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  • Uganda al-Shabab prosecutor killed

    BBC News - Africa
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    Joan Kagezi, the top Ugandan state prosecutor in the trial of 13 men suspected of a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, is shot dead in Kampala.
  • Witnesses, Who Say Police Killed Activist, Are to Be Charged in Egypt

    NYT > Africa
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    Egyptian prosecutors are bringing criminal charges against witnesses who said they saw the police kill an unarmed poet and activist during a demonstration, a lawyer who has seen the charges said on Monday.
  • The iHub at 5

    White African
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    Celebrating the Community – iHub’s 5 Year Tech Bash 43 companies in the Kenyan tech scene have come together to put on an event for 3,000+ people in the tech community, the #5yrTechBash at the Arboretum. The iHub is turning 5 and it’s a testament to the people and companies who make up this space that we’re thriving and have a chance to celebrate. It’s a community event by all of us, for all of us! Community as our Legacy There has been a long history of the tech community in Kenya coming together, from Skunkworks and Barcamps to the iHub itself. I tend to think of…
  • "Build Your Own Lab Equipment" - TRend

    Timbuktu Chronicles
    Emeka Okafor
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    The fabricate your own labware trend strengthens,At an upcoming "TReND in Africa" (Teaching and Research in Neuroscience for Development) workshop, application here, Participants will: their own fully functioning 3D printer (MOST RepRap delta) during the course and receive basic training in their use and maintenance. In addition, we will provide training in the use of modern electronics and microcontrollers and provide each individual candidate with an Arduino starter kit. In a related SmartMonkey video Sarah Hoey discusses their plan "to set up a university-based 3D printing…
  • “It’s scary when we can do this out of love and there’s nothing you can threaten us with”

    ... My heart’s in Accra
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    What’s a “holy shit visualization”? It’s a way of looking at data that makes turns a statistic you might have flipped past in a book or skimmed by on a web page into something that you can’t forget. It’s a visceral reminder of the power of images and the power of looking at dry numbers in human terms. For Mike Evans, the map below was a holy shit visualization. Properties in yellow are in tax distress. Those in orange are under tax foreclosure. Those in red have been foreclosed. In 2014, 50% of properties in the city of Detroit were in danger of…
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  • The iHub at 5

    7 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    Celebrating the Community – iHub’s 5 Year Tech Bash 43 companies in the Kenyan tech scene have come together to put on an event for 3,000+ people in the tech community, the #5yrTechBash at the Arboretum. The iHub is turning 5 and it’s a testament to the people and companies who make up this space that we’re thriving and have a chance to celebrate. It’s a community event by all of us, for all of us! Community as our Legacy There has been a long history of the tech community in Kenya coming together, from Skunkworks and Barcamps to the iHub itself. I tend to think of…
  • 4 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm

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

    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?

    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

    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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    Timbuktu Chronicles

  • "Build Your Own Lab Equipment" - TRend

    Emeka Okafor
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    The fabricate your own labware trend strengthens,At an upcoming "TReND in Africa" (Teaching and Research in Neuroscience for Development) workshop, application here, Participants will: their own fully functioning 3D printer (MOST RepRap delta) during the course and receive basic training in their use and maintenance. In addition, we will provide training in the use of modern electronics and microcontrollers and provide each individual candidate with an Arduino starter kit. In a related SmartMonkey video Sarah Hoey discusses their plan "to set up a university-based 3D printing…
  • Quick Hits

    Emeka Okafor
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    A U.S. private-equity push into EthiopiaA patent for the conversion of urine into flammable gases Urban farming in Zimbabwe Akua Wood founder of Shea Butter Cottage via Africa on the Blog
  • Ethiopia's 'Metal & Engineering Corporation'

    Emeka Okafor
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    METEC is pioneering the production of heavy machinery, from railcars: The Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) announced that it has started production of railcars aiming to substitute them locally.The locomotive industry under the corporation has commenced the manufacturing of the railcars after finalizing the design and the prototype, Major Nigusu Solomon, head of the locomotive industry told ENA.The trial of the prototype lasted for four years, he said.The plan of the industry is to substitute railcars the nation would import to operate on the railway lines the nation has…
  • Exposure Robotics

    Emeka Okafor
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    From SmartmonkeyTV: Education entrepreneur Obinna Ukwuani, Exposure Robotics’ plans to launch the first African STEM secondary school in NigeriaA problem solving tool: There’s no vocational niche for anybody who knows robotics in Nigeria yet but that’s not really the point. Like Seymour Papert’s work with Logo, getting students to programme a robot is about something else. The curriculum has three elements: applied maths and science, computer programming and engineering design. “We use robotics as a platform for creative problem solving and programming.” In addition, its students…
  • “Hackerspaces are really taking off in China”

    Emeka Okafor
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Over at the Makery: image via the Makery“Hackerspaces are really taking off in China”, writes Mitch Altman. The co-founder of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco, has been travelling there for more than a decade, organizing Hacker Trips to visit universities, manufacturers and new hackerspaces. Makery asked him to deliver his point of view on the emerging hacker/maker scene in China. Big news!: in January the Chinese Premier, the head of government of the entire country, made a big show of visiting a popular Chinese hackerspace in Shenzhen, a big city in the south, and the largest…
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    ... My heart’s in Accra

  • “It’s scary when we can do this out of love and there’s nothing you can threaten us with”

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    What’s a “holy shit visualization”? It’s a way of looking at data that makes turns a statistic you might have flipped past in a book or skimmed by on a web page into something that you can’t forget. It’s a visceral reminder of the power of images and the power of looking at dry numbers in human terms. For Mike Evans, the map below was a holy shit visualization. Properties in yellow are in tax distress. Those in orange are under tax foreclosure. Those in red have been foreclosed. In 2014, 50% of properties in the city of Detroit were in danger of…
  • Helping Launch the NetGain Challenge

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

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

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

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

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:15 pm
    常に最短納期、最低金額でチラシや名刺の印刷を行ってくれる印刷会社です。 見積りの時点から迅速対応を心がけており、他社と比較してみたいという場合にも気軽に問い合わせる事ができます。 品質の維持にもこだわっておりコストダウンの為に品質を落とす様な事は一切行っていません。特に付け合わせ印刷、紙の仕入れ等を行わない事で高品質ながらも激安価格の印刷物を提供してくれます。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「よみプリ」

    19 Mar 2015 | 12:35 am
    B4チラシを1枚1.3円〜から印刷してもらえる格安の印刷会社です! 50,000部以上からの価格ですが、沢山チラシを配る予定があるならかなりお得。また折込みチラシの印刷のデザインの製作から印刷、配布まで一貫して行ってもらえるのも◎ 配布地域など細かく選択する事が出来るので狙ったターゲット層に見てもらえるチラシになります。 簡単に自分だけの名刺が作れる様にとバリエーション豊富なテンプレートが用意されているのも特徴。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「ハットツールデザイン」

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:35 am
    女性デザイナーが直接打ち合わせ!個性的で明るいチラシや名刺のデザインを考えている方におすすめです。デザイナー歴20年以上の女性デザイナーが出してくれる提案はなんと無料♪それぞれの意見を尊重した最適なデザインを提案してくれます。 土日祝日でも24時間以内に返事をくれるため常にスムーズに依頼をすることができます。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「有限会社 市場印刷」

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

    12 Feb 2015 | 11:03 pm
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  • SAB Kickstart 2015 National Finalists Announced

    Staff Reporter
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    SAB KickStart, the South African Breweries’ (SAB) youth entrepreneurship programme, announced the competition’s Top 18 national finalists for 2015, during a grant allocation ceremony at SAB’s World of Beer in Newtown, Johannesburg, today. Each of the finalists has begun an intensive business development support programme, which will culminate in an award ceremony to celebrate the top 5 entrepreneurs amongst them at the end of this year during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 (GEW), where they stand to win additional grant funding of between R100 000 and R500 000. SAB is encouraged by…
  • The Closest Point To The Money – A Lesson In #CashFlow

    Jonathan Jacobs
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
    If there is an eternal ghost that haunts each and every entrepreneur, it is the haunted spirit of CASHFLOW. No entrepreneur is protected against it. It sneaks up on you and can give you the fright of your life, literally. This is what takes businesses down. I caution you of this, so you know that it lurks within your business and I guarantee you that you will encounter it on several occasions. At the start of this year, I had quite a substantial encounter with this Cashflow poltergeist.  Clients did not pay what they were supposed to pay, some delayed payments, my investments were not that…
  • SA Internet Advertising Revenue Report by @PWC_ZA & @IAB_SA

    Staff Reporter
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:23 pm
    The South African internet advertising market is growing at breakneck speed, with R 1.3 billion in total revenues reported in 2013.  This is according to an inaugural Internet Advertising Revenue Report which was prepared by PwC SA and released today by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) South Africa.  The report is a landmark for the maturing South African digital industry, which has a growing need for reliable market intelligence in order to position itself as globally competitive. The report highlights the following findings: Online advertising revenues excluding search and mobile…
  • Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Develops A Real Social Entrepreneur – Yaqeen Turton

    Staff Reporter
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:41 am
    Yaqeen grew up in a broken and unstable home, plagued by alcohol, drug and physical abuse. His stepfather was a compulsive gambler and womaniser; his mother is his enduring inspiration and rock. After saving his mother when she tried to commit suicide, Yaqeen decided to break the cycle of negativity that was shaping his life by making a positive difference to the world around him. Through his experience of growing-up on the streets of Johannesburg and suffering personal hardships, he began designing a series of programmes aimed at giving underprivileged young people, like him, the opportunity…
  • Why Startup Incubators Do Not Work in Africa: A View From Nigerian Startup Founder

    Mark Essien
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:12 am
    I am 100% convinced that the incubation model in Africa is fatally flawed as a method of creating big software companies. Of the 9 biggest software startups in Nigeria, none was built by an incubator (Konga, Wakanow, Iroko, Paga, DealDey, Jobberman, Cheki, PrivateProperty, Nairabet, Nairaland). Of the 15 next biggest software startups after the above, the only one that came out of an incubator is BudgIt, and I’m not sure that BudgIt was properly ‘incubated’, all I know is that they used to operate from CcHub. Incubators just don’t work, otherwise they would have produced more…
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    Mike Stopforth

  • Employee Advocacy At The Heart Of Communication

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Paid, owned and earned media form the foundation of any communications strategy, but the latest free eBook from Cerebra looks at a fourth type of media – employed media – as a critical consideration for any brand. Download your copy from the site, or page through the summary deck below. The Employed Media Opportunity from Cerebra The post Employee Advocacy At The Heart Of Communication appeared first on Mike Stopforth.
  • Why Internet Famous Isn’t Business Smart

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Companies are appointing successful Instagrammers, accomplished bloggers, and influential “Twelebs” into significant business decision-making positions. But is this smart? I wish I had coined the term “pseulebrity”. The first time I heard it used was in one of Mike Sharman‘s presentations, and it’s become a staple addition to our conversations about how ordinary people achieve extraordinary fame in relatively short time frames, thanks to social media. An obvious portmanteau of pseudo and celebrity, pseulebrity is equal parts exciting, irritating, and…
  • To My Son On His 10th Birthday

    8 Mar 2015 | 11:20 pm
    You turned 10 years old just over a week ago. 10 years old! It’s staggering to think that it’s a decade since you arrived in my life, tiny, defenceless, and utterly precious. Today it seems you are growing faster than we can keep up. Your formidable brain and effervescent personality are constant sources of inspiration. As you enter the second decade of your life, one that will no doubt be equal parts challenging and exciting, I want to share 10 lessons or ideas with you that will hopefully make the experience of becoming an adult all the more fulfilling. 1. All generalisations…
  • #AgencyLife – The Big Agency Lie

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

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

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:36 pm
  • U.S. District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves Sentencing Speech to Convicted White Racist Murderers

    14 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
        One of my former history professors, Dennis Mitchell, recently released a history book entitled, A New History of Mississippi. “Mississippi,” he says, “is a place and a state of mind. The name evokes strong reactions from those who live here and from those who do not, but who think they know something about its people and their past.” Because of its past, as described by Anthony Walton in his book, Mississippi: An American Journey, Mississippi “can be considered one of the most prominent scars on the map” of these United States. Walton goes on to explain that…
  • Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!

    23 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
  • Cornel West on BBC HARDtalk

    13 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am
    When I grow up, I want to be like Cornel West!
  • The Whiteness Project

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Interesting commentary. Click on image below to access documentary. 
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    Ladybrille® Blogazine

  • 25 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    Sacramento, CA (March 2015) -- Ladybrille Magazine, the pioneer digital platform and authority on African fashion in the West’ and voice for the African woman entrepreneur, is pleased to announce it... Visit us for the full story! Also be sure to check Ladybrille Magazine at for stories on Africa fashion,film, music and the arts!
  • Philanthropist Bisila Bokoko is Ladybrille Woman of the Month, January 2015
    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 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
    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 for stories on Africa fashion,film, music and the arts!
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2014 OWL Awards Nominees Announced!
    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 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!
    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 for stories on Africa fashion,film, music and the arts!
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    The Zambian

  • Zambia Tourism Video

    The Zambian Editor
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    A excellent video promoting Zambia has just been produced by Zambia Tourism. Kudos to the team at Biggest Leaf for their work on this video too. Blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays exploring the real Africa. Acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world to visit, Zambia’s welcoming people live in peace and harmony. And here, in the warm heart of Africa, you will find some of the finest Safari experiences on the planet, including face to face encounters with…
  • 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,…
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    Emergent Africa

  • "Yellow Fever"

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    "Yellow Fever" from Kenyan filmmaker/animator Ng'endo Mukii: "I am interested in the concept of skin and race, and what they imply; in the ideas and theories sown into our flesh that change with the arc of time. I believe skin and the body, are often distorted into a topographical division between reality and illusion. The idea of beauty has become globalised, creating homogenous aspirations, and distorting people’s self-image across the planet. In my film, I focus on African women’s self-image, through memories and interviews; using mixed media to describe this almost schizophrenic…
  • Who said Gaddafi had to go?

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Reasons for questioning military intervention. In 2011 Hugh Roberts wrote in the LRB: So Gaddafi is dead and Nato has fought a war in North Africa for the first time since the FLN defeated France in 1962. The Arab world’s one and only State of the Masses, the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriyya, has ended badly. In contrast to the bloodless coup of 1 September 1969 that overthrew King Idris and brought Gaddafi and his colleagues to power, the combined rebellion/civil war/ Nato bombing campaign to protect civilians has occasioned several thousand (5000? 10,000? 25,000?) deaths,…
  • Lee Kuan Yew, the Man Who Remade Asia

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Orville Schell writing in the WSJ: He preached ‘Asian values’ and turned a tiny, poor city-state into an astonishing economic success. Is Lee’s ‘Singapore model’ the future of Asia?image courtesy of WikipediaWhen I arrived in Singapore one sultry summer evening in 1962 as a 22-year-old student, the Union Jack still fluttered over the British colony. Coolies unloaded wooden boats on the docks, per capita income was languishing under $500 and the young independence leader Lee Kuan Yew was still in his 30s. It was a far cry from today’s well-ordered cityscape of manicured parks,…
  • Rethinking Design - From Industrial to Artisan: Modernism's Sleight-of-Hand

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    Lending more credence to the evolving emergent African design aesthetic. In p2p Foundation...Design, in order to be truthful and useful to humanity, needs to accommodate both our anatomy and our neuro-physiological system. Uncomfortable utensils, furniture, and living spaces deny the former; whereas abstract, incoherent, ornament-shorn buildings and urban spaces deny the latter. Biological nature craves richly ordered structural information in our immediate environment, just as much as our neural system needs natural materials, patterns, and textures. Beginning with early modernism, all…
  • How institutional tardiness accelerated the Ebola Epidemic

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Amy Maxmen writing in Nautilus: Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, the new Africa regional director for the WHO. “The WHO responded quickly,” to Ebola, she insists. The problem, she adds, is that the outbreak moved even faster. As a rule, huge organizations move sluggishly, bogged down in democratic decision-making processes and bureaucratic policies. Ebola, on the other hand, moves fast. People become desperately sick and contagious within a few weeks of infection. By the time international agencies effectively responded to the ongoing Ebola outbreak, it had spiraled out of control in West…
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    AfricaCan End Poverty

  • Terra Ranca! A fresh start for Guinea-Bissau

    Marek Hanusch
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    As international donors gather this week in Brussels to mobilize resources for Guinea-Bissau, the government and people of this West African nation appear ready for a fresh start.
  • Mobile connectivity in Africa has already arrived

    Borko Handjiski
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    What is the main difference between high-income and developing countries? Here is my take: People in the former have much more of pretty much everything. Almost everyone living in high-income countries has access to electricity; in poor (low-income) countries, 7 out of 10 people don’t. Most families in rich countries own a car, but only a few people living in the developing world do. On per capita basis, rich economies have 15 times more doctors than poor countries, consume 40 times more energy, have 50 times more ATMs, and so on.
  • Le secteur de la santé au Cameroun : que les résultats soient votre quête, et les changements vos résultats

    Emmanuel Maina Djoulde
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Une approche innovante pour le renforcement du système de santé au Cameroun En tant que président du comité de pilotage du Projet d’Appui aux Investissements dans le secteur de la santé au Cameroun, j’ai été agréablement surpris par le caractère innovant de l’approche « financement basé sur la performance » ainsi que par son impact transformateur.
  • The ten richest Africans own as much as the poorest half of the continent

    Christoph Lakner
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    In January 2014, Oxfam released a widely-cited briefing paper which argued that the richest 85 people in the world owned more than the poorest half of the population in 2013 (Oxfam, 2014).[1] In this blog post I estimate this statistic for Africa. The blog builds on background research for an upcoming flagship report “The State of Poverty and Inequality in Africa” led by the World Bank’s Africa Chief Economist Office.
  • Health Care in Cameroon: May Results Be Your Quest and May Change Be Your Result

    Emmanuel Maina Djoulde
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    An Innovative Approach to Health System Strengthening in Cameroon: Performance-Based Financing (PBF) As President of the Steering Committee for Cameroon’s Health Sector Support Investment Project, I was pleasantly surprised by the innovative character of the Performance-based Financing (PBF) approach; and by its transformative potential.
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  • South African Snapshot: LAUNCH

    De Wet and Marysol
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Look who graduated!! 3 more men mentored & launched into their communities to be examples to other men & change the course for their family’s futures. We are so proud of them and are trusting God for the ripple effect their lives will have with others. Related posts: South African Snapshot: Completion South African Snapshot: Interns South African Snapshot: One Month
  • South African Snapshot: One Month

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

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

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

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

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    DISCLAIMER: Only the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is empowered by law to announce election results and declare winners. Information provided below are not official announcements of results or declaration of winners.     The page will automatically refresh to reflect the current count for the presidential election results.   Top 2 Candidates MUHAMMADU BUHARI […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • My Birthday Dream: Funded Water Projects in Ethiopia

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    For my birthday in 2014, I started a campaign on Charity: Water which I wrote about on My Birthday Dream. I asked for at least six dollars ($6) each from everyone I know. The aim was to raise money which will directly fund clean water projects in Ethiopia. Though, I was not looking forward to […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • CFA bags an Award of Excellence as one of the Nigerian Top Executives

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    Nigerian Top Executives in the IT & Software Industry 2015 has ranked Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr, CFA, among the top 1% of overall Nigerian executives, which subsequently earned him an Award of Excellence 2015. In a publication titled “Nigerian Top Executives in the IT & Software Industry, Vol. 1: Volume 1: A-J (Nigerian Top Executives […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • Monica Lewinsky: The Price of Shame

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    21 Mar 2015 | 2:18 am
    In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our “culture of humiliation,” in which online shame equals dollar signs — […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
  • Alibaba’s Selfie-Powered Payment Transactions Service

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    This week, Alibaba founder Jack Ma spoke at the CeBit conference in Hanover, Germany and demonstrated a new service called “Smile to Pay” that would give consumers a password-free way to shop online. It is a Selfie-Powered payment transactions service. Which means, the service would allow users to make a purchase from their mobile phone, […] Please, click on the title of the post/article in order to continue reading this. Thanks
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  • #MakeItHappen One Month In

    Rafiq Phillips
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    A month ago, I took the pledge to spend less time in front of the computer and more time outside. With the help of Lumia, I am proud to say that I have stuck to my word. Deciding to explore the city by foot while getting fit has been a great way to discover hidden gems while simultaneously losing the weight I set out to. There is something truly amazing about the power of nature – I’m almost ashamed to have overlooked such a simple and effective activity. From hiking up Lion’s Head to glorious sandy beaches, and even a simple walk around the block, it’s been great for my health and…
  • Old Mutual taps 22seven to #startover

    Rafiq Phillips
    8 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Some of you may have heard the radio ads or TV commercials by 22seven recently to #startover with your money. Most of you reading this have already read about it during the #my22seven campaign that was running here. Now 22seven have revealed the true value in the app.  It’s made us save money and now with the recent update to the app it’ll allow us to invest (tax free) straight from the app without the need of a financial advisor.Old Mutual have just disrupted their countless personal financial advisors with an app. You heard that right.This is a rather smart move by Old Mutual…
  • miCoach is My Coach

    Rafiq Phillips
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
    As promised in the #makeithappen post I’ve been spending more time off the couch and focussing on my fitness with the goal to run 5km. Going from zero running to running 5km can be a daunting task but luckily there is help available online. Introducing the couch to 5k running program by Cool Running.Follow the Couch to 5K running plan or use our C25K mobile app to go from couch to your very first 5K. Follow this beginner 5K training plan schedule and sign up for a 5K race.First off, you may be asking, “exactly how many miles is a 5K?” A 5K is 3.1 miles. We’re here to…
  • HTC one mini 2 review

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

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

  • ISIS Continues to Exterminate Yezidis, Yet Mainstream Media Muted in Coverage of Atrocities

    Elvan Katmer
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Elvan Katmer, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 17:39 p.m. EDT, 09 March 2015 IRAQ, Nineveh Province – Charlie Hebdo, a weekly magazine based in Paris, France which pilloried religion (Catholicism, Islam, and Judaism), the racist rants of extreme right entities like the nationalist National Front Party (NF), among other topics, and professed to be both secular, atheist, […]
  • The Radical Feminist, Afghanistan’s Sara Bahayi

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

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

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

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

  • Curfew in Nigeria’s tense Rivers State amid poll rigging probe

    Rafiu Ajakaye
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    LAGOS, Nigeria – (AA) An open-ended curfew has been imposed in Nigeria’s tension-soaked Rivers State as the ruling party and the opposition... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nigeria’s Buhari takes lead as poll results trickle in

    Rafiu Ajakaye
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AA) Official results for Nigeria’s presidential election emerged from at least nine states on Monday, with opposition candidate Muhammadu... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nigerian opposition in early poll lead

    Rafiu Ajakaye, Olarewaju Kola, Ogbodo Ndidi and Muhammad Tijjani
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    ILORIN/MAIDUGURI/ BAUCHI (AA) Early official results from much of the northern and southwestern regions show the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Saudi Arabia asks Russia to stop supplying Assad with arms

    Newstime Africa
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    CAIRO (AA) Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal on Sunday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin – a key ally of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Arabs to form joint force to safeguard region: Egypt’s Sisi

    Newstime Africa
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    CAIRO (AA) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Sunday that leaders participating in an Arab League summit in the Red Sea resort... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Livity Africa

  • We’re recruiting a Senior Digital Strategist

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    We are looking for a talented and experienced Senior Digital Strategist to take our agency to the next level. They will lead our digital strategy for Live SA, Livity Africa plus client campaigns. We work with partners and clients such as the British Council, Google, Red Bull, Mr Price, Omidyar Network, ENCA, Canon, the People’s Assembly and IAB SA to deliver authentic youth campaigns. You need to have passion for, and excellent knowledge of, the digital landscape, trends and technology as well as technical knowledge of digital campaigns; mobile; campaign reporting and Google Analytics;…
  • Cape Town gets hustled

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    The eighth installment of the Creative Hustles series, presented by Live SA and British Council Connect ZA, explored the ever changing world of street culture. Taking place at Boaston Society in Cape Town, the panel boasted a mix of influential leaders of street culture including founder of Boaston Society Elisha Mpofu @boastonsociety, Jam That Session co-founder Obie Mavuso @JamThat_Sesh, Head Honcho founder Nick Kaoma @nick_kaoma, 2Bop founder Anthony Smith @2bop,  AndPeople lead creative Kim Smith @_andpeople, illustrator Carla Ilena @ClaraIlena and Hashtag Radio and SABC2s…
  • So, what do you get when you cross parliament and ‘Real Housewives’?

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:44 am
    At approximately 351 days and some hours into it – we now know that 2014 has been a great year. From being a massively political election year – marking 20 years of South African democracy – to the soccer World Cup, to online activism such as #Ferguson. The trends at the heart of these events – such as #paybackthemoney and #ICANTBREATHE – have grabbed our attention, fascinated us, mystified us and completely revolutionised how we understand and see things. On the entertainment and political planes respectively, two of the biggest trends of the year were ‘Real Housewives’ and an…
  • Next generation digital talent take over South Africa

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:23 am
    We finished 2014 on a high with 100% of Digify graduates gaining paid roles or internships in the digital industry. Digify is our new digital bootcamp for 18 to 25 year olds. Livity Africa is working with Google and IAB SA to offer every graduate of the programme a paid entry level job or internship. We’re aiming to create a consistent pipeline of capable and employable young talent into brands and agencies. In 2014 Digify graduates have begun careers at: Native VML Retroviral FoxP2 Casson Media Aqua Agency iClinic MTN SA Vicinty Media Hitch Digital Publicis Machine African Leadership…
  • Youth journalists report Live From Parliament

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Last month young journalists have begun reporting Live from Parliament in Cape Town as part of a new initiative led by youth platform Live SA, the Parliamentary Monitoring Group and Indigo Trust. Live SA journalists and photographers will be casting a youth lens on parliamentary committees, policy-making and MPs as part of a wider campaign of engaging young people in the democratic process. Rofhiwa Maneta (23) is one of the young journalists reporting Live from Parliament. “I am really excited to be reporting the real truth about what happens in Parliament and how it affects young people.
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  • Volunteer Adventures – Ben Dorsey

    Bulembu Ministries Swaziland
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:20 am
    Volunteering in Bulembu is certainly an adventure worth experiencing!  However, it is always hard to describe to others what it will be like or exactly what to expect.  Adventures are filled with exciting things, but also its share of challenges.  And when you embark on such an adventure to volunteer in a different country (let alone continent!), it certainly helps to hear some first-hand experiences from someone who has been there before. Meet Ben Dorsey.  Ben is an engineering volunteer from Canada who has taken up the adventure of investing 12 months of this time and skill into Bulembu…
  • The Art Of Cooking…For A Village

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

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

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

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

  • Signing of a Technical Assistance Agreement for Joint Cooperation Between the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and the Free Zone Authority of Nouadhibou to Support the Fishery Sector in Mauritania

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:43 am
    NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, March 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (, the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group, signed today with the Free Zone Authority of Nouadhibou a technical assistance agreement to support the expansion of the fishery sector in Mauritania. Logo: Photo: Plans for the ICD and Authority to study the…
  • Louis Berger provides design and work supervision at UNESCO World Heritage sites in Algeria

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:44 am
    ALGIERS, Algeria, March 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Algerian Ministry of Culture recently awarded Louis Berger ( a European Union (EU)-funded contract for the design and work supervision of pilot rehabilitation operations at two World Heritage sites in Algeria. Logo: Photo: “We are proud to partner with Algeria’s Ministry of Culture to protect and enhance the country’s cultural…
  • Conclusions of the 2nd meeting of the International follow-up and Support Group for the Transition in Burkina Faso

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:26 am
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — CONCLUSIONS 1. The International Follow-up and Support Group for the Transition in Burkina Faso (GISAT-BF) held its 2nd meeting in Ouagadougou, on 30 March 2015. The meeting took place under the auspices of the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations (UN), as co-Chairs of the GISAT-BF, and was attended by the countries and institutions members of the Group. The list of countries and organizations in attendance is indicated below . 2. The opening ceremony…
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and the President’s Travel to Africa

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:08 am
    WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government of Kenya has agreed to co-host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) this July. Organized annually since 2009, the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations, and governments looking to support them. This will be the first time the GES will take place in sub-Saharan Africa. President Obama will travel to Kenya in July, where he will hold bilateral meetings and participate in the GES. His trip will build on the success…
  • Mali: ICRC condemns killing of staff member

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:59 pm
    GENEVA, Switzerland, March 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is profoundly dismayed by the death of one of its staff in Mali. An ICRC aid truck was attacked this morning near Gao, leaving one ICRC staff member dead and a member of the Mali Red Cross injured. The ICRC strongly condemns the attack and calls on all parties to the conflict to respect and protect humanitarian workers. “It is with great shock that we learnt of the death of our colleague and friend Hamadoun,” said Yasmine Praz Dessimoz, head of operations for…
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    Nigeria News, Stories and Articles

  • OFFICIAL: Nigeria Election Results (UPDATED)

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    We will be updating this page from time to time as the results get released by INEC, feel free to revisit this page from time to time for the latest Nigerian Presidential Election results 2015 This Nigerian general election of 2015 will be the 5th quadrennial election to be held in Nigeria since the end of […]
  • SO DESPERATE! You Won’t Believe What PDP, APC Are Doing Over Unannounced Election Results

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Barely 48 hours after the 2015  Nigeria general elections, the two major parties in the presidential race are in a media battle as to who is leading in the polls. The elections which was held on the 28th of March, 2015 will go down in Nigeria’s history as the most participated elections in the country […]
  • About To Study Medicine? You Must See These Best 10 Medical Schools.

    Peace Ezebuiro
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
    Overtime, Nigerians have grown to believe that their fatherland cannot and will never be able to afford standard education for her medical students. This is why those who can afford it go to other countries to take medical courses. With a critical analysis of the Nigerian Medical sector, you will find out that this opinion […]
  • Nigeria Elections 2015: Official Results Expected In 48 Hours

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will begin announcement of the closely contested national elections 48 hours after voting. That means Nigerians should expect to hear the official results of the polls on Tuesday. This is the first time in Nigeria that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has faced a strong challenge […]
  • Nigeria Presidential Election Results 2015

    Editorial Staff
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    We will be updating this page from time to time as the results get released by INEC, feel free to revisit this page from time to time for the latest Nigerian Presidential Election results 2015 This Nigerian general election of 2015 will be the 5th quadrennial election to be held in Nigeria since the end of […]
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    Kenya News, Stories and Articles

  • Here is Why Nobody Can Be The Most Powerful Man In Kenya Except General Julius Karangi

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    Think absolute power in Kenya, then think Major General Karangi. Of course, General Julius, has proven that being powerful is not just created rather it is something that is bestowed by those who see the characteristics in you as Kenyans now refer him as one. And if you are wondering why…read on to see for yourself […]
  • Watch – MIKE SONKO Investigates Chinese Restaurant That Changes To A Sex Zone After 5pm

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:37 am
    Generally, some people don’t ever associate with members of certain groups or rather members of some groups rarely, if ever, embrace people of other groups maybe for reasons relating to cultural or religious belief. But how about people who never accept others because of the colour of their skin especially when their skin is black in […]
  • County Buys Dogs At Outrageous Amounts – Claims County Governor Security

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:36 am
    Last week at the County Assembly, the issues of the controversial security dogs came into public after Members raised huge concerns over the fate of four German Shepherd dogs that were purchased by the county government considering the high amount required to feed the four dogs. County government who was immensely criticized last week for buying […]
  • The Most Stunning News Presenter In Kenya Discloses Her Real Age -You Would Not Believe It

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    We have seen celebrities lie about their ages when asked their age. Of course, some decline the questions trying to make some reservations for their personal lives while some others confess their ages in a complete plain manner. Kamene came out clean to let the world know her real age. Guess what? She is a […]
  • Scared Of Breast Cancer? Here Are 8 Ways To Keep Your Breast Healthy

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    We have heard so much about breast cancer which is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. And a malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. We also have heard how it spreads if not […]
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    South Africa News, Stories and Articles

  • Unravelling The Enigma That Is Trevor Noah And His Replacement Of Jon Stewart

    Linda Nwadigwe
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:39 am
    When it comes to unraveling mysteries, the person of the stand up comedian Noah seems like the right mystery to unravel. He has made bold steps in the right direction  that has boosted his career and has given him an edge that is taking him places in his chosen profession. In a country that is […]
  • 10 World’s Happiest Jobs: People With These Jobs Are Always Smiling

    Linda Nwadigwe
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:51 am
    They say there’s a very big difference between work and job and i seem to always struggle to draw the line between where work stops and job begins or vice versa. Most people seem to be unhappy with their jobs and the number one reason they give for that is that it was not the […]
  • 10 Things You Never Knew About Sello Maake Ka-Ncube

    Staff Writer
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Sello Maake is one of South African’s most popular actors. He’s known everywhere from the streets of Johannesburg down to the Cape, by the young and the old. When you go to South Africa and ask about film or acting in general, they’ll always use Ka-Ncube as an example. Ka-Ncube, popular as Sello Maake, is […]
  • Ancient And Modern: 100 Greatest South African Songs Of All Time

    Linda Nwadigwe
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:19 am
    Through the steady growth of the South African economy, one of the biggest success stories of its 20-year of democracy is the growth of the music industry. From the numerous festivals to the success of independent labels to the flourishing of original music and the death of the cover band culture, South African music is […]
  • President Zuma Calls South Africans Lazy And Bares His Preference For Dictatorship

    Linda Nwadigwe
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:26 am
    In a recent statement, President Jacob has been quoted as saying that South Africans are lazy people who expect handouts from the government instead of working for themselves. He hinted that since the shackles of apartheid were loosened, South Africans have become slack in doing things for themselves. Speaking to the SA Local Government Association in Johannesburg […]
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  • 100+ Funny Slogans For Your Business

    CJ Stanley
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
    A slogan is a word or phrase used to express a characteristic position or stand or a goal to be achieved. According to the Business dictionary, a slogan can be defined as a simple and catchy phrase accompanying a logo or brand, that encapsulates a product’s appeal or the mission of a firm and makes it […]
  • 100+ Famous Slogans

    Staff Writer
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:21 am
    A slogan is a phrase created by a company for the purpose of advertising their brands, it is a word or phrase that is easy to remember and is used by a group or business to attract attention. it is often concise and able to deliver the exact message the company has in mind to […]
  • 200 Best Thank You Messages For Your Best Friends

    Staff Writer
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    Don’t miss an opportunity to appreciate anyone that has contributed to your life, especially people that remebered you during the time of celebration. One of the least expensive but best ways to show appreciation is by sending a thank you message across to them. Sending a thank you message to your friends, family or even […]
  • 85 Best Graduation Messages

    Staff Writer
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    Graduating from school is such a big accomplishment, every student looks forward to the day of graduation at least to heave a sigh of relief knowing that they have just succeded in passing through one of the important stages in life. Graduates are usually very excited but at the same time are nervous of what […]
  • 100+ Best Retirement Messages

    Staff Writer
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:19 am
    Retirement is something everyone must experience in life someday, retirements are worth celebrating same way we celebrate other events. Most times retirements come with double feeling, first there is this bad feeling that you’re about to leave the job you have been doing for long and also the good feeling that at least you have […]
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  • 10 Most Stunningly Beautiful Daughters of African Presidents – See If Yours Made The List

    Ogechukwu Nwabugo
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa After prying through the pictures of some of the daughters of African leaders, I noticed that they are not only living in their own special little world, a world most of us can’t even imagine, but they are also stunningly beautiful. Yes, not only do they conveniently live in a world where everything is good […] The post 10 Most Stunningly Beautiful Daughters of African Presidents – See If Yours Made The List appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • Most Bizarre African Culture: Namibian Tribe Uses Wives as Cola [Must Read]

    Peace Ezebuiro
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa I remember having heard something like this sometime ago, but I never paid serious attention to it feeling its virtually impossible. But on a second thought, I decided to find out the credibility of such weird practice. Lo and behold, its absolutely true that a tribe in Namibia have a cultural practice in place which […] The post Most Bizarre African Culture: Namibian Tribe Uses Wives as Cola [Must Read] appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 10 Interesting Things You Should Know About Footballer Vincent Enyeama

    Peace Ezebuiro
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:37 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Vincent Enyeama is a very popular footballer. Almost everyone knows he’s an African and a Nigerian to be precise. I guess you also know he’s an international goal keeper,and that he plays for both the Nigeria National Team and French Lille OSC. But there are so many other interesting things about him that have never crossed […] The post 10 Interesting Things You Should Know About Footballer Vincent Enyeama appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 5 Best and Most Beautiful Cities in West Africa

    Editorial Staff
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:19 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa I think that most of the West Africans who fight tooth and nail to leave the continent for other places in search of greener pastures are not aware that there are beautiful cities in West Africa. The most beautiful city in West Africa would depend on infrastructural development including availability of good roads, architectural designs […] The post 5 Best and Most Beautiful Cities in West Africa appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • Top 10 Reasons an African Man is the Best Option for Marriage

    Peace Ezebuiro
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Who to marry has been one of the most critical choices to make in life since the foundations of the earth. So many people will swear never to marry from a particular race, tribe or town. Though it may not be absolutely right to take such extreme decisions, yet I know people have reasons for […] The post Top 10 Reasons an African Man is the Best Option for Marriage appeared first on Answers Africa.
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  • Buhari Final Message To Nigerians Ahead Of March 28 Election

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    Two days to the Presidential Election, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, shares his last message to Nigerians before the National Elections.Dear Compatriots,Time For Nigeria To Be Great Once AgainI want to take this last opportunity, before we go to the polls on Saturday March 28 and April 11 respectively, to thank everyone who has supported our campaigns. I am humbled and grateful to have had the opportunity to meet so many of my fellow Nigerians who have helped to carry the message of change across our great country.This is the fourth time that I…
  • BREAKING: Governor Mimiko’s Deputy Leaves PDP for APC

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and declared his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Olanusi, an indigene of Supare in Akoko South West local government area of the State became the Deputy governor of the State in 2009 under the platform of Labour Party before he defected alongside the state governor, Olusegun Mimiko to the PDP in October, 2014.The deputy made the announcement on Thursday morning.According to the Daily Post Olusegun Mimiko and his Deputy have been at loggerheads ever since,…
  • Mind Blowing Photos Of Russian President’s New Private Jets

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Photos of new luxury private jets that Russian President, Vladimir Putin, splashed out more than £100million on, are out.The photos of the luxury private jets had come as a shock to many as his country remains on the brink of an economic disaster, are out. ExpressUk made it known that photos of the planes were leaked online, showing lavish white leather chairs, gold covered trims, king size beds, kitchens and conference rooms, plush gym, all as a part of the Russian president’s gift to himself.The walls of each are decorated with precious paintings and although both planes aren’t ready…
  • Another Bloobath As Boko Haram kills Scores In Borno Fresh Attack

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:14 am
    Information just reaching us from Borno State reveals that members of the radical Islamist group, Boko Haram have carried out another massacre in Gwoza town.According to a woman who said she escaped from the area, no fewer than 75 men were slaughtered by the heartless terrorists group.The escapee who spoke with Sunnews in Maiduguri, Borno capital on Thursday on condition of anonymity, said she and other women who have been held captive by the Boko Haram members managed to escape after a bomb explosion pulled down the house where she was held.She said she escaped from Gwoza to a neighbouring…
  • BREAKING: Jonathan, Buhari In Closed Door Meeting

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:54 am
    President Goodluck Jonathan and General Mohammadu Buhari are presently meeting behind closed door after the two signed annother agreement brokered by former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar.  The meeting brokered by the National Peace Committee for the 2015 General Elections, led by Gen. Abdusalami Abdusalami (retd.), is meant to extract commitment from the leading candidates that the forthcoming elections will be violence-free.According to President Jonathan, his willingness to sign another peace pact further emphasizes his total commitment to a violence-free election on…
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  • Al-Hikmah University GNS Examination Timetable for 2014/2015

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:13 pm
    The management of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin hereby informs all the students of the institution that the GNS Examinations timetable is as follows; Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th, and Wednesday 29th 2015 GNS 101 Time Venus Dept/Prog Invigilators Chief... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • #NigeriaDecides: Latest Presidential Election News Update

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    UPDATE: Scroll down for latest updates… The hotly contested March 28, 2015 Presidential Election in Nigeria between incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari is closely coming to an end. At the time... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • Admission into KWASU Top-Up Degree & HND Conversion Programme is Ongoing

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:55 pm
    The KWASU top-up degree and HND conversion programmes admission form is out. The Kwara State University Higher National Diploma conversion programme addresses the dichotomy between B.Sc. and HND certificate holders. The major aim is to provide a... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • NECO Registrar Advocates Bond Scholarship To Improve Education

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:40 pm
    The outgoing Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Promise Okpala, has suggested the adoption of bond scholarship for development of education sector in Nigeria. Okpala, who made the call on Sunday in Minna said that the... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
  • Covenant University Lecturer Elected NAS Fellow

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    A Professor of Biochemical and Environmental Toxicology, Covenant University (CU), Ota, Prof. Emmanuel Ndubisi Maduagwu has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS). The lecturer in the Department of Biological... Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more!
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  • Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew, by Olusegun Obasanjo

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Barely three days after the death of Australia’s 22nd Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser, I am saddened by the loss of another international statesman and eminent member of the Inter ActionCouncil, Lee Kuan Yew. As I recounted in my recent book, My Watch, my earliest interaction with Lee Kuan Yew was in 1974 when I was on course at the Royal College of Defense Studies (RCDS), London. During that year, I visited Singapore in company of my course mates as part of our regional tours of countries that were almost reaching the point of development take-off. We were received in Singapore by Lee Kuan…
  • Babangida Loses Senate Race by over 100,000 Votes

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Niger state governor Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu has lost his bid to go to the Senate on the ticket of the PDP as he was defeated by Barrister David Umar of the APC. Announcing the results, the Returning Officer for the district, Professor Ali Audu Jiigam, said Aliyu got 46,459  while Umar polled 149,443 votes. . From the results, Aliyu was roundly defeated in all the wards of the five local government areas of the district officially declared by Independent National Electoral Commission. Jiigam said the APC candidate polled 49,519 votes in Chanchaga local government area, the council of the…
  • Rivers State: INEC Sets Up Panel Into Allegations Of Rigging

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:51 pm
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday evening established a fact-finding mission of three National Electoral Commissioners into the allegations of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State. Citing irregularities, the party has called for the election in Rivers to be cancelled. A statement by INEC Secretary Augusta Ogakwu said the panel would advise the Commission and the Chief Electoral Commissioner/Returning Officer for the Presidential election on APC’s allegations. The committee…
  • Projected Results for the Presidential Election

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:35 pm
  • Presidential Election: Buhari Maintains Lead

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:31 pm
    The All Progressives Congress candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari is ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential election result so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday night. Out of the 19 states announced at about 11pm Monday, Buhari maintained the lead with 10 states while Jonathan topped in 9 states. The margin between APC and PDP is over 2 million votes. The collation will continue on Tuesday as INEC reconvenes by 10am.
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  • JAMB Statistics 2015 |Ten Most Sought-After Universities in Nigeria

    kelvin jeweh
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:51 am
    Ten Most Sought-After Universities in Nigeria- JAMB Statistics 2015 JAMB Statistics 2015 JAMB Statistics shows the number of candidates that choose each university in the jamb 2015 examination can now be check to know the number of people that will be vying for the available slot in each universities admission list. It’s not a big surprise that the most sought after universities these jamb 2015 calendar year was also the universities that received the most number of registered candidates on the jamb website at  these universities  have the higher number of…
  • Waec Timetable 2015: Official Waec TimeTable 2015

    kelvin jeweh
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Waec Timetable 2015 - candidates taking part in the 2015 waec examination are advised to check the waec time to know which course they will be writing each day here is the official waec timetable 2015 as released by the west african examination board (WAEC) Official Weac timeTable 2015 Thursday, 12th March, 2015 Food & Nutrition 3(Practical) Planning session —- 8.30am-9.30am Home Management 3(Practical) Planning session —- 8.30am-9.30am ——————————————————- ________________________________ Monday, 23rd March to 14th April, 2015: Food and…
  • Cheack Jamb result Online

    kelvin jeweh
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm the official jamb result checking website has released the jamb result 2015 on Candidates who sat for the jamb computer-based examination CBT and are yet to receive their jamb results on their phone or for any reason want to print out their jamb results 2015 are to visit jamb result checker portal. How to check JAMB CTB Result Online on is the official jamb result checker 2015/2016 website with these simple step below candidates can go online and check their jamb result without stress 1.Visit the JAMB UTME 2015 result checking…
  • Naija News: Boko Haram kills 75 men in Gwoza, escapee Woman says

    kelvin jeweh
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:46 am
    Naija News: Gwoza commu­nity in the  southeast of Borno State  has witness the killing of not less than 75 person as coming under attack from  the Boko Haram sect, one of the women who escaped from the town has said.the woman who narrated her ordeal said she and some other women who were taken  captive by Boko Haram es­caped from Gwoza community to a neigh­bouring Ad­amawa State, haven been liberated by the military after a bomb explosion pulled down a house where she was kept captive the woman who narrated her ordeal said she and some other women who where taken  captive by Boko…
  • Mercy Johnson – “Why I Boarded The Train To Lagos”

    kelvin jeweh
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    Mercy Johnson has reacted to a statement through her media spokesman, explaining why she decided to board a train ride  to  Lagos few days ago. My picture and that of my daughter, Purity in a Lagos train has surfaced online and quite a number of people have asked me what I was doing in a train and in Lagos for that matter; not Paris or London. I was around Iddo at Ebute Metta when my Range Rover developed a mechanical fault and I had to make a very important appointment in Ikeja regardless of the usual traffic congestion in Lagos. Luckily, a member of my management team was around, he…
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  • Nobody Should Take Fani-Kayode Serious – INEC Chairman

    alex olatunji
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:57 pm
    The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has dismissed claims of victory by the Peoples Democratic Party in 23 states as claimed by the Director of Media of the PDP presidential campaign organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode. Fani-Kayode had on his official Twitter page on Sunday, claimed that, “As we speak now, we are winning in 23 states and we have 64 per cent while the APC is winning in 14 states and has 36 per cent.” But Jega, while reacting to the claim, said nobody should take Fani-Kayode serious. In a series of tweets on the official Twitter…
  • Dillish Mathews says the $300k she won on BBA is finished. Spent on Rolexes and luxury travels

    alex olatunji
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    In a video she posted on her instagram page a few days ago, Dillish Mathews, who won the grand price of $300k as winner of the 2013 Big Brother Africa contest, said the money is finished. “Read about what I did with my money that I got from Big Brother? It’s finished. A couple of Rolexes, kept going to Milan, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai…it’s finished. Kaput!” she said. Hopefully, she’s just joking.   The post Dillish Mathews says the $300k she won on BBA is finished. Spent on Rolexes and luxury travels appeared first on Tinimash News.
  • Igbo’s Slammed,Trending on Twitter for ‘Voting GEJ’

    alex olatunji
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    I don’ know what started the bashing or how people knew Igbo’s voted for president Jonathan, however, Igbo’s are now trending on twitter and being accused of not supporting APC…It’s so bad that Igbo’s are responding and defending themselves. … See some screenshots on the next page The post Igbo’s Slammed,Trending on Twitter for ‘Voting GEJ’ appeared first on Tinimash News.
  • young guy Posts Explicit Picture Of Self & Best Friend’s GF On Facebook

    alex olatunji
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:50 am
    The photo above is a picture a youth posted on his Facebook, explaining his best friend’s girl friend is with him and he’s tempted to sleep with her because he feels horny. Shockingly, as explicit as the photo is, his friends have been liking it and even commenting about it, encouraging him to go ahead and do it. You can read some of the comments below. Will later take down the picture, it’s just for you to see what our youths are capable of doing now. Btw, I went through his page and he looks nothing above 20. The post young guy Posts Explicit Picture Of Self & Best Friend’s…
  • Photo: Police Arrests Party Agent Found With Fake Result Sheet

    alex olatunji
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:27 am
    Police have arrested a party agent who was found with fake result sheet at Ward 6 Unit 3, Opobo/Nkoro, Delta State this afternoon while accreditation was going on in that part of the State. The post Photo: Police Arrests Party Agent Found With Fake Result Sheet appeared first on Tinimash News.
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  • A Bold Move to Propel African Leadership and Academics

    Sasha-Lee Marivel
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    Africa is positioning itself to be on the forefront of business and leadership, and this goes hand in hand with education. As students seek better education abroad, the African continent is improving its standards in academia by offering appropriate courses in the relevant fields through organizations and investors. One great example of this effort is ALU; a world-class tertiary institution offering undergraduate programs that will develop the future leaders of Africa.  Over the next 50 years, they plan to build campuses across Africa that will educate 3 million young leaders – the ones…
  • Tony Elumelu Gives African Entrepreneurs a Chance to Make It in the Big League

    Maria Nene
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu is giving African entrepreneurs a chance to grow through the Tony Elumelu Foundation, which is funding 1,000 budding African entrepreneurs in a bid to boost the continent’s private sector. The 1,000 aspiring entrepreneurs are being funded by Mr.Elumelu as part of a $100m initiative under his foundation. The businessmen were selected from 20,000 applicants from across the 52 African countries. Last year Tony Elumelu was ranked as the 26th richest African by the Forbes magazine. The Nigerian billionaire is estimated to be worth approximately $1 B. His…
  • South African Comedian Trevor Noah Takes Over ‘The Daily Show’

    Tanya Alvis
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
      South African comedian Trevor Noah has been chosen to replace long standing host of ‘The Daily Show’, Jon Stewart. The great news comes after Stewart announced that after 16 years at the helm, he was retiring. Trevor Noah first featured on the Daily Show in December where he made his debut as an on-air contributor, giving the Daily Show’s audience an outsiders’ perspective on the United States as a mixed raced South African. Trevor Noah joked on his first impressions upon arriving in the States: “I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than…
  • Weekly Playlist: Fresh Beats & Cape Town International Jazz Festival

    Sasha-Lee Marivel
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:29 am
    Let’s kick start the week by getting up to date with the latest songs, musical events, and videos to get you in the right groove. We’ll start with Diamond Platnumz’ new music video “Nasema Nawe” featuring Khadija Kopa. Released over the weekend, this interesting music video with Diamond wearing exquisite, Arab-inspired garments is yet another big hit. The deeper and heavier meaning of the song will also satisfy listeners who like songs to have purpose. Watch “Nasema Nawe” below and let us know what you think: More to get you started this week is…
  • Airtel Trace Music Star Search Grande Finale

    Maria Nene
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:51 am
    The much anticipated grande finale of the Airtel Trace Music Star Search competition will be held this Saturday 28th March, 2015 at the Enshipai Resort and Spa. The competition has been running concurrently in various African countries for almost six months. All participants had to do was make a phone call, sing and get a chance of winning. The mobile phone competition attracted over 2.3 million participants from across Africa. A total of 13 winners will get a chance of representing their countries on Saturday. Among the dignitaries who will be present at the grand finale at the Enshipai…
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