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
Tam Tam Mobile Cameroon

Twenty years ago, a young man from the slums of Yaoundé founded a local waste collection service. Tam Tam Mobile is a community initiative founded in Melen. Like most informal settlements, this residential area is not connected to the city’s public garbage disposal system. So the slum dwellers had to improvise. The Tam Tam Mobile […]

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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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Lesley Nneka Arimah

Nigerian author Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Skinned’. She was awarded $12,500 for winning this prize. Nneka told the BBC that a conversation she had with her friend inspired her to write the story. Her friend is “quite strange and her strangeness was something […]

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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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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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Our Desert Bloomer for the week is Sipasi Olalekan Ayodele. He is a Carrington 2017 Fellow, a 2017 ONE Champion, a Fellow of Thinking School Africa. He is the 2016 Winner of the African Youth Award in Agriculture and a winner of The Future Awards Africa for Agriculture. He is the co-founder of ProtectOzone Sustainable […]

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Odekro

Africa is in need of credible civil society organisations that can provide accurate data to spark up debates in order for its citizens to make informed decisions. Many decisions made by government, its agencies and parliaments are hidden from the public making elected officials go unpunished from inefficiencies and corruption.  That’s why civil society organisations […]

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Odekro

In the Akan chieftaincy hierarchy, the Odekro is the sub-divisional chief responsible for ruling a town and making sure the citizens are taken care of.  Members of Parliament (MPs) are elected to serve constituencies and this intervention, Odekro, monitors them. Odekro PMO Foundation founded in 2015 is a non-profit, non-partisan, parliamentary monitoring organization based in […]

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Our Desert Bloomer for this week is Oluwatoyin Yetunde Sanni. She is the co-founder of Tech in Pink, an organisation dedicated to promoting and empowering women in Technology. She is currently a post graduate student and recently became a Google EMEA Women Techmakers scholar. Yetunde is a very passionate about women in technology and you […]

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