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Ghana: Girls’ Education Network Launched

Ghana: Girls’ Education Network Launched

The renowned Ghanaian educationist, Dr. KwegyirAggrey once famously said “if you educate a male you educate an individual but if you educate a female you educate a nation.” This quote demonstrates the importance and the benefits to the society of female or girl-child education. To give meaning to the above quote and to ensure that […]

Places You Can Be Productive (Besides Your Office)

Places You Can Be Productive (Besides Your Office)

It’s 2 p.m., and time is ticking away at snail speed. But all you can seem to do is watch the clock, waiting for 2:01… and then 2:02… Seriously, where is 5 o’clock? When productivity starts to wane and those cubicle walls just aren’t inspiring you anymore, get out of the office. Leave. And go […]

The Habits of 12 Highly Successful Women

The Habits of 12 Highly Successful Women

To pursue a high level of success, you must overcome adversity in all its forms. Over the last several decades many women have poured themselves into their work to make their dreams become realities, and they’re remembered for who are they are and not just what they’ve done. They have overcome stereotypes, unfair laws and […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Over Dinner

LOUD WHISPERS:  Over Dinner

Pat: I am so glad we could do this at last Jemike: It seems there are never enough hours in the day Pat: How was General’s funeral? Jemike: It went very well. It was as grand as we all knew it would be. Security was very tight. My Aunt and I drove up to the […]

Education for Development (1)

Education for Development (1) This week I have decided to publish a section of a speech I gave at the graduation ceremony of a school in Lagos sometime last July. The topic was on education as a path to development. This week’s contribution is the first instalment; it will be concluded next week. I began […]

Dr Mukarwego, a Lecturer With A Vision Beyond Her Visual Impairment

Dr Mukarwego, a Lecturer With A Vision Beyond Her Visual Impairment

It was the first time I was meeting her. From a distance she cut a posture of an amiable personality. Within minutes of talking to her, it felt like I was talking to someone I had known for years. This was my first encounter with Dr Beth Mukarwego, a visually impaired lecturer at University of […]

8 Ways To Train Your Brain To Become More Positive

8 Ways To Train Your Brain To Become More Positive

It’s been said that humans on average, can have anywhere from 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day — if not more. Pretty fascinating, right? Here’s the issue. Some speculate that an astounding 80 percent of our thoughts are negative and you train your brain to have more negative thoughts over positive thoughts. That’s not so fascinating. According […]

Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

The National Assembly Wednesday joined the worldwide solidarity campaign for gender equality, “He for she” The Angolan parliament’s accession comes as a result of the recommendation of the 39th plenary assembly of the parliamentary forum of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), held last year in the Kingdom of Swaziland to join the “He for […]

Analysts, Activists Explore Dividends from Empowering Women

Analysts, Activists Explore Dividends from Empowering Women

  Imagine a future Africa where patriarchy is dead and more women are economically empowered to provide for their own basic needs; one in which they continue to shatter the proverbial glass ceilings to occupy top leadership positions in all spheres. Imagine an African woman who isn’t limited by the imaginary walls society has set […]

World Bank To Fund Africa’s Top 20 Tech Startups

World Bank To Fund Africa’s Top 20 Tech Startups

World Bank has launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa. Start-ups will receive mentoring from global and local experts, learn through a tailor-made curriculum, increase their regional visibility, and get access to potential corporate partners and investors. With support from prominent African […]

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