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Four times Dangote stepped up to take responsibility for the Nigerian government short falls

On her visit to the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Halima Dangote, the Chief Executive of the Dangote Foundation, announced that a …

Africa

Pastors Behaving Badly

A lawsuit was recently brought against the Synagogue Church of All Nations’ (SCOAN) board of trustees over the 116 persons who lost their lives …

Judiciary

Here's what the United States can learn from Nigeria's plastic bottle homes

According to the UN there are over 100 million homeless people all over the world. In the United States of America for instance, there are …

People's reactions to 'I better pass my neighbor generator' ban

At the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos, the owners of the mini generators popularly known as ‘I Better Pass My Neighbor’ (IBPMN) react to the news …

Nigeria

Pope Francis had the mic and twitter gave him the lyrics

Ever wondered what it would be like to hear the Pope spit a few rap bars or drop a lyrically dope album? Twitter has you covered.<p>On Monday,while Pope …

Central African Republic

African History Remembers These Feminists.

Feminism in Africa has evolved through time. In the nineteenth century, conscious traces of the ideology were found in the activities of the women …

This Tunisia attack is different

Recently, Tunisia has been the target of several attacks by the Islamic State and this has resulted in the death of dozens of citizens and tourists …

Hamed Bakayoko Discusses the Way Forward For Cote d'Ivoire

Following the presidential elections in Cote d’Ivoire and the re-election of President Ouattara, we had the opportunity to sit down with one of the …

Africa

Terrorism threatens global sport

Last week, the Paris attacks sent shivers around the world as the City of Lights, famed for its many picturesque locations and historical tourist …

Terrorism

There's a Football That Generates Electricity

<i>Much more than a normal soccer ball, the SOCCKET is a portable generator that provides fun and power to those who play with it.</i><p>Soccket was developed …

Clean Energy

Turkey guns down Russian war plane, Putin reacts

Turkey has gunned down a Russian warplane which was reportedly flying over the Turkey-Syrian border. The Russian Su-24 was shot down by military …

Middle East

“They should just accept that I am uglier than them,” says the winner of Zimbabwe’s Mr. Ugly pageant

Someone other than President Mugabe is making headlines out of Zimbabwe and it’s for a pretty interesting reason. There’s been an uproar over the …

Disability

Is the Maiduguri IDP camp bombing a shift in strategy for Boko Haram?

On Sunday morning, a female suicide bomber killed eight people and injured seven others at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in …

Africa

Sport betting in Nigeria: An unlikely source of revenue and jobs

In Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos, shanty wooden structures with a number of benches, a television and a satellite dish are common sight. …

Betting

Is the Nigerian government’s decision to ban generators hypocritical?

In a conversation with journalists in Lagos, a controller of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Madugu Sanni Jubrin announced that the Nigerian …

Oil & Gas Industry

#MaliAttacks: Why this is not a Mali or Africa issue

Last week Friday, gunmen took about 170 people hostage in the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali. At least 20 people, including one American, were killed …

Africa

Nigeria's new Minister of Education Needs a New Lesson Plan

Over half of Nigeria’s population of 180 million people–roughly 90 million–is under the age of 17 yet there are not enough schools in the country. …

Education

Did President Buhari reduce Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, to a glorified figurehead?

On the 11th of November 2015, Nigeria welcomed a Federal Executive Council as President Buhari formally admitted his new 36 member cabinet and …

Africa

Nigeria's new cabinet and the energy sector

Nigeria’s new cabinet make-up provides some interesting pointers for future energy policy. This means that it will look to balance new foreign …

Africa

Igbo Jews: The other lost tribe of Israel in Africa

This week, the Israeli government approved the immigration of some 9,000 Ethiopians of Jewish ancestry in line with its “law of return” which gives …

Israel

Mathieu Flamini is an example of how to be a 'skillful' billionaire in four impressive ways

Mathieu Flamini, a midfielder for English football club, Arsenal FC, is no longer able to keep it a secret. According to reports, the 31-year-old …

AC Milan

Five things you need to know about the deaf-blind Eritrean who made history in Harvard

Today, Haben Girma, an Eritrean-American who was the first deaf and blind student to graduate from Harvard Law School is now one of the most talked …

The law is the law: It's time for MTN to pay Nigeria's $5.2 billion fine

Since 2011, Nigeria has been pushing telecom operators to verify the identity of subscribers due to concerns that unregistered SIM cards were being …

Emerging Markets

Student Lives Matter: Why some student protests are more successful than others

In the past year, students around the world have resorted to the use of protests to force changes in their institutions. From South Africa, to …

College & University

Ethiopian Airlines makes history with an all-women flight crew

“Women are the continent’s (Africa) greatest untapped resources.” – Tewolde Gebremariam.<p>Yesterday, Ethiopian Airlines celebrated women by dispatching …

Botswana makes history with the discovery of new diamond in more than a century amid its economic crisis

Just as the world stopped buying diamonds, a Canadian mining company, Lucara Diamond Corp., announced this week that it has unearthed the world …

What we talk about when we talk about Boko Haram

<b>What really happened on Black Friday?</b><p>A memorable yet terrifying event took place in Borno, a state in northeastern Nigeria, on March 14, 2014, which …

Putting innovation in African logistics at the centre of regional economic growth

During recent years, the African story has been built around oil, mining and the sale of commodities; as well as foreign direct investment from …