4th December 2022
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 11:32 am Meet the 2022 shortlisted authors for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing.
  • 5:13 am 6 African startups among World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2022 cohort
  • 1:01 pm Canadian Based NGO GoldenKes Foundation holds First Empowerment Program in Nigeria 
  • 5:38 am Meet the 6 Africans shortlisted for 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
  • 7:49 am Facebook invests in fibre optic cables to improve internet access in Edo State

 The AKO Caine Prize is an annual award given to an African writer for a short story published in English. This year saw a record total of 349 entries from 27 African countries—a 130% increase in submissions.    The five shortlisted authors were selected by a judging panel comprising Nigerian author and award-winning journalist Okey Ndibe […]

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) has unveiled the list of 100 innovative tech startups for its 2022 Technology Pioneers cohort—with 6 African startups on the list.     The technology pioneers community aims to give next generation innovators a voice in solving global problems. “By joining this community, Technology Pioneers begin a two-year journey where they are […]

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The Commonwealth Foundation has released the shortlist for the 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 countries, 32 of which are small states and island nations. Its Short Story Prize is an annual award for the best piece of unpublished short fiction from the member countries. This year, the […]

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 When the Government in Edo State, in the Southern part of Nigeria set about improving poor internet access in the state, they found two partners—MainOne and Facebook.    A joint agreement was signed to install fibre-optic cables running across the state’s capital, Benin City. Since 2019, both companies have committed to laying 750km of fibre-optic cables […]

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In 2021, when pictures of children wearing fila and playing chess surfaced on the internet, Chess In Slums, the organization behind the initiative, was suddenly thrust into the limelight. The story of this small organisation however did not start with these pictures. Chess in Slums started with Babatunde Onakoya—the boy who had to stay home when […]

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Women and Gender Equality

On March 2, six days before the International Women’s day, scores of Nigerian women converged at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. These women were protesting the Senate’s decisions at the constitution’s amendment session.  The Senate had reviewed some parts of the 1999 constitution for amendment and about five bills concerning women failed […]

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Togo will be the first landing of the ‘Equiano’ cable which will run from Portugal to South Africa. The Equiano cable is the new Google undersea internet cable connecting Europe and Africa. The announcement comes months after Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai announced a five-year $1bn investment on the continent. This transformation was reported to […]

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Moderna, on March 7, 2022 revealed its plan to develop a site in Kenya to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines. The company holds much of the key intellectual property relating to the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines. Due to their higher efficacy, mRNA vaccines are the preferred option in developed countries. They account for 92% of all vaccinations […]

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On February 20, Russia invaded Ukraine. Over the past one week, Ukrainians and foreigners alike have been trying to leave the country. Many of them make the trip of over nine hours out of the country into Poland. Ukraine, according to the government information, is home to 76,000 foreign students. The East European country is […]

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Nigeria, South Africa, Algeria and Ethiopia to form G4 Nations. The idea was reportedly conceived at the past EU-AU Summit at Brussels, Belgium. The leaders of the four nations, who met at the summit, used the opportunity to discuss crisis areas on the continent. The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and his colleagues stressed the […]

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