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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 […]

New Law Compels Zimbabwe Banks to Accept Cows as Collateral

New Law Compels Zimbabwe Banks to Accept Cows as Collateral

Commercial banks in Zimbabwe will soon be compelled to accept livestock such as cattle, goats and sheep as collateral for cash loans to informal businesses under a new law presented to parliament Tuesday. Under the Movable Property Security Interests Bill tabled for debate by Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa in the House of […]

Genocide? Never Again

Genocide? Never Again

That’s what leaders in the United States and throughout the world declared after the Holocaust. Yet tragically, in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur millions of people lost their lives, lost their families or were forced to flee their homes. History doesn’t have to keep repeating itself. The powerful movement in response to the Darfur genocide […]

Foundation Boosts Women Entrepreneurship With N1 Million

Foundation Boosts Women Entrepreneurship With N1 Million

The Sarah Adebisi Sosan Foundation (SASF) has empowered 50 women from various communities in Ojo Local Government area of Lagos state with N1 million. Speaking at ceremony held at the Ojo township hall, the former deputy governor of Lagos State and founder of the Foundation, Sarah Adebisi Sosan stated that the cash donation was to […]

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