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  • Tour buses collide near Egypt resort

    BBC News - Africa
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Two tourist buses collide near Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured, officials say.
  • World Briefing: Congo: Illness Kills at Least 70 People

    NYT > Africa
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:12 pm
    At least 70 people have died in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
  • Ayan Elmi – Somali supermodel

    Jamati Online
    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.
  • Kazi ya Mkono

    White African
    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…
  • Maker's Manual

    Timbuktu Chronicles
    Emeka Okafor
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
    From PFSK reports: PSFK The Maker's Manual from PSFK
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  • 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…
  • Lira and Wayna to perform at Howard Theatre

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

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

  • Maker's Manual

    Emeka Okafor
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
    From PFSK reports: PSFK The Maker's Manual from PSFK
  • MakerHut

    Emeka Okafor
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:12 pm
    In Zambia: Makerhut is a creative community of makers in Zambia that explores projects and technology in the fields of Electronics, Arts and Industrial Design. Not familiar with what a maker is? A maker is anyone that loves to tinker and create things: mechanical, electrical or even with textiles. Artists are makers. Inventors are makers. Our ancestors were makers. You’re probably a maker too! Besides independent projects, build events and How-to sessions, MakerHut is home to Afrimakers Zambia – an international initative which kickstarted workshops focused on local challenges in various…
  • Chairless Chair from Noonee

    Emeka Okafor
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    A CNN profile of a breakthrough product Noonee co-founded by Keith Gunura: image courtesy of CNNIt's like a chair that isn't there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It's called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it's not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is now there."The idea came from wanting to sit anywhere and everywhere, and from working in a UK packaging factory when I was 17", says Keith Gunura, the 29-year old CEO and…
  • “Making is central to leading Africa where it needs to be"

    Emeka Okafor
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    From Eric King, Stephanie Santoso, and Kate Gage White House Blog:  (Photo by Mike Star)The maker movement paves a clear path toward local problem solving and entrepreneurship, both hallmarks of the Mandela Fellowship, as we learned firsthand. Fellow Abibatou Banda Fall helps women develop products to improve their livelihoods, like a low cost thermal basket to keep goods warm as they’re taken to markets, in Senegal. Lukonga Lindunda operates a co-working space to support innovative tech entrepreneurs in Zambia. Selma Neves helps struggling single mothers lift themselves out of poverty…
  • 6 Remittance Startups

    Emeka Okafor
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    In Venture Burn Jacques Coetzee writes:Remittance is a massive cash cow in Africa and the rest of the developing world. The service fees for transacting money from across the continent or abroad amounts to an estimated US$60-billion. A ridiculous amount that’s even said to outweigh Western aid in the continent. But the cost isn’t limited to taxing financial fees. The value of time and security also affects a massive portion of the developing world.Africans sending money home from abroad are charged an average of 12% according to the World Bank.Apart from traditional system’s high costs,…
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  • 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…
  • Egyptian sumo wrestler bests a grand champion. Twice. While fasting for Ramadan.

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    My regular readers know that I’m a fan of sumo, and am especially interested in the globalization of the sport. The top three rikishi (wrestlers) in Japanese sumo are from Mongolia, and top ranks of the sport have recently featured competitors from Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Estonia and Brazil. On the one hand, this is helping a distinctly Japanese tradition gain global audiences, which is a great thing for the quality of the sport. On the other hand, the globalization is in part due to waning interest in the sport by Japanese youth (few of whom are excited about living the…
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  • 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。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「YMcard」

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

    Staff Reporter
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Rob Stokes, Founder and CEO of Quirk, Africa’s largest independent marketing agency, grew up in a home that embraced the entrepreneurial spirit. At a young age, Rob learnt that hard work paid off, and that it paved the way to success. “I know now that not being spoiled was definitely one of the best things my parents ever gave me…or did not, as it were,” says Rob. Rob believes that good entrepreneurs have a natural flair for marketing, because it is a necessity, “By marketing I don’t mean buying TV ads because most entrepreneurs can’t afford TV ads,” says Rob, “but you…
  • Winning the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One helps Small Business

    Staff Reporter
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Gauteng-based roof cleaning company, Roof Rats, has quadrupled its business since it won the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One in 2013. What’s more, the company has grown its headcount from 11 to 44 people in the past year– creating much-needed jobs in the process– and has expanded from a home business in a backyard Wendy House into a formal company with offices and a factory. Its achievements are testament both to this SME’s innovative and customer-focused approach and to the exposure companies can get from taking part in the Awards. Roof Rats clears bats, rats,…
  • Heavy Chef Events Returns To Cape Town With Dave Duarte On Dark Social Media. Book Now.

    Staff Reporter
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:10 am
    On 28 August 2014, Heavy Chef, the practical learning initiative by digital agency World Wide Creative will host online marketing expert Dave Duarte, talking on Dark Social Media. Returning to Heavy Chef, Duarte will uncover the marketing enigma that is Dark Social Media. Covering some uncharted territory on the subject, Dave will explain how the web referrals that come from email and the myriad of instant messaging apps, affect site measurement and analytics in the long term. Research continues to demonstrate that search engines and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are…
  • Creatives To Gather For British Council Connect ZA Creative Futures

    Staff Reporter
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    Next month sixteen leading young creative innovators and entrepreneurs from across South Africa, the rest of Africa and the UK will gather in the heart of Johannesburg for a three-day event featuring creative exchanges, collaborations, talks, performances and live music parties. The British Council Connect ZA initiative, Connect ZA Creative Futures, will bring exciting new creative talent together in one city to create an experiential exchange of knowledge, practice and creativity. Young innovators and practitioners have been selected from the design, music, digital, performance and…
  • CITADEL Art Index Report

    Staff Reporter
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    Amid sparkling performances by global stock markets, global art indices are as flat as Brazilian soccer spirits. Many investors are wary of current stock market levels and so too are they wary of alternative investments, leaving art prices peculiarly dispersed, but overall unchanged. The South African Citadel Art Price Index (CAPI) showed that art prices have declined somewhat from the end of 2013. It also shows, though, that the top end of the market is still attracting new money, leading to growth, with contemporary art also facing a global pickup in interest and appreciation. VOLUME, VALUE…
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  • 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…
  • Outsourcing Of Property Valuation Tasks – Is It Good

    16 Jun 2014 | 11:23 pm
    However, before contemplating a decision to outsource valuation, there are quite a few important points that must be kept in mind. First and foremost, such a decision must be within the ambits of the local government rules and regulations. It should not deprive the locals of their right to job and livelihood. Secondly, the decisions to outsource valuation related jobs must have a clear commercial and economic advantage. It must result in reduction of tariffs for the customers without which such an outsourcing decision might prove unworthy. Last but not the least identifying the right partners…
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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 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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    10 May 2014 | 6:16 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

  • Quick Hits

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    From rising star to almost basket case: Tough lessons for Kenya from GhanaChiefs, NGOs and alternative conflict resolution mechanisms in post-conflict Sierra LeoneFrom the Why Nations Fail blog Why Didn’t the Tiv have a State?Addis Ababa Doubling in Size Gives Africa Another HubCan You Really Teach a MOOC in a Refugee Camp?Is it possible to grow a city without slums?
  • The Accountability Lab

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    "Empowering citizens to build the world's best tools for integrity."The Accountability Lab" The Accountability Lab partners with civil society organizations in the developing world to build sustainable tools for new and innovative approaches to bolster accountability. The organization works to generate cost-effective relationships based on trust and cooperation rather than co-optation and dependency.
  • Egypt's Rabaa Massacre

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Vice reports: The massacre of at least 1,150 demonstrators by Egyptian security forces in a series of protests between July and August 2013 was systematic, methodical, and premeditated, Human Rights Watch (HRW) charged in a 188-page report. The killings — many of which were carried out during the dispersal of a sit-in in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square on August 14 — "most likely" amounted to crimes against humanity, the human rights watchdog said. Egyptian officials declined to collaborate with HRW, but rejected the report after its release.
  • 'Babes in Benin'

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    In Dynamic Africa from Saga Sig:
  • Dynamic Africa Women's Month Mix 1

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
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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

  • 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
  • Africa’s big gender gap in agriculture #AfricaBigIdeas

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

  • 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…
  • South African Snapshot: Recruitment

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

  • U.S. Africa Business Forum

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Washington will be abuzz with Africa’s most powerful leaders next week.  50 African heads of state will descend upon the capitol of the World’s most powerful nation.  The U.S.  Government appears ready and has brought out the big guns to exert its influence on the continent’s leaders.  The likely reason is that 6 of the 10 fastest growing economies in the World are now on the African continent.  “It is an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen U.S. ties with Africa and highlight our commitment to addressing issues that affect us collectively.” say’s…
  • Who’s Investing in Africa Now

    Staff Writer
    6 Apr 2012 | 9:00 am
    You don’t have to open a brokerage account in Kampala or Accra to get exposure to the African growth story. Wall Street-listed companies are investing more on the continent with each passing week. Here’s a roundup of some of the bigger deals I came across in these early days of April. Diageo (DEO:US) (P/E Ratio: 22.8; P/B Ratio: 7.4; Dividend Yield: 2.1%) Quick! Outside of Ireland and Britain, what country consumes more Guinness than any other? If you guessed Nigeria, you’re correct. But I’m thinking you cheated! Few places outside the Old Sod appreciate a pint of Vitamin G…
  • MIT Sloan Gears up for 2012 Africa Innovate Conference

    Staff Writer
    5 Apr 2012 | 9:38 pm
    MIT Sloan School of Management is gearing up to host the Africa Innovate 2012 Conference at the Institute’s famed Media Lab on its Cambridge campus with a spotlight on the role of emerging markets in Africa’s growth potential along with some of the continent’s newest initiatives in technology including the continent’s booming mobile, media and entertainment markets. Slated panels will focus on interesting and timely topics like the burgeoning entertainment industry in Africa, mobile technology and the landscape for entrepreneurs, New African innovations, Agricultural innovations, and…
  • Kenya’s Oil Find Sparks Interest in Remaining Blocks

    Staff Writer
    5 Apr 2012 | 9:26 pm
    Since striking oil last week, there has been a surge of interest in available oil blocks, according to Martin Heya, Commissioner of Petroleum for the Kenya Ministry of Energy.  Last weeks find by Tullow Oil Plc has created a frenzy of the possibilities inside and outside the East African hub.  Tullow Oil estimates that it will confirm weather the oil found is commercially viable within the next 30 days. In the meantime, major oil companies like Petrobras and Apache have expressed interest in very deep under water wells off the coast of Kenya.  According to the government official there are…
  • InsightsAfrica: Google Launches African Internet Data Site

    Staff Writer
    4 Apr 2012 | 10:51 pm
    Google just launched, which helps users better understand the growing power of the internet in Africa. Especially as internet penetration rates continue to grow at a relatively high pace each year. According to one of Google’s blogs, they have been, over the past two years, working with market research firm Basis Research Ltd to understand people’s behaviors and attitudes when it comes to the internet. They interview over 13,000 people in urban centres of 6 key African countries – Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda – to…
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  • 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... Please, click on the hyperlinked title to read the full post/article.
  • Water for All in Lagos, Nigeria by 2020

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
      LAGOS State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, said his administration was likely to meet the residents’ water needs by the year 2020. He said this after inspected the ongoing 70... Please, click on the hyperlinked title to read the full post/article.
  • World Humanitarian Day 2014 in Nigeria: #TheWorldNeedsMore #Smiles

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    True Worshippers’ Family celebrates The World Humanitarian Day in Nigeria: #TheWorldNeedsMore Every year, United Nations celebrates World Humanitarian Day to raise public awareness of... Please, click on the hyperlinked title to read the full post/article.
  • A Simple Business Lesson from Bull and Turkey

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:38 am
    This contains a short story of a turkey and a bull which would help you personally and also your business. The story may not be necessarily real but there is a simple business lesson to learn from... Please, click on the hyperlinked title to read the full post/article.
  • 11 Inches Above Ground: Distance between Life and Death

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    An inspired young man and friends went mountain climbing with all the necessary tools prepared to succeed. They climbed together and ensured they reached the goal for the day every day, before... Please, click on the hyperlinked title to read the full post/article.
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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

  • Honoring Zambians- We are One Zambia, One Nation

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:36 am
    The humble and kind Zambian spirit appreciated by outsiders Most foreigners visiting Zambia either as expatriates, tourists or missionaries always retort at how polite and respectful Zambians are.They marvel at Zambians, how we smile, how we greet and accommodate visitors. When I refer to “Zambians”, it’s those who really represent the true Zambian spirit. Those […]
  • ‘Land invaders’ linked to Metrorail petrol bombing

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:34 am
    Enkanini residents say they have no other way of getting the attention of authorities.
  • NW municipalities committed to meeting AFS deadline

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:21 am
    Pretoria – The North West Provincial Coordinating Council (NWPCC) says it is pleased by the efforts made by municipalities in preparing their Annual Financial Statements (AFS) for submission by the 31 August deadline.
  • By-election losses a reflection of MMD’s diminishing returns – Dora

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:17 am
    Time Posted: August 22, 2014 10:17 am 214 views | 4 Comments | Email This Post | Print This Post | File :Mike Mlongoti and Dora Siliya waiting for their turn to shake President Banda’s hand at the freedom statue. 2009 Former MMD Spokesperson Dora Siliya has dismissed assertions that the alienated MMD faction which has been […]
  • Detainee dies in custody in Port Sudan after court-ordered flogging

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    August 19, 2014 (PORT SUDAN) – A 24-year-old man has died in custody in Port Sudan after being flogged and detained under public order laws. According to the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), Jilani Mohamed Ahmed Abdul Rasul, who was a member of the Beja tribe, was found dead on 10 August […]
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    Politics Africa

  • U.S. Africa Leaders Summit – Washington D.C.

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:12 am
  • U.S. Africa Business Forum

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Washington will be abuzz with Africa’s most powerful leaders next week.  50 African heads of state will descend upon the capitol of the World’s most powerful nation.  The U.S.  Government appears ready and has brought out the big guns to exert its influence on the continent’s leaders.  The likely reason is that 6 of the […]
  • President Obama to meet with 50 African Heads of State

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

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

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

  • 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,…
  • GE to invest $2 billion in Africa
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    General Electric Co. (GE:US) will invest about $2 billion in Africa by 2018 and double the local workforce in what Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt calls one of the world’s most-promising markets. “Africa is one of the most important growth areas, purely from an economic standpoint,” Immelt said at a media event for the start of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington being hosted by President Barack Obama. “It’s early. It’s in very early days for Africa, so there’s still a lot yet to be done and the notion of having the summit here says that it’s important.” GE…
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    Think Africa Press

  • Tune Me What: South Africa’s Most Wanted

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:55 am
    Author(s): Brett Lock and Leon Lazarus Deck: Whether for driving drunk or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time, there is no shortage of South African musicians who have swapped the spotlight for the flashing blue light. Nelson Mandela once said that no-one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. South African musicians may therefore know more than a thing or two about the country.South Africa has exceptionally high rates of crime and it comes as no surprise that many of our most beloved musicians have crossed over onto the wrong side of the law and…
  • Africa Rising: "In Economics, the Majority is Always Wrong"

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    The US-Africa Leaders Summit, held at the start of this month, fell at a time of rising concern over the sustainability of Africa’s economic emergence. In particular, many watch with excitement, as well as anxiety, at the ravenous investor interest in African debt and in new joint ventures that aim to serve the continent’s consumers. The boom in investment has been so striking of late that these flows could soon be Africa’s leading source of hard currency.However, while these trends continue to inspire hope in some quarters, in many other circles faith in the idea that this capital…
  • Burkina Faso: A Thousand Sankaras Come of Age

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    30 years ago, on 4 August, 1984, the former French colony of the Upper Volta was re-baptised as 'Burkina Faso' amidst a revolutionary process that proved to be one of the most inspiring, yet ultimately tragic, episodes of modern African history.In 1983, the young Captain Thomas Sankara had come to power in a popularly-supported coup d'état and − with broad support from leftist political parties, students, women, and peasants − initiated a range of ambitious projects, including the country's name-change, that aimed to make the country more self-reliant and free of corruption. Sankara also…
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    13 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
  • Tune Me What: Going Bos in the Bush

    13 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    Author(s): Brett Lock and Leon Lazarus Deck: If you weren't able to make it to the Oppikoppi music festival, aka southern Africa's 'Glastonbury', then here's the next best thing. In this episode, we join in the chorus of congratulations to wish the Oppikoppi music festival a happy 20th anniversary.Teaser: If you weren't able to make it to the Oppikoppi music festival, aka southern Africa's 'Glastonbury', then here's the next best thing.
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    SocioLingo Africa

  • Standard Bank report confirms strong growth in Africa’s rising middle class – and even faster future growth

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, August 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa has experienced substantial growth in its middle class over the past 14 years, according to a study by Standard Bank ( Logo: Photo: (Standard Bank senior political economist Simon Freemantle) The report, entitled ‘Understanding Africa’s middle class,’ found there are 15 million middle-class households in 11 of…
  • Nigerians Are Selling Unused Items Worth USD 526 million on

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:55 am
    LAGOS, Nigeria, August 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — (, the leading African social marketplace, today announced that the total volume of items currently for sale in its marketplace is worth USD 526 million and is expected to reach USD 1.5 billion by 2015. Logo: Screenshot: Photo: (MoboFree CEO and co-founder Neringa Kudarauskiene)…
  • Movitel – An evidence of Viettel’s successful business model in Africa

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:28 am
    MAPUTO, Mozambique, August 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Movitel, a joint venture between Vietnam’s telecommunication Viettel Group and Mozambique’s SPI, has won the Mobile Innovations Awards for enterprises in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. This is the third consecutive year in a row that Movitel has been selected for the coveted award for its achievements and innovation in mobile technology. This category presented to Movitel is not open for individual entries but considered by the Judges based on all the shortlisted entries in the awards.
  • Africa: New report raises concerns about the pace of reform and possible implications for security in Kenya

    14 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    LONDON, United-Kingdom, August 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The latest report from Think Security Africa (TSA) ( National Security Profile on the Republic of Kenya, raises concerns about the pace of reform in Kenya, and the need to ensure that existing security challenges do not negatively interact with changes in Kenya’s new political and budgetary arrangements – intended to improve long-term security in Kenya. Download the report at: Photo:…
  • Africa: Growth is on the horizon but where should you look?

    14 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, August 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — CEOs around the world are increasingly recognising the untapped potential of sub-Saharan Africa. This is driven by Africa’s unparalleled demographic edge or demographic dividend. By 2040, Africa is expected to have the biggest labour force in the world and experiencing faster economic growth than any other region, according to a report issued by PwC ( Logo: Photo:…
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    Buzz Nigeria

  • 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 […]
  • Is Queen Latifah Gay? Does She Have A Girlfriend?

    Editorial Staff
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    There have been a lot of speculations concerning the sexuality of Queen Latifah…Is she really gay like all the rumours surrounding her indicate? Well, all the rumours about this legendary rapper being gay are not new to those who have grown bumping to her music. In fact, it all started in 1996 when Queen Latifah […]
  • 50 Romantic Wedding Vows For Him

    Editorial Staff
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    Marriage is a very important venture especially in Africa, couple that get married are expected to stay married at all cost no matter what. Divorce is seldom heard of, and when it happens it is usually seen as a taboo, while in the western world the reverse is the case. Nevertheless, which ever culture you […]
  • Top 10 Disturbing Nile River Facts

    Editorial Staff
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    Many people are aware of the fascinating features of the Nile River. They know of the river being the longest in the world. Many are familiar with the economic importance of the river. Also, they will talk of its many names and tributaries. Unknown to many people, some worrying trends plague the river. The following […]
  • 100 Bible Verses About Friendship

    Editorial Staff
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    What does the bible say about friendship? The friends you keep in life will either make or mar you, so one needs to be careful in choosing friends. Also you need to know how to deal with the people that God has brought into your life. Making friends can be easy but keeping them requires […]
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    Buzz Kenya

  • 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 […]
  • 10 Mesmerizing Facts About the River Nile

    Editorial Staff
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The River Nile or Nile River is arguably one of the most famous rivers in not only Africa but the world as well. This colossal river is the longest river in Africa. It is also believed to be the longest or the second longest (after the Amazon) in the world. The river that has come […]
  • 30+ Non Religious Wedding Vows

    Editorial Staff
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Many couples today decide to have a secular wedding, not attached to any particular religion. In this kind of wedding, every thing about it is non religious including the wedding vows, also the wordings used are non religious. As weird as this might sound, it is so true and a lot of people are actually […]
  • 10 Greatest Landmarks on Map of Kenya

    Editorial Staff
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:56 am
    Kenya as a county is renowned for many things. Talk about great long-distance athletes, its beautiful weather, diverse tribes and culture, amazing wildlife, and much more. Nonetheless, many visitors both local as well as foreign visit the region simply because of seeing an attraction on the map. The following are the 10 greatest landmarks on […]
  • 40+ Bible Verses About Tattoos

    Editorial Staff
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Can a christian get a tattoo? Is it biblical to get a tattoo? Is there more to tattoos or is it just a decoration? These and more are questions that majority of the people ask. As a christian we need to live our lives according to the dictates of the bible, if the bible says […]
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    Buzz South Africa

  • 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 […]
  • How to Open a Bank Account with ABSA South Africa

    Staff Writer
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    South Africa is popularly referred to as the economic powerhouse of Africa. It is undoubtedly one of the wealthiest and most developed countries of Africa. It has so much to offer from natural resources and amazing vacationing spots to business opportunities and awesome banking services. Indeed the banking services offered by most of South Africa’s […]
  • 50 Romantic Wedding Vows For Her

    Staff Writer
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Wedding vow is usually the most romantic part of every wedding, when the couple profess their undying love for each other. Marriage is a sacred institution and two people decide to get married when they are certain that they are ready to spend the rest of their lives with each other. Wedding vows can bring […]
  • Top 10 South African Musicians to Watch in 2014

    Staff Writer
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    They have already proven themselves. Forbes has referred to some of them as powerhouses-in-the-making. They have struck unmatched deals with records labels, chartering new commercial territories, while gracing every radio station and TV channel in South Africa with compelling music. They are the right kind of music artists that you would like to not only […]
  • 100 Comforting Bible Verses About Death Of A Loved One

    Staff Writer
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    The Verses in the bible are so comforting, the bible actually described the word of God as the food of the spirit, it gives hope to the hopeless and strength to the weak. If you have ever witnessed the death of a loved one, you will certainly agree with me that it takes more than […]
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  • 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 […]
  • Top 10 iPhone Apps For Improving Your Memory

    Staff Writer
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    The frenetic pace of today’s world can make it very difficult to remember everything life throws at you. Between appointments, entertainment recommendations and deadlines, it seems like there’s always something to add to your mental to-do list. Keeping those things from falling through the cracks of a fallible human memory is a challenge in itself, […]
  • 60+ Tools and Websites For Torrenting

    Staff Writer
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    When we talk about torrents, a lot of people think of illegal downloads of some sort, whether it’s movies, music, software or books but that’s not true. There are lots and lots of legitimate torrent and P2P network sites out there, this file sharing technology can be used for legal distribution of all kinds of […]
  • Top 100 Africa’s Most Innovative Companies to Follow in 2014

    Staff Writer
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    From over 10,000 young African companies in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana, our analysts have selected Top 100 truly African most innovative companies, all leading in industries ranging from tech, media and telecommunications to Education, healthcare, sports, finance, marketing, retail and restaurants and food & beverages. The most innovative startups in Africa are as diverse as they are creative. Although […]
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    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.
  • 10 Greatest Landmarks on Map of Africa

    Editorial Staff
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa For the visitor to the great and wondrous continent of Africa, there exists a great variety of natural and man-made landmarks that highlight the beauty and wonder of the birthplace of civilisation. Though this list is by far from the be all-end all of a traveller’s potential experience on this continent, it seeks to highlight […] The post 10 Greatest Landmarks on Map of Africa appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 30 Funny Wedding Vows

    Editorial Staff
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa What a better way to add fun to your wedding ceremony. Wedding ceremonies are organised for both the couple and the guests to have fun, and it will be amazing for the best part of the fun to come from the couple through their wedding vows. A few funny wedding vows will get your guest […] The post 30 Funny Wedding Vows appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 10 Most Popular African Musical Instruments

    Editorial Staff
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa When it comes to musical instruments, the African continent is well-known for its vast instruments. There are very many tribes or ethnic communities in Africa. Each tribe will have its own unique instruments. This has led to very many types of instruments which comprise of wind, stringed and also percussion. The following is a list […] The post 10 Most Popular African Musical Instruments appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 100 Bible Verses About Friendship

    Editorial Staff
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Lets go and search for those bible verses that talk about friendships. What does the Bible say about Friendship? How does it expect us to treat them and how does it expect us to choose our friends? These questions are all good anfd the good news is that the Bible has some good Scriptures that […] The post 100 Bible Verses About Friendship appeared first on Answers Africa.
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  • Ogun State Postpones 2014/2015 Academic Session Student’s Resumption

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Ogun State Postpones 2014/2015 Academic Session Student’s Resumption The Ogun State Government has postponed the resumption date for all primary and secondary schools in the state earlier... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • [Article] Are You Fully Prepared For The 2015 JAMB Total CBT UTME?

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    [Article] Are You Fully Prepared For The 2015 JAMB Total CBT UTME? Ahead of the 2015 Computer Based Test (CBT), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fine tuned arrangements with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • UNILAG Deadline for 2014/2015 Foundation Programme Application Extended

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:05 pm
    UNILAG Deadline for 2014/2015 Foundation Programme Application Extended The management of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka wishes to inform the general public that the deadline for application... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • [Must Read] Ebola: What you should know about this Disease

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [Must Read] Ebola: What you should know about this Disease Ebola is a killer disease that is transmitted through body secretions such as tears, urine, blood and sexual intercourse with an infected... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • Apply for PRESSID 2015/2016 Presidential Scholarship Award

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Apply for PRESSID 2015/2016 Presidential Scholarship Award 2015/2016 Pressid Scholarship Award Form is out. The Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development (PRESSID)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
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  • Boko Haram Overruns Police Academy In Borno

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Northern Nigeria’s riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, a witness in Borno State has told the BBC. The BBC reports that shots were heard after the militants arrived in three armoured vehicles and on dozens of motorcycles, he said. The terrorists had yesterday hoisted flags over buni Yadi, Borno State same community where school boys were sometimes slaughtered. Several residents who fled the Boko Haram attack on Buni Yadi in Yobe state said the assault began late last month, with the group ultimately taking over the main government building.
  • Police Reassign Mba as Spokesman

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The Nigeria Police Force has announced the removal of the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba as the Force Public Relations Officer. Mba is being replaced by Emmanuel Ojukwu. The announcement was made on Thursday in a statement issued by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Abayomi Shogunle. According to the statement, the former spokesman for the police has been redeployed in Lagos State Command as an Area Commander, Area J. Mba was the Force Public Relations Officer from February 2012 to August, 2014. About the new spokesman for the police, the statement read in part, “Until…
  • Buhari and Tinubu May Join PDP Soon – Senator Adeyemi

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Senator Smart Adeyemi is the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly. He paid a visit to the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday where he met the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu. During the visit, Adeyemi urged Mu’azu not to disregard prominent leaders of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) who want to come to the PDP. According to Adeyemi, with the current events in the polity, former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu among others would soon…
  • PDP NWC Fails To Consider Nuhu Ribadu’s Waiver, His Emergence Uncertain

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    The prospect of the 2011 presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, contesting the forthcoming gubernatorial primaries of the Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was in jeopardy, yesterday, following the failure of the PDP’s National Working Committee, NWC, to discuss a waiver for him. Besides, Ribadu who joined the party this week, others likely to be affected include former military governor of Lagos State, Brig-Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd); and Marcus Gundiri, who recently returned to the party. Besides, Vanguard Henry…
  • Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh: Bury Her Like A Hero – Olusegun Adeniyi

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    “There are not ten people in the world whose deaths would spoil my dinner, but there are one or two whose deaths would break my heart”—Thomas Babinton Macaulay The death on Tuesday of Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh has broken many hearts, including mine despite the fact that I didn’t even know her. Yes, it is true that some of my friends knew her and have attested to her character, professionalism and commitment to her calling but that is not the reason I consider her passage very painful. It is because of the circumstances of her last few weeks on earth and what she symbolizes in our…
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    The Accra Report

  • Cabinet Approves Funds for 15 New Polyclinics in Greater Accra, Central Regions

    AccraReport Staff
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Cabinet has approved €37 million for the construction of 15 new polyclinics in the Central and Greater Accra Regions. Ten of the new polyclinics will be in the Central Region while the Greater Accra region gets five, according to a statement signed by Minister for Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah. The beneficiary communities in the Central Region are Gomoa Dawurapong, Besease, Biriwa, Etsii Sunkwa, Asikuma Gyamena, Agona Duakwa, Binpong Akunfude, Ekumfi Narkwa, Twifo Atimokwa, and Gomoa Potsin while those in the Greater Accra Region are Adentan, Ashiaman, Bortianor, Oduman and Sege.
  • Public and Private Universities To Re-Open Starting Aug. 27

    AccraReport Staff
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    The government has given the go ahead to public and private universities to re-open their institutions for the 2014/2015 academic year with effect from August 27, 2014. A statement issued in Accra today and signed by the Minister of Education (MoE), Professor Naana Opoku Agyeman, said the decision was taken following a meeting between the Inter-Ministerial Team (IMT) on Ebola Viral Disease and public and private tertiary institutions to assess their preparedness for a possible Ebola virus attack. According to the statement, the IMT also recommended that all tertiary institutions shared their…
  • Marseille offer Ghana’s Andre Ayew to Newcastle

    AccraReport Staff
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Ghana midfielder and Olympique Marseille player Andre Ayew has been offered to Newcastle as they look to cash in on him before the transfer window ends. Get French Football is reporting that Olympique Marseille has offered their attacking midfielder to the English side and the deal could be concluded in the next couple of days. The report coincides with Marseille President Vincent Labrune’s current visit to England where he is believed to be offering the Ghana international to a number of English top-flight sides. Inter Milan, Dortmund, AC Milan, Moenchenglabach, Napoli and other clubs…
  • Boko Haram Seizes Another Nigerian Town

    AccraReport Staff
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Boko Haram has seized control of a town in northeastern Nigeria, the latest to fall into the armed group’s hands in the crisis-hit region, witnesses and a local official have said. Several residents who fled the Boko Haram attack on Buni Yadi in Yobe state said the assault began late last month, with the group ultimately taking over the main government building. The AFP news agency said the group had reportedly raised their flag above the building and carried out summary executions, including of two people who were caught smoking cigarettes. Abdullahi Bego, the spokesman for Ibrahim…
  • Ghana’s President Mahama To Tackle Drug Trafficking in West Africa

    AccraReport Staff
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    President John Dramani Mahama has promised to use his position as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) to tackle the menace of drug trafficking in the sub-region. He said he would do this by collaborating with other leaders throughout the sub-region to eliminate or reduce the incidence of drug issues. President Mahama made this promise when members of the West African Commission on Drugs (WACD)called on him at the Flagstaff House in Kanda. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Chairman of the Commission led the delegation to present their report to…
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  • Nigerian Government Pays Overseas Scholarship Students in Arrears #Nigeria

    Victor Cabaye
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    The Federal Government of Nigeria has paid 8 months worth of allowances in lumpsum that was owed over 322 Nigerian students studying overseas on the Bilateral Educational Agreement scholarship. A total of $4,450 had been paid into their bank accounts. $4,000 is meant for their general expenses from January to August, $200 for medical expenses, and $250 for clothing. Prior to this, the students were forced to beg for money from other African students. Read here.
  • Here Are 4 Countries Worse Than #Nigeria For #Electricity Supply

    Victor Cabaye
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    According to the World Bank, Nigeria is ranked 185 out of 189 countries for electricity supply. See the full list here. 185: Nigeria 186: Tajikistan 187: Madagascar 188: Guinea-Bissau 189: Bangladesh
  • #Wizkid and #Davido are Bigger than #JaRule on #Twitter #Warri #Nigeria

    Victor Cabaye
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Twitter Fan Count Wizkid: 1.21 million Davido: 888k Ja Rule: 169k Yep, Ja Rule's career has been in the shitter for many years. Last year #FindJaRule was trending on Twitter as well. But anyway... Rapper Ja Rule and singer Ashanti will perform in Warri, Nigeria, on October 1, 2014, at a show called Warri Again: The Flagship. The show will also include Nigerian superstars: Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Iyanya, Seyi Shay, Yemi Alade, Dr Sid, Daddy Showkey, Flavour and Oritsefemi.
  • Jonathan Leaves for #Germany on Friday #GoodluckJonathan #Nigeria

    Victor Cabaye
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    President Goodluck Jonathan has announced that he will travel to Germany on Friday with a few people for private reasons.
  • Top Photographers in #Nigeria to Join Web App

    Victor Cabaye
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    The Nigerian Photography Industry is about to get cleaned up with the arrival of a new web app, called Photographers, that will tailor the best photographer for your event pursuant to your criteria. Check it out here.
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