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Winifred Onyemaechi: The Nigerian Lady Who Wants to Change the Face of Farming in Africa

Winifred Onyemaechi wants to change the face of farming in Africa

Winifred Onyemaechi is a farmer and the CEO Nature’s Kitchen Limited. She has a background in Business Administration and Management from the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu. Winifred has also earned a certificate in Entrepreneurship Management from the Enterprise Development center of Pan Atlantic University, Lagos. With 8 years working experience in customer service and operations in the banking ...

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Sutino Hadi: The Man Who Converted His Car into a Library on Wheels for Poor Kids to Read

Mr Sutino, the man who is investing in the future of poor kids in Indonesia

Sutino ‘Kinong’ Hadi is a Bemo driver– a type of car, that has been declared illegal in Indonesia because it’s not environmentally friendly. He visits poor neighborhoods everyday so that kids can read, and hang out, and even watch movies. Without doubts, education remains the “most powerful weapon to change the world”, according to Nelson Mandela, the former anti-Apartheid leader ...

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Finally! Africa’s Second Longest Serving Leader is Stepping Down

Goodbye President Eduardo Dos Santos!

For the first time in 38 years, Angolans will have a new president. Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the country’s long-time leader, announced in December 2016, that he would not seek re-election and, in his place, João Lourenço, Angola’s defense minister, has been chosen by the ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) to seek the presidency on Aug. ...

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Nigeria and Other Developing Countries Should Invest in Schools Before Roads. Really?

Common! Let's build schools

In recent years, discussions on how to jump-start development in sub-Saharan Africa have largely been about addressing the infrastructure deficit. The lack of everything from roads and railways to electricity and running water are recognized as huge obstacles on the journey to sustainable development. African countries must invest in infrastructure The World Bank estimated in 2009 that addressing the infrastructure ...

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Can Tribalism Ever Be Tamed? Yes. Here’s How Tanzania Did It [WATCH]

Bank of Tanzania Twin Towers

Many African countries experience violence and intimidation fuelled by tribalism. But Tanzania seems to be an exception. Despite having more than 100 ethnic groups and bordering eight countries, it has succeeded in overcoming tribal tensions in a region where some neighbours have failed to do so. WATCH this short BBC documentary below: Follow @pepnaija on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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Meet Gabriel Opare, the 19-Year-Old Ghanaian Who Built Search Engine to Rival Google

Gabriel Opare's app is set to rival Google and Youtube

A 19-year-old student of the University of Ghana, Gabriel Opare, has built a new search engine to rival Google and Youtube. According to Opare, his new search engine, Mudclo, will challenge the global dominance of YouTube and Google. Opare, a level 300 sociology student of the University of Ghana, taught himself how to code by taking online courses during his ...

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Meet the 6 Strong Women Who Are Changing the Male-dominated Tech Industry in Africa

Unoma Okorafor (middle) is the founder of WAAW Foundation

The idea that the tech industry in Africa is male-dominated is massively getting eroded following smart and assertive African women occupying the centre stage and changing the face of the industry on the continent with their giant strides in the global community. Women are increasingly bridging the gender-gap in tech and creating equal opportunity in the industry. By exposing African ...

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Talented Kid! How a 6 Year Old Boy Developed a Computer Learning Game

First grade student Ethan Yona is the brain behind the superhero character and computer learning game called EthanMan. This game, developed into an Android app, was launched in Zanzibar to mark the International Day of the African Child, observed annually on June 16. Of course, you should be amazed how a six-year old boy could develop a computer game. Without ...

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Breakthrough! UNILAG: We Now Have a New Method of Diagnosing Malaria

Malaria still kills

University of Lagos (UNILAG) said it invented a new method of diagnosing malaria, following intensive research by its Department of Medical Micro Biology and Parasitology. Prof. Wellington Oyibo, the Director, Research and Innovation of the institution, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. Oyibo, a lecturer in the department, said ...

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Adesina Becomes the Sixth African to Win ‘Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture’

Akinwunmi Adesina is the president of African Development Bank

Akinwumi Adesina, the president of African Development Bank (AfDB), has been named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. NAN reports that Adesina, whose name was selected on Monday in Washington DC, becomes the 46th recipient and the sixth African to be so honoured. The award ceremony would take place on October 19. Announcing the new laureate, Kenneth Quinn, the president, ...

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