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  • The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it

    Emergent Africa
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    Fred Swaniker at TED Global: Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that while good leaders can't make much of a difference in societies with strong institutions, in countries with weak structures, leaders could make or break a country. In a passionate talk the entrepreneur and TED Fellow looks at different generations of African leaders and imagines how to develop the leadership of the future.
  • Ethiopia: General Kemal Gelchu Removed from OLF – Ethiomedia Reports

    Indepth Africa
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    WASHINGTON, DC – The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) said on Thursday its chairman, General Kemal Gelchu, has been relieved of his post and removed from the organization because of “poor leadership qualities and dictatorial actions.” “General Kamal Galchu…has lost the moral and legal ground to continue to lead our organization. Allowing him to continue with […]
  • 'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl

    BBC News - Africa
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Health officials fear many people have been exposed to Mali's first Ebola victim, a girl who showed symptoms while travelling and has since died.
  • DealBook: Investors Are Eager for African Sovereign Debt, Despite Plenty of Risks

    NYT > Africa
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Sub-Saharan countries have raised nearly $7 billion this year, more than in all of 2013, and yields on many bonds have fallen, even with the Ebola outbreak.
  • Chosan speaks out

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

  • Chosan speaks out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Emeka Okafor
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Leila Dee Dougan writing in Africa is a Country about Kushn covered earlier: Pan-African fashion that rejects “social entrepreneurship‘Kushn’ is a chic, afro-futurist fashion and design store based in Cape Town. Owners Greer Valley and her husband, Themba Mntambo, started the company three years ago using leather and colourful woven cloth sourced from textile co-ops in Ethiopia and Ghana. The store’s name is a play on the kingdom of Kush – which was situated in what is now Sudan, going far back as 1070 BC. But don’t mistake Valley and Mntambo’s designs as an homage to an ancient…
  • The Innovators

    Emeka Okafor
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    From Nigeria Rising: Jonathan Lawoyin, Director of Digital Marketing at Ready Set Rocket, traveled to Nigeria for exclusive interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at the industry. Meet the trailblazers now.
  • Ethiopia’s seed banks

    Emeka Okafor
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    SciDev reports: The community seed bank in Chefe Donsa, a village two hours’ drive east of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, collects and preserves the seeds of local crops to ensure farmers have a steady supply of seeds to sow each year.The Chefe Donsa seed bank is just one of 13 established in different climatic areas of the country. The nation’s central seed bank, which the Ethiopian Institute of Biodiversity set up in Addis Ababa, helps researchers and farmers retain agricultural biodiversity. By preserving this, researchers hope to strengthen food security in the country and…
  • Building 'OuedKniss' Algeria

    Emeka Okafor
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    In Wamda... "how 5 teenagers built one of Algeria's biggest websites": The story of Algeria’s eighth most visited website started eight years ago when police showed up to shut down a suburban street market. For decades the market would regularly pop up on a street called Oued Kniss in the Algiers suburb of Kouba. People would buy, sell, and swap anything they could imagine, from television sets to carpets. “It was really nice,” remembers Mehdi Bouzid. Like many other teens in Algeria circa 2006, Bouzid and his four friends, Hichem Soudah, Amine Benmouffok, Ahmed Bouaouina, and Djamel…
  • Nguka Tableware

    Emeka Okafor
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    From Fatimata Ly: Designed in Dakar and made in Stoke-on-Trent, Nguka is a line of silk-screen printed ceramic plates designed by Fatimata Ly. The line draws its inspiration from Senegalese women portraiture in the 50’s and 60’s. The plates are designed with heirloom colors such as blue and yellow.Nguka is a tribute to Senegalese women from garments to hairstyle. The English Fine Bone China plates can be used as collectible or highly sophisticated tableware...[more here]
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  • Helen Nissenbaum on Ad Nauseum, resistance through obfuscation, and weapons of the weak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Oluniyi Ajao
    29 Oct 2013 | 9:39 pm
    New Partnership to Bring .xyz to Africa and the Rest of the World Web4Africa, an industry-leading web and e-commerce service provider in Africa, has partnered with XYZ.COM LLC and its Founder, Daniel Negari, to be the first registrar in Africa to carry the .xyz domain extension, scheduled to launch in 2014. As a new low […] The post Web4Africa to Offer .xyz as its First New Global Domain Extension in 2014 appeared first on techbaron.
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  • Luke Townsin On Twitter And The Mobile Stream: Heavy Chef Video Release

    Wesley Diphoko
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    World Wide Creative’s practical learning platform, Heavy Chef was headlined by Luke Townsin, Twitter’s Head of Brand Strategy (Multinational EMEA) on 18 September 2014. Presenting on Twitter And The Mobile Stream, Luke enlightened the audience on the major trends in content consumption and how brands can streamline their content to stand out in a mobile-driven age. Luke’s speaker video showcases the main take-outs from his presentation. According to Luke, brands are faced with the challenge of generating content that is more compelling than what is currently on their audience’s…
  • Brand Mapping – The How To Guide For Small Businesses

    Staff Reporter
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    No matter how big or small your business, it needs to stand out from the competition. Building a brand that gives people an idea of what your company does and what it stands for can be enough to attract new customers and retain existing ones. Small business owners who understand branding, and how it defines a company, may take branding for granted. For others, however, it may seem unnecessary and expensive. This perception couldn’t be further from the truth, says Ravi Govender, Head of Small Enterprises at Standard Bank. “Branding needn’t be about expensive graphic design, up-market…
  • Digitally Driven Start-Ups Add Value To South Africa’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire writing in This is Africa: “Kamrasi’s First Lesson in the Bible” - John Speke. From “To the Mountains of the Moon: Mapping African Exploration, 1541-1880” [pp. 546-47]. African pupils and students learnt that explorers Mungo Park (Scottish) and John Speke (English) discovered River Niger and the source of River Nile respectively. The almost complete decolonisation of Uganda’s primary educationEuropean superiority through production of knowledge to impart to colonial subjects was an important element of colonial education. In Uganda, it seems primary…
  • Library Boxes - Creative Pop-Up Hubs for Refugee Camps

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
     SciDev highlights a Libraries Without Borders project: An innovative project to set up portable libraries in refugee camps has proven its worth in a three-month assessment of its pilot project in Burundi. There are now plans to expand the initiative across Africa and beyond. The libraries are known as Ideas Boxes. They can provide refugee camps with access to educational resources and a connection to the outside world — to “foster creativity” — says project officer Allister Chang. “We have three [Ideas Box libraries] in UN Refugee Agency camps in Burundi, as part of a pilot…
  • Open Book Nigeria

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    A reading hub:We are young, we love to read and talk about it. We’re opening up discussions with all: writers, publishers, published and unpublished authors, readers, everyone really. We’re creating and maintaining an environment where it is okay to be a BookaholicIf it’ll promote Literature and encourage reading then we’re interested. We’re setting up book clubs, conducting readings, and discussing books online, offline, on air...Open Book Nigeria
  • MOWOSO art collective Kinshasa

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    A hacker/artspace in the DRC, founded by Eléonore Hellio and Dicoco Boketshu: Mowoso is a Kinshasa-based creators' collective dedicated to outside-the-box art forms (video, sound, music, dance, performance, electronic networks) and urban hybrid cultures.Mowoso builds links across diverse disciplines and forms of knowledge and focuses on emergent creative practices: open, participative set-ups, network-driven art endeavours, performative installations, urban in-the-street actions, research and creation workshops… It brings together people who want to share and/or acquire novel ways of…
  • The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    Fred Swaniker at TED Global: Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that while good leaders can't make much of a difference in societies with strong institutions, in countries with weak structures, leaders could make or break a country. In a passionate talk the entrepreneur and TED Fellow looks at different generations of African leaders and imagines how to develop the leadership of the future.
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  • The Niger River Delta - a strategic asset in Africa’s Sahel region

    Paula Caballero
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    The southern fringes of the Sahara desert host rugged lands where mankind has thrived for more than a millennium. In this vast panorama, the Inner Niger Delta stands out: In a region where limited rainfall is a fact of life, the Delta is a natural dam and irrigation scheme whose flood plain creates a grazing and cropping perimeter that at its peak can reach 30,000 km2 and sustains about 900,000 people.  
  • Deworming improves child cognition. Eventually.

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

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

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

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

  • South African Snapshot: Alain

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

    De Wet and Marysol
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    So much going on and its exciting! 2 pages, a quick read to honor your time. De Wet & Marysol. Related posts: March 2014 Newsletter Our December 2013 Newsletter September 2010 News
  • South African Snapshot: Kenwin

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

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

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

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    To have is to be happy To have is to accumulate To have is to value things To have is to be effective   It doesn’t matter what you have What matters is how you have it What matters is how long you have it How valuable is what you have?   We can have anything we need But we can’... Continue reading To Have for more
  • The Leaders who ruined Africa…

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that while good leaders can’t make much of a difference in societies with strong institutions, in countries with weak structures, leaders could make or br... Continue reading The Leaders who ruined Africa… for more
  • Attention Students: Get a Free .ME Domain Name

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 40 Sales Executives Jobs at Insurance Company of East Africa

    7 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Job Title: Sales Executive (INSURANCE COMPANY OF EAST AFRICA) eSUMMARYICEA_UGANDA is a subsidiary company of Insurance Company of East Africa (ICEA) Kenya limited and is looking to recruit commission-based Sales Executives. Insurance Company of East Africa is the leading compound insurance company in East Africa providing both long-term and short term insurance.If you can influence and are keen
  • Sales & Marketing Manager Jobs at Cangaroo Holdings Uganda Limited

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

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

    11 Nov 2013 | 4:20 am
    Job Title:   Security   Officer The  Uganda  Institute  of  information  and  Communications  Technology( UICT) a Public  Tertiary  Institution  is looking  for  qualified  and experienced  persons  to fill the  post above Job Purpose •    Oversee effective  and efficient  documentation, communication  and  management  of general  security  and•    Safety   operations at the Institute. Minimum
  • Sales and Marketing Manager Job Vacancy in Uganda at Talent Development Solutions Ltd

    11 Nov 2013 | 4:14 am
    Job Title: Sales   and Marketing   Manager Talent   Development   Solutions   Ltd   is seeking, on behalf  of its  client ,a  suitable  and interested  person  with  the  described  qualifications  to apply  for the  positionDuties •    Contribute  to the  development  of the  organization’s Sales  and Marketing  strategies  •    Ensure that  the Sales  &  Marketing  goals  and  will drive the
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    Indepth Africa

  • Ethiopia, 30 years after the famine

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    By David Smith in Addis Ababa Three decades after images that shocked the world, country has become darling of the global development community – and the scourge of the human rights lobby With an Einsteinian shock of hair and a wise man’s beard, Mulugeta Tesfakiros, just off a flight from Washington, settled into an office […]
  • Ethiopia: General Kemal Gelchu Removed from OLF – Ethiomedia Reports

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    WASHINGTON, DC – The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) said on Thursday its chairman, General Kemal Gelchu, has been relieved of his post and removed from the organization because of “poor leadership qualities and dictatorial actions.” “General Kamal Galchu…has lost the moral and legal ground to continue to lead our organization. Allowing him to continue with […]
  • The sky is the only limit that the Eritrea Dream Recognises

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    … and that is why I know that the next chapter in the book on Eritrea is being written as I write the first chapter in my lessons of hope… actually I am not even writing it, it has already been narrated in the voice of every generation of young people who never gave up […]
  • Police foils ex-militants’ scheme to bomb Calabar-Itu bridge

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:42 am
    The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has announced the success recorded by its men in aborting the scheme by some aggrieved ex-militants to blow up the Calabar-Itu Bridge. The arrest of the mastermind of the plot, Boronyefa Olorogun, alias General Bofa, was carried out through a link from two suspects: Samuel Coleman Yaw, a Ghanaian […]
  • Governor Orji commissions Model Primary Schools

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, says the essence of providing model schools for pupils and students in the state was to embolden and give them a sense of belonging. Governor Orji stated this while commissioning the Ndume Otuka and Afugiri Model Primary Schools in Umuahia North Local Government Area. He said that education remains […]
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    Politics Africa

  • Hello world!

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

  • VIP Debate Club kicks off in Johannesburg

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tune Me What: Second Season Sunset Show

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

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

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

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

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

  • EarthDance Nairobi @ Migaa Golf Course

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

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

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

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

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


    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    NEW YORK, October 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR VALERIE AMOS TO VISIT SOUTH AFRICA WHO: Valerie Amos, Emergency Relief Coordinator and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs WHAT: Mission to South Africa WHEN: 26-28 October 2014 WHERE: Johannesburg, Pretoria Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, will visit South Africa from 26 to 28 October. Ms. Amos is scheduled to participate in the Eastern and Southern Africa regional consultation for the World Humanitarian…
  • WHO convenes industry leaders and key partners to discuss trials and production of Ebola vaccine

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    GENEVA, Switzerland, October 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The World Health Organization convened a meeting with high-ranking government representatives from Ebola-affected countries and development partners, civil society, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies yesterday to discuss and agree on how to fast track testing and deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to impact the Ebola epidemic. Key consensus commitments achieved during the meeting include: • Results from phase 1 clinical trials of most advanced vaccines are expected to be…
  • Algeria – Monks of Tibhirine

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    PARIS, France, October 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Quai d'Orsay - French official statements (Paris, October 24, 2014) The French judicial delegation's visit to Algeria took place under satisfactory conditions. We would like to thank the authorities for the hospitality extended to the delegation and for the resources made available to it. I am certain that our respective judicial authorities will together be able to maintain the conditions needed for fruitful cooperation.
  • UK secures €1 billion European Ebola commitment

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    LONDON, United-Kingdom, October 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has secured a €1 billion (£800 million) funding pledge at the European Council meetings in Brussels, following a call for European leaders to do more to fight the disease in West Africa. As part of the commitment, the UK has boosted its own response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa by £80 million, bringing its total contribution to more than £200 million. The Prime Minister wrote to the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, and fellow leaders last week to…
  • Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, appeals for peace consolidation in the DRC

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) October 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the DRC, calls on “Congolese people to own the United Nations Charter in order to practice tolerance, to live in peace with one another, in a spirit of good neighborliness, and to join forces with the United Nations to maintain peace and international security.” The United Nations Charter is a message of peace, “We the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war…”…
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    Buzz Nigeria

  • 12 Inside Photos of N3.3bn Ekiti State House With N50 Million Bed

    Editorial Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    These are the inside photos of 3.3 billion naira Ekiti State House  including a N50 million bed where the former Governor of Ekiti State; Kayode Fayemi lived and governed his state from with his wife and children: a state in debt with a history of not being able to pay its workers their salaries. This […]
  • Top 10 Nollywood News Round Up 2014

    Editorial Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    It goes without saying that Nollywood is one of the biggest film industries not only in Africa but also globally. Nigerian Nollywood Movies has grown very quickly over the years to become the second largest film industry in the world in terms of annual film productions, ranking ahead of United states Hollywood and just behind Indian Bollywood, according to […]
  • 10 Rare Landmarks on the Map of Nigeria

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

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

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

  • 36 Countries Ethiopian Citizens Can Travel to Without Visa

    Editorial Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:38 am
    To visit another country from Ethiopia, most countries would require a valid visa which they must have issued before you are allowed in however, there are a lot of countries you can travel to without visa so long as you have Ethiopian passport. Most of these countries would grant you access without visa or they would […]
  • Doing Business in Kenya 2014 – Case Study

    Editorial Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:43 am
    Out of all the east African countries, Kenya is the most developed country. In 2011, the country’s gross domestic product stood at $35.8 billion. This reveals that it can be a great place to carry out business activities in Africa. Kenya is an economic, logistic and commercial hub. It attracts thousands of investors from all over […]
  • 130+ Best Funny Corny Jokes

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

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

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

  • Shocking! CCTV Footage Emerges of Alledged Malema’s Assault

    Staff Writer
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Malema has stirred the media once again; this time around; in a physical and verbal confrontation involving him and Cassie Moller which took place at 2:45am on the 6th of August. This happened  in a Limpopo fast food outlet. AfriForum, the Civil-rights organization has publicly made available the CCTV footage covering the incident. The deputy […]
  • 100 Romantic Things To Say To Your Boyfriend

    Staff Writer
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    If you are in search of better ways to show your man some love, then you are at the right place. Who says men cannot be seduced by romantic words, words are powerful and they have their own share of influence on men. Now your man so far has showered you with both romantic words […]
  • 150 Funny Jokes For Kids

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

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

    Staff Writer
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    South Africa is located on the southern tip of the African continent. The country is rich in recorded history and enjoys one of the highest number of tourists in the African region. Pretoria is the capital of South Africa, the seat of the executive arm of government. It was named after Andries Pretorius. The name […]
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  • Top 10 Internet Browsers For Speed and Better Performance

    Staff Writer
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    An internet or web browser is an application software that enables you to browse the web, it is used for locating, retrieving, accessing, presenting and traversing information resources on the web. Even though web browsers are primarily intended to be used on the World Wide Web, One can equally use browsers for accessing information provided by web servers in private networks or files […]
  • How to Load a Facebook Full Site on Mobile Phone

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

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

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

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

  • 52 Countries Egyptians Can Travel To Without Visa

    Editorial Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:20 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Are you aware of the fact that there are a good number of countries and territories that you can travel to without Visa but only your Egyptian passport? It is common practice that various countries across the globe put entry restrictions in place. This is to restrict access to non-citizens and establish border control; ensuring that […] The post 52 Countries Egyptians Can Travel To Without Visa appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • Top 10 Best Universities in Africa (Latest Rankings)

    Editorial Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa Pursuing a higher education is relevant but much more important is the source and quality of the information you receive which shapes your knowledge (all things being equal which is never so anyway). The world university rankings rate most of the major higher institutions across the globe. African Universities just like every other thing that […] The post Top 10 Best Universities in Africa (Latest Rankings) appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 55 Countries Moroccans Can Travel To Without Visa

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

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

    Editorial Staff
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Visit The Knowledge Base for Africa World War II continues to be the biggest mass warfare ever witnessed in the history of mankind. By taking into account the death toll, the countries involved, as well as the anguish it atrociously caused to the lives of millions affected, the war continues to be one of the historical events that’s creepier than the […] The post World War 2 Facts: 10 Engrossing Facts appeared first on Answers Africa.
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  • 12 First Class as Caleb University graduates 166 Students

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    12 First Class as Caleb University graduates 166 Students About 166 students graduated from Caleb University (CU), Imota during the recent convocation ceremony of the institution, with 12 of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • [Article] Improving Your Chances of gaining Admission into Tertiary Institutions

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Improving your chances of university admission To say that the process of securing admission into a Nigerian university is a nightmare is an understatement. The process has become increasingly more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • NUC Approves Certification Entrepreneurship in Nigerian Universities

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    NUC Approves Certification Entrepreneurship in Nigerian Universities The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the integration of a comprehensive end-to-end Entrepreneurship curriculum... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • [Interview] I Almost Dropped out in Final Year – Caleb University Best Graduating Student

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    [Interview] I Almost Dropped out in Final Year – Caleb University Best Graduating Student The Caleb University (CU) convocation ceremony held Saturday, 18th October, 2014 saw Ms. Rita Uzoamaka... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • NDA Admission Application Form 2015 Out: Apply Here

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    NDA Admission Application Form 2015 Out: Apply Here The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna has announced the commencement of application for admission into the 67th Regular Course of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
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  • 2015 Election: Jonathan to Formally Declare on Nov 11

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    The Chairman of the Presidential Declaration Committee Dr. Haliru Bello, on Friday disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan will formally declare his intention to run for 2015 Presidential election on November 11. Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the committee’s inaugural meeting at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja, Bello said the venue for the declaration will be decided in the committee’s next meeting. He said: “The President gave us the task to organize the modality of creating a platform for him to meet Nigerians and announce his response to the…
  • APC Consensus Candidacy: Nda-Isaiah Rejects Governors’ Approval

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    Founder of the Leadership Newspaper and All Progressives Congress  (APC) Presidential aspirant, Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah, has kicked against proposals by his party’s governors to get a consensus candidate. Nda-Isaiah who spoke with THISDAY on Thursday said it was the wrong for the Governors to adopt the plan holding that a transparent secret ballot election is preferable. “We have to be clear about the reality on ground. If you look at President Jonathan, the question to ask is who would beat him among all of us. That’s the first question that needs to be answered. My understanding of who a…
  • Why Buhari May Win the 2015 Presidential Election – Niyi Akinnaso

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    “We are all aware that Nigerians are tired of the present situation in the country, with poor leadership. We should not allow what is happening in the country to continue in the next four years again. We must be ready to join hands with our people to salvage the nation.” – Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) at the APC stakeholders’ meeting on October 18, 2014 We must not fight over political offices within the party. We must not allow our aspirations as individuals to jeopardise our collective resolve to salvage the country. We have the number and we are in the position to make or…
  • Jailing Their “Excellencies” By Okey Ndibe

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    A piece of heartening political news came out of Nigeria last week. No, it was not the Federal Government’s proclamation last Friday that it had reached an immediate ceasefire agreement with the Islamist insurgents known as Boko Haram—a name that transliterates as “the book is forbidden.” The ceasefire, which would have been a significant achievement, unraveled rather quickly. Less than 24 hours into the “immediate” ceasefire, a band of insurgents attacked two communities in Borno State, killing at least 15 people. Yet, while the illusion of a ceasefire lasted, one had hoped for…
  • APC Presidential Form: Falana Lashes Buhari for Taking N27.5m Loan

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, has criticised the All Progressives Congress presidential aspirant, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for obtaining a loan of N27.5m to procure his party’s expression of interest and nomination form for the 2015 presidential election. He made this remark on Thursday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, while speaking at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Paramount FM Chapel Press Week. He noted that the action of the former head of state was indefensible, stressing that it amounted to monetisation of politics. He said, “It is indefensible for Gen.
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    Naijanolly.Com - Naija News, Entertainment ,Music , Nollywood Gist Linda Ikeji Blog

  • Miss Sahara Says She loves Men Who Love/Marry Transgenders

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    Miss Sahara the Nigerian transgender has  come out to shared her thoughts on men who despite the negativity of her kind, go ahead to marry/love/date trangenders. Here’s what sahara Benson she wrote on her Facebook page “I have a new found respect for men who date/love/marry women like us: ……………..They get the same hate/discrimination we are subjected to every single day, even from their so called ‘friends’………….Ignorant fools asking them stupid questions ‘Did you know she used to be ‘this’ and ‘that’? Why her? What does she have between her legs? What is the…
  • Nollywood Actress Model her St Genevive Pants

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Nollywood Fashion Designer Genevieve Nnaji Wears St Genevieve Pant Last week Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji launched her own fashion line tagged “St Genevieve” in Lagos. Less than 2 hours ago, she shared the above pic with fans and tagged it “St Genevieve pant” Her clothing line will soon be available for purchase on Jumia. The post Nollywood Actress Model her St Genevive Pants appeared first on Naijanolly.Com - Naija News, Entertainment ,Music , Nollywood Gist Linda Ikeji Blog.
  • MTN Data Plan And Subcription Code For all Mobile Devices

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    MTN Data Plan For Android which ranges from 10 mb to 7.5G  come in a very affordable package MTN Data Plan is Currently accessible to both  Android and iphone users  MTN Data Plan which is very expensive when compared with blackberry data plan. Also Android devices consume more data than any other phones that’s why most Android users are crying out to MTN Telecoms so that they can at least bring out bundle plan that will suit them. Mtn Data plan for Android is soon to roll out will come out with plans.  since Airtel Nigeria  has recently  introduced their Android plans. You can…
  • Nigeria’s Lilian, Esther & Sabina Evicted from Big Brother Africa 2014

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Big Brother Africa 2014  – Nigerian s will have to stake their money on Tayo to bring home the cash and  win the coveted Big Brother Africa 2014  title as Nigeria’s female contestant Lilian as well as two other contestants – Esther from Uganda and Sabina from Kenya have been evicted from the 2014  Big Brother Africa house. its sure going to be a dull moments for the guts i the house because with the latest  eviction of Resa and Mira last week, it now  mean that five ladies have  been evicted from the Big brother Africa house and not a single one of the men it sure go…..
  • New Music Video Download : Phyno – Nme Nme

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    New Music Video Download : Phyno – Nme Nme  Phyno Nme Nme music video has been  released  “Nme Nme”. Nme Nme is one of the tracks on his “No Guts No Glory” album. The video was directed by Clarence Peters. Watch below The post New Music Video Download : Phyno – Nme Nme appeared first on Naijanolly.Com - Naija News, Entertainment ,Music , Nollywood Gist Linda Ikeji Blog.
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