18th October 2019
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 12:14 pm Separatist Leader, Sissiku Ayuktabe writes from Prison to Cameroonian President Paul Biya: Let My People Go
  • 11:25 am Analysis on Chimamanda Adichie’s speech on women in Pre-colonial Igbo culture
  • 12:54 pm Ethiopia breaks tree Planting record with 350 million trees planted in a day
  • 12:31 pm How one man from Cameroon turned waste into a business
  • 11:33 pm World Health Organisation says quitting tobacco is one of the best things any person can do for their own health
Cameroon

I write to you today from Kondengui Principal Prison, where I am unjustly detained with a sizeable part of my cabinet and with thousands of other Southern Cameroonian prisoners who have run afoul of the repressive regime of Paul Biya, the long-ruling despot of Cameroon. We are in an increasingly dire state – overlooked and […]

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TREE PLANTING RECORD

A nation-wide tree planting initiative kicked off on the morning of Monday 29th July aimed at breaking the world record of planting 200 million saplings on a single day. India currently holds the world record. Officially launched by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in May, the nation-wide reforestation program, also popularly known as green legacy, is […]

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Quit Smoking Today

A new WHO report shows many countries are still not adequately implementing policies, including helping people quit tobacco, that can save lives from tobacco. Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco, with 5 billion people today living in countries that have introduced smoking bans, graphic warnings on packaging and other effective tobacco […]

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Weyinmi Erikoya-Orighoye

Our Desert Bloomer for this week is Oritseweyinmi Erikowa-Orighoye working with CMADI (Coastal and Marine Areas Development Initiative), an NGO that promotes environmental sustainability and conservation for peace, unity and economic empowerment. As a fellow PhD student, I was deeply interested in her work as a researcher and what her NGO does in the Niger […]

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Networking and friendships

Who are your friends? What does a relationship mean to you? There was a time when networking was the in thing for getting great career or business opportunities. There is even a saying that your network is your net worth which is very true. The important question is, how do you build your network? I […]

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Victor Enendu

It’s graduation season again and as usual we are having tales of outstanding Africans who made their mark in various schools. Today, I present to you Victor Enendu. This week, he graduated from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom from the school of Mechanical Engineering. Not only that, he also received the Simon Vicker’s award. […]

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Abasi 54gene

Do you still belong to those set of Africans who don’t believe in the continent and it’s people? This news should clear all disbelief! Nigeria’s Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong with his new company 54gene has raised US$4.5million to collect Africans’ DNA for 1st Pan-African biobank. This will help find genetically-based medicines to treat, for example, sickle […]

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Lagos has the highest number of tech hubs

A research by Briter Bridges and the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator programme has identified that the number of tech hubs across Africa has grown by nearly 50% over the past year. The tech hubs grew from 442 from last year to 618 active tech hubs in 2019. It represents a 40% leap since the study was conducted last […]

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Christine Lagarde resigns as IMF Director

Ms Christine Lagarde officially resigns as the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. This resignation shall become effective on the 12th of September, 2019. Ms. Lagarde was nominated by the European Council to be the President of the European Central Bank. Read her resignation statement below: “I have met with the Executive Board and […]

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Teaching is a Female Profession with Men in charge

Teaching has been characterized as a ‘female’ profession, especially at lower levels of education. Very few men work in early childhood education, at least partly because of persistent gender stereotypes and norms. There are far more men at higher levels of education and in school leadership positions. Nearly 94% of teachers in pre-primary education, but […]

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