix’ comprises of product, place, price and promotion. Apply these elements to the…
  • Cape Argus To Relaunch In Bigger, More User-Friendly Format Along With The Launch Of Its Mobile News App

    Staff Reporter
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:27 am
    On 1 September 2014, The Cape Argus will relaunch from a compact to a bigger US broadsheet format, with a product that will provide even better quality and value to readers and advertisers. Marking the beginning of another exciting evolution in the newspaper’s 157-year history, the change in format is tailored to meet the needs of the over 300 000 daily readers of theCapeArgus. As the first of a series of pivotal changes in the Independent Media group, this change is geared towards positioning theCapeArgusas a forerunner on the landscape of cutting-edge, innovative media. This innovation…
  • Myth Busting The Cloud For Small Businesses

    Staff Reporter
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    South African SMEs are enthusiastically embracing cloud-based applications such as Dropbox and Google Apps. Though the market is becoming more sophisticated, there are still a few myths that prevail about the risks and benefits of cloud computing, says Ivan Epstein, co-founder of Softline and CEO of Sage AAMEA (Australia, Asia, Middle East and Africa). “The cloud promises to make the use of business IT resources online and on-demand as easy as services such as Gmail and Dropbox,” says Epstein. “It’s about having a flexible new way of buying technology applications and services you…
  • Facebook To Host Its First Ever African Hackathon At Loeries 2014

    Staff Reporter
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    As part of Loeries® Creative Week™ Cape Town, Facebook will host its first Creative Shop Hackathon in Africa on Thursday 18 September. A Hackathon is a workshop where teams collaborate to solve real-world business problems, usually while working against a tight deadline. Designed specifically for young creative designers with one to two years of experience, the workshop offers the opportunity to work on a real creative brief for the Loeries Creative Future Scholarship, with winners announced at the end of the workshop. The Hackathon is limited to 40 participants and will take place between…
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  • Can Outsourcing Be Of Any Help For Property Valuation

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:31 pm
    There is no doubt that outsourcing is the mantra for all small, big and large businesses. As the world has become well and truly a global village, there are increased occasions where various types of jobs are outsourced to cheaper economies and countries. There are certainly a number of advantages and benefits because of such outsourcing. First and foremost, reduction in cost and increased profitability are the biggest benefit of such outsourcing. This reduction of cost is passed on to the customer thus making products and services extremely competitive. In this particular article we will try…
  • Pros And Cons In Outsourcing Property Valuation Work

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Buying and selling a home is not the same as buying other movable and immovable properties. It is much more complicated and the number of procedures and formalities to be gone through are quite a few in numbers. Only when all these formalities are completed to the satisfaction of the authorities will it be possible to transfer the ownership from the seller to the buyer. Hence it is very important to hire the right property valuer. While the most important role of a property valuer is to help find out the fair market value of the property in question, he or she does perform a lot of other…
  • Outsourcing Of Valuation Work – Does It Work

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    There is no doubt that property valuation is a very important task without which it would be impossible to transfer ownership of property from one entity to another. The main objective of any property valuation is to have good idea about the fair market value of the real estate that is being either bought or sold. Apart from the above there are also other important benefits that could be available because of property valuation. A good valuation report also has a lot of other aspects which are very useful for various stakeholders. Whether it is about the quality of infrastructure in the area…
  • Does Outsourcing Of Real Estate Valuation Make Sense

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

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

  • “Mama Machel, WE! are outraged”

    Queer Africa Network
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    Zethu Matebeni of UCT speaks at the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Dialogue Series – “Gender in Dialogue”. Zethu responds to Mama Graça Machel’s statement on the ‘lack of outrage in society’ over violence against women. Instead Zethu speaks to the many outrages she feels around women, around lesbians, and transgender people who are murdered and mutilated. Thank you to Zethu for speaking out and speaking out so powerfully. 0 0 0
  • Bernadine Evaristo – Mr Loverman

    Queer Africa Network
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    Diriye Osman interviews Bernadine Evaristo author of Mr Loverman In a revealing interview with Salon, Donna Tartt once said, “I had a fairly well-known editor tell me that The Secret History would never be published because no successful book by a woman had ever been written from the point of view of a man, and that I would have to change it to a female narrator.” Although it’s tricky for both male and female writers to write from the point of view of the opposite gender, there have always been a number of tremendously talented and successful female authors who have not…
  • Healing in the Homeland – Haitian Vodou Tradition

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    ‘As a child in Haiti laying in my bed, I heard the Tams Tams of the Vodou drums beating all nights. These beats were telling the stories of my African ancestors, of their struggles, and their survival, their self determination and resistance to domination to keep their dignity. However, the Christian schooling system and the social setting alienating children from their African Traditional heritage and demonized it. As an adult I have decided to go and make a difference. Thus my Doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution reflects this conflicts and the healing that followed.’ Margaret…

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

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

  • #BrandSchizo – My Book Is Out! (And Free Stuff)

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:26 am
    I’m thrilled to announce that my book, #BrandSchizo, is finally out in print! I have been talking about brand schizophrenia for some time now and worked with the wonderful Amy Heydenrych to compile those blog posts, talks and interviews into a coherent single work that we published with the help of Jacana Media and the design team of Chanel and Tanya at Cerebra. The book addresses my assertion that the risk in the gap between what brands promise in social media and what the businesses behind those brands deliver in actuality is greater than having no social media brand presence…
  • 5 Things I Learned When I Lost My Desk

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    I haven’t had a desk at Cerebra for just over 5 months now. Cerebra’s offices have a very open plan design to start with and Craig and I deliberately resisted the temptation of closed off offices (more about that here). I had, without much intention, occupied a desk in the far corner of the office behind the kitchen that gave me a good view of goings on until I was unceremoniously relegated from that spot to make way for finance staff who work closely with Craig. No biggie, right? Instead of simply moving into another desk on a permanent basis I decided to occupy open desks as…
  • The Customer Always Comes Second

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

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

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

    23 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    I received the following note on Facebook: “Bro. Asa, I’m also distressed about the recent killing of Kajieme Powell. I understand Police having to protect themselves but this young man was acting erratically and after viewing the video ; it looked like “suicide by cop”. Are the cadets trained on how to disarm someone acting in a bizarre manner who is probably mentally ill without killing him. One officer years ago told me that you can drop someone by shooting them in the legs/knees/arms. He’s never had to kill anyone. They cuffed this young man and it was clear…
  • “The Progressive War on Truth Claims Another Victim” By Stacy Washington

    2 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Op-ed submission by Project 21 Sean Bergin is the latest casualty in the progressive War on Truth. Bergin, a reporter for News 12, a regional television station in New York and New Jersey, interviewed the widow of a criminal shot and killed by police. Lawrence Campbell, who was black, stabbed and stole a gun from a Walgreens security guard that he then used to murder a rookie Jersey City police officer, Melvin Santiago. The shooter’s widow was unrepentant, wishing on camera that “he had taken more cops with him.”  She later apologized. After Bergin reported the station was…
  • The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014

    2 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    The Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere, reflecting the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition. The first prize was awarded in 2000 at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair 2000 in Harare and it’s usually awarded every July. This year’s winner is Kenya’s Okwiri Oduor for her short story entitled: “My Father’s Head” from Feast, Famine and Potluck (Short Story Day Africa, South Africa, 2013). The other 4 shortlisted entries for this year…
  • Sundance Iconoclasts 2006 Conversation of Wisdom with Dave Chappelle and Maya Angelou

    1 Jun 2014 | 9:45 am
  • “Give people your love, don’t give them your “Like”… A must see…

    10 May 2014 | 6:22 am
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  • Welcoming YALI Fellow and Tech Entrepreneur Ethel Cofie

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

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

    Jon Gosier
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Slides from my talk at Yale University to current Fellows of the White House’s Young African Leaders Initiative.
  • Speaking at the UN Global Compact Conference: Addis Ababa, June 2014

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

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

  • The Rise of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    From Smart Monkey, a conversation with Toby Green author of The Rise of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa: 1300-1589: Historian Toby Green, author of The Rise of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa: 1300-1589 on: the scale of the Transatlantic slave trade over 350 years; its relationship to the previously existing slave trade and the growth of global capitalism; and its impact on those parts of Africa where the Transatlantic slave trade first took off.
  • TukTuk Run

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Coming Soon: Image courtesy of Tuk Tuk CommunityGet ready for the first annual Great East African TukTuk Run, a two-day, 500 kilometre cross-country journey across Kenya in your own three-wheeled cabin on wheels. All of the funds for this adventure go to support the Kijabe Forest Trust, a non-profit, community-based initiative to preserve the forests around Kijabe.
  • What kind of territory? On public religion and space in Ethiopia

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Tom Boylston in The Immanent Frame: Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died shortly before the 2012 Meskel festival, the Finding of the True Cross—one of the major festivals of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Its public centerpiece is the burning of a great bonfire in Addis Ababa’s Meskel Square, which takes its name from the occasion. State television broadcasts the ceremony every year, and the 2012 broadcast (2005 by the Ethiopian calendar) can be found on YouTube. The festival revolves around the bonfire, recalling the smoke that led Constantine’s mother Saint Helena to the…
  • Why Islamists Beat Liberals in the Middle East

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    Relevant strategies for those looking to challenge Boko Haram,al-Shabaab etc. Maajid Nawaz writing in War on Rocks: ...we need to first come to grips with what makes Islamism so much more enticing to subjects of post-revolution power vacuums than liberal democracy. As a former adherent of an extremist Islamist ideology myself, I have personal experience with what it is that draws people to the likes of Islamic State (IS); what it is that renders a group that crucifies its opponents more attractive than one that seeks to challenge them peacefully. Put simply, it comes down to five…
  • Why saying ‘seven out of ten fastest growing economies are in Africa’ carries no real meaning

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    More debunking of the 'Africa Rising' hype. Morten Jerven writing in African Arguments: Before, during and after the US Africa summit one of the most frequently repeated factoids supporting the Africa Rising meme was that ‘seven out of ten fastest growing economies are in Africa.’ In reality this is both a far less accurate and much less impressive statistic than it sounds. More generally, narratives on African economic development tend to be loosely connected to facts, and instead are driven more by hype...[continue reading]
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    Abuja City, Nigeria - CyBlug


    8 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    Ebola is caused by a virus. The virus spreads between humans by contact with body fluids — such as blood, urine and sweat — or through objects that have been contaminated with infected fluids, like needles. Ebola can’t be spread through air, food or water. The only way to get...

    7 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
    List of Positions needed in Abuja Restaurant General Managers Ensures that facilities and equipment are maintained to standards. Coordinates facility upgrades or equipment replacement. Resolves systemic inventory problems or supply issues with suppliers/vendors. Monitors restaurant Speed of Service (SOS) performance and provides coaching to unit management schedules. Manage the restaurant...

    10 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    On behalf of the entire students of University of Abuja, we wish to declare an unequivocal and unflinching support to the new Vice Chancellor in person of Prof. Michael Adikwu. We wish him a happy stay in office and a better UniAbuja in his tenure. Signed. BOLAJI J. Folasayo SUG...
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    AfricaCan End Poverty

  • Avoiding the Resource Curse in Mozambique

    Enrique Blanco Armas
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    Coal piled and ready for export from an open-pit mine in Tete, Mozambique. ©Rafael Saute/World Bank
  • Measuring Poverty and Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Knowledge Gaps and Ways to Address them

    Stephan Klasen
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Local children sit on a boulder overlooking the Kenyan slum of Kibera ​@Gates Foundation  Despite hundreds of millions spent on more and better household surveys across Africa in recent decades, we only have a very rough idea about the levels and trends in income poverty and inequality in sub-Saharan Africa.  Many reasons contribute to this unfortunate state of affairs.
  • Africa's McTipping Point?

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

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

    Michael O’Sullivan
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
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    Blomerus Missions

  • South African Snapshot: Disappointment

    De Wet and Marysol
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    We are disappointed to share that we no longer have four apprentices. One of our young men, Wesley, is unable to continue with us due to family circumstances that leave him unable to commit to the full 6 month program. It would not be fair to him or to our other men to have him not fully engaged. While we don’t want to go into details for his privacy, we feel we can be transparent enough to share with you our wins and our losses. We are bummed. We really wanted this for him. It was sad to see him go, but the atmosphere in the classroom is very positive with these three committed and…
  • South African Snapshot: First-Day

    De Wet and Marysol
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Its the first day of class here. Introducing you to our newest Men of Together Tech. Left to Right: Alain, Kenwin, Wesley & Jeremy. We begin today on a 6 month intensive journey of mentorship and learning; being prepared for the potential of a career that can change the course of their families forever. If you aren’t already following along on facebook, come join us for more behind the scenes. Related posts: South African Snapshot: Interns South African Snapshot: Video South African Snapshot: Filming
  • South African Snapshot: Four

    De Wet and Marysol
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    And then… there were four. No, we are not pregnant. Let’s just get that out of the way.  Today, we finalized our decision and accepted FOUR young men as our next apprentices. Originally we set out to only take three, but we were flooded with applicants. We had to say no to many, which was right but wasn’t easy. When trying to decide the final three, there was just one that we felt God ask us to make room for. We just couldn’t narrow it past four. We didn’t make this decision to boast more numbers, that’s not how we roll. Every combination of three just…
  • South African Snapshot: Installation

    De Wet
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Moving and getting ready is fully underway. Here’s a look behind the scenes of the installation of many important security features needed for an office with equipment like ours. You might remember that we were robbed last year. We learned important lessons on what kinds of security measures we need in place. Its never a guarantee, but we are doing our due diligence to ensure what was donated can not be easily stolen. Many thanks to volunteers who helped this week with their time and talent.  Related posts: South African Snapshot: Security South African Snapshot: Ready,Set… South…
  • South African Snapshot: Selecting

    De Wet
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    We are in the process of selecting our new apprentices. Deadline for applying was yesterday and we currently have more applicants than spots open. Today De Wet worked on round one of interviews. We have an extensive application process: first interview, following up with references, second interview with a few other key people present, and a home visit to meet their family. Prayer is a part of each step of that process. This is critical to be sure we are investing in the right young men and that they will be a right fit for the program. We don’t want to waste their time or ours. We ask…
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  • Israel Tour (Holy Land Retreat) on Nov., 1st – 8th, 2014

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    This is your opportunity to go on the Israel tour and enjoy the best of trips. We have chosen Israel for a simple reason, the country alone teaches a lot without saying a word and we hope you get to learn all you can during this promising retreat. Israel continues to maintain a top position in the h... Continue reading Israel Tour (Holy Land Retreat) on Nov., 1st – 8th, 2014 for more
  • Conquest of Fear and the Development of Courage

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Did you know that perhaps the greatest challenge you will ever face in life is the conquest of fear and the development of courage? Fear is, and always has been, the greatest enemy of mankind. When Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” he was saying that the em... Continue reading Conquest of Fear and the Development of Courage for more
  • Ragamuffin: The True Story of Rich Mullins

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
      Few days ago, I watched a movie titled Ragamuffin. I’ll say this movie is classified as the best movie I’ve seen in 2014. It’s based on the life of Rich Mullins, a musical prodigy who rose to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away from it and live in a local rese... Continue reading Ragamuffin: The True Story of Rich Mullins for more
  • Mr. President’s (Goodluck Ebele Jonathan) To Do List

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This was first written in April 2011. It’s about a week ago when Nigerians choose/elected who is going to be sworn in as the president on May 29, 2011. This was decided through election. This is a list of some of the promises Mr. President made during the PDP Presidential campaign before the 2... Continue reading Mr. President’s (Goodluck Ebele Jonathan) To Do List for more
  • How Do YOU define Success?

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
      Up here, I have a quote about Success from a very brilliant man. I guess you think I’ll say a “billionaire”. But really, being a billionaire doesn’t define success. And as you can read from his quote, “Success is a lousy teacher…”   What does suc... Continue reading How Do YOU define Success? for more
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    Web AddiCT(s); | Web AddiCT(s);

  • SA Innovation Summit 2014

    Yizzi Boateng
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    The 2014 world design capital and arguably the world’s most beautiful city — Cape Town — will this year be honoured to host the South African (SA) Innovation Summit from 16 to 18 September 2014 at the Cape Town Stadium. The SA Innovation Summit is a platform which aims to connect innovators/entrepreneurs with investors, public and private businesses, as well as opportunities for strategic partnerships and relationships. This year will be marking 7th year of the summit. The summit promises a line up of 36 speakers; a CEO panel debate on policies needed for an innovative business…
  • The end of the #30daychallenge

    Rafiq Phillips
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    It’s the end of the #30daychallenge. As every one in Cape Town is saying right now, “Let’s go outside…” The answers to the 5.75 questions can be found there, not here. The real world waits, let’s put the wwworld on hold for now. Back in just a tad. Like The end of the #30daychallenge? Try these tooWorldwide Sales of Mobile Phones Q3 201223 GIFs that define the #30daychallenge thus far5.75 Questions That End The #30daychallengeThe post The end of the #30daychallenge appeared first on Web AddiCT(s);.
  • 5.75 Questions That End The #30daychallenge

    Rafiq Phillips
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    We’re nearly at the end of the #30daychallenge and no I haven’t been posting daily. Spring has come early to Cape Town. Can you blame me for me for wanting to be outside? I could smell Spring in the air while hiking the pipetrack overlooking Camps Bay at the weekend. I digress. To ensure consistency, an essence of blogging, I thought it’d be best to share with you the 5.75 questions to end this challenge. 5.75 questions that was revealed by timehop when I woke up this morning. The final 5.75 question to end the #30daychallenge are: What’s going well for you? What are…
  • Many of us are ready to work on the long play. Are you? #30daychallenge

    Rafiq Phillips
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    In 2006 Miguel dos Santos shared the secret to success that is not a secret. Thanks to technology, freely available to each and every one of us,  it has become easier to apply this secret. Three days of thinking later, we then added the people you Instant Message & the RSS feeds you read, as Web AddiCT(s); definition of Success 2.0. Excuse the decimal, it was 2006 The Secret hasn’t changed. A recent instant message conversation with Marcia Conner lead to her Fast Company article which is also the answer to the question of this post: For all the time I’ve spent on making…
  • Q: What are you up to? A: Esse quam videri #30daychalenge

    Rafiq Phillips
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    After 16 days of the #30daychallenge I became tired of thinking & blogging, chose to get outside, and do. Been reconnecting with friends of future past over the last few days instead of writing every day. I’ve been amazed at how many unexpected and interesting people are going through very similar experiences right now and are changing things in their own lives. There are 3 or 4 of you starting your very own #30daychallenges soon which I hope will effect the desired change you wish to see in your world. This has been an unexpected by-product of sharing this journey with you…
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    Best Uganda Jobs

  • 500 Sales Executives Jobs at Insurance Company of East Africa

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    SUMMARYICEA_UGANDA is a subsidiary company of Insurance Company of East Africa (ICEA) Kenya limited and is looking to recruit commission-based Sales Executives. Insurance Company of East Africa is the leading compound insurance company in East Africa providing both long-term and short term insurance.If you can influence and are keen to see possibilities turn into actualities, ICEA Uganda wants
  • Security Officer Job Vacancy in Uganda at Uganda Institute of information and Communications Technology( UICT)

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

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

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

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

  • Greed is the Hardest Task Master

    Ayanna Nahmias
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Author Unknown Last Modified: 19:07 p.m. DST, 21 August 2014 Long ago there lived in Northern India a merchant whose wife had died and who went daily from his lonely house in the foothills to the town below, for buying and selling. “I must have a holiday,” he said to himself one day, and he […]
  • War Porn: The Death of James Foley

    Ayanna Nahmias
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:10 p.m. DST, 20 August 2014 ALEPPO, Syria — We have become a world of sensates, who require more and more input only to receive less and less gratification. We live in a world, and in fact this website and the millions of others like it, inhabit a sphere dedicated […]
  • Boko Haram’s Latest Attacks Target Boys

    Sarah Jakubowski
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 15:59 p.m. DST, 19 August 2014 DORON, BAGA, Nigeria — Sunday, Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped dozens of boys from the Nigerian village of Doron Baga. During the raid on the village, suspected Boko Haram dressed in police and military uniforms burned several houses and terrorized citizens […]
  • The Lost Children of FARC Guerrilla Fighters

    Allyson Cartwright
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:50 p.m. DST, 19 August 2014 BOGOTA, Colombia — On the heels of a grandmother’s reunion with her missing grandson after his kidnapping by the Argentinian army 36 years ago, a wider secret is beginning to unravel. Government and guerrilla forces alike in South America have, for decades, stolen infants […]
  • Beloved Actor Robin Williams, 63, Kills Himself

    Sarah Jakubowski
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:40 p.m. DST, 12 August 2014 TIBURON, California — Robin Williams, stand-up comedian and star of movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting was declared dead at his residence on August 11 at 12:02 pm. Fans were shocked to learn that the man who caused so […]
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    Indepth Africa

  • CBU Students Threaten Strike Action

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Copperbelt University students have threatened to take to the streets if the sit in protest by unionized workers at the country’s second highest learning institution continues. Unionized workers at CBU have been on a sit in protest for four days now and have vowed not to call off their strike if management does not pay […]
  • “I run my own business” – Actress Empress Njamah denies debt rumours

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    There were rumours some weeks ago that Nollywood movie star, Empress Njamah owed a Port Harcourt-based lady an unspecified amount of money. The report further added that she bought some human hair from the said lady, but refused to pay up. Empress had boasted in the past that she was one of the few Nigerian […]
  • Family Pilgrimage: 117 Nigerian Pilgrims Return Home

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    The first batch of 117 Nigerians who participated in the 2014 seven-day Family Pilgrimage to Israel, have returned home. The pilgrims departed Abuja on Aug. 24  amidst concerns of the unrest between Israel and Gaza. Mr John-Kennedy Opara, the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), who addressed the pilgrims on arrival at […]
  • Solidarity ‘assessing’ its options after Barnard defeat

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    The ConCourt today sided with the Saps, overturning earlier judgments in favour of Renate Barnard.
  • Shock after Helen Joseph Hospital attack

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    The health dept says it can confirm an assault took place but can’t confirm whether the woman was raped.
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    CPAfrica. | CPAfrica.

  • Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub Launches $500,000 Seed Investment Program To Support Early Stage Start-ups
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    CoCreation Hub Nigeria recently boosted its incubation program with the launch of a $500,000 seed investment fund to support early stage start-ups over the next two years. Start-ups will receive sums ranging from $10,000 – $25,000 to support business model experimentation  and operations. Initial beneficiaries of the seed program are Vacantboards, Truppr, Traclist, 500shops and GeniiGames. The announcement comes on the occasion of first anniversary of its incubation office which amongst other services provides entrepreneurs with mentorship, user testing, access to markets, office space…
  • Messaging leader, Kirusa acquires Ghana’s Saya Mobile
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Kirusa, the leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps in emerging markets, today announced that it has acquired Saya Mobile, a #Ghana based provider of instant messaging apps geared specifically for African consumers. Representative of the company’s increasing commitment to the region, this acquisition enhances Kirusa’s expertise and the reach of its #InstaVoice mobile app across the African continent. As per the deal, Kirusa has acquired the technology, intellectual property, and workforce of Saya, which will now be working on Kirusa’s mobile applications.
  • Move back to Nigeria: “Do it if the time is right and circumstances permit you” Returnee Entrepreneur, Ikenna Okonkwo shares his story
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am is the fastest growing online community of Nigerian professionals living, studying and working in diaspora. Our primary objective is to connect Nigerian professionals with various opportunities in Nigeria, ranging from recruitment drives to information & support regarding relocation processes and financial & tax advice. We also feature social interest topics such as what’s on, where to live, how-to survival tips and so on. We consistently engage with and feature young Nigerian professionals in our weekly interviews and also regularly publish social interest…
  • Ebola survivor shares her story – “What it’s like to survive Ebola”
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    “I can’t believe I am alive”: what it’s like to survive Ebola A Ugandan health official inside an isolation center on November 15, 2012.AFP/Getty Images Story by Julia Belluz, VOX Gloria Tumwijuke can’t forget the patient who gave her Ebola: she was a young mother, five months pregnant with another child. She arrived at the hospital on a blood-drenched mattress, blood rushing out of her eyes, nose, and ears. Gloria, a midwife, didn’t suspect Ebola. She tried to save her patient and instead contracted one of the world’s deadliest viruses. Gloria is…
  • Nigerian Ebola educational website ( receives over half a million pageviews in one week
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    In the wake of West Africa’s most recent and deadly Ebola outbreak, Lagos-based publishing house Big Cabal Media has curated and launched an educational website called Ebola Facts ( warning of the symptoms of Ebola, explaining what the virus actually is, dispelling myths, as well as the means of the virus’ transmission in a manner that communicate effectively to a local audience. The launch comes as the virus continues to ravage communities in West Africa, and is creeping across international borders at an alarming rate. The site, designed and built in 24 hours,…
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    Think Africa Press

  • Who Are You Calling Corrupt? Good Governance Begins at Home

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    In July, I wrote about some research that Health Poverty Action published in collaboration with 12 other UK and African NGOs. This research compared Africa’s annual financial losses to the rest of the world, in comparison with aid and other resources flowing in. It shows that Africa has a net loss of $58 billion each year, a large part of which is a direct result of policies and practices in donor countries. My article and the wider report argued that this provides a challenge to the deeply entrenched narrative in the UK and other donor countries about the way that they ‘aid’ Africa.The…
  • Miners Shot Down: Blood on Whose Hands?

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    “Repeatedly shot as they tried to surrender,” says Greg Marinovich. “Not just once. Coming up − two, three times with their hands in the air − shot repeatedly.”Marinovich is a photojournalist who closely covered the so-called Marikana massacre of August 2012 in which 34 striking mine workers were shot dead by police. According to him, the police's story of acting in innocent self-defence is a lie. “They went and carried on hunting down people, for twenty minutes.”Interviewed by Rehad Desai in his new documentary, Miners Shot Down, Marinovich’s words form part of a forensic…
  • "This Disease is No Longer a Death Sentence": Combating Cervical Cancer in Kenya

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Nairobi, Kenya: Earlier this year, scientists working at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi made a potentially momentous breakthrough in the fight against cervical cancer. In a world-first clinical trial led by the University of Manchester, researchers found that the commonly used antiretroviral drug lopinavir could kill the virus that leads to the disease.The study examined 40 Kenyan women with the human papilloma virus (HPV) who were asked to self-apply the drug − which is usually taken orally − to the cervix twice a day for two weeks. Just three months later, cervical smears…
  • Tune Me What: Strangers on a Train

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    Author(s): Brett Lock and Leon Lazarus Deck: Hate doesn't pay. This week's episode began with a story about Leon meeting a random South African on the train into work after they recognised each other’s accents. The odds are small that a former bass player for Durban band Arapaho would meet a co-host of Tune Me What on an early morning commuter train out of San Diego, but stranger things do happen. In true Hitchcockian style, crimes were traded. Tune Me What agreed to play an Arapaho track (risking the wrath of Matthew van der Want) and the bassist agreed to wear white after…
  • African Endeavours in Chungking Mansions: Portrait of a Hong Kong Hub

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    Hong Kong, China: The old couches, low tables placed in front of them, only amplify the smallness of the room where a 50-year-old Tanzanian lady is serving boiled bananas and chicken. A handful of African customers sit enjoying familiar meals and smatterings of Kiswahili can be heard being spoken. But despite appearances, this restaurant is a few thousand miles from any African shore. The room is on the 16th floor of Block D in the notorious Chungking Mansions of Hong Kong.The Tanzanian lady who runs the restaurant as well as the guest house connected to it has been in Hong Kong for 5 years…
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    Bulembu 2020

  • The Art Of Cooking…For A Village

    Bulembu Ministries Swaziland
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
      As you thank God for every meal that He provides each day, have you ever considered how enough food for approximately 300 children plus aunties arrives on time, three times a day, every day of the week? As a kitchen Supervisor, Stabile Murambiwa fulfills her responsibilities formidably. Not only does she have to ensure that there is always adequate food on the shelves, but also that the food is prepared and delivered to the correct venue at the right time, and that the food is tasty! A Herculean task for most people, Stabile takes it all in her stride. Stabile arrived in Bulembu in…
  • Appreciation

    Bulembu Ministries Swaziland
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:21 am
     Recently, a “gratefulness” challenge which was put out on social media, reached my Facebook page.  It took the form of a friend nominating me to express 3 things which I am grateful for, on my Facebook page, over a period of 7 days.  In turn, I had to nominate some people during this time to express their gratitude on Facebook for the same length of time.  This was a wonderful exercise in shifting my focus from the ‘daily grind’, to being intentional about my awareness of that which I am grateful for.  For the most part it was relatively easy to express things that I was…
  • Transformation Beyond This Nation

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

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

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

  • Comedy Central Live @ I-Max Theatre

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
    Date: 3rd Spetember 2014Time: From 6-9PMVenue: I-Max TheatreCharges: Ksh500  V.I.P Ksh1000 Performances by East Africa Comedy Central
  • Rotaract Club of Muthaiga Pitch Peter Mbui Investing

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    Date: 29 August 2014 Time: 5:45 - 8:30 PMVenue: Research Cube - 5th Floor, Victor House Kimathi Street  Charges: Free Speaker: Peter Mbui
  • Samosa Festival 2014 Hadithi

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:54 am
    Date: 29 August 2014Time: 7- 9.00 PMVenue: National Museums of Kenya - AmpitheatreCharges: Ksh500
  • The GoDown Gig FT. Lydia Dola, Milege Band & Madtraxx, Aug 30th

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    Date:  August 30 2014Time: 2:00 - 8:00P.M  Venue: GoDown Arts Centre – Industrial AreaPerformances by  Lydia Dola, Milege Band & MadtraxxEmcee Lulu Saidi
  • Lamudi: Top Ten Big Brother Houses Around The World

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    Global real estate marketplace reveals top ten properties featured in reality television seriesNAIROBI, 25thAUGUST, 2014- The world’s most addictive reality television programme is about to kick off in Africa while already airing in Germany and the UK, the Celebrity Big Brotherhousemates are settling into their new homes away from home. But it’s not just the contestants that capture the attention of Big Brothers global audience. From indoor pools to secret rooms, luxurious hot tubs to futuristic furnishings, the Big Brother houses are anything but boring. Lets take you on a tour of the…
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    SocioLingo Africa

  • Global bio-disaster response urgently needed in Ebola fight / MSF Denounces International Inaction in Ebola-stricken African Countries; UK Government Must Deploy Specialised Medical Assets Now

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    LONDON, United-Kingdom, September 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- World leaders are failing to address the worst ever Ebola epidemic, and states with biological-disaster response capacity, including civilian and military medical capability, must immediately dispatch assets and personnel to West Africa, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced today. The further spread of the virus will not be prevented without a massive deployment of such specialised medical units to bolster epidemic control efforts in…
  • Virological analysis: no link between Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    GENEVA, Switzerland, September 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Situation assessment - 2 September 2014 Results from virus sequencing of samples from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were received last night. The virus is the Zaire strain, in a lineage most closely related to a virus from the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Kikwit, DRC. The Zaire strain of the virus is indigenous in the country. Ebola first emerged in 1976 in almost simultaneous outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire) and South Sudan (then Sudan). Confirmatory testing was done…
  • Gemalto M2M connectivity solution helps deliver green energy to remote communities without electricity

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, September 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (, the world leader in digital security, is providing M2M connectivity for SOLARKIOSK, a compact, solar powered station transported onboard a mobile vehicle. This cabin features photovoltaic panels across its roof to generate sustainable energy in areas outside of conventional power cabling and infrastructures. Gemalto's Cinterion® modules deliver rugged M2M connectivity powering a mobile router, provided by INSYS icom…
  • Regional UN team supports ongoing efforts to eradicate Ebola and calls for greater regional and international solidarity with affected countries and people in West Africa

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    DAKAR, Sénégal, September 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Said Djinnit, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for West Africa (SRSG) convened yesterday a meeting of the regional UN team based in Dakar to review developments in West Africa. The meeting, comprising heads of regional offices of UN entities in the region, reviewed the ongoing efforts to address the Ebola crisis. The meeting welcomed the appointment by the Secretary-General of Dr. David Nabarro as the Senior UN System Coordinator for Ebola Virus Disease, who concluded his tour of the…
  • Citizens Call to Action against Ebola: Former Heads of State, Leaders from Civil Society and Business Launch a Petition Call

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    MONROVIA, Liberia, September 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- In an open letter, former heads of state as well as leaders from civil society and business launch a petition call for more solidarity and a more coordinated approach to deal with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In a letter published in a number of newspapers, magazines and websites across Africa, leaders of civil society and business have called for more solidarity and a more coordinated approach to deal with the recent Ebola outbreak. Join the call by signing the petition at…
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    Buzz Nigeria

  • How to Start Your Business Online in Nigeria

    Editorial Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    Have you ever dreamt of starting a profit-pulling online business in Nigeria? If so, then this is your chance to learn something about how to get started. To begin with, Nigeria alone has over 40 million internet users, who can literally be converted to potential customers for any online business product. And not only is […]
  • 80+ Most Popular Bible Verses

    Editorial Staff
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    Bible verses are always popular due to the fact that they are used often and for those that read the bible constantly, they often come across them. However, some bible verses are more important than others due to one reason or the other. When you get used to a particular bible verse it becomes famous […]
  • What to Get a Guy For His Birthday – 20 Gift Ideas

    Editorial Staff
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    Giving gift to guys is not a Herculean task as one may think. Despite being bad at giving gifts to other people, guys most of the time are easy to please when it comes to gifts. With the exception however of not getting what they asked for. The trick is, don’t ask, if you are […]
  • 25 Wedding Vow Ideas For Your Wedding

    Editorial Staff
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    The exchange of wedding vows is an important part of a wedding ceremony, the couple look forward to that as well as the guests. Most couples take the time to rehearse the vows just to make sure they say the exact words. I cant actually say how and when wedding vows started, but one thing […]
  • 20 Funniest Quotes From Patience Jonathan You’ve Never Heard

    Editorial Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    She is the Nigerian first lady, Dr. Dame Chief (Mrs). Patience Fakabelema Jonathan (nee Oba). Her middle name is FAKABELEMA, often shortened to Faka, which means ‘Unending Blessings’. A permanent secretary in her native Bayelsa state. Dr Mrs Patience Jonathan is married to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan. She has thrilled us and made us laugh over […]
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    Buzz Kenya

  • 10 Fascinating Zambezi River Facts

    Editorial Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Africa prides itself in having some of the most spectacular rivers in the world. The rivers will feature among the longest rivers; they will support a thriving eco-system, and will also be the backbone to many economies. Of the many rivers, the Zambezi also known as Zambezi or Zambesi is one of the rivers that […]
  • 100+ Most Uplifting Bible Verses For Men and Women

    Editorial Staff
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Words from the bible can be very uplifting. Trust the word of God to encourage you and to lift your spirit anytime you hear it. This has been proven over and over again. From the first book to the last book of the bible, they are filled with words of inspiration, encouragement and soul lifting, but […]
  • 10 Facts You Should Know about Horn of Africa

    Editorial Staff
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    The Horn of Africa might be the most conspicuous segment on the African map, but only a little is known about the region. Most people in fact know it as the region that’s always in a consistent warfare, or that region that’s overridden by drought and all sorts of adversities. To clear such miscalculated assumptions, […]
  • 60+ Non Traditional Wedding Vows

    Editorial Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    You must not stick to the common wedding vows that everyone knows or uses. Some couple have decided not follow the same route and have decided to do some brain storming for fresh wedding vows that is rare. All it takes is a creative mind and some level of inspiration then you can come out […]
  • 100+ Most Popular Bible Verses

    Editorial Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    The bible is the most popular book in the universe today, despite the fact that it has come a long way, the bible still remains relevant and never losses its taste. The bible contains thousands of verses and each verse is relevant, popular and unique in their own way but some verses are more popular than others for […]
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    Buzz South Africa

  • 70 Bible Verses About Forgiveness

    Staff Writer
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:38 am
    Forgiveness might be hard sometimes, but it is mandatory for all christians to learn how to forgive. It is on this basis that we have the right to ask God for his own forgiveness, don’t expect God to forgive you when you are still bearing grudges against someone else. Forgive is a very serious thing in […]
  • African Slavery: When, Where, Why and How it All Started

    Staff Writer
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    Although there is a lot of discussion on whether slavery existed within sub-Saharan Africa, what is certain is that, Africans were subjected to slavery for centuries. Muslims subjected Africans to chattel slavery through trans-Saharan slave trade and later on, the same Africans ware enslaved by Europeans through trans-Atlantic slave trade in Central, East, and West […]
  • Everything You Need to Know about Masterchef South Africa

    Staff Writer
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    MasterChef South Africa is a well-known reality cooking competition that gets aired on M-NET each year, since 2012. It’s a South African version of the famed MasterChef cooking series that gets aired annually in more than 33 countries worldwide. It all started with the preliminary aim of helping slap-dash cooks add a professional touch in […]
  • 100 Unique Wedding Vows For Him or Her

    Staff Writer
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    Have you ever imagined what is more important in weddings than the wedding gown, wedding cake or photograph. Have you ever thought about the wedding vows, its actually one of the main reasons for a wedding, to exchange vows between the couple. This section is so romantic and the guests look forward to that moment […]
  • 130 Good Bible Verses to Make Your Day

    Staff Writer
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    All the verses in the bible were written by the inspiration of the holy spirit and transferred from one generation to another. The bible is the holy book of the christian faith,  it is not just a book but a holy book. Inside the bible we will find thousands of scriptures that serves as a […]
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  • How to Deliver an Insanely Great Presentation Like Steve Jobs

    Staff Writer
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Presentations have come quite a long way with the inception of presentation software such as Microsoft’s PowerPoint and Macintosh’s Keynote. As technology continues to move forward, presentation software and programs move forward as well. The variable in a good presentation is the presenter. Businessweek columnist Carmine Gallo recently wrote a book called – The Presentation Secrets […]
  • Top 10 Free Dating Websites For Your Online Dating

    Staff Writer
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    Getting the best free dating website that suits your need can sometimes take a lot of time. This is because while some sites are better for a specific type of person or location, others might be better for a person in a totally different environment or situation. Within the last few years, the online dating landscape has changed […]
  • Top 10 Most Popular Car Websites and Resources

    Staff Writer
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    The internet age has revolutionised not just the way we live and do things but even the way we do business, you can now be able to not just review cars online but also buy and sell cars even from the comfort of your bedroom or sitting room. Although nothing can be compared to the […]
  • 5 Must Have Apps for Research Papers

    Staff Writer
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Apps for Research Papers: Writing research papers can be exhausting, especially if you don’t have the right tools to help you. Thankfully we live in a world full of technology, and there are plenty of research tools available right on your smartphone or tablet. Technology has come to the rescue in the form of several […]
  • 9 Ghana Telecommunication Companies You Must Know

    Staff Writer
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    The telephone system in Ghana is run by Ghana Telecom. Mobile Telecommunication has become very popular in the recent times, the first cellular phone service was initiated by Mobitel in 1992. In that year alone, 19,000 Ghanaians owned mobile phones. Six years later, the number of mobile phone users in the country increased to 43,000 […]
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    Answers Africa

  • Top 10 Highest Oil Producing Countries in Africa

    Editorial Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Africa as a continent is home to a number of the world’s fastest-growing economies, a lot of of them buoyed by fresh oil and gas finds this includes: Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana. Though the price of oil is at present projected to fair, oil prices are estimated to remain more than 75% higher […] The post Top 10 Highest Oil Producing Countries in Africa appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • Top 10 Largest Economies In Africa

    Editorial Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa The African continent has always been referred to as “The Sleeping Giant.” Such a terminology usually points at the great potential Africa has. It is well endowed with resources of all kinds. This applies to natural as well as human resources. In the recent past, African economies have been flourishing with the following countries making […] The post Top 10 Largest Economies In Africa appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 10 African Minerals of Highest Economic Value

    Editorial Staff
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa The African continent is well known for being a great resource for minerals. In fact, it prides itself in being the home to most of the precious minerals in the world. Many economies in the continent are sustained by the minerals. The following are the 10 African minerals of highest economic value: African Natural Resources of […] The post 10 African Minerals of Highest Economic Value appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 60 Personal Wedding Vows

    Editorial Staff
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Writing your own personal wedding vows can be tasking, but not as difficult as you might think. Writing your own wedding vows can be so romantic and real, because you have actually written out of what you have in your mind and not copying from someone else inspiration. Before the wedding day, the couple should bring […] The post 60 Personal Wedding Vows appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 100+ Bible Verses About Healing

    Editorial Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Healing was a very common scene during the lifetime of Jesus Christ here on earth, infact it was a huge part of his ministry. There are many verses in the bible that can attest to this truth. The bible refereed to him as the healer because he possess the divine powers to heal all manner […] The post 100+ Bible Verses About Healing appeared first on Answers Africa.
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  • FUTA Pre-Degree/Science Programme Admission Form 2014/2015

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    FUTA Pre-Degree/Science Programme Admission Form 2014/2015 futa pre degree form 2014 out. The management of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) invites applications from suitably qualified... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • Bowen University 2014/2015 Academic Calendar Released

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Bowen University 2014/2015 Academic Calendar Released The management of Bowen University, Iwo wishes to inform all Students, Parents/Guardians and the general public that the 2014/ 2015 Academic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • Federal Poly Ilaro Primary Admission List 2014/2015 & Registration Details

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Federal Poly Ilaro Primary Admission List 2014/2015 & Registration Details fed poly ilaro admission list 2014 is out. The management of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro have released the first batch... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • Check FUAM Post-UTME Test Result 2014/2015 here

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Check FUAM Post-UTME Test Result 2014/2015 here Fuam post utme result 2014 is out. The management of Federal University of Agriculture, Markudi (FUAM) has published the post utme screening results of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • Federal College of Education Okene Matriculates 1,867 Students

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    Federal College of Education Okene Matriculates 1,867 Students About 1,867 students had their matriculation at the Federal College of Education, Okene (FCEOKENE) for the 2013/2014 academic session.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
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  • The Trouble with Nuhu Ribadu by Simon Kolawole

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Much has been said about the defection of Malam Nuhu Ribadu from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Most of the comments I have read or heard are very critical of his decision. He has been described as a typical Nigerian politician without values. Someone said his defection is an indication of his desperation to get power in any form or shape and by any means -even if it means romancing with the devil that they say the PDP represents. Many of his fans are bitter and angry and disgusted and embarrassed by his political relocation. I’ve been reflecting…
  • PENdulum: The Gospel According To Tom Ikimi – Dele Momodu

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Fellow Nigerians, let me start by quickly stating my admiration for the person and personality of Chief Tom Ikimi. As a celebrity reporter, Ikimi is every journalist’s dream. He’s charismatic, charming, lively, debonair, suave, oratorical, worldly, creative, affable and absolutely political. I’ve had the privilege of spending time with him at home and abroad and found him very warm and affectionate. Despite our sharp political differences in those days when I used to visit him, he never appeared an intolerant soul. He was too cosmopolitan to disallow a healthy debate.  He never denied…
  • Boko Haram: 27 Police Officers Still Missing in Gwoza

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    The Nigeria Police authorities, yesterday, said that 27 police officers are still missing, almost one week after the dreaded Boko Haram militants attacked a Police Academy in Gwoza, Borno, allegedly abducting 35 of them. In a statement by the Force Public Relations officer, DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Police Command confirmed that eight of the officers have so far been rescued and returned to safe Police locations. Ojukwu stated that “27 are still missing. We are looking forward to more returning in the next few days. Search and rescue efforts are continuing. Police will reclaim her…
  • 2015: PDP to Choose Presidential Candidate at November Convention

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the 2015 presidential election would emerge in November during the party’s national convention, according to reports from Vanguard. A member of the National Working Committee, NWC who spoke with the publication said that in preparatory to the November convention, the party would in the second week of September conduct a Special National Convention to ratify the appointment of Alhaji Adamu Muazu who took over from Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as PDP National Chairman, January 20, 2014 It will be recalled that Muazu’s appointment…
  • I’ve Ceased From Being An APC Member — Ikimi

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    A founding member of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Tom Ikimi, said he had withdrawn his membership of the party. Ikimi, who is a member of the party’s Board of Trustees, said he ceased from being a member of the APC from Wednesday, August 27 (today). The former minister of external affairs accused some leaders of the party, especially former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, of imposition. The former chairman of the defunct National Republic Convention said this in a statement he issued in Abuja on Tuesday. Ikimi, who did not mention the political party he would join next, said…
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    The Accra Report

  • Listen:Stay Jay Feat.Nkansah Liwin – Feelings (Prod.By DjBreezy)

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Stay Jay aka Kojo Stylish has released his latest single featuring DJ Liwin, Feelings. The song produced by Dj Breezy has been made available to be downloaded from Hulkshare Feelings by Stay Jay. Dj Breezy has done a great job in our opinion with the beat on this track; once again, he continues to showcase his capability create those infectious danceable tunes. Please share with us your thoughts about the trac To connect with Stay Jay and to learn more about his past and upcoming projects, follow Stay Jay on his facebook page at Stay Jay Facebook Follow Stay Jay on instagram using his…
  • The Best Roast Pork in Accra!

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Pork, otherwise known as Bra Charles has become a Superstar meat in Ghana of late. Of course its always been there as long as I can remember from the time my Granny would cut up pork feet and use it in her okra stew. But its fame of late has been more of….i don’t really know the words to use here. Give me a sec. When word gets around the city of a restaurant or pub having the best grilled/fried pork around, people travel miles to get that pork. Is the word ‘A craze? foodporn? Foodfad? Foodtrend? I don’t know but pork has never been more popular than now. In Ghana, pork is cooked in…
  • The State of the Nation of Ghana in 2014 is…

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    They say better late than never… so here I go… Let me start by applauding the President of Ghana (and/or his speech writer) for a very good speech. I say this because I truly admire his approach to this speech, in that he gives a good and accurate historical background for most sectors before he goes into where we supposedly are and what his government has allegedly done; so on that, Well Done Sir! (Oh and I do like the encouraging end, and hope him and his party will ALWAYS remember that Ghana is not for them only!)… That being said, I asked my facebook friends what the definition of…
  • Africa Has Lowest Tobacco Use in Pregnant Women

    AccraReport Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    A study published in the September edition of the Lancet Global Health Journal shows that the Africa Region, has the lowest tobacco use in pregnant women in the world. Southeast Asia has the highest regional prevalence of tobacco use. The study which is the largest to provide contemporary evidence on tobacco use during pregnancy using nationally representative samples from 54 Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), was conducted during 2001—2012. According to the study, about one in every 30 pregnant women used tobacco, with wide variations in prevalence within and between World Regions.
  • #NoChobo, The Give Free Hand Sanitizing Initiative Against Cholera and Ebola In Ghana.

    Naa Oyoo Quartey
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    There are those who talk and those who act. Some have decided to be action figures to fight against the current cholera epidemic and augment the fight against Ebola. #NoChobo is a challenge to give as many free hand sanitizers as possible and challenge others to do same. Kinda like the #icebucketchallenge but without the icebucket and water. Here’s how it works and how I went about mine. 1. Buy hand sanitizers 2. Distribute to school children in your neighborhood or any area of your choice 3. Take a photo, upload to any social media platform 4. Challenge 5 social media friends and real…
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  • Nigeria Lists Inactive and Active Telecom Companies to Protect Public

    Victor Cabaye
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has listed 13 inactive telecoms telecom operators in Nigeria, who became inactive after they lost their customers to competition. Reliance Telecoms (Zoom Mobile) Starcomms MTel NITEL Disc Communications Webcom Xs Broadband Monarch Communications Rainbownet O’ Net (Odua Telecoms) WiTel MTS First Communications Intercellular. The only 7 active telecom companies in Nigeria are: MTN Etisalat, Airtel MultiLinks Telkom 21st Century Visafone Globacom.
  • There are 50 High-Risk Ebola Contacts on Nigeria's Watch-List

    Victor Cabaye
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Nigeria’s Health Commissioner, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has revealed that there are 50 high-risk Ebola contacts on Nigeria's watch list. Among the 50, an elderly Nigerian woman tested positive, yesterday, for the Ebola virus. She was in the same hospital as the Ebola-infected doctor---late Dr. Enemuo. The worrisome fact is that she was on the run for fear of being stigmatized by society.
  • Unified Payments will Process all eID Transactions in Nigeria

    Victor Cabaye
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has partnered with Unified Payments to be the payment processor of the new National Electronic ID Card (eID). With the eID card, Nigerians will be able to deposit funds, receive social benefits, pay for goods and services within and outside Nigeria as well as withdraw cash from ATMs around the world. The identity data of Nigerians will be hosted and managed by NIMC while the payment data of Nigerians will be hosted and managed by Nigerian banks and Unified Payments, a payment transaction processing company owned a consortium of leading…
  • Goodluck Jonathan Leaves for Nairobi, Kenya

    Victor Cabaye
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, will be leaving for Nairobi, Kenya, today, for the African Union’s Peace and Security Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow---September 2, 2014. Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Africa will be the focus at the meeting.
  • Nigeria's Incubator CcHub Raises $500k

    Victor Cabaye
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Nigeria’s incubator CcHub, founded by Bosun Tijani, has received $500,000 in seed funding to support early-stage start-ups till 2016. This is in addition to the $90,000 it first received from the Tony Elumelu Foundation. The CcHub start-ups that will receive between $10k - $25k include: Vacantboards - Nigeria's first outdoor advert booking platform. Truppr - Connects Nigerians with physical activities Traclist - Online fashion retail marketplace 500Shops - Creates an online store with a few clicks GeniiGames - Creator of Nigerian education apps
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