10th December 2019
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 4:56 pm Mosquito sterilization offers new opportunity to control diseases
  • 4:24 pm Togo partners with Dangote cement to transform phosphate into fertiliser
  • 3:25 pm Follow the Money wins Council of Europe Democracy Award
  • 3:17 pm Can we really afford not to be interested in Politics? Watch how to encourage politics in the family
  • 1:59 pm Apply for the Commonwealth Split Site Scholarship for Africans

The Goethe-Institut/ Bureau de liaison Ouagadougou is setting up a writer’s residency for young African writers (less than 40 years) in 2019/20 in Burkina Faso. This residency program aims to give a platform for free expression– to writers who project the vision of (another) future in their writings,– to writers who have restrictions of expression […]

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My journey to Canada was not preplanned so I really did not have a large platform to rest my expectations on. I just knew that when I arrived as a student, I was going to give in my best in order to achieve my goals . As an African student, I wanted to prove a […]

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Isn’t it interesting how humanity has evolved over generations, influencing the way we trade, live and associate? Imagine if you were a Hunter and gatherer and in your very own eyes agriculture disrupts your long belief of hunting? Imagine if you were so skilled with farming and the industrial age mechanized all your processes with […]

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In a quest to generate a talent base and educate young students who would play key roles for tomorrow’s innovation, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumni Association of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Nigeria and STEMi Makers Africa conducted a successful STEM mentorship and practical class for 85 […]

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Jekoniya Chitereka is a Researcher and Demographer with over 10 years of experience in Zimbabwe. His experience in research management, coordination covers community development, sexual and reproductive health including HIV and AIDS. He has worked with multilateral agencies such as UNFPA, UNICEF and UNDP. He is currently a Researcher at the University of Leeds where […]

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Keep Girls in School

When Diarra (now aged 23) became pregnant, she asked her head teacher – Yaye Kandia – to help her stay in school. This was met by a wave of negative reactions from the community. Diarra, from Senegal, was initially pressured to marry the father of her child and forget about her education. Through persistence and hard […]

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Power of Testimony

I read a post on LinkedIn by the Ex commissioner of Budget and Planning of Ogun state. In it, she talked about how she didn’t really “know” anyone in Nigeria either through working or schooling with them at the secondary school or university level. Despite this setback, she had the desire to work in the […]

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STEMi for Africa

Something big has begun brewing up for Africa. On the 25th May, 2019, the STEMi Makers Africa launched the “STEMing for Africa” to commemorate the Africa Day 2019. On this day, while it was great to reflect and celebrate the journey of Africa through colonization and war, it was also a day to discuss how […]

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STEMi Makers Africa

STEMi Makers Africa is an organisation dedicated to promoting STEM education in Africa. It works to ensure that STEM innovation and education is developed and inculcated in underserved communities. This year, the vision was to reach out to students from ages 5- 13. This is because, a research survey carried out in the Ojo Local […]

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Wild African Elephants

In 2013, I visited an elephant orphanage in Kenya. The orphanage houses baby elephants until they are grown and then released into the wild. As usual, it attracts lots of tourists especially those not familiar with the territory. The nursery keeper kept warning them, “Wild African Elephants are dangerous.” They are not like Asian Elephants […]

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