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Tunisia, the North African Country Where Many Women Can Live Up to 77 Years

Tunisia is paving way for women

With a population of 10.1 million people, the official language in the country is Arabic, although French is widely spoken too. The life expectancy in most African countries is very low when compared to the developed countries. But Tunisia stands out as an exception to the rule. The average life expectancy in Tunisia is 75, with that of women being ...

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Nigerianism: Get to Know About AfriOne, Nigeria’s First Smartphone Making Company

AfriOne is made-in-Nigeria

AfriOne Nigeria Limited launched Nigeria’s first assembly plant geared towards the manufacture of smartphones and other consumer devices. According to a spokesperson for AfriOne; “This marks the availability of the first in-country produced smartphones for sale in then Nigerian marketplace.” The fact that AfriOne range of smartphones are said to be the “first Nigerian-made smartphones”, is true to a certain extent. ...

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We Now Live in a Knowledge-Based Economy. Here’s How You Can Become Relevant

Knowledge is the gold of the 21st century (photo: Linkedin)

I recently received a mail from one of my friends, asking me how one can acquire knowledge. At first I was silent, pondering over the question. I then said to myself, this is one of the greatest questions any man or woman living to fulfill purpose must ask him/herself. So in the next few three minutes or so, I would ...

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How Ethiopia Became the 3rd Fastest Growing Country in the World in Just 16 Years

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethipia (Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)

Ethiopia’s economy is booming, and despite the country’s current political turmoil, the IMF thinks the good times will last. In 2000, Ethiopia, the second-most populous country in Africa, was the third-poorest country in the world. Its annual GDP per capita was only about $650. More than 50% of the population lived below the global poverty line, the highest poverty rate ...

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SEASONED SPOUSE(5): There’s One Magic that Can Fix a Broken Relationship– Sharing

Be generous to your woman

In marital relationship, generosity and stinginess are mutually exclusive. Apart from the fact that exchange of gifts between spouses is one of the basic and primary love languages, generosity is a sure means via which a spouse proves the sincerity of his/her love. Stinginess on the other hand is one of the marks of an insincere lover. The love a ...

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Akon, Chimamanda and 8 Other Most Influential Icons in Contemporary African Pop Culture

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer and social activist

Africa is growing in influence in the modern pop culture industry where the world is taking notice of the continent’s originality and cool factor. The movers and shakers from the continent are not only influential through philanthropic ventures, but also through a multitude of breakthroughs in business and lifestyle by flying the flag high for the continent. Below is a ...

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Smacking a Child is Now Illegal in South Africa. So How Can Parents Ensure Discipline?

Smacking a child is now illegal in South Africa

Now that the high court has ruled that children may no longer be smacked as a form of punishment, many parents are wondering what alternatives really work. Yelling? Time-out? Grounding? Educational psychologist and author of the book Parenting Decoded. Disciplining Kids in the Digital Age, Dr Ken Resnick, said the research is clear: smacking does not work. “If you have ...

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EXPOSED: Documents Show How Malami, Dambazau Plotted Maina’s Recall

Abdulrasheed Maina

Three top officials in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari played prominent roles in the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), into the civil service, according to The Cable. Documents seen by TheCable showed the involvement and full knowledge of Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of the civil service of the federation; Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of ...

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Ongoing Election Crisis in Kenya

What exactly has been happening in Kenya? (Photo: Al Jazeera)

Before Kenya’s August 8 general election, opposition candidate Raila Odinga promised to be a transitional, one-term president. Uhuru Kenyatta, meanwhile, was gunning for a second and final term. Both candidates’ political legacies were at stake. But the nullification of the presidential election has thrown Kenya into uncharted territory. It’s been made even more unpredictable by Odinga’s withdrawal from the repeat ...

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Final Year Students in Malawi Develop a Smart Stick to Help the Blind Move with Ease

Final years students of the University of Livingstonia develop a smart stick for the poor (photo: progressmalawi.com)

Africa is the continent with the youngest people, one full of opportunities and with an amazing amount of young talent. I am an ardent believer that this talent will drive the science and technology agenda of the future.” – Leszek Borysiewicz, vice-chancellor Cambridge University. Decades ago, Africa rarely came to mind when considering tech and innovation, but over time, the continent ...

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