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Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs for 2015

Next month February 2015, Mfonobong Nsehe, a contributor on Forbes will publish the 2015 ranking of the 30 Under 30: Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs. This is the third year of the ranking list. According to Mfonobong, the list is the most definitive guide to Africa’s entrepreneurial best – the youthful game changers and visionaries who are building the companies that will lead in the future. Nominations is now on as Mfonobong is looking to identify 30 of Africa’s brightest, most ambitious and unsung young entrepreneurial stars. Continue reading

Most Successful Women in Africa

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Africa’s Most Successful Women introduces you to the most outstanding African women who are making giant strides in business, politics, technology, entrepreneurship and leadership on the continent and elsewhere around the world.

 
Today, we feature Mo Abudu. She is a 50 year-old Nigerian media entrepreneur and talk show host, is the founder of Ebony Life TV, a fast-growing black African multi-broadcast entertainment network, which showcases informative and entertaining programmes that portray Africa at its best. Continue reading

Namibians Cast Ballots in Africa’s first ever National e-Vote

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Namibians voted today, Friday 28th November, 2014 in what is considered the first ever national e-Vote (electronic voting) in Africa. The ruling South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) was forged from the embers of the anti-colonial and anti-apartheid struggle in Namibia. SWAPO is expected to retain power in the country it has run since independence from South Africa on 21st March 1990. Polling nationwide began with voters standing in long lines before daybreak.

 
The e-Vote machine was easily understood by younger people while someone had to explain a little bit to the older Namibians.

 
Around 1.2 million Namibians are eligible to cast their ballots at nearly 4,000 electronic voting places across the vast desert nation.

 

End Ebola Now!

Ebola is devastating parts of West Africa. And every day we continue to wait – for funding to reach the ground, for nurses and doctors to be deployed, for the shattered medical services to be rebuilt – more people die. Tell our leaders it’s time to act. This won’t wait. African leaders need to do more to deliver on their promises to help the affected countries. Continue reading

Gombe State needs Intervention to Boost trade

Gombe State, located in the northeastern part of Nigeria, is one of Nigeria’s 36 states; its capital is Gombe. The boundaries of the state roughly correspond to those of the Tangale-Waja Chiefdom and Gombe Emirate, a traditional state. According to a comment I received by a reader living in Gombe, he stated that Gombe needs needs the government intervention to boost trade. Continue reading

Nigeria: Access to Drinkable Water Increased to 29 percent

During the event, Presidential Public Affairs Forum organised to enable key ministers to showcase to the public some of the major achievements by the President Goodluck Jonathan administration over the last three and a half years, the Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe, took participants through the journey of her ministry so far, concluding that it had been an impressive performance as the transformation agenda of the administration in the water sector focused on the provision of sustainable access to safe and sufficient water to meet the social and economic needs of all Nigerians. She maintained that the major aim of the roadmap in the sector was to achieve the vision 20:2020 targets as set up in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Africa Water Vision in 2025. She stated that out of 37 completed dams, 16 are with hydropower potential capable of generating 135.15 megawatts of electricity have recorded 87 per cent completion. Continue reading

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