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  • African synchrotron bid gathers pace

    BBC News - Africa
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:44 pm
    The effort to build a synchrotron - a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research - in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears.
  • Green Column: Delivering Unwelcome Species to the Mediterranean

    NYT > Africa
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Egypt’s plan to expand the Suez Canal threatens the sea’s fragile biodiversity.
  • West African Food Stops

    Timbuktu Chronicles
    Emeka Okafor
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Building on the African food emerging meme.Experience Nigeria at Patina in Morrisania, the Bronx. The NYTimes reports: Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times“You don’t eat, we fight,” said the woman who had brought out the heaping platter, hands on hips. Then she leaned forward and gently folded up the ends of my sweater sleeves, which were drooping dangerously close to the food. “So they don’t get dirty,” she said, before disappearing into the kitchen. It can be an intimate, if slightly disorienting, experience dining at Patina, a very small West African restaurant that opened…
  • Helping Launch the NetGain Challenge

    ... My heart’s in Accra
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:28 am
    This morning, I’m at the Ford Foundation in New York City as part of the launch event for NetGain. NetGain is a new effort launched by the Mozilla, Ford, Open Society, Macarthur and Knight Foundations, to bring the philanthropic community together to tackle the greatest obstacles to digital rights, online equality and the use of the internet to promote social justice. The event is livestreamed here – in a moment, you can head Tim Berners-Lee and Susan Crawford in conversation about the future of the web. For the past six months, I’ve been working with Jenny Toomey and Darren Walker…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「有限会社 市場印刷」

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    圧倒的な安さと早さを実現している印刷会社です! 特に激安の名刺は100枚180円から!両面カラー印刷の贅沢な名刺にしても100枚780円でとってもお得です。 平日は毎日午前中に完全データを入稿すれば翌日発送に対応してくれるから、欲しい時にすぐ印刷物を手にすることが可能です。…
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    Timbuktu Chronicles

  • West African Food Stops

    Emeka Okafor
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Building on the African food emerging meme.Experience Nigeria at Patina in Morrisania, the Bronx. The NYTimes reports: Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times“You don’t eat, we fight,” said the woman who had brought out the heaping platter, hands on hips. Then she leaned forward and gently folded up the ends of my sweater sleeves, which were drooping dangerously close to the food. “So they don’t get dirty,” she said, before disappearing into the kitchen. It can be an intimate, if slightly disorienting, experience dining at Patina, a very small West African restaurant that opened…
  • iLab Liberia's Revolution Project

    Emeka Okafor
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Disrupt Africa reports: Liberian tech incubator iLab, along with its partners Business Start-up Center (BSC) Monrovia and SPARK, has invited stakeholders to join the Liberia IT Revolution Project, a two-year initiative to boost the IT ecosystem in Liberia by nurturing and motivating startups. iLab Liberia and its partners, with the support of Swedish International Development Aid (SIDA) and Mercy Corps, are looking to identify creative solutions in mobile and internet technologies, software and web development, and link them to market opportunities. “The project strengthens the Liberian IT…
  • Greenhouse tour at Ndungi's Farm

    Emeka Okafor
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    From Bold Food Fellows in Nairobi:
  • Lychees and the Fanohana cooperative

    Emeka Okafor
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Over at Spore: image via EthiquableRestructuring the Malagasy lychee sectorAnnual lychee production in Madagascar is presently estimated at 80,000 to 100,000 t. The initial strategy was to boost volumes, but this resulted in a decline in fruit quality. Then in 2010/11 shockwaves rippled throughout the sector when Germany suspended imports after sulphur residues on lychees were found to be above the threshold allowed by European regulations. This led to a complete overhaul of the Malagasy lychee production sector, and an extensive certification programme was initiated. Only a few exporters had…
  • Data Security Is Becoming the Sparkle in Bitcoin

    Emeka Okafor
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Sydney Ember in the NYTimes: Entrepreneurs worldwide are now working to harness that technology for use beyond Bitcoin transactions. The block chain, they say, could ultimately upend not only the traditional financial system but also the way people transfer and record financial assets like stocks, contracts, property titles, patents and marriage licenses — essentially anything that requires a trusted middleman for verification...[continue reading]
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    ... My heart’s in Accra

  • Helping Launch the NetGain Challenge

    11 Feb 2015 | 10:28 am
    This morning, I’m at the Ford Foundation in New York City as part of the launch event for NetGain. NetGain is a new effort launched by the Mozilla, Ford, Open Society, Macarthur and Knight Foundations, to bring the philanthropic community together to tackle the greatest obstacles to digital rights, online equality and the use of the internet to promote social justice. The event is livestreamed here – in a moment, you can head Tim Berners-Lee and Susan Crawford in conversation about the future of the web. For the past six months, I’ve been working with Jenny Toomey and Darren Walker…
  • Global Voices at 10: Food for Thought

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:15 pm
    I spent last week in Cebu, the second largest city in The Philippines, with three hundred journalists, activists and media scholars from more than sixty countries. The occasion was the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit, a biennial conference on the state of citizen media, blogging, journalism and activism. This summit coincided with the tenth anniversary of Global Voices, the citizen media website and community Rebecca MacKinnon and I helped to found in late 2004. We’ve held the conference six times, and it’s always been an excuse to gather core members of the Global Voices…
  • Global Voices Summit: Do We Feed the Trolls?

    24 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Five days with Global Voices leaves me feeling pretty good about the state of the world, and the shape of the internet. But the ‘net is not always a friendly place. Our post-lunch session on the closing day of our conference is “Do We Feed the Trolls?”, hosted by the estimable Jillian York, of Global Voices and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Noemi Lardizabal-Dado, a celebrated Filipina momblogger. In 2006, she started blogging as a mother who had lost a child. In 2009, she founded, a leading Filipino citizen media site. She’s now an empty nester after…
  • Global Voices Summit: Online Crisis Reporting

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Many of the panels at the Global Voices summit offer a global perspective on difficult reporting challenges. “When the Stakes Are High and the Story Ever Changing: Online Crisis Reporting” Moderator Lauren Finch explains that these look like simple stories to handle: they erupt, a professional or citizen reporter offers their take, and we repeat as necessary. But that’s becoming harder and harder. Governments routinely go into propaganda overdrive, and we need to unpack what’s real, what’s imagined and aspirational. A flood of citizen generated media means we can…
  • Howard French on the media’s coverage of Boko Haram massacres

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Foreign correspondent, journalism professor and author Howard French recently weighed in on the debate about media coverage of Charlie Hebdo and the massacres in Baga with a memorable stream of tweets. French has a deep understanding of Africa in the news, as a former professor in Côte d’Ivoire and the author of two must-read books about Africa, A Continent for the Taking and China’s Second Continent, about Chinese expansion in Africa. French was reacting in part to a New York Times Public Editor note from Margaret Sullivan on the New York Times’s coverage of the two…
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  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「有限会社 市場印刷」

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    圧倒的な安さと早さを実現している印刷会社です! 特に激安の名刺は100枚180円から!両面カラー印刷の贅沢な名刺にしても100枚780円でとってもお得です。 平日は毎日午前中に完全データを入稿すれば翌日発送に対応してくれるから、欲しい時にすぐ印刷物を手にすることが可能です。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「プリントビズ」

    12 Feb 2015 | 11:03 pm
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「激安印刷太郎」

    4 Feb 2015 | 6:23 pm
    大幅値下げキャンペーンなどを定期的に行っておりいつでも格安価格で名刺やチラシの印刷をお願いできるチャンスのある印刷会社です。 チラシの印刷種類が豊富で通常の折り込みチラシから輪転チラシまで、必ずお探しの印刷を行う事ができます。 100部1,500円からの最安値価格でチラシ印刷ができるのがポイント。 格安ながらも納期が短いので急ぎで印刷をお願いしたい時にも嬉しいですね。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「楽プリ.JP」

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:25 pm
    誰でも簡単に発注できる工夫がされている印刷会社です。 様々なニーズに対応してくれる会社で、できる限りの要望に応えてくれるのが特徴。 すぐに印刷して欲しいという場合や、納期に余裕を持たせてコストを削減した印刷がしたいという場合にも対応! 豊富なプランから自分たちにあったプランを選べます。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「ウェブプレス」

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:45 pm
    高品質なチラシを格安価格で提供してくれる印刷会社です。 カラフルなチラシ印刷から黄更チラシ印刷、ピンク更チラシ印刷など幅広いタイプの印刷を行ってくれます。 最短翌日発送で、急ぎでチラシが欲しい人にも安心です。 無料の会員登録を行えば1,100円分の名刺印刷を無料でプレゼントしてくれるのも特徴。 完全データを入稿するのでデザインも自分の思い通りで印刷してくれます。…
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  • People Management: People Will Always Piss You Off

    Jonathan Jacobs
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:28 am
    My Ouma (Granny) when asked how she managed to  last so long with my Grandfather, she would say that sometimes you “Just have to grin and bear it”, she emphasised that she had to do the quite often though.  Repeatedly as our workplace relationships evolve, both employees and employers often find themselves just grinning and bearing it.  The battle between these age old foes, the bosses and the workers is one that has been with us through the ages with no real and tangible solution ever been presented. These two groups often find themselves at opposite polars when it comes down to the…
  • #Eskom Crisis Creates New Opportunities For Businesses

    Staff Reporter
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    During times of crisis, the time for fresh thinking and business model innovation is ripe, says expert at UCT Graduate School of Business. As South Africa battles with an electricity crisis, independent power suppliers have offered Eskom some solutions to keep the lights on. Generator manufacturers and power barge experts (ships that produce electricity) say they have the answers to help the embattled power utility. One of Eskom’s biggest distributors, City Power in Johannesburg, announced that the firm will implement several projects to help the city move off Eskom’s load shedding…
  • Western Cape Innovators Get Multi-million Rand Investment

    Staff Reporter
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:16 am
    The Western Cape’s most innovative entrepreneurs have secured funding boosts totalling R6.5 million to take their best ideas to the market. The 12 recipients of the Design Innovation Seed Fund were officially announced this morning. Launched last year, this is a joint fund between the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Technology Innovation Agency. It is being implemented by the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI). Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, delivered the keynote address at the announcement.The event was held at the Design Park, a…
  • Western Cape To Host International BPO Summit

    Staff Reporter
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:54 am
    The Western Cape will host the world’s leading companies, international investors and analysts for the South African Outsourcing and Offshoring Summit 2015. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the summit was an ideal opportunity to showcase the strength of the Western Cape’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) offering. The summit is presented by the Business Process Enabling South Africa (BPeSA) and takes place in Cape Town between 4 March and 6 March. Minister Winde said the sector was a key employer. “There are just over 40 000 people, mostly youth, employed in the…
  • It’s Not Late To #START

    Wesley Diphoko
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:07 pm
    When  you’re thinking of #STARTing a business its easy to come to a conclusion that everything is done,  and there’s nothing that one can create under the sun that does not exist yet. If that’s how you feel, I’m happy to tell you that you’re wrong. The year 1985 was an ideal time to start an internet business partly because there was not a single online store, online book store, search engine or even a social network as we know them today. A lot has happened since then and now it feels as if nothing can be done that does not exist yet. The internet was a wide open frontier then.
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    Mike Stopforth

  • #AgencyLife – The Big Agency Lie

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:19 am
    Let me tell you how advertising agencies work. Agencies, by and large, sell hours. Unless they find a way to productise intellectual property or build a clever piece of proprietary technology, agency businesses scale by adding staff as they add clients. Win a client, hire people. Lose a client, fire people. Agency owners and executives make money by consolidating with or selling to larger agencies or networks. When founders or shareholders exit they leave their organisation without its key creative or strategic leadership, often with catastrophic implications. The cycle repeats itself over…
  • Meetings Suck. Fix Them With 6 Easy Steps.

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:44 am
    “I hate meetings.” The most frequently spoken words at Cerebra. Closely followed by “Let’s have a meeting.” Meetings are widely considered an abominable waste of time. And yet, we still have them. We still have them because despite all the wondrous technology at our fingertips we haven’t (yet) developed a comparable replacement for real human interaction. The value of the verbal, non-verbal and environmental cues of a face-to-face engagement are invaluable. Meetings are necessary, but meetings are also undeniably broken. In a business like ours where time…
  • 9 Ways To Be A Better Jo’Burger

    8 Jan 2015 | 1:58 am
    Johannesburg is home. It has been home my whole life and my love affair with this city means I could not dream of living elsewhere unless forced to. This said, Jozi can be a tough place to live. She has a brooding temper that bubbles under the surface and manifests in epic thunderstorms, pockmarked roads (stress causes acne), and smatterings of angry residents here and there. I am lucky though. I’ve never been the victim of violent crime, I have a great job, and tonnes of friends to hang out with every weekend. I’m also brutally aware that this is written from the…
  • It’s Not Personal. It’s Business.

    20 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
    In Saving Private Ryan there is a beautiful scene set inside an abandoned church that Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) and his squad seek refuge in over night. In it, Captain Miller and Sergeant Horvath (Tom Sizemore) discuss how many men died under Miller’s command: Captain Miller: You see, when… when you end up killing one of your men, you see, you tell yourself it happened so you could save the lives of two or three or ten others. Maybe a hundred others. Do you know how many men I’ve lost under my command? Sergeant Horvath: How many? Captain Miller: Ninety-four. But that means…
  • The Measure Of Character In The Information Age

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    Just over two years ago Don Packett from 21Tanks gave me the opportunity to write a page for their free Do Ideas ebook, a collection of anecdotes and philosophies on how to move from having ideas to doing ideas and a fantastic read that I highly recommend to all my clients, colleagues and friends (despite my relatively average contribution in said publication). In that ebook Anthony Nathan, chairman of Sovereign Universe, begins his contribution with the following thought: Reputations are made by what we have “done”, not what we’re “going to do”. This reinforces…
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    Emergent Africa

  • ‘Satan Be Gone’

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    via Dynamic Africa:Carrying on in the same vein as her debut single Dead Again, from her third studio album Bed Of Stone, this infectious track sees Asa clad in all black once again, owning the space she situates herself in and being just as - or even more - defiant, both lyrically and conceptually, as we saw in her earlier video.
  • "Bilal" an animated feature

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    From Shadow & Act: Actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has partnered up with Barajoun Entertainment, a Dubai-based animation and visual effects studio, to produce and star in its first feature film production. The "Lost," "Annie" (and more) star voices the lead character in an animated feature film titled "Bilal," which will be unlike anything produced in the region to date. "The movie tells the story of a real superhero, an African slave who was brought to Arabia 1,000 years ago and fought for his freedom," the actor says. "He became an inspiration to generations and we’re retelling his…
  • Singapore at 50: From swamp to skyscrapers

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Sharanjit Leyl writing in the BBC: Fifty years ago Singapore became an independent state, after leaving the short-lived Malaysian Federation. With no natural resources, just how did this tiny country go from swamp to one of the region's leading economies? On the strength of its human resources - immigrants like my grandfather.At the age of 17, with only the shirt on his back, Fauja Singh left his parents in a small Punjabi village and made the long and dusty journey on foot and by train to Kolkata (Calcutta), where he caught a ship to his new home. It was the early 1930s. He arrived in a…
  • "May Allah Bless France!,"

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Over at Shadow & Act: A nominee in the Best First Feature Film and Best Male Newcomer categories at the César Awards earlier this month, Strand Releasing has announced its acquisition of celebrated rapper and spoken word artist, Abd Al Malik's feature directorial debut, "May Allah Bless France!," which is an adaptation of the filmmaker's 2004 autobiography, chronicling his upbringing in the crime- and drug-ridden streets of Strasbourg, leading up to his life-changing encounters with hip hop and religion.More here
  • Treating Somalia's Mentally Ill

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    AJplus profiles the work of Abdulrahman Ali Awale: After decades of civil war, an estimated one-third of Somalia’s population suffers from mental-health problems. With only three months of training, Dr. Abdulrahman Ali Awale works in a bare-bones clinic to overhaul the country’s treatment and perception of mental illness.
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  • New Video: DJ Spinall – ‘Oluwa’ ft MI Abaga, Byno

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:19 pm
    The Hip-hop/Rap single was produced by the super talented hit maker E-Kelly. With backing vocals from new R’n’b sensation Byno and Coker on the hook. The post New Video: DJ Spinall –... [[Click title for full story]]
  • Korede Bello: Watch ‘Godwin’ social media fan music video

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:08 pm
    The Mavins‘ “Social Media Fan Video” masterstroke continues with the video montage for 2015’s first hit song “GodWin” by Korede Bello. The post Korede Bello: Watch ‘Godwin’ social media... [[Click title for full story]]
  • Yvonne’s Wedding Fix…

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Yvonne had found the perfect wedding dress; it was fitted and flowing, and it would make her look like amazing. But her tummy rendered the dress ill-fitting.She didn’t really mind her size and her... [[Click title for full story]]
  • Governor Ayo Fayose Says Jega Will Go And Heavens Will Not Fall!

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Press statement from Ekiti state ... Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described outbursts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the possible removal of the Independent National... [[Click title for full story]]
  • Ekiti Rigging Tape: Ex-Senator writes Mark, warns against clearing Obanikoro as minister

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:50 pm
    The former senator says asking Mr. Obanikoro to “Bow and Go” will impact negatively on the integrity of the National Assembly. The post Ekiti Rigging Tape: Ex-Senator writes Mark, warns against... [[Click title for full story]]
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    AfricaCan End Poverty

  • How significant could Africa’s demographic dividend be for growth and poverty reduction?

    S. Amer Ahmed
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Total dependency ratio, 1950-2030 * Africa’s population grew at an average annual rate of 2.6 percent between 1950 and 2014, much faster than the global average of 1.7 percent as estimated from UN population projection data. During this time, the region experienced a demographic transition, moving from a period of high mortality and fertility rates to one of lower mortality, yet still high fertility rates. Other regions, most notably East Asia, took advantage of their transitions to accelerate growth, and reap a so-called ‘demographic dividend’. Africa is now being presented a similar…
  • Souvenons-nous des orphelins d’Ebola mais n'oublions pas non plus les autres enfants touchés par l’épidémie

    David Evans
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:13 pm
    L’information diffusée par les médias sur l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest attire souvent l’attention sur les enfants orphelins. Reportage après reportage, des histoires déchirantes (a) nous parviennent d’enfants qui ont perdu leurs parents à cause du virus Ebola et qui sont parfois même rejetés par leur communauté. Ces enfants méritent notre attention, car chacun sait que la perte d’un parent est lourde de conséquences à court et à long terme. Des travaux empiriques menés au Kenya (a), en Afrique du Sud (a), en Tanzanie (a) et dans l’ensemble du…
  • Remember Ebola’s orphans, but don’t forget all the other affected children

    David Evans
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:53 am
    Much of the media coverage of children during West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has been focused on orphans. Repeatedly, we have read heartbreaking stories of children who have lost parents to the disease and even been rejected by their communities. These children deserve our attention: We know that losing a parent has both short-term and long-term impacts. Evidence from Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and across Africa demonstrates significant reductions in educational outcomes for orphans in the short run. Evidence from Tanzania shows that adverse education and health effects persist into…
  • Lucky Countries Or Lucky People: Will East Africans Benefit From Their Natural Resource Discoveries?

    Borko Handjiski
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Luck has struck the region of East Africa: for a couple of years now, new announcements of natural resource discoveries are being made every few months. Mozambique has found some of the largest natural gas deposits in the world, while Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya have also discovered gas and oil. Exploration is still ongoing, so even more discoveries could be forthcoming. Luck has definitely struck the region, but the main question is: how will the people in these countries benefit from this?
  • Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: “A historical perspective on land and labor”

    Gareth Austin
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    A Ghanaian carpenter shapes wood for a coffin in his workshop. ©Jonathan Ernst/World Bank The inaugural Annual Bank Conference on Africa examined strategies for converting economic growth into poverty reduction. Taking an economic historian’s perspective, the prospects are complicated by long-term shifts in fundamental patterns, specifically from land abundance to land scarcity and, relatedly, from labor repression to landlessness as the principal source of poverty.
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    Blomerus Missions

  • South African Snapshot: One Month

    De Wet and Marysol
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    We have one month to go here before our men complete their apprenticeship and are launched back into the work force. Its hustle time here. There’s a lot left to cover. De Wet is actively working to help place them in jobs soon. They are attending industry related meetings. They are working really hard to maximize this last bit of time; each laser focused on their particular bend. Keep praying as we are close to crossing the finish line. Related posts: South African Snapshot: Pragmatic South African Snapshot: Baby South African Snapshot: Completion
  • South African Snapshot: FINISHED

    De Wet and Marysol
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    Out of the blue, we got a notice summoning Knox to the US to finalize the very last step in his citizenship process. In our particular process, its unprecedented and blind sided us. This last part is generally a formality where your certificate is mailed. Instead they were asking him to collect it in person and swear-in as an American. This is the part where we remind them that he’s four years old and doesn’t understand the oath. They insisted. We scrambled with only days notice. So De Wet, Knox, and Amina (because she still flies free and De Wet decided to be son of the year so…
  • January 2015 Newsletter

    De Wet and Marysol
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    So much going on and its exciting! 2 pages, a quick read to honor your time. De Wet & Marysol. Related posts: March 2014 Newsletter September 2014 Newsletter Our December 2013 Newsletter
  • South African Snapshot: Unsharable

    De Wet and Marysol
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    So we face this dilemma as a smaller grassroots ministry. On one hand we are eager to connect you first hand with what’s happening on the ground. On the other hand, we have to consider people’s privacy. We don’t have thousands of people we are working with that we can tell a story “anonymously”. Its a highly sharing world these days, the face of missions communications has changed drastically since we began over a decade ago. Now when you tell a story about a person, even if in an honoring way, you have to consider its online. Its not in a deep village…
  • South African Snapshot: Pragmatic

    De Wet and Marysol
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:40 am
    This is Jeremy, hard at work on his $450 worth of online courses from the Pragmatic Studio. This seemed to us like an ideal set of courses and well worth the money but it was not in our budget. De Wet approached them and they generously decided to donate all their online courses to each one of Together Tech’s *current and future men* who set their sights on web development. This is just one of the many ways God provides for our grassroots ministry. If you have any connections that you think would be a good fit for us, please let’s talk and bounce ideas. Thanks so much to Pragmatic…
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  • Ikea unveils Wireless Phone-charging Furniture

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
      Furniture giant Ikea has unveiled a range of furniture fitted with wireless charging spots for mobile devices. The Home Smart range will initially include lamps, bedside tables and a coffee table as well as individual charging pads for any surface. Ikea has used the wireless charging standard QI. Environmental group Friends of the Earth […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • Malawi just did Something Totally Amazing

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Big news: the country with the highest rate of child marriage in the world, Malawi, has taken a big step toward banning child marriage, with the parliament unanimously approving a bill to raise the legal age for marriage to 18 years. This proves that international and local campaigning works, which is why this is an […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • World Water Day 2015: Water and Sustainable Development

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    A day to celebrate, a day to change, a day to prepare. World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • There Is No Self Made Man

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Steve presents another chapter study from his New York Times Best Selling book, “Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success,” diving into chapter 11, entitled “There Is No Self Made Man.” Bringing up examples from his own path to success, Steve explains that when you lose the shame in asking people for help, you’ll […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • Removing Toxic Algae from Drinking Water

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a leading sponsor of research supporting the water community, has released findings of a study addressing effective removal methods for cyanobacteria and other toxic algae from drinking water. The prevalence of drinking water source contamination by cyanobacterial blooms continues to increase, aided by changing climate, continued urbanization and increased nutrient […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
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  • HTC one mini 2 review

    Yizzi Boateng
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    Late last year, HTC announced the young brother of its flagship HTC one, called the one mini 2. This is an updated version of the previous one mini with many updated features. As expected, we got to spend time exploring the device to discover its pros and cons. In this post, we discuss what truly impressed and disappointed us.HTC is renowned for making exceptionally well-designed phones. The One  mini 2 is no exception. When unboxing the device, the first impression one gets of the phone is how incredibly beautiful the phone looks and feels in your hands. The device is wrapped in an aluminum…
  • Lumia #MakeItHappen

    Rafiq Phillips
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:52 am
    Some of you may remember the #30daychallenge to change numerous things in my life last year. Oh boy did I need a change. Overextending myself on the work front lead to many health complications and I ended up spending 42 days in hospital Everything is ok on the health front with the help of a little chronic medication which I’ve been taking daily ever since. The only problem with chronic meds are the side effects and the biggest one being weight gain. I can no longer fit into most of my clothes but that is about to change with the Lumia #MakeItHappen campaign which I’ve been…
  • What if Google, Facebook and Twitter charged for their services, would you be willing to pay?

    Yizzi Boateng
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    The business model for many companies online, is the so-called “free” model. Basically, the products and services are “free”, but in exchange, the companies offering the services collect and keep users’ data. Advertising is the main source of revenue for such free business models. Even if users choose to migrate to other companies, it is unclear as to what happens to users’ data. The implications of this can be depressing if one puts it into perspective.Andrew Keen, author of a book called “The Internet is Not the Answer” argues that if google was a paid service,…
  • The most popular social networks in sub-Sahara Africa

    Yizzi Boateng
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The prospects of mobile technologies in 2015 are increasingly looking marvellous. For smartphones and applications in particular, new innovations as well as new context of usage will are starting to emerge in ways that haven’t been seen or experienced before. Wearable technologies haven’t quite hit the critical mass yet, but according to projections, this could be the year. Okay, well, except for the google glass project.While it’s still early in 2015, it is always useful to retrospectively analyse certain trends in order to make informed projections about the year ahead. In…
  • Share Apps on Android Without Data or Wifi

    Rafiq Phillips
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    Share Apps Android App reviewShare Apps really share your apps' installation package(APK) with your friends by 1-Click .Share AppsWritten by: Yazeed PattonDate Published: 02/03/2015Have you ever been stuck without wifi or running low on data to update an app? Well recently I was out of data and wifi coverage but needed my whatsapp to be updated in order to receive pending messages. So while I'm roaming searching for a quick fix wi-fi spot a family member introduced me too an intresting app called App Share. So I'm thinking he's going to send me a link to download or update…
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  • The Radical Feminist, Afghanistan’s Sara Bahayi

    Ayanna Nahmias
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 03:01 a.m. EDT, 28 February 2015 AFGHANISTAN, Mazar-i-Sharif – Yesterday, U.S. citizens awoke to ‘news reports’ that a YouTube video of a dress that changed colors had received 25+ million hits. People spoke about it on elevators, argued their selection of colors in cafeterias, shared and watched the video on their […]
  • Is Saudi Arabia on Path Toward Balance?

    Vineeta tiwari
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 23:40 p.m. DST, 19 February 2015 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –  Geographically located at the geopolitical crossroads of the Middle East and the West, Saudi Arabia has come a long way from being known only as a religiously constrained nation dominated by hardline conservatives focused more on internal governance […]
  • Chapel Hill Atheist, Craig Hicks, Executes Muslim Family Over Parking Spot

    Ayanna Nahmias
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 20: 15 p.m. EDT, 14 February 2015 CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina – Three young people were murdered execution style on Wednesday, February 11th. The community and subsequently people from around the world were shocked by the news that these young Muslims had each been shot in the head. They were […]
  • Neo-Nazism, Roma, and the Baby in the Middle

    Ayanna Nahmias
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 18:06 p.m. EDT, 09 February 2015 MAKO, Hungary – In America, racism is identified primarily as a ‘black’ and ‘white’ issue. It is considered a systemic problem that evolved out of slavery and continues to be promulgated by people on both sides through ideology, lack of education, and plain hatred. […]
  • ISIS, Al Qaeda, Houthi Rebels Compete in Yemen

    Sarah Jakubowski
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:20 p.m. DST, 01 February 2015 YEMEN – ISIS has infiltrated Yemen, a country already flooded with terrorist groups. The Syria-based terror group, known for its extreme brutality and shockingly successful recruitment of outsiders, has gained a tentative foothold alongside the Al Qaeda forces already present. Al Qaeda […]
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    Newstime Africa

  • AU Commission to send observers to Sudan polls

    Addis Getachew Tadesse
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    ADDIS ABABA (AA) – The African Union (AU) Commission plans to deploy election observers to monitor next month’s parliamentary and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kenya burns 15 tons of ivory to deter poachers‏

    Magdalene Mukami, Yassin Juma
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    NAIROBI (AA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusk in a symbolic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Netanyahu slams potential Iran deal

    Michael Hernandez 
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    WASHINGTON (AA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assailed a prospective nuclear deal with Iran in defiance of the Obama... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ivorian goalkeeper Barry quits international football

    Newstime Africa
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:11 am
    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AA) – The Ivory Coast’s national goalkeeper, Boubacar Barry, announced that he retired from international football on Tuesday. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Indian state’s beef ban provokes ire of activists

    Mubasshir Mushtaq
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:07 am
    NEW DELHI (AA) – An Indian state’s decision on Monday to ban the sale and possession of beef has been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Nneka Ezeigwe and Leo Markel speak on the upcoming HBS Africa Business Conference
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:59 am
    The 17th annual Harvard Business School Africa Business Conference is set to take place from February 27th – March 1st, 2015 in Boston Massachusetts. This year’s conference promises exciting opportunities for African entrepreneurs and professionals alike including the second edition of the conference’s acclaimed New Venture Competition for African Entrepreneurs. Check out our earlier announcement about the competition here. To learn more about what attendees can expect from this year’s conference, we caught up with the 2015 HBS ABC conference co-chairs, Nneka…
  • Interswitch launches $10 million African e-payment growth fund
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    - Invests US$850,000 in Nigeria’s Leading eCommerce Logistics and Warehouse Management Firm ACE (Africa Courier Express)  Lagos, Nigeria: February 16, 2015: Interswitch, a leading pan-African integrated payment, processing and transaction switching company, announces the launch of a new US$10 million ‘ePayment Growth Fund’. The fund is intended to serve as a catalyst for funding innovation and disruptive business concepts within the payment industry across Africa. Interswitch is seeking to collaborate with African entrepreneurs and start-up businesses developing innovative products and…
  • Be like Misan Rewane and Move Back to Nigeria to positively impact the lives of others
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:22 pm 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…
  • Helios raises Africa’s first $1 billion + private equity fund
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Helios Investment Partners, a London-based group founded almost a decade ago by Nigerian born deal makers has raised Africa’s first $1 billion plus private equity fund. The size of the deal points to the growing appetite for African investments by global investors. The strong growth has encouraged other prominent private equity funds such as the Carlyle Group to launch Africa focused funds. Dealmaking on the continent has been robust with recent groundbreaking transactions like the alliance between SABMiller and CocaCola grabbing headline news. About 60 percent of Helios’ new fund…
  • Career Opportunity: Managing Director at CPAfrica
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:05 am
    Celebrating Progress Africa (CPAfrica) attracts millions of unique visitors online that want to learn about Africa’s progress and has been featured on CNN, the BBC and Voice of America. CPAfrica is seeking a Managing Director that will manage the affairs of the website. The Managing Director will be made a co-owner of the site with a majority stake in the company’s revenues. The ideal candidate has a passion for media and has career aspirations to build and run a leading media company in Africa. The ideal candidate should: Have operational/publishing experience in new media Be passionate…
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    SocioLingo Africa

  • Minister Flanagan raises Halawa case with Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister Badr

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
    DUBLIN, Ireland, March 4, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, met the Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister, Hisham Badr, in Geneva. Minister Flanagan raised the matter of Ibrahim Halawa’s detention. He said that he was most concerned about Ibrahim’s welfare and wished to see him at home in Ireland resuming his studies. He referred to Ibrahim’s long period of detention and said that he was in close contact with Ibrahim’s family and, as a father himself, he understood their concerns and their…
  • Celebrating 30 Years, High-Level Segment of 15TH Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment Opens in Cairo

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
    CAIRO, Egypt, March 4, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Continent to Define Vision for the Future on Climate, Investment in Natural Capital, Economic Transitions and Development as Deadlines for Culmination of Key Global Agreements Approach Presidential Audience for African Ministers and Top UN Environment Chief •    New UN studies show climate adaptation cost for africa could soar and outlines solutions, while continent — including Egypt— stands to reap billions, create jobs by transitioning to green economy The high-level segment of the 15th Session of the…
  • Costs of Climate Change Adaptation Expected to Rise Far Beyond Africa’s Coping Capacity Even if Warming Kept Below 2°C / Ambitious Cuts in Global Emissions, Increased and Innovative Adaptation Financing Needed to Spare Continent Worst Climate Chang

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    CAIRO, Egypt, March 4, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa, the continent with warming deviating most rapidly from “normal” conditions, could see climate change adaptation costs rise to US$50 billion per year by 2050, even assuming international efforts keep global warming below 2°C this century, according to a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report. Released at the 15th African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), Africa’s Adaptation Gap builds on UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report 2014, which showed that the world is not…
  • Kenya, Zambia, Uganda and Rwanda Ministries gather to address power sector and shape regional infrastructure planning

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:21 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, March 4, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ministers and senior representatives from four East African countries have recently pledged their support in solving East Africa’s crippling power deficit. Hon. Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya, H.E. Hon Christopher Yaluma, Minister of Energy and Minerals, Zambia, H.E. Hon Minister James Musoni, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda and Maria Kiwanuka, Senior Advisor to H.E. The President and The President’s Office in Charge of Finance, Uganda will be joined by private power sector…
  • Shelter an urgent priority as Red Cross scales up response efforts for flood-affected in Malawi

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:57 am
    LILONGWE, Malawi, March 4, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following two months of constant rains, and with further rains forecast, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is ramping up its efforts to assist more than 46,000 people affected by the worst flooding Malawi has experienced in years. “The situation is precarious,” said Michael Charles, IFRC’s acting regional representative in southern Africa. “In some camps, family tents that were designed to accommodate six people have been housing 30 individuals. In the larger tents,…
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    Buzz Nigeria

  • 60+ Brain Teasers for Kids

    CJ Stanley
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Brain teasers are not just for fun, they serve a more bigger purpose than just that. It is one sure way to buzz the mind of a kid to think faster, it makes a child sharp and smart at any give time. A child with lesser brain cells tend to be slow in thinking but […]
  • Meet Mr AyeDee, The Man APC Fear To Remember

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
    We found an interesting article by WesternPostNigeria, on one of the leading forces in the online battle between the People’s Democratic Party and the All Progressive Congress in the person of Mukhtar Dan’Iyan popularly known as Mr. AyeDee. Read below: “I have a list of names of people who have been receiving money from President Goodluck […]
  • Obasanjo Dares PDP! Says Buhari Will Win March 28 Polls

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:58 am
    The former president, Olusegun Obasanjo is at it again. While many have lamented over OBJ’s decision to leave the ruling party PDP after many years of service, describing it as great loss to the party, he has gone ahead to throw his weight behind the PDP’s main opposition in the forth-coming elections. It is no […]
  • Earnings Of Top 10 Nigerian Musicians Per Show

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:24 am
    The Nigerian music industry has evolved. All generations of Nigerians have had music of their generation. Yesterday’s reigning music is today’s oldies and our contemporary music would surely be old school to our children. At some point, music in Nigeria was seen as a mere pass-time but it has now grown to be a major […]
  • Callous! FG To Replace Jega Before March 28

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    President Goodluck Jonathan and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) may be planning to launch the final straw that will surely break the camel’s back in Nigeria. The Presidency is planning to remove Jega from office this week. According to reports, there is about to be a “power change” at the topmost seat of the Independent […]
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  • Maranda Emerges Top Again As Starehe And Mangu Were Cancelled For Exam Malpractice

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    As 2014 KCSE examinations result got out, two famous national schools are reported to be among five others said to have been cancelled for cheating in 2014 KCSE examinations. Starehe Boys Centre and Mangu High School are alleged to have their results ‘suspended’ after students were discovered to have being involved in exam malpractice. Starehe […]
  • Answers To Questions You May Be Too Embarrassed To Ask About Condoms

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    It is quite easy to step into any pharmacy, purchase a condom and use it, but how much do you really know about condoms? Many can only say it acts as an effective barrier to prevent contact with the sexual fluids of a sexual partner, without going further. Some other people think of it as […]
  • 54 Brain Teasers for Adults‏ With Answers Will Test Your Smartness

    CJ Stanley
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:20 pm
    As much fun as a brain teaser questions can be, its primary purpose is to exercise the brain and keep it fit. Brain teasers are not a new development, they have been there for centuries. They usually come in the form of question and answers and  they are unconventional questions that requires one to think […]
  • 16 Suprising Health Benefits Of Cantaloupes Fruit

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    Cantaloupe also called cantelope, cantaloup, muskmelon in India and the United States,  or mushmelon, rockmelon, sweet melon, honeydew, Persian melon, spanspek South Africa, or Garmak describes a variety of Cucumis melo, a species in the family Cucurbitaceae. Cantaloupes range in weight from 500 g to 5 kg. Formally, cantaloupe was used to describe the non-netted, orange-fleshed melons of Europe. But, […]
  • 10 Types Of Boyfriends That Can Never Be Faithful To You

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:54 am
    Normally, when it comes to infidelity, two related  excuses will be given. The first explanation is probably the most commonly known: Partners cheat because of problems in their relationship which is because something is just not there anymore, might be passion has faded, partners now feel lonely, or people find someone who treats them better or […]
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    South Africa News, Stories and Articles

  • Cape Town Wildfire: Better Seen Than Heard [16 Photos]

    Linda Nwadigwe
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    As South African firefighters battle to put out the fire which has persisted into its fourth day on Table Mountain, help has come from different areas, organizations and people. An estimated 4,000 hectares of land have been destroyed in the fire, according to NBC News, and over five homes have been destroyed. The cause of the […]
  • 10 Gripping Facts About Robben Island

    Staff Writer
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    When the country of South Africa is mentioned, lots of things come to mind. First, it is one of the strongest economies in the African continent. Two, it is one of the countries with the largest gold reserves in the world. Three, it is home to many world-class game reserves and national parks. Four, it […]
  • Withdrawal Fees of South African Banks Compared: Are You Okay With Your Bank Charges?

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:17 am
    While some think customers are being exploited with the high withdrawal fees charged by some big South African’s banks, some others think their money are being used to promote the fancy look of the banks. In the interest of sanity, many would move their money to banks with the greatest services and the most reasonable fees. […]
  • Help Reaches Cape Town As The Fire Rages On

    Linda Nwadigwe
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    The fire which broke out in Cape town three days back does not seen to be abating even after the continuous and unending battle to put it out. The multiple fire broke out in the mountains over Muizenberg and is rapidly spreading to surrounding areas, laying to waste thousands of hectares of vegetation and destroying […]
  • Are You A Tax Payer? See How Much You Spent On Zuma’s Wives On His First Tenure

    Linda Nwadigwe
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    When a country has a president that cares for the development of his people in all ramifications, it is only natural for the people to equally want to care for the well-being of such a ruler, hence the room for spousal benefits to anyone who is attached to the president in terms of wife and […]
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  • 227 Happy Anniversary to My Husband Messages

    CJ Stanley
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    One of the days every woman looks forward to is her wedding day, the day she would stand and exchange vows with the man she loves, this is every woman’s dream and when that day finally comes, they often wish it would never end, hence after the day has come and gone, it keeps playing […]
  • 9 of the World’s Most Expensive Gadgets

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

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

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

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

    Editorial Staff
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Like most other countries in the world, Africa has had its fair share of leaders that seem to go a little mad with the power and turn into tyrants of the worst sort – not to mention a handful that were like that from the start! Few days ago, we recently published an article we […] The post 10 Famous African Dictators appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 70 Brain Teasers With Answers To Test Your Mental Sharpness

    CJ Stanley
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Brain teasers are a sure way to have fun, it is a kind of puzzle that requires you to do some brain-storming to be able to solve it, it usually comes in the form of question and answers, unconventional questions that will demand that you think in an unconventional way to be able to get […] The post 70 Brain Teasers With Answers To Test Your Mental Sharpness appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • This Is The True Size of Africa – You’ve Been Wrong All Along

    Editorial Staff
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Over the centuries, maps have been distorted and none of those that are available today can give you the actual size of the countries around the world. However, courtesy of Kai Krause, you are now know lucky to know the true size of Africa. Kai Krause, a software and graphic designer from Germany made a […] The post This Is The True Size of Africa – You’ve Been Wrong All Along appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 10 Best TV/ Video Documentaries on Africa

    Editorial Staff
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Africa is a rich and diverse continent and therefore it comes as no surprise that many nature enthusiasts, photographers and film makers choose her as the best place to create the most interesting documentaries in the world. Currently, majority of the highest rated documentaries are on Africa although they have been produced by foreigners. The […] The post 10 Best TV/ Video Documentaries on Africa appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 10 Evergreen Books Set in Africa

    Editorial Staff
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Evergreen books represent the kind of books that from the time they were written up until now, they are still considered amazing mostly because their content is ever refreshing and never bores the audience. Evergreen books refer to books whose content will always be considered up-to-date and that will always be of primary interest to the […] The post 10 Evergreen Books Set in Africa appeared first on Answers Africa.
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  • APC, PDP In War Of Words Over Plan To Rig Elections

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Here we go again! Via Channels TV The All Progressives Congress has raised very strong allegations against theruling Peoples Democratic Party, saying PDP is planning to rig the generalelections. At a press conference in Lagos State on Wednesday, the APC National PublicitySecretary, Mr Lai Mohammed, alleged that the PDP had concluded plans to payhuge sums of money into the bank account of the chairman of the IndependentNational Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, to taint him so as toremove him from office. The APC spokesman also alleged that the ruling party had employed…
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  • Only 20% of UTME candidates will not be admitted – Education Minister

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:54 am
    The Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, has revealed that over 20 per cent of eligible candidates who sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) are... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • Re-print Your JAMB 2015 UTME Slip for Exam Date & Centre

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:46 pm
    The management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) wishes to inform 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates that they can now re-print their registration slips to access their examination dates and... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • Near Miss: Student Attempts Suicide Over Failure To Get Admission

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Following her inability to gain admission into the university, a female pre-degree student of a University in the South-South attempted to take her own life. It was revealed that the 24-year-old lady, after going through the list of students... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • Arrested UTME Candidates will not Participate in the Exams – JAMB Coordinator

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Zonal Coordinator in Benue State, Mr. Samuel Umoru, has revealed that the Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examinations (UTME) candidates, who were arrested during a protest, might not sit the... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • EKSU Lecturers embarks on strike over non-payment of salaries

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:41 pm
    The lecturers of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, has gone on total strike over non-payment of two months salaries and earned allowances by the management. This was announced by the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
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  • Legal Threat: Fani Kayode Sneaks Into Tinubu’s House At Midnight To Beg For Mercy

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    While the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) other members were probably sleeping or engaging in meetings aimed at curtailing the rising profile of the opposition candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, one of their top men was romancing them. Our source revealed that the loquacious director of media and publicity of the President Goodluck Jonathan campaign, Femi Fani Kayode was sighted sneaking into Bola Tinubu’s mansion in Bourdillion, Ikoyi, Lagos State last night. According to a source, Fani-Kayode was at Tinubu’s house to apologize for the video where the…
  • VideoNews: The Complete AIT Documentary On Bola Tinubu

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Watch “The Lion of Boudillion” documentary on Bola Tinubu’s dynasty and corruption history.          
  • Buhari Returns To Nigeria On Friday

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:38 am
    General Muhammadu Buhari, the popular presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will return to Nigeria on Friday, following nearly 10 days in London on a campaign break. He had campaigned in 35 states before traveling out of the country. Buhari, whose prolonged absence fueled a festival of negative rumors from his opponents, is reportedly in great health. He responded to those challenges in one television interview by challenging his detractors to a road race, saying he would like to see how long they can last against him. A source in his camp said General Buhari…
  • Jonathan Govt Has Plans To Manipulate 2015 Elections – APC

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:21 am
    APC Exposes Plans By The PDP/Jonathan Administration To Manipulate 2015 General Elections, Implicate Opposition Leaders Being the text of a press conference addressed by the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Lagos on Wednesday, March 4th 2015 Good morning gentlemen and welcome to this press conference. It’s just about three weeks to the start of the rescheduled 2015 general elections, and the expectations across the country and outside our borders are very high, just as the tension among Nigerians! The eyes of the world are focused…
  • ‘Fuel Scarcity Will End Before Weekend’ – NNPC

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:53 pm
    President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday directed the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to pay with immediate effect, all outstanding monies owed to oil marketers so as to end the current fuel scarcity that has crippled the nation and caused untold hardship to millions of people. This was just as the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (downstream) yesterday summoned top management of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) among…
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  • How to Check your Voter Status Online or offline

    kelvin jeweh
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:43 pm
    If for any reason you have not been able to identify your voter registration status, then this publication is to Learn How to Check your Voter Status Online or offline. These are the two. Basic approach to Check your Voter Status. Method 1 on How to Check your Voter Status (Online) INEC has provided a Voter Status Verification System on her Official website where you can know the status of your PVC in 4 straightforward steps. 1. Go to INEC Official website 2. Select your State of registration (where you initially enlisted in 2011). 3. Enter your Last Name (Surname). 4. Enter the last 5 digits…
  • Jonathan’s kinsman Drags Buhari to Court over forged certificate

    kelvin jeweh
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Naija News: A suit has been filled in a Fedral high court in abuja challenging the court to a disqualify the presidential candidacy of Buhari the flag bearer of the Action congress of nigeria asking the the court to bare buhari the march 28 presidential election. The suit which was filled by Hon Donald Daunemigha a Goodluck jonathan kingman from bayelsa state. The suit, filled with number FHC/ABJ/CS/116/15, is Seeking the court to issue an order restricting the APC Presidential candidate Buhari from contesting the election to the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria…
  • List of Presidential Candidates for 2015 Election and their Basic Facts

    kelvin jeweh
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:44 am
    Naija News: The race for the nigeria presidency is heating up and all the political. Parties are throwing all they have to win the converted hot seat. Presidential Candidates for 2015 Election including their running mates ” with some little information about the Presidential Candidates and their parties. List of Presidential Candidates for 2015 Election 1. Goodluck Jonathan (PDP) who is favourite to win is from bayelsa state. 2. Muhammadu Buhari (APC) the Apc presidential candidate defeated the like of Tinubu of lagos state and Atiku abubakar who was a one time vice president under the…
  • The Most Popular Websites In Nigeria and their Networth

    kelvin jeweh
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:47 am
    The Most Popular Websites In Nigeria 2015 – Analyzing and ranking these indigenous site it will be would notice that the top ranking Nigerian site includes the nations number one forum (#1) which offers a broad discussion forum for Nigerians. The punch newspaper ranks as the 2nd, while Vanguard Newspapers is the 3rd and the 4th, 5th and 6th positions of the top Nigerian website respectively belongs to the Sun News, and Linda ikeji blog to which is largely due to their readily available fresh contents (news). GTbank is at the 4th because of the bank’s…
  • Gt bank , Acess, First and Zenith banks among world’s top 500

    kelvin jeweh
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Four Nigerian banks have been listed among the top 500 banks in the world in a report by the in­fluential international financial magazine, The Banker, and Brand Fi­nance Plc, reportedly the leading brand valuation consultancy in the world. This cheering news on the improved ranking of the Nigerian banks on The Banker/BrandFinanceBanking500 in­dex, is a breath of fresh air for Nigeria, especially the banking industry and the four banks that made the grade. They are: First Bank of Nigeria, Zenith Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank and Access Bank. The 2015 edition of the Top 500 Bank­ing Brands…
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  • Patience Jonathan an incredibly crude woman- APC

    alex olatunji
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:33 pm
    The APC has described Patience Jonathan’s as a crude woman..This comes after she called Buhari Brain dead..She said, “Vote for my husband, Jonathan. Do not vote for Buhari. He is an old man. People, when they become old, may not reason well and their brain may even be dead.” In a statement signed by the APC’s campaign’s Director of Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, “It is not only insulting for Mrs. Jonathan to describe Buhari as “brain-dead, it is also demeaning of her status as the President’s wife to speak in the manner with which she did.”It is discourteous and…
  • We know where you are,surrender of face death- Chadian president warns Shekau

    alex olatunji
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:12 pm
    President of Chad, Idriss Deby on Wednesday called on Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, to surrender or face death. Speaking at a news conference in N’djamena,the president noted he knows the whereabouts of Shekau, who was sighted in Dikwa , a village in Borno State two days ago. “Abubakar Shekau must surrender. We know where he is. If he doesn’t give himself up he will suffer the same fate as his compatriots“He (Shekau) was in Dikwa two days ago. He managed to get away but we know where he is. It’s in his interests to surrender,” The post We know where you are,surrender of…
  • Toke Makinwa’s advice to Karrueche..

    alex olatunji
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Like they say a word is enough for the wise!! The post Toke Makinwa’s advice to Karrueche.. appeared first on Tinimash News.
  • Benue state commissioner slumps, dies at 46

    alex olatunji
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Benue State Commissioner for Rural Development and Cooperatives, Mr. Aondowase Chia has died at the age of 46. According to reports, after presenting the annual budget of his ministry to the state Executive Council yesterday Tuesday March 3rd, he returned to his office where he slumped. He was immediately rushed to the Benue State Teaching Hospital Makurdi, Benue state by his aides. He died in the early hours of today. Born October 27th 1968, Mr Chia was married with eight children. May his soul rest in peace, amen. The post Benue state commissioner slumps, dies at 46 appeared first on…
  • My baby’s not a monster-Heartbroken mother lashes out at internet trolls who made fun of baby’s appearance

    alex olatunji
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    A furious mother hit out at sick internet trolls who taunted her baby’s appearance. Mariah Anderson,was born with Chromosome Two Duplication syndrome, a rare genetic condition that reduces her motor skills and also lowers her life expectancy. She turned two years old on Saturday and while celebrating the day, her mother took a picture and uploaded it to Facebook. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users poked fun at the tot’s appearance and when the family read the posts they were heartbroken. Mariah’s mum, Kyra Pringle, said: ” The things you guys are saying about my…
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