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Coming Home

I met her during one of my visits to the local library in Lartebiokorshie. I was a young lad of 11 years and she was of an age unknown. She was the strangest woman I had ever met. She was young yet old, beautiful yet her skin had deep scars marking it. I sat beside … Continue reading

Little drops of innovative thoughts…make a better Africa

“After we’re done weeping for Africa and calling for her to rise up, we know that the fate of the continent is in our hands. We’re the ones who hold the reins to her future” These words seared my conscience after reading an article by Malaka Gyekye; an article about the true state of the … Continue reading

The Thing That Happened

I’m pretty sure a video like this won’t go viral though it deserves to, but please watch it. 20 minutes of Ugandans rebuilding. Addressing the same issues as the Kony 2012 campaign but in a proactive and non-demeaning manner. Africans helping Africans. Watch and be touched. Please visit http://hopenorth.org for more information on this organization … Continue reading

Africa’s Hopeful Economies

The sun shines bright; The continent’s impressive growth looks likely to continue HER $3 billion fortune makes Oprah Winfrey the wealthiest black person in America, a position she has held for years. But she is no longer the richest black person in the world. That honour now goes to Aliko Dangote, the Nigerian cement king. … Continue reading

Should Nigeria Split?

Should Nigeria Split? “This month, the BBC asked in a trenchant rep ort, “Is Nigeria on the brink?” It’s a question that, in my 12 years of Nigeria-watching, I’ve heard international observers ask about Nigeria many times. Is this latest episode the end-game, the opening act of the collapse of Africa’s most populous nation-state — … Continue reading

Rwanda partners with Carnegie Mellon university to establish tech-savvy institution

As part of her quest to move from an agricultural-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, Rwanda has welcome Carnegie Mellon University to establish an annex in the country to boost the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT). The university which will operate in Kigali will offer a Master of Science programme. It will focus on … Continue reading

African National Congress:100 years of Great Triumphs and Powerful Minds

As racism and oppression against Black Africans gained momentum in the newly established Union of South African, Pixley ka Isaka Seme a visionary leader in 1911 appeal to all non- European ethnic groups in South Africa to unite together. Pixley ka Isaka Seme rallying words – “Forget all the past differences among Africans and unite … Continue reading

Loan Program Helps Young Entrepreneurs in Swaziland During Crisis

While the Swazi economy is teetering on the brink of collapse, the government is banking on the future by providing funds to help young people set up businesses. After realising that the country is failing to attract adequate foreign direct investment, last year the government established the Youth Empowerment Fund (YEF) to give seed money … Continue reading

Promising African continent keeps CNN foothold firm

CNN International will likely increase its investment and expand its foothold on the African continent on its insight that Africa is beginning to realise its potential to the full. Tony Maddox, the executive vice president/managing director, CNN International, said in an interview that though Africa has always had an enormous amount of potential, but in … Continue reading

Africa Begins to Rise Above Aid

An increasing number of African countries are beginning to step away from aid dependency, as the domestic private sector becomes the engine of growth across much of Africa. Currently, at least a third of African countries receive aid that is equivalent to less than 10 percent of their tax revenue. They include Algeria, Angola, Equatorial … Continue reading

No More Negative Images for Africa

In July 2001, African leaders adopted the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the road map for the continent’s development. Since its adoption a decade ago, how much has the plan achieved? In a frank, plain-talking interview, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO of the NEPAD, says a lot has been achieved, contrary to what most western … Continue reading