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  • Pistorius given five years in jail

    BBC News - Africa
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
  • Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Killing of Girlfriend

    NYT > Africa
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    In early September, he was found guilty of culpable homicide — equivalent to manslaughter — and several firearms offenses.
  • Chosan speaks out

    Jamati | Africa's Premier Entertainment Portal
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Jamati caught up with Chosan, the rapper from Sierra Leone who is featured on Kanye West’s song, ‘Diamonds from Sierra Leone’ and found out what he has been up to. His album, ‘The Beautiful Side of Misery’ is very popular and is quickly establishing him as one of the talented icons in African hip hop circles. Chosan Jamati: The Beautiful Side of Misery is a testimony of your journey to where you are today. What track speaks the most about your experience? Right indeed. “The Beautiful Side Of Misery” is a testimony of my journey, which still has so far to go. I think, in answer…
  • Getting Gear for Gearbox

    White African
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Perhaps one of the longest projects to come to fruition for me has been Gearbox. Over three years ago, a couple of us started talking about the need for a makerspace in Nairobi, which turned up a notch to something more like a rapid protoyping and light manufacturing facility. We see Gearbox as the on-ramp for more industrial manufacturing to happen in Kenya. We were thinking of two types of users. First, somewhere that the rapidly growing community around robotics and electronics at the iHub could use. Second, something that was a step beyond a the FabLab at the University of Nairobi, so…
  • Spur On Stage Theatre

    Timbuktu Chronicles
    Emeka Okafor
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Led by Chibuike Kenechukwu, Spur On Stage aims to become an "African Broadway" described as......a company of multidisciplinary professionals engaging in media and entertainment projects with the intention to promote the performing arts as a platform for social reconstruction and wholesome family entertainment.
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    Jamati | Africa's Premier Entertainment Portal

  • Chosan speaks out

    10 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Jamati caught up with Chosan, the rapper from Sierra Leone who is featured on Kanye West’s song, ‘Diamonds from Sierra Leone’ and found out what he has been up to. His album, ‘The Beautiful Side of Misery’ is very popular and is quickly establishing him as one of the talented icons in African hip hop circles. Chosan Jamati: The Beautiful Side of Misery is a testimony of your journey to where you are today. What track speaks the most about your experience? Right indeed. “The Beautiful Side Of Misery” is a testimony of my journey, which still has so far to go. I think, in answer…
  • Les Nubians – One Step Forward

    16 Oct 2007 | 6:40 am
    Sisters Helene and Celia Faussart made history when their sophmore release debuts at No. 79 on the Billboard 200. It was the highest release in two decades for a French-language album. Les Nubians It took Helene and Celia five years to release the follow up to their debut album Princesses Nubiennes. The sucess of the album took them around the world. They collaborated with noted vocalists and musicians from all over the globe. The sisters were born in the Bordeaux region of France, but lived for seven years in Chad before returning to France as teenagers. Their father is French and their…
  • Drum Beat with Somi

    16 Oct 2007 | 6:33 am
    Somi brings “Holistic New African Jazz” to jazz lovers worldwide. Somi (Photo: Matthew Furman) Singer/songwriter Somi is one very busy lady. She was born in Illinois to parents from Rwanda and Uganda. She released her debut album Eternal Motive in 2002. She recorded her second album Red Soil In My Eyes at the same time she was earning a Masters degree. Red Soil In My Eyes is a soulful celebration of her Rwandese and Ugandan heritage that fantastically speaks of returning Home. Somi donated 10% of her April album sales to the Rwanda Survivor’s Fund to mark 13 years since the Rwanda…
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  • Getting Gear for Gearbox

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Perhaps one of the longest projects to come to fruition for me has been Gearbox. Over three years ago, a couple of us started talking about the need for a makerspace in Nairobi, which turned up a notch to something more like a rapid protoyping and light manufacturing facility. We see Gearbox as the on-ramp for more industrial manufacturing to happen in Kenya. We were thinking of two types of users. First, somewhere that the rapidly growing community around robotics and electronics at the iHub could use. Second, something that was a step beyond a the FabLab at the University of Nairobi, so…
  • Sendy: Digitizing Motorcycle Deliveries

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Motorcycle couriers in Timau, Kenya This year at Pivot East I had my first look at Sendy, which does for motorcycle courier deliveries and customers in Nairobi, what Uber did for taxis and passengers in San Francisco. At its heart, Sendy is about bringing the vast and growing motorcycle courier and delivery network in Africa into the digital and networked world. Motorcycles in downtown Monrovia, LiberiaThis is a big deal, because those of us who live in large African cities know just how inefficient driving a car around the traffic-plagued metropolises can be. With the bad roads, traffic and…
  • Barcamp Nairobi 2014 Edition

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

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

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

  • Spur On Stage Theatre

    Emeka Okafor
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Led by Chibuike Kenechukwu, Spur On Stage aims to become an "African Broadway" described as......a company of multidisciplinary professionals engaging in media and entertainment projects with the intention to promote the performing arts as a platform for social reconstruction and wholesome family entertainment.
  • Zaad - Somaliland's Mobile Money

    Emeka Okafor
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    In the Guardian: Grasping his mobile phone, Abdirizak Yussuf Mahmoud prowls the Mohamud Haybe livestock market outside Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland. A camel catches his eye and the bargaining begins. He shakes the hand of the trader, haggling in a silent code. Pinching an index finger adds 1,000 dollars to the price; grabbing a hand means 5,000 more. Once agreement is reached, the handshake is broken. A quick chat confirms the details, before the sale is completed by mobile phone. No cash changes hands, no papers are signed. Instead, Yussuf Mahmoud types into his handset, the seller's…
  • Learning by Discovery

    Emeka Okafor
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    David Edwards writing in Wired: Image courtesy of Qamp exciting new kind of learning is taking place in America. Alternatively framed as maker classes, after-school innovation programs, and innovation prizes, these programs are frequently not framed as learning at all. Discovery environments are showing up as culture and entertainment, from online experiences to contemporary art installations and new kinds of culture labs. Perhaps inevitably, the process of discovery — from our confrontation with challenging ambiguous data, through our imaginative responses, to our iterative…
  • Mushroom Blue

    Emeka Okafor
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    From infodev: ...Mushroom Blue is revolutionizing Nairobi’s produce market by introducing innovative cultivation techniques that can turn coffee waste into a potent fertilizer. We sat down with Nyawira Gitaka, co-founder of the company, to talk about her innovative ideas and the plans for the future of her business. image courtesy of infodevMushrooms are relatively new to the Kenya’s produce market but the demand is growing rapidly offering great opportunities to local agribusiness entrepreneurs willing to invest and test new business models. Nyawira Gitaka is one of them.“I wanted to…
  • I-Ramp Liberia

    Emeka Okafor
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    A potential tool in the fight against Ebola.Darren Wilkins of Sahara Technology writing in in Liberia's Daily Observer: Despite this perception and the many challenges that “plague” the ICT sector, Liberian ICT professionals have not been deterred. In fact, both the perception and the challenges have kindled an influx of ICT professionals from abroad and motivated many of those who are considered locals or locally-based, to be even more motivated. What the advent/influx of Liberian ICT “brain gain” and motivation of the “locals” have done is ignite a new level of enthusiasm…
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    ... My heart’s in Accra

  • Helen Nissenbaum on Ad Nauseum, resistance through obfuscation, and weapons of the weak

    6 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Philosopher Helen Nissenbaum is one of the leading thinkers about the ethical issues we face in digital spaces. Her work on privacy as “contextual integrity” is one of the most tools for understanding why some online actions taken by companies and individuals feel deeply transgressive while others seem normal – we expect online systems to respect norms of privacy appropriate for the context we are interacting in, and we are often surprised and dismayed when those norms are violated. At least as fascinating, for me at least, Nissenbaum doesn’t just write books and…
  • Coco Fusco’s introduction to the Cuban blogosphere

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Multimedia artist, writer, activist and teacher Coco Fusco is a visiting associate professor at MIT’s Comparative Media Studies this year, and she introduced herself to the Center for Civic Media community with a stunning talk this past Thursday, unpacking the history and the possible futures of the Cuban blogosphere. Fusco is a frequent traveler to Cuba and has interviewed many of the key figures in the space and offered an overview that’s complex, subtle and by far the most informative picture of the space I’ve heard thus far. (Video of Fusco’s talk is available…
  • Williams Convocation Address: “Bibliolarceny and the Size of the Universe”

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    My alma mater, Williams College, begins the academic year with a convocation, a ceremony for seniors, faculty and a small number of alumni who are being honored with the college’s Bicentennial medal, an award for “distinguished achievement in any field of endeavor”. I was honored to be one of those medal recipients this year, and the college asked me to address the students. My remarks follow below. (Should you want to see me deliver the address, here’s the YouTube video.) If the job of a commencement address is to offer students thoughts on how to exit college and…
  • A public apology – on screwing up by not questioning assumptions – my talk at #BIF10

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    I spoke this morning at the tenth incarnation of BIF, Business Innovation Factory, an annual conference in Providence, RI that focuses on storytelling. It’s got a lot less product promotion and self-celebration than many conferences on innovation, and more personal stories, which is why I always enjoy attending. So I thought I’d share a personal story that I’m still digesting and the questions it raises for me. If it reads a little differently from most of my writing, the context helps explain why. About a month ago, I wrote an article about a simple idea. I asked whether…
  • Self-segregation on social networks and the implications for the Ferguson, MO story

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Saturday August 9, 2014. After his body lay in the hot street for four hours, Ferguson residents took to the streets to protest his killing. Brown’s death, the ensuing protest and the militarized police response opened a debate about race, justice and policing in America that continues today. I heard about Michael Brown’s death for the first time on the evening of the 9th, through Twitter. Sarah Kendzior, a St. Louis-based journalist, was retweeting accounts of the protest, and other Twitter friends who write about…
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  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「マットアートグロス」

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    コストダウンしつつ、スピーディーな印刷を頼みたいという方におすすめの印刷会社です。 名刺の他にもハガキやステッカー、封筒、チラシ等の印刷物全般を格安で取扱っているのがポイント。 様々なニーズに対応してくれる種類の豊富さが人気となっています。 印刷機は常に最新の物を取り揃えており、価格以上の品質で提供してくれるのが嬉しいですね。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「十八番プリント」

    2 Oct 2014 | 12:23 am
    安さを第一に考えている人にぴったりの印刷会社です! デザイン等にこだわらずに必要な情報だけ伝えられればいい、という人なら名刺の印刷が100枚180円から行なえる激安さがポイント。 安いだけではなく、スピード対応してくれるから急いでいる人にもおすすめです。 平日の午前中に完全データ入稿を行なえば翌日発送が可能となっています。 必要な分を必要なだけ印刷してもらえるので無駄にする事も無いのが嬉しいですね。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「メガプリント」

    24 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    サービス形態を全てインターネット上で行なう事で、低価格を実現している会社です。 ネット上での注文だから自分の都合に合わせていつでも注文が出来るのが魅力的! 初めてでも注文しやすい様に工夫されているので、ネット注文に慣れていない方でも安心です。 マイページ上では進行状態が確認でき、請求書の発行等を含めた注文管理も可能となっています。 印刷はハイクオリティオフセット印刷で鮮やかな彩りを実現。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「激安名刺ドットコム」

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    イラストレーターデータ入稿専門店で、最短当日発送のスピーディな対応が魅力的な会社です。 データ入稿はWeb上で簡単に出来るから簡単に注文出来るのがポイント。 最新のオンデマンド印刷機を使用していて、高品質で格安の名刺を提供してくれます! 好みに合わせて用紙も5種類から選べるのが特徴。 サンプルの請求も出来るので実際に目で見て選べるのも嬉しいですね。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「イロドリ」

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    業界ナンバーワンが謳い文句の激安さが魅力的な会社です! 実際、どの印刷もとてもリーズナブルな価格で、配送料無料や無料校正などの豊富なサービスが受けられるのが特徴。 納品もスピーディで、24時間いつでも注文を受け付けており急ぎの場合は即日配送にも対応してくれます。 納品時間の細かい指定が出来るのもポイントです。…
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  • How to secure your Dropbox account

    Oluniyi Ajao
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
    There is no perfection in the world of technology. Heck, there’s no perfection in life. Thus, one is constrained to mastering the delicate balance between convenience and security. Dropbox is a very convenient file hosting/sharing/back-up service that is used by millions worldwide. Dropbox has been in the news lately, with allegations that user login details […] The post How to secure your Dropbox account appeared first on techbaron.
  • TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of the year

    Oluniyi Ajao
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    15/09/2014, London, Nairobi – Venture capital firm TLcom Capital (TLcom) today announced the sale of virtual identity solutions provider for mobile operators Movirtu to global mobile communications leader Blackberry, in TLcom’s second profitable exit in Africa this year. The sale sees TLcom achieve a cash on cash return in excess of two times its initial […] The post TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of the year appeared first on techbaron.
  • PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe…

    Oluniyi Ajao
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:37 am
    PayPal has extended its online payment system to Nigeria, Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire,  Zimbabwe, and Paraguay for the first time. Before now, these countries were completely blocked from the party. Credit/Debit cards from these countries were not allowed on the payment gateway either. Nigeria being the largest e-commerce market in Africa is most […] The post PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe… appeared first on techbaron.
  • is on Fire!

    Oluniyi Ajao
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm is on Fire, literally and figuratively. The trend has been to consume TV shows, blockbuster movies and music – over the internet – where access to decent broadband and a HDTV is not a problem. After all, who wants to rely on the good-old TV stations’ schedule to enjoy their favourite movie/show or go […] The post is on Fire! appeared first on techbaron.
  • Web4Africa to Offer .xyz as its First New Global Domain Extension in 2014

    Oluniyi Ajao
    29 Oct 2013 | 9:39 pm
    New Partnership to Bring .xyz to Africa and the Rest of the World Web4Africa, an industry-leading web and e-commerce service provider in Africa, has partnered with XYZ.COM LLC and its Founder, Daniel Negari, to be the first registrar in Africa to carry the .xyz domain extension, scheduled to launch in 2014. As a new low […] The post Web4Africa to Offer .xyz as its First New Global Domain Extension in 2014 appeared first on techbaron.
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  • Digitally Driven Start-Ups Add Value To South Africa’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

    Staff Reporter
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    On 10 October 2014, a flurry of start-up entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business leaders flocked to the Cape Town International Convention Centre to attend the SiMODiSA Start-Up South Africa Conference.The conference focused on addressing some of the pivotal issues around entrepreneurship including funding, the role of government and the global ecosystem, but it was the Get Up, Start-Up pitch competition that sparked our interest. Get Up, Start-Up is a SiMODiSA initiative that offered 10 local start-ups the opportunity to showcase their business ideas in the form of an onstage pitch…
  • How To Make South Africa A #START-Up Nation

    Wesley Diphoko
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    The view that South Africa is the toughest place to be a #STARTup ,has led some to wonder, what can be done to make it a #START-Up nation. There are numerous interventions required to make South Africa a START up nation. For now I would like to highlight just one. In my humble opinion the education system does not develop people to become entrepreneurs. START- UP SCHOOL A matriculant in South Africa spends 12 years or more of schooling and walks out of school with no form of skill or ability to earn a living. The same is true for university graduates who in some instances spend 5 years in an…
  • South Africa Is The Toughest Place To Be A Startup: A SIMODISA Conference (START-UP SA) GUEST’S VIEW

    Wesley Diphoko
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
    On Friday last week, 10 October 2014 I attended what I consider to be one of the biggest START UP Conference in South Africa if not Africa. Everyone in the startup scene was there, from Vinny Lingham, Michael Jordaan, Lebo Gunguluza and the rest were there to share their views and insights on what can make South Africa a #START-UP Nation. My observation based on presentations and conversations at the START UP:SA Conference is that, South Africa is the Toughest Place To Be A Startup, here’s why and what I think should be done to make South Africa the Best Place To Be A START – Up:…
  • The Apple Watch Economy: How Apple Will Redefine The Watch Economy

    Staff Reporter
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Apple has once again created a new thing in the universe and yet not so new. The digital watch has always been with us (thanks to Samsung) it was just not cool and Apple is making it better and mainstream. What Apple created is not just a watch it’s the Watch economy. Rado and Rolex should be worried now, the watch has been re-invented. The following are just some of the new few things that will come with the Apple Watch Economy: Watch Apps Watch App Developers Apple Watch Repairers Apple Watch Accessories New Jewellery Piece Health device Payment Device   Apple Watch Apps When Apple…
  • Dark Social Media: Tracking The Invisible by DaveDuarte @ Heavy Chef

    Wesley Diphoko
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    Lifting the veil off the digital phenomenon known as Dark Social Media, Dave Duarte headlined the Heavy Chef event in Cape Town at World Wide Creative’s brand new event space on 28 August. His official presentation has now been released. Dave’s talk challenged marketers to consider the impact that social sharing on “dark” platforms such as Skype, WeChat and Mxit has on web analytics and site referrals. These immeasurable referrals often go unnoticed but their effect can no longer be ignored. This session demonstrated how instant messaging apps, email and text are changing the way that…
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  • How To Move Y Our Property Valuation Business Away From National Boundaries

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    There are certainly a number of benefits when you decide to go overseas in your quest to give your property appraisal business a new thrust. You will be able to grab a pie of the international property valuation business which could run into trillions or dollars. While getting a foothold in established and well developed real estate markets like Europe and USA might be difficult, there are a number of opportunities waiting to be tapped in emerging economies like Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa. Apart from being able to garner a portion of the local property valuation business, you…
  • How To Go International With Your Valuation Business

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    One of the biggest reasons why there is sense in moving to other countries for property valuation business is because of the cost factor. However, it may not be right to look into all the markets that are available on the map. As a real estate valuer, you should look only for those markets where you can add value. The best way forward would be to look for countries that are often referred to as BRICS, i.e. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. It certainly makes sense to try and start your own valuation business in any or even all these countries. However, it is important for you to…
  • How To Tackle Increased Competition In Property Conveyancing

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:07 pm
    While there is no denying the fact that property conveyancing is very important and indispensable, when one looks around, there is lot of competition in this business. Running a successful property conveyancing business can no longer be taken for granted. Even many established players are finding the going tough. This could be attributed to a few reasons. First and foremost the levels of completion have increased quite substantially. Secondly, the uncertainties associated with the real estate industry as a whole has also taken a toll on many property conveyancing businesses especially the…
  • Should Property Valuation Be Done Only Inhouse

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    There is no doubt that valuing a property has many reasons for it. The first and foremost reason is to help buyers and sellers to get smoothly into the process of property ownership transfers. It would be virtually impossible to go through this process without having property valuation done. Additionally, whenever there is a need to find out the market value of properties or other movable and immovable assets, property valuation becomes of paramount interest. Whenever there is a need to arrive at compensation of properties that are taken over by government authorities, there is no doubt that…
  • Does Is Make Sense To Outsource Property Valuation

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    There is no doubt that outsourcing is the mantra for almost each and every organization, however, big or small it might. There are certainly a number of advantages associated with outsourcing and reduction in cost is perhaps the biggest advantage. While there is outsourcing in almost each and every aspect of in this particular article we will try and have a look at the possibility of outsourcing property valuation related jobs. As mentioned above while the main objective for outsourcing any work should be driven by sound economics, this alone should not be the main reason for such…
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    Emergent Africa

  • On Ebola “what are African governments doing for themselves?”

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    The outsourcing of 'everything' is all the more apparent. Charles Onyango-Obbo writing in the Mail & Guardian image courtesy of the AFPWhat is striking about this latest episode of Ebola is how little the continent has done, and how it exposed the shambolic state of health care in Africa. There was only major African Union meeting on the Ebola crisis, and besides offering a few doctors, it hardly came up with a penny to help fight the virus. Most of the money and doctors on the ground are coming from outside the continent – from the US, Europe, and in particularly large numbers, China…
  • Destiny Ekaragha | Filmmaker , Director of "Gone to Far!"

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    A Voice Online profile: When director Destiny Ekaragha set her sights on filmmaking, she had one clear goal. “I just wanted to tell my truth, not everybody's perception of what my truth is,” she says. Born to Nigerian parents in New Cross, south London, during the Eighties, Ekaragha's life was far removed from the picturesque life of the families she would often see depicted in film and TV. The third of six children, Ekaragha grew up on a “gritty and grey” London estate, surrounded by young people, much like her, who were not defined by what the media would have them to believe was an…
  • 1-54 Contemporary African Art fair

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    The Telegraph in conversation with Touria El Glaoui founder of 1-54: Touria El Glaoui (Photo by Chris Saunders)What motivated and inspired you to start your business?Being the daughter of an artist in Morocco, I have always been exposed to art and its discourse. My father encouraged me to engage in a number of art forms. My earlier work allowed me to travel extensively to different African countries, so I would immerse myself in the art scenes and ecology as I went. That's what motivated me to initiate the fair and give others the chance to delve into the African art scene...[continue…
  • "The western model is broken"

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Pankaj Mishra in the Guardian: "Western empires as they were in 1910" image courtesy of WikipediaThe west has lost the power to shape the world in its own image – as recent events, from Ukraine to Iraq, make all too clear. So why does it still preach the pernicious myth that every society must evolve along western lines?“So far, the 21st century has been a rotten one for the western model,” according to a new book, The Fourth Revolution, by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. This seems an extraordinary admission from two editors of the Economist, the flag-bearer of English…
  • What if Africa needs or desires a Different Intellectual from what the West needs?

    14 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire writing in This is Africa: We find your names on lists published in western media, among the top African Public Intellectuals, sometimes among the lists of Global Thinkers. And we celebrate. ‘Our’ thinkers are shaping the world, we say. You appear in TIME’s lists of Influential People. You have theorised about important things. About the end of capitalist hegemony. About the failure of the African state. About the representations of Africanness. About the rise of Afro-capitalism. About many things your Western audiences find very captivating. And this is why they…
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    AfricaCan End Poverty

  • Deworming improves child cognition. Eventually.

    Owen Ozier
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    You could be forgiven if you found deworming to be something of an enigma.  Some have hailed it as one of the most cost effective interventions for improving school participation in developing countries. Yet two recent review papers, drawing together the lessons from many studies, find insignificant effects of deworming on learning specifically and only uncertain evidence on cognition more generally.  How could this be? The short answer is that, until a few months ago, both views could be right. I explain why in this 7-minute talk highlighting my recent research. Africa Big Ideas: Health…
  • Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty: One Infrastructure Investment at a Time

    Leonard Wantchekon
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    A rural village in Benin ©Arne Hoel/World Bank A couple years ago I returned to Dovi, my maternal village, for the first time since my middle school years in the mid-1970s. Located in the highly fertile Oueme River Valley, the village at that time was one of the most affluent parts of Central Benin, the breadbasket of Agonlin region. It had the second largest market and one of the best primary schools in the country.
  • Inequality and Africa’s IDA Middle Income Trap

    Ravi Kanbur
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Inequality is of concern for at least three reasons. First, lower inequality per se is an objective for a decent society. Second, lower inequality improves the efficiency of economic growth in achieving poverty reduction. Third, high inequality impedes growth itself, through its impact on social cohesion and the investment climate.
  • Looking at Poverty…Through the Eyes of a Child

    Bekele Shiferaw
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    “I am always hungry, as oftentimes my family and I skip meals. I want to go to school like my friends, but my parents always say it is too expensive. If I go to school, then I can’t work to help them buy food, and then I am hungry again. I am helpless when it comes to changing my situation, I have no voice and there are few people that see things the way I do.”
  • Qui apportera de la valeur ajoutée à l’Afrique ? Qui soignera ? Qui construira ?

    Andreas Blom
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    ​En tant qu’économiste, spécialisé dans le secteur de l’éducation à la Banque mondiale, je passe souvent en revue  de nombreuses stratégies pays ou sectorielles dissertant sur la meilleure façon de développer l’Afrique et d’y atteindre une croissance économique élevée.   Et à chaque fois je me demande: mais qui le fera ? Qui apportera de la valeur ajoutée aux exportations africaines ? Qui construira ? Qui inventera ? Qui soignera ? La réponse est évidente : ce sont les jeunes fraîchement diplômés des universités africaines et des instituts de formation.
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    Blomerus Missions

  • South African Snapshot: Alain

    De Wet and Marysol
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    Meet Alain. He is Congolese and married to a South African. He now calls South Africa home. When we first met Alain, we almost dismissed his application because he was a bit older than our original criteria. Sometimes you have to make exceptions. Upon meeting him, we both knew he was someone critical to the long term story of Together Tech. He is a community leader running a feeding program. An active pastor while doing our apprenticeship. Father of two girls. He says, “these skills are needed in my community”. He walks with an authority that is looking at the bigger picture of…
  • September 2014 Newsletter

    De Wet and Marysol
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:39 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 Our December 2013 Newsletter September 2010 News
  • South African Snapshot: Kenwin

    De Wet and Marysol
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    Last week we introduced to you Jeremy. Now we’d like you to meet Kenwin. We would describe him as eager and hardworking, even though he is very much “a natural” at computers. He is responsible for helping take care of his grandparents. He embraces a challenge and asks alot of good questions. From the moment we met Kenwin, we had this kind of gut level knowing that God was sending him to us. He despises having his photo taken, but was gracious enough to let us snap this one. Related posts: South African Snapshot: First-Day South African Snapshot: Klaus South African Snapshot:…
  • South African Snapshot: Baby

    De Wet and Marysol
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:20 pm
    We’d like you to meet Emily, affectionately referred to as the new “Together Tech Baby”. We will be introducing our young men to you one by one, and we figured we what better timing than now for you to meet Jeremy? Jeremy is a brand new father to this beautiful little girl, who was just born. We would describe Jeremy as: super teachable, committed and wholehearted. He has a bend towards programming and can’t get enough. If you haven’t noticed, we have a bend towards fatherhood around here, believing the shaping of fathers is critical. And we hope it helps you get…
  • South African Snapshot: Office Tour

    De Wet and Marysol
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Take a look at our miracle office which we have been given use of by a local church in exchange for only utilities usage! It keeps our overhead low and is our incubator classroom for our men. It includes a kitchen area which is great for daily lunches and Bible studies around cups of coffee. Come see a quick online tour. View from kitchen area into classroom. That’s our history wall. New photos going in from this current apprenticeship and we will add to it as we grow. View from De Wet, our director’s, desk. You will notice up top left is the church baptismal pool entrance. So…
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  • Attention Students: Get a Free .ME Domain Name

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
      For a limited time, Namecheap is offering university students a .me domain name and email hosting — completely free for one year. To claim your free bundle and kickstart your web presence, simply visit and sign up.   Namecheap is working with students and educators to get mor... Continue reading Attention Students: Get a Free .ME Domain Name for more
  • Facebook Safety Check lets you Notify your Friends of your Safety

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
      Facebook has introduced a new feature called Safety Check which lets you notify your friends of your safety following a natural disaster. You’ll be able to check which of your friends were affected. If you’re near a natural disaster, you can tell friends if you’re safe and c... Continue reading Facebook Safety Check lets you Notify your Friends of your Safety for more
  • Google Announces Android 5.0 Version called “Lollipop”

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
      Google has announced Lollipop, the latest version of its Android software. It features deeper integration between devices and more security. This came after the previous version 4.4 called KitKat. Here is a list of some of what Android Lollipop has to offer.   Material Design: A bold, co... Continue reading Google Announces Android 5.0 Version called “Lollipop” for more
  • The Most Important Words of Personal Responsibility

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:40 pm
      Co-authors B.J Gallagher and Steve Ventura said in their book, Who Are “They” Anyway?, that the most important words of personal responsibility are as follows;   The 10 most important words: I won’t wait for others to take the first step. The 9 most important words: If it is ... Continue reading The Most Important Words of Personal Responsibility for more
  • The Past and Future of California’s Water

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:54 pm
    The 20th century dawned with both excitement and concern for the water future of California and the rapidly growing but arid American West. Gold fever was receding, urban populations were burgeoning, and tentative efforts at modern, irrigated agriculture were expanding. The articles in this Scientif... Continue reading The Past and Future of California’s Water for more
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    The Gamelian World

  • Discussing Entrepreneurial Education and Remembering Eli Aidam at BarCamp Ho 2014

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    I've not written any posts on this blog or elsewhere online in a while because I was busy with the dissertation phase of my masters degree. I learnt a lot over the past year, especially from working on my final project. I am thankful for successfully completing the course.    BarCamp Ho 2014 is upon us; this is Volta region's fourth barcamp since the first event in 2011. Find details about this year's event in the flyer below. We're dedicating this year's barcamp to the memory of Eli Aidam, our colleague from GhanaThink who tragically passed on earlier this year. Eli…
  • Exploring Youthful Innovations to Transform Agriculture in Africa via #AfricaDayAgric Chat

    25 May 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The African Union (AU) observes its founding date, 25th May, as "Africa Day" every year. This is a national holiday in many African countries set aside to reflect on how far we have come in pursuit of continental unity and various aspects of life. Earlier, the AU declared 2014 as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security, and the diaspora team of GhanaThink Foundation saw this as the perfect opportunity to engage youth on their role in transforming the agricultural sector.Yesterday a Google + hangout discussion hosted by the team explored the challenges, innovations and opportunities in the…
  • The Citizen Science Approach to Research: Report from GW4 Workshop, Bath

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Source: thinkprogress.orgThe idea of harnessing the collective or community input for a project is quite appealing to my African mind. Grassroots involvement fosters group ownership and often leads to better results. Movements such as GhanaThink, BloggingGhana and Enactus ride on the numbers and efforts of its members. When applied to science, public participation aids data collection and organisation, research design, and facilitates greater understanding of scientific phenomena. The active involvement of volunteers or "lay people" in the scientific enterprise, "citizen science", is a…
  • Afrimakers and OUWA Team up to Train the Next Generation of Ghanaian Makers

    7 Mar 2014 | 6:56 am
    Trainees keenly engaged during the Africamakers Uganda session. Source: AfrimakersAfrimakers project, in partnership with Open University of West Africa (OUWA) and a few others, are making further strides towards nurturing a maker movement in Ghana. Their three step strategy involves:Training facilitators to lead mentoring workshops and the communityMentoring 6 to 17 year olds to acquire the necessary problem-solving skillsShowcasing innovations and networking through maker faire type eventsVictor Kelechi Ofoegbu, one of the coordinators for the first facilitators workshop coming up at…
  • Tullow Group Scholarships for Prospective African and South American Masters Students

    15 Feb 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Take a bold step and apply to be a Tullow scholarThe British Council is accepting applications for the 2014 cohort of the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS). TGSS, funded by Tullow Oil plc, and managed by the British Council, has been put in place to support development in countries where Tullow operates. High potential scholars from selected countries in Africa and South America are sponsored for masters programmes in top universities in UK, Ireland and France. British council runs a rigorous assessment process to select the most suitable candidates for the programme. The scheme is in…
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    Best Uganda Jobs

  • 40 Sales Executives Jobs at Insurance Company of East Africa

    7 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Job Title: Sales Executive (INSURANCE COMPANY OF EAST AFRICA) eSUMMARYICEA_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
  • Sales & Marketing Manager Jobs at Cangaroo Holdings Uganda Limited

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Job Title: Sales & Marketing Manager | Reports to: Managing DirectorThe RoleAs part of our changing business model, Cangaroo Holdings continues to grow at a steady pace and have embarked on a growth model that entails manufacturing of high value consumer products including toothpaste, shoe polish and bathing soap from China. We are thus seeking a self-motivated individual to provide, identify and
  • Many Insurance Sales Agents Needed at Insurance Company of East Africa (ICEA)

    4 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Job Title: Sales Agents SUMMARY ICEA_UGANDA is a subsidiary company of Insurance Company of East Africa (ICEA) Kenya limited and is looking to recruit commission-based Sales Executives. Insurance Company of East Africa is the leading compound insurance company in East Africa providing both long-term and short term insurance. If you can influence and are keen to see possibilities turn into
  • Security Officer Job Vacancy in Uganda at Uganda Institute of information and Communications Technology( UICT)

    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
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    Indepth Africa

  • Nigeria: A Tale of Two Peters: The Story of Betrayal

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    There is an Igbo saying, that a person’s name influences him. Little wonder, though Judas is a name available in Christianity, no one takes it as a baptismal name, apparently because of the lot of Judas Iscariot in the bible, who betrayed his Master and Saviour of mankind, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Peter is a […]
  • Ethiopia: The Thugplomacy of the TPLF

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    By Alemayehu G Mariam I have often contended that the ruling regime in Ethiopia controlled by the Tigrean Liberation Front (TPLF) is a thugtatorship, the highest stage of African dictatorship . If democracy is government of the people, by the people and for the people, a thugocracy is a government of thugs, for thugs, by […]
  • Nigeria: Weapons Of Mass Destruction/Deception In The Church (Part 1)

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:06 am
    Rufus Kayode Oteniya WMD: Weapons Of Mass Destruction/Deception In The Church (Part 1)) This piece particularly has nothing to do with the present $9.3m money laundering scandal involving the president of The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and his private jet but a well-thought-out topic that is part of a project that I’m currently working […]
  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon – Please Stop the Commercial Exploitation of the Ebola Virus

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    by Alatenumo Inc Ever since the Ebola plague reared its head in some parts of West Africa a few months ago, the world has been in panic mode. Almost 9,300 people have been infected with nearly 50% of the victims dying. The medical resources in the affected countries have been stretched to the limit with […]
  • Uche hits 100 goal- mark in Spain

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche has expressed happiness with his goals against Almeria in the Spanish championship on Sunday. The two strikes took the Nigerian international haul to 100 since he arrived Spain 12 years ago, reports. The Yellow Submarine defeated Almeria, who featured Ramon Azeez, 2 – 0, thanks to goals on either side […]
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    Politics Africa

  • Hello world!

    8 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Livity Africa

  • VIP Debate Club kicks off in Johannesburg

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    Our successful VIP Campaign, which encourages youth democratic participation, continues with the introduction of the VIP Debate Club. The monthly Braamfontein event brings together young people to debate the most youth-specific political topics of the day. Our next debate is 28 October. The VIP Campaign is supported by Omidyar Network. The VIP Debate Club is a regular open event at which young people are invited to discuss and debate some of the most pertinent youth-specific political topics of the day in a relaxed space over a drink. Facilitated by young social commentators and influencers,…
  • Digify featured on ENCA’s Tech Report

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:02 am
    Our great new digital bootcamp, Digify, was recently featured on ENCA’s Tech Report. Watch it now…. Digify is brought to you by Livity Africa in association with Google and IAB SA. It’s an innovative training journey aiming to create the next generation of job-ready digital upstarts. It gives 18-25 year olds a no cost opportunity to undertake a three month digital skills training programme. As well as gaining broad and wide-ranging practical skills with digital campaigns, social media and content creation, we are taking the trainees through key Google modules including Search,…
  • Digital Edge 2014

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
    Last month our founder Gavin Weale joined an illustrious group of speakers at South Africa’s biggest digital marketing conference, Digital Edge 2014. Check out the insight at #digitaledge2014 around the theme “Go Do Good”. This is what @gavinweale had to say… “Doing good should not be celebrated. It is the way we all should be doing business.”
  • 67 minutes writing stories to improve South African literacy

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

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

  • #SMWLagos: Africa’s largest tech and new media event brings thousands to Lagos
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:38 am
    Social Media Week Lagos 2015 Will Debut A 24,000 sq ft Interactive Campus & Host Key Stakeholders and Digital Influencers From Around The World As They Explore The Impact of Social Media and Mobile Across Africa Social Media Week Lagos (SMW Lagos) co-produced by Dragon Africa and AFRIKA21 returns to Lagos, Nigeria for a third year February 23 – 27, 2015.  SMW Lagos was launched in 2013 with Lagos being the first African city to host the international conference.  To date over 15,000 people have participated in the now annual conference and more than 400,000 people have engaged with…
  • Lifting the lid on emerging Nigeria: FBN Capital hosts 4th annual investor conference
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:07 pm
    FBN Capital Limited, the Investment Banking and Asset Management subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc, will once again host key stakeholders at the 4th edition of its Annual Investor Conference, holding on the 11th and 12th of November 2014 at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos. The theme of this year’s event is “Lifting the lid on emerging Nigeria”, with a focus on the recently rebased GDP of Nigeria, and how investors and stakeholders can tap into the potential that this new data presents. Headlining this year’s event are the Honourable Minister for Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun…
  • Social Media Awards Africa unveiled: call for nominations
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Development Diaries Ltd/GTE is pleased to announce the maiden edition of The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) – a premier continental initiative established to recognize and celebrate excellence, creativity and impact of social media. The SMAA features 4 categories and 15 awards targeted at personalities, platforms, institutions and indigenous initiatives that have demonstrated far-reaching impact on human socio-economic development in digital and social media practice through various tools and platforms. Nominations opened on October 1, 2014 and can be made at until…
  • How an intelligent text message service aims to tackle Ebola in West Africa
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:44 pm
    A computer-controlled text message service could direct Ebola cases to appropriate medical facilities and track the spread of the disease in the process–provided it can raise the necessary funding. Back in July, Cedric Moro started a crowdsourced mapping service to keep track of the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Moro is a risk consultant who has created several crowdsourced maps of this kind using the openStreetMap project Umap. Anyone can enter information about suspected or confirmed Ebola cases while hospitals and other health facilities can tell people whether…
  • WHO officially declares Nigeria Ebola free
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    The World Health Organization has officially declared Nigeria to be Ebola free. WHO’s Country Representative for Nigeria Dr. Rui Dama Gaz made the declaration moments ago at the Shehu Musa Yarad’ua Center in Lagos. It has been six weeks since the last reported case of the virus. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation with a population of more than 170 million and is Africa’s largest economy. There were strong fears that Ebola would take hold when a Liberian-American arrived with the disease in July in Nigeria’s densely populated commercial nerve center,…
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    Think Africa Press

  • Tune Me What: Second Season Sunset Show

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Author(s): Brett Lock and Leon Lazarus Deck: A second season comes to a close. We can hardly believe that we have two seasons of Tune Me What? under our belt. As we’ve said before, we embarked on this journey with the intention of sharing the South African music we grew up with − the music we knew and loved − with the rest of the world. It was never really our intention to achieve more than having a bit of fun, but somehow the idea snowballed. Before we knew it we were name-checked by Esquire magazine and asked to syndicate our show right here at Think Africa…
  • Burundian Civil Society Fights Back But Will it be Enough?

    3 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    The relative peace Burundi has enjoyed since the end of civil war may be under threat. Following the ceasefire that ended 12 years of brutal conflict in 2005, the country has experienced a degree of stability. But as the 2015 elections approach, many warn that President Pierre Nkurunziza and his ruling CNDD-FDD party are constricting political space through intimidation, violence and the repression of dissenting voices.In doing so, however, the government has not had an easy ride. Instead, it has found itself face-to-face with resolute civil society and opposition groups who have refused to…
  • Tune Me What: Caravan of Sound

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    Author(s): Brett Lock and Leon Lazarus Deck: Shifty Records' founder Lloyd Ross drops in to tell all. There was an urban legend going around in the South African musical fraternity that Lloyd Ross, the founder of Shifty records, had managed to fund his alternative record label with the money he earned writing the theme music to the popular Afrikaans TV drama series 'Vyfster'.It's a great story, but alas not entirely true, as he tells Koos Kombuis in an interview for the SA edition of Rolling Stone magazine:I did indeed write 'Vyfster'.Teaser: Shifty Records' founder Lloyd…
  • "I'm Missing My Place in the World": An Interview with Aziza Brahim

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Political unrest in the Sahara is usually associated with Mali, a country still in the grip of conflict where, for a time, Islamist rebels banned music in the towns they captured. Ngoni master Bassekou Kouyate, last year’s Sahara Soul concert headliner, described the situation as “ripping the heart out of Mali.” This year, the Barbican Centre’s celebration of Saharan music was expanded to include non-Malian groups, putting a spotlight on some less documented issues.Take the plight of the Saharawi people, represented at London's Sahara Soul by singer and tabal drummer Aziza Brahim.
  • Tune Me What: The Songs that Helped Bring Down Apartheid

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Author(s): Brett Lock and Leon Lazarus Deck: South Africa's brutal apartheid regime knew how to deal with dissent, but not so much with ridicule and disrespect. In 1989, the future in South Africa seemed bleak and hopeless. The government had declared another State of Emergency which suspended certain meagre civil liberties and allowed them to detain anyone suspected of being an “enemy of the state” without trial almost indefinitely. Violent resistance and repression were at their peak.Although largely insulated from the ultra-violent repression in South Africa’s…
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    Celebrating the Kenyan Story

  • EarthDance Nairobi @ Migaa Golf Course

    2 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Date: Saturday, October 4 2014Venue: Migaa Golf Course EstateCharges: Advance Ksh 3,000 and Ksh 4,000 at the GatePerformances by: MAIN STAGEBarney BarrowBeng BengChelina Manuhutu (Main Act)Dj DonnacciaDJ KDrazenFactory DJsFoozak & Franki BFranky ZahltenGichboyJack RoosterLucky BirdiRaj El ReyGROOVE STAGEBroken Switch (Main Act)DJ NorahDrazenDread SteppaFranki BJack RoosterL.A. DaveMateyoOliver NicklinSuraj
  • Tribal Chic 2014: Accepting Designer Applications

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    For all those willing to participate in Tribal Chic 2014The organizers of this fashion event are accepting designer applications till October 15th 2014.What you need it to e-mail to with your portfolio. The organizers will then get back to you with the application details.All the best!
  • How to Tour East Africa, and maximize on the adventure!

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    The flip side of having half the world thinking Africa is a state, is that they all want to come and experience this legendary cradle of Mankind; from the man’s origin in Sibiloi National Park, to the devil’s bedroom in Olnjorowa Gorge, the vast Mara Triangle stretching between Kenya and Tanzania as well as myriad of rituals and culture defining the Acholi of Uganda; the world wants to go-see-Africa! Along the riverine banks of Rusizi Park in Burundi rules Gustave-the Lead Role of the filmcapturing of the Killer Croc. The monster is rumored to have devoured about 300 humans and is…
  • UNDER FIRE: Journalists in Combat, Screening & Discussion

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Date: 29th September 2014Time: 5PMVenue: Pawa254Free
  • Manga Workshop: Part of the Anime Festival @ Japan Cultural Centre

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Here are the Details:Date: Sunday, 5th October 2014Gates Open: 1:30pmTime: 2:00pm – 4:00pmVenue: Japan Information and Culture Centre (Embassy of Japan)NB: Participants of this session are required to have drawing skills and the session itself will involve art work. Hence, those who have an interest in art are encouraged to register.Materials to be used during the Manga Workshop will be provided. So as to get the most out of this session, be there on time.To register for the Manga Workshop, email your full official name, phone number and ID Number to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jpDeadline for…
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    SocioLingo Africa

  • Detroit’s water shut-offs target the poor, vulnerable and African Americans

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    NEW YORK, October 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The unprecedented scale of water shut-offs taking place in Detroit is disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable and poorest, most of whom are African American, two United Nations human rights experts have warned today. So far this year over 27,000 residences have had water services disconnected. At the end of a three-day visit to Detroit*, the UN Special Rapporteurs on the human right to water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, and on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha, stressed that all decisions that…
  • Minister Flanagan welcomes announcement that EU will intensify efforts to tackle the Ebola virus in West Africa

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    DUBLIN, Ireland, October 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, has welcomed the announcement that the EU will intensify efforts to tackle the Ebola virus in West Africa. Speaking after a meeting of European Union Foreign Ministers in Luxembourg, Minister Flanagan said: "Today's meeting is an important step in our efforts to tackle the Ebola virus in West Africa. Many countries, including Ireland, have been working to tackle the spread of this deadly virus which is devastating communities in West Africa in particular.
  • France / Egypt – Attacks in the Sinai (October 19, 2014)

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    PARIS, France, October 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Quai d'Orsay - French official statements (Paris, Otober 20, 2014) France condemns the terrorist attack that killed seven soldiers in the Sinai yesterday. We extend our condolences to the victims' families. France stands alongside the Egyptian people and government in their fight against terrorism.
  • UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack on AMISOM troops in Hiiraan region

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    MOGADISHU, Somalia, October 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned an attack on African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Hiiraan region and called for calm as rival clans caused insecurity in the area. Armed men and rioters blocked and attacked AMISOM troops yesterday morning while they were on a mission to help restore peace near the village of Deefow. “I condemn yesterday's attack on AMISOM troops near the village of Deefow in Hiiraan region. They were in the area to calm…
  • UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack on AMISOM troops in Hiiraan region

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    MOGADISHU, Somalia, October 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned an attack on African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Hiiraan region and called for calm as rival clans caused insecurity in the area. Armed men and rioters blocked and attacked AMISOM troops yesterday morning while they were on a mission to help restore peace near the village of Deefow. “I condemn yesterday's attack on AMISOM troops near the village of Deefow in Hiiraan region. They were in the area to calm…
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    Buzz Nigeria

  • 10 Rare Landmarks on the Map of Nigeria

    Editorial Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    Nigeria has many landmarks and monuments. Most of the landmarks that are in Nigeria are manmade. They include statues and city squares that are formal. However, there are also Natural Landmarks that are absolutely beautiful in Nigeria. Some examples of these are the Zuma rock, Gurara Falls and the stunning Owu Falls. Lagos Island is […]
  • 10 Lesser Known Facts About Abuja, The Capital of Nigeria

    Editorial Staff
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:13 pm
    As one of the largest and most populous countries in the world, Nigeria has become a home to a large number of interesting tourist sites. The capital of the country is Abuja, and it reflects the large amount of diversity that One can find in the nation. If you are planning to pay a visit, […]
  • Chibok Girls: Boko Haram’s Negotiator Outlines What They Want for Ceasefire

    Editorial Staff
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    In this sensitive atmosphere when Nigerian government is assuring the public of a ceasefire agreement, a man who claimed to be the representative of the North-Eastern Islamic group Boko Haram has stated in Hausa language, the demand they are making of the Federal Government and the conditions under which a ceasefire agreement may become feasible. With respect to the […]
  • 100 Sweetest Things To Say To A Girl

    Editorial Staff
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Having a hard time wooing a girl? just know that you are not alone, lots of guys experience same thing, but this should not be a problem when you have the right words to use, by right words I mean sweet words, this works like magic. Naturally ladies go by what they hear while guys […]
  • 10 Richest Pastors in the World Right Now – Five Nigerian Pastors Make the List

    Editorial Staff
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    A pastor is an ordained Christian minister or priest having spiritual charge over a congregation or other group. A pastor also gives advice and counsel to people from the community or congregation. Three verses in the New Testament include the word “pastor” (in various forms): Ephesians 4:11, Acts 20:28, and 1 Peter 5:2, pastors are charged with the primary […]
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    Buzz Kenya

  • 130+ Best Funny Corny Jokes

    Editorial Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    We have made a collection of some of the best funny corny jokes that will interest you, though some might sound cliche and probably old – fashioned, but they will surely make you laugh out loud. These are clean jokes that will appeal to both the old and young, as well as the kids. Enjoy our […]
  • 66 Countries Ugandans Can Travel To Without Visa

    Editorial Staff
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Most Uganda citizens  are unaware of the fact that there are lots of countries you can visit all over the world from Uganda without a visa. Just with your Uganda passport you can actually visit any of these countries without any hassle. According to the arrangement, for some of these countries, a Ugandan citizen can […]
  • 76 Countries Tanzanians Can Travel to Without Visa

    Editorial Staff
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    Most countries require a visa for entry with your Tanzania passport; however, there are some countries that will grant you entry for a specified amount of days or sometimes even months without visa. While Tanzanians need visa to enter almost all countries, there are some nations whose citizens can travel to almost anywhere without any restriction. The Henley […]
  • How To Get a US Visa From Kenya

    Editorial Staff
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Getting a US Visa from Kenya has become quite an easy task these days. US government has made it an easier task by making the process faster and stress free for those people in Kenya who are looking forward to visiting US or traveling to the US. There are some procedures and processes that the […]
  • How To Get a UK Visa From Kenya

    Editorial Staff
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    When traveling to the United Kingdom–even for a short visit–citizens of Kenya must apply for a UK visa. as in most countries, the UK offers a number of visas for a number of purposes, and different visas require different items and documents. The UK government provides a list of general requirements for Kenyan citizens applying […]
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    Buzz South Africa

  • 150 Funny Jokes For Kids

    Staff Writer
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    As much as these jokes can appeal to any age group, kids as well as adults,  it is specially selected for kids. This is a set of clean and harmless jokes that can get your kids laughing all day long. Keep away from the kids dirty jokes that can corrupt their minds, while introducing them […]
  • President Obama’s Credit Card Declined – You Would Not Believe Why

    Staff Writer
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    As it is, even president Obama can have his credit card declined. The president of the United States revealed that his credit card was declined as he tried to make a purchase in a New York restaurant while he was attending a United Nations meeting. He disclosed this when he was addressing the workers on […]
  • 10 Things to Learn About Capital of South Africa

    Staff Writer
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    South Africa is located on the southern tip of the African continent. The country is rich in recorded history and enjoys one of the highest number of tourists in the African region. Pretoria is the capital of South Africa, the seat of the executive arm of government. It was named after Andries Pretorius. The name […]
  • 84 Countries Zimbabweans Can Travel to Without Visa

    Staff Writer
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:13 am
    Do you get frustrated waiting in line at airport security or applying for a visa to visit a country in Europe or America? Global consulting firm Henley and Partners put together a list of the worst and best passports for international travel. The group analyzed visa regulations of all countries and territories in the world […]
  • 10 Things Ladies Do That Secretly Turn Men On

    Staff Writer
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Ladies, you might need to re-shape your thoughts after reading this article if you are one of those that assume that your man is only turned on by slim and tall model figures in high heels, skimpy and sexy clothes who have applied various layers of makeup. Following a series of feedback from men, you may […]
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  • How to Load a Facebook Full Site on Mobile Phone

    Staff Writer
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Facebook is designed in such a way that it automatically redirects all browsers in mobile devices when accessed to its mobile version. That explains why you’ve been having a difficult time trying to access your Facebook full site on your Smartphone, Tablet, or any other Windows, Android or iPhone mobile device. Fortunately for you, there’s […]
  • How to Watch DSTV on Demand

    Staff Writer
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    DSTV is definitely among the leading satellite TV in the World, and having one is quite a pleasure you mustn’t miss. With the many interesting channels it has one can never miss entertaining stuff to get glued on. DSTV has grown so wide that it offers various options even if you are on a busy […]
  • How to Use Google Earth Street View Like A Pro

    Staff Writer
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    Google Earth Street View was first unveiled in several states in the United States in 2007. However, since its launch, it has been rolled out to other countries as well. The technology allows users to view different locations via Google Earth. Unlike Google Maps, Street View displays the imagery in a more advanced and effective […]
  • Best 50 Technology Websites of 2014

    Staff Writer
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    As technology continues to improve, more and more technology websites are emerging online. This post looks at some of the best technology and Social media websites on the planet, from CNET to The Verge, TheNextWeb and Mashable. The last few years has seen so much interest by people in the area of digital technology, digital media, social […]
  • 10 Coolest Headphones

    Staff Writer
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:04 am
    The music industry is all about expression with different genres catering to the taste of different individuals. The music we choose to listen to can therefore tell a lot about us – and so can the type of accessories through which we listen to music. In the modern world, headphones are more than just a practical […]
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    Answers Africa

  • 55 Countries Moroccans Can Travel To Without Visa

    Editorial Staff
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa A good number of Moroccans are unaware that there are a whole lot of countries that you can travel to without Visa. Usually, there are entry restrictions  placed by the authorities of various countries that require that anyone coming into the country, who is not a citizen would be needed to obtain a visa or […] The post 55 Countries Moroccans Can Travel To Without Visa appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 100+ Best Black Jokes About Black People

    Editorial Staff
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Very humorous black jokes that will make you laugh hard. This might sound a little different from the normal joke you are used to but it will certainly do the magic. Here is a list of black jokes about black people . Black People Jokes – Black Guy Jokes – Jokes About Black People 1. […] The post 100+ Best Black Jokes About Black People appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • World War 2 Facts: 10 Engrossing Facts

    Editorial Staff
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa World War II continues to be the biggest mass warfare ever witnessed in the history of mankind. By taking into account the death toll, the countries involved, as well as the anguish it atrociously caused to the lives of millions affected, the war continues to be one of the historical events that’s creepier than the […] The post World War 2 Facts: 10 Engrossing Facts appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • Top 9 Richest African Presidents and Monarchs 2014

    Editorial Staff
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Africa is endowed with abundance of human and mineral resources. There are about 1 billion people inhabiting the continent and still abundance of oil reserves, gold, platinum, tin, diamond and other precious metals and minerals that drive the global economy. While the majority of Africans are barely getting by financially, African presidents are known to […] The post Top 9 Richest African Presidents and Monarchs 2014 appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • Everything You Must Know About African Masks

    Editorial Staff
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa African masks are arguably the most recognised artefacts or craft items from the African continent. They will feature in many museums, art galleries and also craft for sale. The masks hold a very special place in African cultures. Despite their timeless existence, many people are not well-versed with the craft items. The following are 10 […] The post Everything You Must Know About African Masks appeared first on Answers Africa.
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  • Abandoned Projects: UNN will not probe past VC

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Abandoned Projects: UNN will not probe past VC The immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Professor Bath Okolo will not be probed over many abandoned projects in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • UNILAG Supplementary Screening & Registration Schedule 2014/15

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    UNILAG Supplementary Screening & Registration Schedule 2014/15 The authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has announced that the screening/registration of all UTME candidates on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • Poly Nekede 2014 NYSC Batch ‘C’ Mobilization Number Announcement

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Poly Nekede 2014 NYSC Batch ‘C’ Mobilization Number Announcement The Federal Polytechnic, Nekede wishes to state that the following categories of students were not mobilized for 2014 NYSC Batch ‘C’... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • TASUED Releases List of Rusticated and Expelled Students

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    TASUED Releases List of Rusticated and Expelled Students The Senate of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun at its 74th statutory meeting held on Wednesday 24th September, 2014... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • UNILAG 2014/2015 Supplementary Admission List Released

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    UNILAG 2014/2015 Supplementary Admission List Released Unilag supplementary admission list 2014 is out. The authorities of University of Lagos (UNILAG) has released the supplementary list of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
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  • Missing $10.8bn: Court Rejects Diezani’s Request to Stop Reps’ Probe

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:40 pm
    A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday refused a proposed amendment by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to her suit challenging the National Assembly’s power to probe her spending of N10bn on chartered jet. The minister, the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation are the plaintiffs in the suit. Their proposed amendments are seeking additional prayers to their suit. The fresh prayers are to seek the court’s pronouncement on whether by the virtue of provisions of section 88 of the constitution, the National Assembly…
  • Lagos: What I Did in 2,700 Days, by Gov Babatunde Fashola

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Today I am pleased to report that our extraordinary journey of trust and partnership for development has reached the 2,700 day milestone. As I present the report of our activities over the last 100 days, indicating progress, challenges, and triumphs, I do so with pride and gratitude. A pride about our team, our workforce, and all of you our people and our party (the APC). Gratitude to all of you for your staying power. A staying power that makes us gather every 100 days to give meaning to accountability in Governance. A staying power that amazes critics and cynics alike. A staying power that…
  • WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-free

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    L–R: Outgoing Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku; former Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu; Minister of State for Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan; and Country Representative of the World Health Organisation, Dr. Rui Vaz, at a news conference on the declaration of Nigeria as Ebola-free country in Abuja… on Monday. The World Health Organisation on Monday in Abuja   declared that Nigeria was now free of the Ebola Virus Disease. The WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Dr. Rui Gama Vaz, said that 42 days after the last person in possible contact with the virus was taken…
  • Immigration Tragedy: Why Abba Moro Won’t Resign – Abba Moro

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Abba Moro, the Minister of Interior has said he would not resign over the immigration tragedy that claimed the lives some job applicant. Speaking on Monday, the minister explained why he will not resign seven months after the tragic incident happened, Premium Times reports. It would be recalled that on March 15, 2014, a poorly organised recruitment exercise claimed the lives of no fewer than 20 applicants following a stamped that occurred at the venue of the exercise across the country. In reaction to the incident, several Nigerians called for Moro’s sack as well as that of the…
  • Polling Units: No Rift Between Jega, RECs – INEC

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:59 pm
    There is no rift between the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) over the parameter used in creating 30,000 new polling units and the propriety of introducing such a controversial project on the eve of a crucial election year, the Lagos State REC, Adekunle Ogunmola has said. A national newspaper had reported that moves by Jega to incorporate the proposed 30,000 new polling units into the work plan of the electoral body for the 2015 general election had created tension at a meeting recently. It was reported that the…
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