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Africa: World’s Youngest Continent is Being Ruled by its Oldest Men

Nigeria's incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari just clocked 75, with the country's median age put at 18.4.

When former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, 93, was unceremoniously marched out of the office he held for 37 years, hope remained that the moment last month (November 2017) could be a turning point in Africa’s long history of “old men” running the continent. Well, Mugabe was replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, a 75-year-old onetime loyalist to the ex-president. This month in ...

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Lost but Found: Why Your I CAN is More Important Than Your IQ

In the journey of entrepreneurship, it’s important that you walk with three necessary companions. They are your Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ), and the skill of I Can. IQ, which is a measure of intelligence, will tell you how to navigate this interesting but challenging journey. EQ, which deals with the understanding of our feelings and those of ...

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NigeriaAt57: Why There is No Place Like My Nigeria [SPECIAL TRIBUTE]

I am black and I have my green passport but I’m not a Nigerian because of my color and green passport, I am a Nigerian by pride. I love my country because all over the world Nigerians are setting the pace and becoming the standard by which others measure themselves. My country is rich in culture, oh! How I love ...

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Apply for Obama Foundation Fellowship and Get the Opportunity to Change the World

Obama Foundation Fellowship, an initiative of the immediate past president of the Unites States, seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation.  The Obama Foundation Fellows will be a diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and ...

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Once A Fashion Model, Camara is Now West Africa’s First Woman to Own A Mine

Tiguidanke Camara believes passion is the secret of success in business (Photo: Forbes)

Guingouine — Leaving behind chic gowns and catwalks to stomp in the mud in heavy work boots, Guinean former fashion model Tiguidanke Camara has made herself west Africa’s first woman to own a mine. In the small forest village of Guingouine, in the west of Côte d’Ivoire, Camara runs a team of 10 geologists and labourers who are probing the ...

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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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Stray Bullet: Are Men Actually Superior to Women? (What Evidence Says)

Men vs Women, who is superior?

Dear African woman, let no man take away your self worth all in the name of culture, religion or history. “Men are superior to women” is a common expression you hear not just from men themselves but sadly from many women, too. It’s an old expression that many still cling to even in the 21st century, especially here in Africa. ...

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EXCLUSIVE: 4 Lessons Nigerians Can Learn From the Story Of Dubai

There’s only one reason why the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is far developed than Nigeria, the giant of Africa. And it is VISIONARY LEADERSHIP. In terms of natural resources, Nigeria is much more gifted but lack of great leadership over the past decades has stunted her growth for so long. Today, Dubai–one of the seven Emirates that make up the ...

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Excitement as Hope Rising Foundation Nigeria reaches out to the Hard-to-reach in Osun [Photos]

  Hope Rising Foundation (HRF) Nigeria, a leadership and charity NGO, has made an unprecedented visit to some rural dwellers, who are mostly farmers, in Iragbiji village, Ijaregbe Obokun LGA, Osun State. Participants, especially women and children, benefited from free medical screening, counseling as well as donations of various categories. While speaking with Pep Naija, Miss Busayo Oladiran, coordinator of ...

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Leadership: African Proverbs That Could Transform Your Life

Diversity is needed to bring together the brightest minds to create solutions to business, economic, and social challenges of the 21st century and beyond. This is a call to leadership— the type of leadership which is evidenced by one’s ability to learn from others, develop a shared vision, and build cultural bridges. While traveling in Ghana from Accra to Kumasi, ...

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