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  • Africa 2000 versus Africa 2015

    Appfrica
    Jon Gosier
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    In 2000, the CIA made many predictions about the world. One of them was this: “Aids, famine, and continuing economic and political turmoil means that populations in many [African] countries will actually fall.” While most of their predictions were fairly prescient, this one was way off. Not only is most of Africa more peaceful and politically stable, the population is booming as are many African economies. Foreign direct investment is way up as is sovereign investment. Africa in aggregate is growing way faster than Europe in aggregate right now. The continent is truly booming.
  • The Three Best Pitches from Diaspora Demo Day

    Appfrica
    Jon Gosier
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    This past weekend I attended Diaspora Demo Day, the inaugural startup competition organized by the people at TipHub and held at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.. The day was not without its hiccups but for a first-time event really exceeded my expectations. As the name implies, Diaspora Demo Day is an event where the best companies founded by Africans or targeting Africa are invited to pitch their concepts to an audience of attendees and esteemed judges (which included myself). Oddly, the judges didn’t judge anything, the audience choose the ‘winners’, we were there just…
  • Data for a 21st century Africa

    SocioLingo Africa
    sociolingo
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:28 am
    CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, January 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Data consumption continues to grow at an incredible pace globally. Over 90% of all the data in the world was created in the past two years, and the total amount of data being captured and stored by industry doubles almost year on year. It is expected that by 2020, the amount of digital information in existence will have grown from 3.2 zettabytes today to 40 zettabytes. Every minute we send 204 million emails, generate 1,8 million Facebook likes, send 278 thousand Tweets and up-load 200 thousand photos to…
  • Welcoming YALI Fellow and Tech Entrepreneur Ethel Cofie

    Appfrica
    Jon Gosier
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Over the past few weeks it has been an absolute pleasure getting to know Ethel Cofie a socially minded programmer, serial entrepreneur, and YALI/Washington Fellowship Fellow. She will be temporarily working with us with us from August to September. I met Ethel a few weeks ago when I was invited to speak at Yale to address the Mandela Washington Fellowship YALI Fellows. They asked me to talk about my own personal journey from starting Appfrica in 2008 to what I’m doing now across various ventures and projects. When asked to go deeper about what we actually do here at Appfrica, rather…
  • Be like Misan Rewane and Move Back to Nigeria to positively impact the lives of others

    CPAfrica | CPAfrica
    CP-Africa.com
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:22 pm
     Movebacktonigeria.com 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…
 
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  • 4 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm

    hash
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Github created a list of the open source software products based in Africa
  • $100m For African Entrepreneurs

    hash
    1 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    The Tony Elumelu Foundation has set an ambitious goal, “…to create 1 million jobs and $10 billion in annual revenue in Africa.” They are choosing 1,000 entrepreneurs from across Africa to be a part of the new TEEP program, and they plan to do 1,000 more each year for 10 years – that’s 10,000 entrepreneurs total. Not a small number. If you do the math, this works out to $10,000 per entrepreneur, so it can’t be about funding as much as it is about learning. Applications open today (Jan 1, 2015), it’s 87 questions long so make sure to read up and apply…
  • Kenya: Who Got Funded in 2014?

    hash
    31 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Which tech companies were funded in Kenya in 2014? I thought I’d compile a list of the ones I know of. Send me any that I might have missed. Early stage capital Angani – Public cloud computing provider BRCK – Rugged, wireless WiFi device CardPlanet – Mobile money payment system aimed at business and NGOs iProcure – Software for optimizing rural supply chains OkHi – Physical addressing system for logistics solutions Sendy – Motorcycle delivery service Tumakaro – Diaspora driven education funding Umati Capital – Factoring for farmer…
  • 52 Weeks of 2014

    hash
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:35 am
    52 Weeks of 2014 from WhiteAfrican on Vimeo. A slideshow of 52 of my favorite shots from 2014. More on Instagram at @White_African
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    hash
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:26 am
    I’m (finally) playing around with updating my blog theme and layout for easier posting of images and asides. Standby today as this goes through some iterations.
 
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  • Sneakers from Passport ADV

    Emeka Okafor
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:02 am
    Another 'Made In Ethiopia'  footwear brand. Mikhayel Tesfaye's Passport ADV. African Fashion Guide reports: Passport ADV (Articles de Voyage ) is the brainchild of Ethiopian-American designer Mikhayel Tesfaye. He launched the brand in 2009 with an exclusive Passport ADV collection for Adidas. After discovering the premium grade of leather and suede that were produced in Ethiopia, Mikhayel made the critical decision to move his manufacturing base from Asia to Africa in 2011. Passport ADV is a testament to the idea that it is possible to produce luxury goods in Africa without compromising…
  • Private-equity investors are getting hot for Africa

    Emeka Okafor
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:02 am
    In the Economist: When Paul Kavuma began approaching private companies in Africa a decade ago to suggest investing in their businesses and improving the way they were run, he was often shown the door. “They were offended, asking if I thought they were broke,” says the founder of Catalyst Principal Partners, an east Africa-focused fund manager. Even when, after hours of explaining the merits of private equity, Mr Kavuma changed business owners’ minds, many still struggled with the idea that within a few years he would sell the stake he had bought. “When we exited, some people thought…
  • The TOMPSA’s Mobile Triage App

    Emeka Okafor
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    On the TED Blog, Karen Eng highlights the work of Mohammed Dalwai: Every day, emergency room workers use triage to prioritize patient care — but exhausted personnel in under-resourced hospitals can easily make deadly errors in diagnostic tests and symptom scoring. South African emergency room doctor Mohammed Dalwai witnessed such avoidable tragedy firsthand while working with Médicins sans Frontières in Pakistan. He resolved never to let it happen again. Dalwai urged MSF to apply a standard triaging system — the paper-based South African Triage Scale — in his emergency room in…
  • Intel at Maker Faire Africa 2014

    Emeka Okafor
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    Onsite in Johannesburg: Check out what makers, designers and developers got up to at Maker Faire Africa held in Johannesburg in December 2014. From Hack-a-Thons, to 3D printing and rubric's cube machine solvers, it was all there...
  • Wanda Organic : Biotechnology For Farmers In Kenya

    Emeka Okafor
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    Founded by Marion Moon, on Indiegogo: Wanda Organic a Kenyan company that deals in the sale and manufacture of bio-organic fertilizer would like to raise 45,000 $ to improve the fertilizer distribution network in Machakos county. The money will be used to build 2 Wanda Dukas, that will serve as our village level fertiliser collection/drop-off points. By enhancing the accessibility of organic inputs for farmers, we can help reverse the negative ecological and social effects of unsustainable agricultural practices, mitigate climate change and improve the living standards of people in Machakos…
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    ... My heart’s in Accra

  • Global Voices at 10: Food for Thought

    Ethan
    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?

    Ethan
    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 blogwatch.ph, a leading Filipino citizen media site. She’s now an empty nester after…
  • Global Voices Summit: Online Crisis Reporting

    Ethan
    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

    Ethan
    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…
  • Global Voices Summit: Social Media in the Philippines

    Ethan
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:46 pm
    We’ve been asked several times why Global Voices is holding a summit in Cebu, the second-largest city in the Philippines. That’s a pretty easy answer: Nini Cabaero of the Sun Sentinel, a former student of mine at MIT, made a great case for the friendliness of the Cebuano people and argued that we would get a richer picture of the Philippines if we met outside the highly globalized and cosmopolitan capital. (She’s right – it’s been a fantastic introduction to the diversity of the Philippines, a nation of 7000 islands, and of many different languages and cultures.)…
 
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    格安の名刺・チラシ印刷なら│アンティリオン印刷

  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「ウェブプレス」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    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。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「i-印刷」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:34 pm
    名刺印刷最安値が200枚550円の激安価格の印刷会社です。 完全データを入稿することが条件になっており、そのおかげでここまでの大幅コストダウンを実現しています。 最近はデザインが作れる環境に無い方でも注文出来る様に完全オーダーメイドサービスも開始し、より使いやすい印刷サービスへ進化しています。 様々なニーズに対応するために名刺の材料、特殊加工を約20種類用意。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「LBDO」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:19 pm
    サロン向けの名刺やチラシを取扱っている会社です。 100枚3,500円〜の格安月額プランも用意しているので、毎月安定した販促をしたいと考えている方におすすめ! デザインは500種類以上からのテンプレートから選ぶ事が出来るのもポイント。 名刺やショップカードも100枚2,000円のリージナブルな価格で提供してくれるから一気に注文しやすいのも嬉しいですね。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「アスクル」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:22 pm
    名刺や封筒などの印刷物から印鑑などの製作も行なっている会社です。 常にリーズナブルな価格なだけではなく、頻繁に10%キャンペーンなどを開催しているのでよりお得に頼む事が出来ます。 オフセット印刷の名刺やチラシで品質も高品質なのが嬉しいですね。 100種類以上もあるテンプレートデザインから自由に選べるのも特徴。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「マットアートグロス」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    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。…
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    Ideate

  • Get Funded In The Western Cape

    Staff Reporter
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Western Cape entrepreneurs have an upcoming opportunity to pitch their business ideas to major funding bodies to secure a cash injection of at least R10 million. The pitching session is part of the Western Cape Funding Fair, a joint initiative between the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism and Deloitte. There are four days before the deadline for applications closes.The inaugural Western Cape Funding Fair will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 18 March 2015. It will provide a unique platform for Western Cape-based bankable, sustainable,…
  • Social Media Lessons by Social Media Lawyer Emma Sadler At HeavyChef Event

    Staff Reporter
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    Social media law expert, South African author and top commentator on the Oscar Pistorius trial, Emma Sadleir will headline the first Heavy Chef event for 2015 in Bryanston, Johannesburg. During this session, Sadleir will present the topic of social media ethics – the pitfalls, the risks and the opportunities that exist for individuals and brands. Touching on this pertinent theme in the global online community, Emma will highlight some of the key points introduced by her most recent book, Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex. As one of the country’s most foremost authorities on social media…
  • GoMetro Launches An App Designed For The Emerging Markets

    Staff Reporter
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    GoMetro, the transport startup based in Cape Town that maps and reports on public transport in South African cities, today unveiled a new mobi site designed for the emerging world: GoMetro Mini. This  groundbreaking new version of GoMetro is designed for older phones, and will provide public transport information to commuters in all 11 official languages. This is the first transport app that is truly accessible to all South Africans. Users will be able to choose from Sepedi, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana, Venda, Tsonga, Ndebele, Swati & Afrikaans to get train and bus times for all major…
  • Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Searching For Future Entrepreneurs: Apply Now

    Staff Reporter
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:20 am
    The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is offering individuals that show potential in entrepreneurial talent an opportunity to develop as responsible entrepreneurs by applying for the university Fellowship opportunity. Anthony Farr, CEO of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, says: “The Foundation invests in a long-term legacy of greatness through inspiring and developing individuals who will become high impact, responsible entrepreneurs who are capable of shaping and transforming the future of Southern Africa.” Fellowship opportunity: Grade 12 learners Applications are open to current Grade 12…
  • School Entrepreneurship In 2015

    Staff Reporter
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:36 pm
    The 2014 School Entrepreneurship Programme wrapped up on 21 November 2014. Now in its fourth year, this extra-curricular entrepreneurship initiative has seen no less than 21 high school learners start up and sustain micro-enterprises while completing the 10 month programme. In year 2014 it was no different. The top performer for the 2014 edition was Mat Carter, a Gr9 learner who bought and sold goods at various markets for a period of 3 months. Having generated sales in excess of R6000 over the three month period, Mat managed to keep his operating expenses very low, just 10% in fact of total…
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    Mike Stopforth

  • Meetings Suck. Fix Them With 6 Easy Steps.

    Mike
    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

    Mike
    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.

    Mike
    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

    Mike
    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…
  • What POPI Means For Social Media Marketers

    Mike
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:09 am
    With Y2K bug-level fervour, murmurs around POPI, the impending Protection of Personal Information Act, pepper board room conversations. In consultation with brands I am asked weekly what this new legislation will mean for marketers and more specifically, for marketers in social media channels. So what is POPI exactly? In 2009 the South African government first tabled the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) bill in Parliament. The intention of the bill was to further protect an individual’s personal information from misuse by companies. So basically, the anti-SPAM brigade.  …
 
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    Ladybrille® Blogazine

  • Philanthropist Bisila Bokoko is Ladybrille Woman of the Month, January 2015

    LADYBRILLE.com
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:33 am
    Sacramento, CA (January 2015) -- Ladybrille Magazine, the pioneer digital platform and authority on African fashion in the West’ and the pioneer voice for the African woman entrepreneur is pleased to... Visit us for the full story! Also be sure to check Ladybrille Magazine at http://ladybrillemag.com for stories on Africa fashion,film, music and the arts!
  • ASCAP's Mir Harris Makes Appearance on The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak

    LADYBRILLE.com
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mir Harris, a former A&R executive for Ne-Yo’s Compound Entertainment Record Label who is now Associate Director for ASCAP’s Urban/Rhythm & Soul, joins Ms. Uduak on the twenty-sixth (26)... Visit us for the full story! Also be sure to check Ladybrille Magazine at http://ladybrillemag.com for stories on Africa fashion,film, music and the arts!
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2014 OWL Awards Nominees Announced!

    LADYBRILLE.com
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    SACRAMENTO, CA (October 8th, 2014) – The National Association of Women Business Owners Sacramento (NAWBO-Sac) has announced the nominees for the 2014 Outstanding Women Leaders Awards (OWL... Visit us for the full story! Also be sure to check Ladybrille Magazine at http://ladybrillemag.com for stories on Africa fashion,film, music and the arts!
  • HURRY! BUY Your Tickets to the 4th Annual United Colors of FashionGALA to be Held October 8th, 2014 at the Historic Lexington Avenue Armory!

    LADYBRILLE.com
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    “UCOF Annual Gala on October 8th, 2014 – Paper Dreams: Writing New Runways. Event: United Colors of Fashion (UCOF) is asking you to help us empower youth through fashion education, by joining us at... Visit us for the full story! Also be sure to check Ladybrille Magazine at http://ladybrillemag.com for stories on Africa fashion,film, music and the arts!
  • Uduak Oduok to Judge the Miss Sacramento County Pageant, Official Preliminary to Miss California USA® Pageant

    LADYBRILLE.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ladybrille’s Uduak Oduok to Judge the Miss Sacramento County Pageant, Official Preliminary to Miss California USA® Pageant. Sacramento, CA (September 22, 2014) - Uduak Oduok,... Visit us for the full story! Also be sure to check Ladybrille Magazine at http://ladybrillemag.com for stories on Africa fashion,film, music and the arts!
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    Annansi.com

  • Connecting Africa through satellite technology

    Annansi
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    IDG Connect reports: These companies seem to be walking away from the traditional provision of information, where a live internet connection is needed. This is an area that Facebook’s Internet.org and Google’s Google Loon are still currently pursuing. Facebook has reportedly been talking to Avanti, a satellite company which owns two broadband satellites across Africa. Google, on the other hand, is looking to launch balloons that will stream the internet to the unreached, with trial plans in New Zealand. “There is an important distinction between using satellites for providing the…
  • Nigerian internet usage skyrockets. Government begins smart cities initiative

    GK Annan
    28 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    Ventures Africa reports Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications Technology has initiated a Smart States initiative aimed at reducing Right of Way (RoW) fees and standardizing state levies and taxes on information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. By eliminating arbitrary charges and eradicating multiple taxations across the country, the initiative is expected to spur infrastructural development across the country. “The initiative is based on the premise that engaging those in authority at the state and federal level to address the issue of multiple taxations impeding the…
  • Nigeria, Egypt top list for intenet penetration in Africa

    Annansi
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Click image for larger view Top 10 African countries with highest intenet penetration (2012) Nigeria Egypt South Africa Morocco Kenya Sudan Tanzania Algeria Uganda Tunisia Source: African Development Bank   The post Nigeria, Egypt top list for intenet penetration in Africa appeared first on Annansi.com.
  • Africa is 2nd largest mobile phone market in world

    Annansi
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    Africa is now the fastest growing and second largest mobile phone market in the world. More than 8 in 10 Africans have a mobile phone. Average penetration rate has also risen from 37% in 2010 to 80% in 2013 and is still growing at 4.2% annually There are now 760 million mobile subscribers in Africa. This number is projected to cross the 1 billion mark by 2016. Africa’s mobile data usage amounts to 15% of the total internet traffic. Source: Tracking Africa’s Progress in Figures (African Development Bank) The post Africa is 2nd largest mobile phone market in world appeared first on…
  • Facebook has 100 million monthly active users in Africa. 80% use mobile

    Annansi
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    Facebook Africa statistics via Facebook The post Facebook has 100 million monthly active users in Africa. 80% use mobile appeared first on Annansi.com.
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    The Zambian

  • Happy 2015

    The Zambian Editor
    1 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    2015 will be a pivotal year for Zambia. From The Zambian Development team, we wish all of you a Happy New Year and the very best in 2015. May this Irish proverb be a blessing to all of you: May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be ever at your back. And may the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you ever the palm of his hand. May God be with you and bless you: May you see your children’s children. May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings. May you know nothing but happiness From this day forward. May…
  • How Can Poaching Be Brought Under Control?

    The Zambian Editor
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    Elephants are being slaughtered in unprecedented numbers and if it continues experts predict they will be extinct in the wild within 20 years. In order to bring poaching under control, it needs to be tackled at the market, in transit, and on the ground. Rory Young, an anti-poaching strategist provides a summary of the problem of tackling the poaching on the ground in this Huffington Post article on How Can Poaching Be Brought Under Control?. Young recently co-authored, A Field Manual For Anti-Poaching Activities, a guide that provides workable solutions to poaching.will focus here on the…
  • Lusaka, The City and People

    The Zambian Editor
    27 Dec 2014 | 5:04 am
    Lusaka, Zambia’s heartland and capital city is the country’s chief administrative centre and a major financial, transportation, and manufacturing hub. Lusaka is one of the fastest growing cities in the SADC region with a population that stands at 1,461,000, this according to the Southern African cities network. Joining CNBC Africa’s Nozipho Mbanjwa to look at the Investment case of the City of Lusaka is Thierry Boulanger, Director for IT and Business to Business Solutions at Samsung Africa and Mark O’Donnell, MD at Union Gold and Habeenzu Mulunda, Public Relations…
  • What To Do When an Elephant Charges

    The Zambian Editor
    25 Dec 2014 | 7:12 pm
    If an elephant charges, there are a few handy tips to keep in mind: 1. Determine whether or not the elephant is actually going to charge. 2. Watch the elephant’s ears 3. Listen for warnings as you’ll likely hear trumpeting as a warning from the elephant All of the above, clearly a lot easier if you’re with a Zambian wildlife guide. The BBC features a great story on Mr. Mvula, a wildlife guide and his recent experience with a charging elephant. Mr Mvula is a trained African wildlife guide with more than 20 years of experience. After viewing the elephants for some time,…
  • Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong

    The Zambian Editor
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    The video for “Am I Wrong” was filmed in Botswana and at the Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
 
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    Appfrica

  • Predicting Macroeconomic Trends Through Real-Time Mobile Data

    Jon Gosier
    1 Jan 2015 | 3:48 pm
    We recently completed the first part of a research project that aimed to test whether or not real-time mobile data could be used as a means to predict future macroeconomic trends like interest rates, inflation and GDP per capita in African countries. While the paper itself makes no definitive conclusions, it is the first in a series of long-needed experiments that will test the statistical reliability of mobile population sampling as a means for financial analysis and forecasting in countries where infrastructure is unstable. This research was conducted on behalf of one of our portfolio…
  • Africa 2000 versus Africa 2015

    Jon Gosier
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    In 2000, the CIA made many predictions about the world. One of them was this: “Aids, famine, and continuing economic and political turmoil means that populations in many [African] countries will actually fall.” While most of their predictions were fairly prescient, this one was way off. Not only is most of Africa more peaceful and politically stable, the population is booming as are many African economies. Foreign direct investment is way up as is sovereign investment. Africa in aggregate is growing way faster than Europe in aggregate right now. The continent is truly booming.
  • The Three Best Pitches from Diaspora Demo Day

    Jon Gosier
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    This past weekend I attended Diaspora Demo Day, the inaugural startup competition organized by the people at TipHub and held at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.. The day was not without its hiccups but for a first-time event really exceeded my expectations. As the name implies, Diaspora Demo Day is an event where the best companies founded by Africans or targeting Africa are invited to pitch their concepts to an audience of attendees and esteemed judges (which included myself). Oddly, the judges didn’t judge anything, the audience choose the ‘winners’, we were there just…
  • Ebola Deeply and International Rescue Committee Press Conference at the State Department

    Jon Gosier
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    Yesterday in New York I was invited by the U.S. Department of State to discuss my work as a member of the team behind Ebola Deeply. My co-panelist was Nicole Walden of the International Rescue Committee in Liberia, an organization that has been based in-country for years, well before the current outbreak. It was interesting to hear her perspective, as she’s witnessed what was already a bad situation in Liberia (post-civil-war country with poor infrastructure and low-education) go from bad to worse. The presence of Ebola has hat several net affects, not the least of which is the fact…
  • Welcoming YALI Fellow and Tech Entrepreneur Ethel Cofie

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

  • Fela Flex

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:02 pm
    An Okay Africa production: Okayafrica presents Fela Flex, a film which aims to introduce new audiences to the sounds of Afrobeat founder Fela Kuti through the art of contemporary dance. Starring NYC dancers from the film Flex Is Kings, this piece is co-published with NOWNESS and is a production by NYC-based ROOT Studios.
  • To solve mass violence, look to locals

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    At TED: Severine Autesserre studies the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is in the middle of the deadliest conflict since World War II; it's been called "the largest ongoing humanitarian crisis in the world.” The conflict seems hopelessly, unsolvably large. But her insight from decades of listening and engaging: The conflicts are often locally based. And instead of focusing on solutions that scale to a national level, leaders and aid groups might be better served solving local crises before they ignite.
  • "Looking Within Rather than From Without"

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    Chika Ezeanya writing in New African: In all sectors of life and all across the continent, Africans are increasingly looking to each other for inspiration rather than trying to imitate the West. Africa is growing in confidence, and the whole world stands to benefit image courtesy of AfrimindWhat does Eminado mean?” a shy Rwandan teen asked me in Kigali after learning of my Nigerian nationality. My response, as I explained that the term coined by Don Jazzy meant something akin to “good luck charm”, was partially drowned out by the sound of Ugandan Eddy Kenzo’s chart-busting “Sitya…
  • "With a Book You Are Never Alone"

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:25 am
    Bisila Bokoko founder of the The Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project writes in HP: There is a serious need to build infrastructure to empower people though education, health, and medicine. I was inspired to work on increasing the supply of something very close to my heart: Books! Since then, I have been working to create an African Literacy Project, focused on building libraries around Africa, with the first one established in, Kokofu, located in the Kumasi Region in Ghana.I came into contact with William Kamkwamba through this project. His family could not afford his tuition fee, and were…
  • 'Timbuktu'

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Trailer of Abderrahmane Sissako’s recently Oscar nominated film:
 
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  • Katine villagers receive £60,000 following Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal

    Liz Ford
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:03 am
    Residents of sub-county in rural Uganda will use new deposit fund to bolster enterprise and protect fragile development gainsTraining in financial management and marketing, the appointment of two new staff members and the start of negotiations for a new business contract. One year on, villagers in Katine, a rural sub-county in north-east Uganda, are preparing to manage a new pot of cash that will help transform their lives.About £60,000 has been deposited into an account at a branch of Centenary Bank in nearby Soroti town. The account will give villagers access to a pool of money that…
  • Guardian and Observer readers raise £340,000 for Future Africa charities

    Patrick Butler, social policy editor
    17 Jan 2014 | 6:26 am
    Christmas appeal closes with donations totalling £200,000, with a further £140,000 expected from match funding and Gift AidGenerous Guardian and Observer readers have helped raise an estimated £340,000 for our four Christmas appeal Future Africa charities.Readers' donations, which totalled just over £200,000 when the appeal closed on Friday, will be divided between Farm Africa, Practical Action, Solar Aid and Worldreader. Continue reading...
  • Help us give Katine's children a future they can look forward to

    Liz Ford
    28 Dec 2013 | 3:47 am
    Access to low-interest credit is crucial if this rural Ugandan community is ever to look after itselfPeople in the village of Obyarai, in the Katine sub-county of Uganda, were devastated when a severe storm in October 2011 ripped off the corrugated iron roofs of two classroom blocks, a store room and an office in its primary school.The rainwater destroyed desks, benches and textbooks and flooded the buildings. The school management committee immediately alerted the district education officer, but members were told there was no money in the budget for any new building work for two years.
  • Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal 2013: Farm Africa loan fund

    Liz Ford in Katine, Uganda
    27 Dec 2013 | 6:11 am
    Tiny sums can have a big effect in Uganda, helping villagers help themselves to buy assets such as cows that can transform lives • Donate to our appeal hereThe new borehole in Obongoi village in Katine has been an answer to prayer, says John Nicholas, secretary of the local water-source management committee, as he stands beside the wooden fence surrounding it. But not just in the obvious ways.It has significantly reduced cases of diarrhoea and worms, which were high among villagers whose nearest water source was a swamp. But the borehole has also provided a helpful cash point for villagers…
  • Katine's farmers struggle in face of floods and drought

    Liz Ford in Katine
    29 Nov 2013 | 7:44 am
    Guardian teams up with Farm Africa for this year's Christmas appeal to help train the Ugandan village's farmers in business and marketing and, crucially, providing access to capitalHow to donate to the Guardian Christmas charity appealSimon Edangat perches on the edge of the desk inside the office at Katine's produce store, a large, whitewashed brick building that sits beside the main road that cuts through the rural sub-county in north-east Uganda."I sold the co-operative some of my groundnuts, and I brought some for storage for seven months. I made a profit of 150,000 shillings [about…
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    Blomerus Missions

  • 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…
  • South African Snapshot: Instructor

    De Wet and Marysol
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:02 am
    “Several people that went through my training were able to get jobs based on the computer literacy they learned in my courses”. This quote is not from us but from Simnikiwe telling us this over dinner one night! He is one of the men that graduated from our program last year that now teaches computer literacy classes in his community. We are very proud of him and encouraged to know that as the “teach a man to fish” saying goes, by the grace of God, we taught someone who is teaching others to fish. Related posts: South African Snapshot: Synergy South African Snapshot:…
  • Caught on Camera

    De Wet and Marysol
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:32 am
    This morning we walked into our office/classroom to realize we had no running water. The pipes had be stolen from the outside of the building. Pipe and cable theft is unfortunately common. We reviewed our video feed from outside the door and saw the guy, clearly dodging the camera. Thankfully nothing else was stolen and we can see from the footage there was no attempt to break into our office. We breathed a sigh of relief when watching it this morning. We want to take a moment and thank all of you who gave generously to help us recover from our devastating break in last year. You gave enough…
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  • Time Bank

    adesoji
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Time is one property that everyone has in equal amount, yet people live lives worthy of emulation and praises because they have left foot prints in the sands of time, while some others go through life only to wonder at their old age when and how all the time passed. Truth is, right from the […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • Nigeria Elections 2015: Pledge to Vote

    adesoji
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
    As the Nigeria elections in 2015 draws nearer, Google Nigeria started a campaign to help Nigerians pledge to vote. With the campaign, you can pledge to vote and also nominate two people to vote during the Nigerian elections on 14th February 2015 for the Presidential election and 28th February 2015 for the Governorship election.   […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • Water Crises Tops WEF’s Global Societal Risks of Highest Concern

    adesoji
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:12 am
    The World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts looming water crises as the most global societal risks of concern over the next 18 months and 10 years into the future. The fragility of societies is of increasing concern, fuelled by underlying economic, societal and environmental developments. The effects associated with climate change will put further pressure on […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • Bill Gates and Melinda Gates bet on the future

    adesoji
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:34 am
      “The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. And their lives will improve more than anyone else’s.”     Here are the main points of the Gates annual letter for 2015.   1. Child deaths will go down and more […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • Top 20 Universities in Nigeria

    adesoji
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    The rankings of top 20 Universities in Nigeria for the year 2014 has been provided by the 4 International Colleges & Universities (4icu). 4icu is an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited Universities and Colleges in the world.   Here is the list of the top 20 universities in Nigeria by 2014. […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
 
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  • Get the Loadshedding App for South Africa (Android)

    Rafiq Phillips
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:38 am
    Load Shed App by DevmocoFind out instantly when load shedding is going to happen and where. Use the apps early warning notification system to provide you with up date information on load shedding within your area or on your grid.. Use it on the road, in your office or home locations.Loadshedding AppWritten by: Rafiq PhillipsDate Published: 01/27/2015With the current energy, or rather Eskom Loadshedding, crisis plaguing South Africa it is of utmost importance to know when and where you won't be without power. Now thanks to Load Shed by Devmoco available on the Google Play store Android…
  • WhatsApp intros PC client with Whatsapp Web

    Rafiq Phillips
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:23 am
    The world has flocked to whatsapp in droves with just over a 0.75 billion users signed up. We’re Whatsapping from every smart mobile device known to man be it Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry and even Nokia S60. Here’s the skinny on running whats app on your pc:You need the latest version of Whatsapp running on your phoneYou need to be using the Google Chrome web browserBrowse to web.whatsapp.comScan the QR code with the latest version of Whatsapp on your phone. How to run Whatsapp Web on different phones:Android: Open Whatsapp > Menu > Whastapp WebWindows…
  • #my22seven Frugal Revolution – Frugalution

    Rafiq Phillips
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    Since embarking on the 22seven journey after meeting Christo Davel and installing and using the app it has given me a whole new perspective of my finances in an easy to understand interface. Being frugal with my income and selective of my expenditure has been one of the main priorities over the past couple of months. Herewith all the changes or revolutions that have been sparked simply by managing my finances with the aid of the 22seven app:22seven changed my car insuranceAs previously noted I was spending more on my car insurance than petrol. A quick online quote from multiple insurance…
  • Free SEO Crawler Software

    Rafiq Phillips
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:48 am
    It’s the start of 2015 and already I’m swimming in really awesome SEO audit work from around the wwworld. One of aspects of SEO that should never be ignored is the technical side of things. This post isn’t going to go into detail of what those are but rather highlight a free SEO crawler tool I’ve been testing called Beam Us Up. It is sometimes very hard to spot technical SEO errors for sites that are hundreds of thousands of pages in size and having a little robotic spider help in the form of a crawler makes the very technical task at hand so much easier. herwith my…
  • Opel Adam hatches into our wwworld

    Rafiq Phillips
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    While having lunch with my family a few days ago my cousin asked if I saw the Opel Adam yet. After doing online marketing for a while it got me wondering how brands go from advertising, like the rest of this post is going to be, to a conversation piece while sharing a meal. It’s not often that my cousin and I have lunch together & I don’t think she reads this blog or my tweets. She’s about to hatch  her second child & wish her all the best.Opel is launching the Adam in South Africa in January 2015 and is poised to be a challenger for hatchbacks with it’s…
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • The Answer is Behind Every Door

    Ayanna Nahmias
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Author Unknown Last Modified: 16:35 p.m. DST, 22 January 2015 There is an old Chinese tale about a woman whose only son died. In her grief, she went to the holy man and asked, “What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?” Instead of sending her away or […]
  • South Korea’s Abysmal Record of Disability Rights Despite Economic Prosperity

    Ayanna Nahmias
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:56 p.m. EDT, 21 January 2015 SINAN COUNTY, South Korea – Though South Korea’s record of human rights abuse is not as heinous as its neighbor North Korea, it still grapples with abuse of the weakest members of its society. Prior to the latest expose, there have been several studies […]
  • U.S. Citizens Head Not Only to the Middle East to Fight Others’ Battles

    Jessamy Nichols
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 12:18 p.m. EST, 13 January 2015 BANJUL, Gambia – On December 30th, armed groups in Gambia carried out a coup attempt against the president, Yahya Jammeh. The harsh and restrictive leader has been in power since 1994 (due to a coup, ironically), and is globally infamous for his widespread […]
  • Ethiopia: Fight for Land in the Lower Omo Valley

    Sarah Jakubowski
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 23:20 p.m. DST, 08 January 2015 OMO VALLEY, Ethiopia – Citizens of the Lower Omo Valley are competing with the government for their land. The government is eying the land for cash crops such as sugar and palm oil. The indigenous population consists of thirteen tribes who rely […]
  • To Spite Obama Health Insurance Companies and Pharmaceuticals Choose to Kill Citizens

    Ayanna Nahmias
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 02: 42 a.m. EDT, 05 January 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – At midnight on December 31st the world retired 2014 to make way for 2015. For many it marked a night of festivities, parties, and insouciance. For others, like me, it was the day which marked the resetting of health insurance […]
 
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    Newstime Africa

  • Edger Lungu sworn in as Zambia’s new president

    Francis Maingaila
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    LUSAKA (AA) – Edgar Lungu on Sunday took the oath of office as Zambia’s sixth president since independence in 1964 after... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Curfew imposed on Nigeria’s Maiduguri

    Olarewaju Kola and Rafiu Ajakaye
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:09 am
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA) – Curfew has been imposed on Maiduguri, the provincial capital of Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, following a Sunday morning... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Female activist killed during protest in Cairo

    Islam Mosaad
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    CAIRO (AA) – An Egyptian female activist was gunned down on Saturday during a protest near downtown Cairo’s Tahrir Square.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nigeria’s Jonathan vows to return abducted schoolgirls

    Olarewaju Kola
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    LAGOS (AA) – Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan vowed on Saturday to bring back home girls kidnapped in April of 2014... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tunisia announces new government lineup

    Yousra Ouannes
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:36 am
    TUNIS (AA) – Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid on Friday announced the lineup of his cabinet, which includes 24 government... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    CPAfrica | CPAfrica

  • Be like Misan Rewane and Move Back to Nigeria to positively impact the lives of others

    CP-Africa.com
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:22 pm
     Movebacktonigeria.com 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

    CP-Africa.com
    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

    CP-Africa.com
    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…
  • Actis prepares for $1billion sale of Actom

    CP-Africa.com
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:59 pm
    The sale may happen in the first half of this year. Actis LLP, a U.K.-based private-equity firm, is preparing to sell its stake in South Africa’s Actom Pty Ltd. in a deal that could value the business at more than $1 billion, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The buyout firm has interviewed potential advisers to help with the sale of the electrical-engineering company, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly. The sale may happen in the first half of this year, said one of the people, though no final decision has been…
  • Technology spurring Africa’s movie industry

    CP-Africa.com
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:55 pm
    By Vincent Matinde, IDG For Thomas Oyolo, the journey into film has been riddled with challenges. The now famous face on local Kenyan television, prides himself on being a screen darling back in his rural home, where, he says, he is accorded celebrity status. Yet for many filmmakers in Kenya, finding the secret to marketing productions and having a chance to reap back the rewards, is a puzzle not solved. Oyolo says that he produces and markets his own productions in his rural home and some of the series and movies are doing very well, especially the ones in local languages. For Oyolo, making…
 
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    SocioLingo Africa

  • Data for a 21st century Africa

    sociolingo
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:28 am
    CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, January 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Data consumption continues to grow at an incredible pace globally. Over 90% of all the data in the world was created in the past two years, and the total amount of data being captured and stored by industry doubles almost year on year. It is expected that by 2020, the amount of digital information in existence will have grown from 3.2 zettabytes today to 40 zettabytes. Every minute we send 204 million emails, generate 1,8 million Facebook likes, send 278 thousand Tweets and up-load 200 thousand photos to…
  • WHO Executive Board appoints Dr Matshidiso Moeti as new Regional Director for Africa

    sociolingo
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    GENEVA, Switzerland, January 27, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 136th session, has appointed Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti as the new Regional Director for WHO’s Africa Region. Dr Moeti was nominated Regional Director by the health ministers of the 47 Member States of the WHO African Region at the annual Regional Committee for Africa in Cotonou, Benin, in November 2014. Dr Moeti will take up her appointment for a five-year term on 1 February 2015, succeeding Dr Luis Gomes Sambo who has served as Regional Director for the past…
  • President Zuma appoints acting judges to the constitutional court

    sociolingo
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    PRESIDENT ZUMA APPOINTS ACTING JUDGES TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT PRETORIA, South-Africa, January 27, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 175(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, acting on the recommendation of Minister of Justice and Correctional Services and the concurrence of the Chief Justice, appointed three Judges to act as Judges of the Constitutional Court during various periods, due to the vacancy which occurred and vacation leave of one of the Judges of the Constitutional Court respectively, in order…
  • UNMISS condemns killing of civilians in ambush in Western Bahr El Ghazal State

    sociolingo
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    JUBA, South Sudan, January 27, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) strongly condemns the killing of eleven civilians, five of them journalists, in a roadside ambush while travelling to Raja in Western Bahr El Ghazal State on Sunday, 25 January 2015.   Unidentified gunmen reportedly opened fire on a two-car convoy which was transporting the new County Commissioner of Raja, James Benjamin, including a team of local journalists.   The vehicles were returning to Raja when they came under attack between Sepo and Magaya. It was…
  • Uganda : WFP forced to cut rations to 150,000 refugees

    sociolingo
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME FORCED TO CUT RATIONS TO SOME 150,000 REFUGEES IN UGANDA KAMPALA, Uganda, January 27, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Almost 150,000 refugees living in Uganda are receiving from today reduced rations from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a result of insufficient funding.   The ration cut of 50 percent, which began today, came as WFP struggles to raise an additional US$30 million for its operations in Uganda for the next six months.   Those affected are people who arrived in Uganda before July 2013 – nearly half of all refugees…
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    Buzz Nigeria

  • Latest Outrageous Salaries Of Top Nigerian Politicians Revealed

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:44 am
    With the overwhelming salary which Nigeria Politicians earn, am sure you no longer wonder why they fight tooth and nail with unrelenting effort to stay on the gravy train. It is a known fact that Nigerian Politicians are the highest paid politicians in world. Unbelievably, all of the 109 Senators and 360 members of the […]
  • Top 6 Nigerian Musicians Who Were Born Rich

    Editorial Staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:32 am
    For most Nigerian Musicians, the road to stardom was not an easy one at all, the story is always that of “from grass to grace “. If there is anything lesser in value than grass then that would have been the right word to describe where most of these musicians started. Nevertheless, it was  during […]
  • Inside Mikel Obi’s Luxurious Lifestyle – N850m Mansion, Cars

    CJ Stanley
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    One of Nigeria’s own, Chelsea Football Club Midfielder, John Mikel Obi, is definitely living life to the fullest. Wow!!, what a luxurious lifestyle. With an annual salary of close to $6 million (N1.14bn) outside revenues from endorsements and commercials, the challenge would be how to spend it so it is understandable if he at least […]
  • Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Nigeria

    Editorial Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:37 am
    Nigeria has the highest population in Africa today, the country can also boast as one of the most economically developed nations in the continent of Africa. In this article, we have made a list of the tallest commercial buildings in Nigeria and you can also find most of them in places like Lagos, Abuja and probably […]
  • Top 7 Ways to Avoid Kidney Faliure

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:39 am
    The death of veteran actor Muna Obiekwe on the 18th of January came to us as a shock. He died as a result of kidney failure when he stopped going for the dialysis for his damaged Kidneys. Kidney failure arises when one’s kidneys can no longer filter waste products from the blood. It happens in […]
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  • Latest Salaries Of Top Ugandan Politicians Revealed

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:38 am
    Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa with about 31 million inhabitants to carter for. It is called pearl of Africa and it is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south […]
  • 17 Dreadful Images Of Female Circumcision Ceremony In Kenya

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:17 am
    Female genital mutilation in Kenya involves cutting off the clitoris and external genitalia, then stitching the vagina to lessen a woman’s sexual urge. Sharp objects such as broken glass, razor, and scissors are mostly used in cutting off the clitoris. More unbelievably, more than a quarter of Kenyan women had gone through this very ordeal. […]
  • 10 Intriguing Reasons Why You Should Abandon Everything And Get Married

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    Being married is ultimately way better than being single and this of course proves why many people regard marriage as their most important relationship and also their source of  joy and pleasure. While some think  marriage is one of the most beautiful things in life, some others think the opposite. For those who think the […]
  • These 27 Breathtaking Wedding Photos From Kenya Will Surely Excite You

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:51 am
    Indeed, nature wears the colors of the spirit. The couple in the wedding photos below proved that sunshine is surely delicious, rain is refreshing, wind makes us stronger and  there is really nothing as beautiful and refreshing as African culture. A well-experienced Wedding photographer named Jonas Peterson has shot several brides and grooms in all kinds […]
  • 5 Brutally Honest Reasons Many Kenyan Ladies Are Still Single

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:33 am
    When we are faced with the big question as this ” do you wish to be married?   African women should not find it difficult to answer, and this would be because of the extreme values that Africans place on marriage. But now, you will find that African women of the 21st century would find […]
 
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  • 100+ Funniest Jokes Ever Told

    CJ Stanley
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    Sometimes humour through riddles and jokes is the best way to drive a point home or make people understand your point better. It can communicate ideas that are not only lighthearted but also serious. What kind of joke do you like? Jokes are meant to be funny, the main reason why people listen or read jokes is […]
  • Latest Salaries of Top Zambian Politicians Revealed

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:21 am
    Following Michael Sata’s death on 28th October 2014, the Vice President became the interim President of Zambia until the recent elections, making him (Guy Scott) the first white African president since South Africa’s  in 1994. With the recently concluded Presidential elections in Zambia which most people believed was a wake up call to all Zambians to […]
  • Reasonable or Not? Here are the Latest Salaries of Top Zimbabwean Politicians

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:37 am
    The “salary gate” scandal in 2014  which was a result of the media’s exposure of the outrageous salaries earned by parastatal bosses in Zimbabwe, led to a huge expectation that the Government would act quickly on corruption. While the Government didn’t fail the public as it capped the salary of the Government parastatal bosses at US$6,000 from […]
  • Gone In A Flash! A Case of Smash And Grab Robbery In Guateng

    Linda Nwadigwe
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:04 am
    While it is an established fact that crimes can happen anywhere and to anyone, the number of reported cases of smash and grab in Johannesburg is getting alarming. The most shocking thing about this kind of burglary is the way it happens in a flash. It happens in such a way that the victims end up […]
  • Near Successful Pretoria Hijacking Caught on Camera

    Staff Writer
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Rubenstein Drive, Moreleta Park recently saw a case of attempted hijacking and the eye witness recorded the distasteful event on her mobile phone which she shared the video on YouTube. From the video, the criminals were in a white BMW hatchback and were posing as police officers in official police uniforms. They however were coercing both the driver […]
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  • 14 African Countries Still Forced To Pay Colonial Tax For The Benefits Of Salvery By France

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa Are you aware that many African countries still pay colonial tax to France till today? One would say that Africa is still being exploited even till date. It brings us to the conclusion that the Europeans might not want us to be greater than they are after all. After reading this article you will definitely […] The post 14 African Countries Still Forced To Pay Colonial Tax For The Benefits Of Salvery By France appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • This 1000 Year Old African Tree Has A Drinking Bar Inside

    Editorial Staff
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa Sunland Baobab is the oldest African tree and it is 1000 years old. It is a baobab tree located in South Africa’s Sunland Farm, Limpopo. The most remarkable thing about this tree is not just its age or the fact that it has existed for a full millennium and had survived up to 5 different fires within its […] The post This 1000 Year Old African Tree Has A Drinking Bar Inside appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • Top 10 Tallest Buildings In Egypt

    CJ Stanley
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa Egypt is one of the countries in Africa with a strong and diversified economy, and this has drawn lots of business men and women from around the world into this country, but most people that visit Egypt are not drawn only by business, Egypt is also one of the world largest tourist destinations and people […] The post Top 10 Tallest Buildings In Egypt appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • African Countries With The Most Beautiful Women

    Editorial Staff
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa Africa indeed has the most beautiful women in the world today, women with outstanding kind of beauty. When we talk about beauty, we are referring to both inside traits and outside looks and an African woman has it all. All around the world, African women have always stood out among other women. They are very […] The post African Countries With The Most Beautiful Women appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 19 Photos of Africa that Only Africans Can Understand

    Linda Nwadigwe
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa Thabo Mbeki’s rousing ‘I am an African’ speech stands as one of those iconic and profound assertions of pride at being African. Africa may not be the most developed continent in the world and its people may not be the most sophisticated people, but they are proud of it and would protect it with their […] The post 19 Photos of Africa that Only Africans Can Understand appeared first on Answers Africa.
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  • Ogun State Teachers Suspend Strike

    CampusPortalNGStaff2
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:25 pm
    The industrial action embarked upon by the Ogun State chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), which is in its second week, has been suspended. The teachers took the decision to suspend the strike after a meeting between the leadership of the... Visit the source website www.campusportalng.com for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • Move to permanent sites – NUC Secretary tells Private Universities

    CampusPortalNGStaff2
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:55 pm
    The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Julius A. Okojie (OON), has admonished private universities operating from their temporary sites in the country to relocate to the permanent sites. Speaking at the... Visit the source website www.campusportalng.com for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • University of Ibadan Notice on Work-Study Scheme

    CampusPortalNGStaff2
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:33 pm
    The management of University of Ibadan (UI) wishes to remind members of the university community about the Work and Study Scheme which allows students to engage in jobs that can fetch them tokens to complement whatever they get from... Visit the source website www.campusportalng.com for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • Tension in FUPRE as Students Protest School Fees Increase

    CampusPortalNGStaff2
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
    The students of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE), Effurun, took to the streets yesterday to protest school fees increase by the school’s management. The protest which began peacefully inside the university campus later... Visit the source website www.campusportalng.com for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • FUDutsin-Ma 2nd Semester 2014/2015 Registration Guidelines

    CampusPortalNGStaff2
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    The Senate of Federal University Dutsin-ma, has approved that registration for returning students for second semester 2014/2015 academic session will commence on Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th January, 2015. Late Registration will be from... Visit the source website www.campusportalng.com for detailed content, full links, and more!
 
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  • INEC Has My Academic Certificates – Buhari

    indepth
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:21 am
    Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret), yesterday, insisted that his academic certificates were submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which were duly acknowledged by the Legal Department of the commission, wondering why people were still making issues of it. Speaking in Abuja, when the Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, formally adopted him as its presidential candidate for the February poll, Buhari said: “Well I am not surprised. This is Nigeria. If people are serious about this issue, they ought to have…
  • Nollywood Actor, Muna Obiekwe to be Buried Feb 3

    indepth
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    The Actors Guild of Nigeria has released the programme of activities to honour the late Nollywood thespian, Muna Obiekwe, who died on Jan.18 from a kidney related ailment. The 36-year-old actor, according to reports had been battling with kidney disease for a very long time. In a statement released and signed by AGN’s President, Ibinabo Fiberesima, it was disclosed that the remains of the light skinned actor would be laid to rest on Tuesday, Feb.3. The programme would commence with a candlelight procession which will be held in Lagos on Feb.1. The meeting point for the procession is the…
  • Certificate Saga: Cambridge University Provides More Details On Buhari’s WASC Results

    indepth
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, UCLES, now Cambridge Assessment, has provided further details on the West African School Certificate, WASC, results presented by Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Candidate in the February 14 presidential election. In a new post on its website, the university confirmed result grades for the examination in 1961 were issued in numbers, not letters, as suggested by critics of Mr. Buhari who have dismissed the results he presented as fabricated. According to Cambridge, “Examination results were classed in grades…
  • I Consume Rice Grown in Nigeria—Jonathan

    indepth
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:46 am
    Jonathan Facebook comment President Goodluck Jonathan has reiterated the giant strides of his administration in the agricultural sector by declaring that he eats rice grown in Nigeria. “With pride, I am able to again affirm, I eat rice grown in Nigeria. It is a matter of honour that more and more of the rice eaten in Nigeria now originate from Nigeria,” he posted on his Facebook page. The president boasted that major restaurants and hotel chains  in the country now report to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture that they cannot meet the demand for locally grown rice. He vowed that if the…
  • Why Arsenal Have Not Unveiled Paulista Yet

    indepth
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    Gabriel Paulista is being fast tracked into the Arsenal first team. £15million defender Paulista, 24, flew to Paris on Tuesday to complete the legal requirements surrounding his transfer and speed up the process of getting him a work permit. The Gunners are hopeful that the Brazilian’s whistle-stop trip to France will make him available for Sunday’s home game with Aston Villa. They have already been granted a work permit for the former Villarreal defender, even though he has not played for Brazil and has not got an EU passport. Arsenal insisted the 24-year-old is a talent of the…
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  • Mikel obi Russian Fiancee Olga Shares Bathroom Pics

    kelvin jeweh
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Mikel Obi’s Russian Fiancee Olga Shares Bathroom Pictures Meet mikel obis girlfriend  Olga, a beautiful and wealthy Russian Lady Nigerian footballer Mikel Obi abandoned his family for. Mikel Obi is drunk in love. Hope he will reunite with his family in Nigeria soon. The post Mikel obi Russian Fiancee Olga Shares Bathroom Pics appeared first on Naijanolly.Com - Naija News, Entertainment ,Music , Nollywood Gist Linda Ikeji Blog.
  • Liverpool Fc signs Nigerian female footballer, Asisat Oshoala,

    kelvin jeweh
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:25 am
    Nigerian female footballer, Asisat Oshoala, 20 year old has signed a deal with Liverpool Ladies Football Club. this deal make asisat oshola the first female player from africa to sign a professional contract in the english women super league After bagging the award of the best female footballer in africa following her incredible performance at the women world cup,asisat quiockly gain prominence among scout from different clubs Shet said, “Since I began my football career I have always dreamt of being a professional footballer so to be able to join the reigning Women’s Super League…
  • www.fedcivilservice.gov.ng . Federal Civil Service Recruitment 2015

    kelvin jeweh
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:08 am
    www.fedcivilservice.gov.ng . Federal Civil Service Recruitment 2015 -The Fedral Civil Service Commission Recruitment is ongoing as they have started accepting applications for several positions in the Federal Civil Service Commission. Vacancies on the  Federal Civil Service Recruitment  Job Portal located at www.fedcivilservice.gov.ng Positions Avaiable at the Federal Civil Service Recruitment 2015 FOREIGN AFFAIRS OFFICER GRADE II (SGL 08) Requirement Candidates for the post of Foreign Affairs Officer Grade II (SGL 08) must possess a relevant University Degree in the Arts, Social Sciences…
  • Don Jazzy Diss D’banj In New Song?

    kelvin jeweh
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:27 pm
    It appear that the bad blood between Don Jazzy and D banj have not actually gone down , the pair who have parted way for long over issues which none of them has openly come out to state have never taken shots at each other until now But it now look like we will be getting a war of word between the pair after it looks like shot was aimed at D banj in the newly released single by D prince titled Oga titus produced by Don Jazzy     The post Don Jazzy Diss D’banj In New Song? appeared first on Naijanolly.Com - Naija News, Entertainment ,Music , Nollywood Gist Linda Ikeji Blog.
  • Ini Edo’s New Boyfriend Actor Mike Godson Visit Late Abacha’s Family Home

    kelvin jeweh
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Ini Edo’s New Boyfriend Nollywood Actor Mike Godson Visit Mariam Abacha’s Family Home In Abuja Nollywood actor Michael Godson is reaping the reward of dating a big girl. Less than a week after Ini Edo leaked her romance with the actor to the public, he has made many connections. He was declared an INEC ambassador on Monday and the same day, he visited ex First Lady Mariam Abacha at home in Maitama area of Abuja. “I was humbled last night, when I visited the late gen Sani Abacha’s family. And met with her excellency,the former First Lady federal republic of Nigeria, Mariam Sani…
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  • Pope Francis meets transgender man at the Vatican

    alex olatunji
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    Pope Francis met with transgender man Diego Neria Lejárraga (pictured right) and his fiancée on Saturday January 24th at the Vatican. The Pope agreed to meet Diego after Diego wrote to him telling him about the constant discrimination he experiences in church since he converted from a woman to a man. According to Spanish newspaper, Hoy, Diego, who was labelled ‘the devil’s daughter’ by a priest said: “After hearing him on many occasions, I felt that he would listen to me.” Despite the meeting, the Vatican has not commented on it or released photos from the visit. The post…
  • 82-yr old millionaire who paid $500k for date with Kim Kardashian defends marriage to 25 year old(Photos)

    alex olatunji
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    A former playboy model has married a multi-multimillionaire who is 57 years her senior – but claims her decision it has nothing to do with his fortune. German beauty Cathy Schmitz, 25, wed mega-rich 82-year-old lover Richard Lugner in the autumn – and has given up her telly career to live a life of luxury with him in his homeland of Vienna. The couple appeared on This Morning on Monday to defend their relationship ahead of a documentary about their age-gap airing on Wednesday night. Filthy-rich Richard, who famously paid $500k and took Kim Kardashian to the Vienna ball last year…
  • Nigeria military response to Boko haram not working..They should let us help more-US Commander

    alex olatunji
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:29 am
    General David Rodriguez, head of US Africa Command, said the Islamists’ gains on the battlefield are cause for concern and “the number of people displaced is just staggering.” Speaking at an event organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank. “I think it’s going to take a huge international and multinational effort there to change a trajectory that continues to go in the wrong direction,the Nigerian leadership and Nigerian military are going to have to really improve their capacities to be able to handle that.” Rodriguez said the…
  • SHOCKER!! Nigerian Guy Leaks Sex tape With A Lady 3 days to her wedding [+30 video]

    alex olatunji
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:50 pm
    This Sex tape just got leaked last week and 3 days to the wedding of the lady he had the escapade with and it has already breaks the internet causing lots of uproar , threats and abusive words directed the culprit … watch the video on the next page.. Warning very explicit +30 video The post SHOCKER!! Nigerian Guy Leaks Sex tape With A Lady 3 days to her wedding [+30 video] appeared first on Tinimash News.
  • 2face & Annie Idibia cooking together last night(Photo)

    alex olatunji
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Despite the viral photo of 2face pictured with babymama Pero, it appears that has done nothing to ruffle their bond..Wizkid’s boo Tania Omotayo just shared this lovely photo of the couple cooking last night.. The post 2face & Annie Idibia cooking together last night(Photo) appeared first on Tinimash News.
 
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