TimeLine Layout

January, 2020

  • 29 January

    African startup launches education platform to encourage women entrepreneurship

    The multifunctional online subscription site offers tried-and-tested creative crafting lesson plans, teaching resources and business acumen CAPE TOWN, South Africa, January 28, 2020/ — A Cape Town-based startup, Creative Crafting Club bridges the gap between entrepreneurship for stay-at-home parents and education for tots-to-tweens. The multifunctional online subscription site offers tried-and-tested creative crafting lesson plans, teaching resources and business acumen for …

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  • 28 January

    Nominations Open for Inclusion in Startup Guide in East and West Africa

    Global guide for startups calls on entrepreneurs in East and West Africa to submit nominations to be part of comprehensive guide to resources for startups and founders doing purpose-driven business in region. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, January 28th, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- To all entrepreneurs, innovators, accelerators, experts and co-working spaces across the Silicon Savannah, from Nairobi to Lagos, Kigali to …

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  • 27 January

    Why you should avoid drinking Garri in cold water – Medical expert warns

    As Lassa fever spreads across Nigeria, a medical doctor has warned against drinking garri in cold water. The Director of Public Health, Enugu State, Dr Boniface Okolo, has cautioned Nigerians against the consumption of garri soaked in cold water to avoid contacting Lassa fever. Okolo, who gave the warning in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday …

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  • 27 January

    YouTube appoints Nigerian as Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa

    YouTube has announced the appointment of Alex Okosi, a Nigerian, as managing director of emerging markets for YouTube in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Okosi will be responsible for running YouTube’s business and partnership teams across emerging markets in EMEA including Russia, the Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa. He will report to the head of YouTube EMEA, Cécile …

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  • 27 January

    Sowore’s political organisation registered by Nigerian government

    The Take it Back Movement (TiB), founded by rights activist Omoyele Sowore, has announced that it has been registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission as a socio-political organization. In a press release issued on Sunday, the Movement described the registration as “the latest milestone in our journey towards being the political anti-thesis of the unconscionable government of the day in …

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  • 27 January

    Digital Rights Media Fellowship opens to African journalists

    Early-career African journalists working for mainstream print and online newspapers can apply for this fellowship. The Paradigm Initiative is accepting candidates for its Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship. The application process is now open for the third edition of the Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship. The Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Digital Inclusion Media Fellowship 2020 seeks to embed …

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  • 27 January

    Angelique Kidjo dedicates Grammy Award to Burna Boy

    Angelique Kidjo’s Celia won the Best World Music Album award at the 2020 Grammy awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, ahead of other nominees including Altin Gün (Gece), Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley (What Heat), Burna Boy (African Giant) and Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet (Fanm D’Ayiti). It marked Kidjo’s her fourth win in the category.   The Benin Republic-born …

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  • 26 January

    Short Story: Voyage across the sea of death

    Originally titled ‘Evanesce’, Berlin-based legal scholar and creative author Nelly Sarpong writes on a fictional precarious journey across the Mediterranean in a rickety boat overfilled with African migrants, revealing the perils faced by thousands of migrants every year in their quest for better life in Europe.

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  • 26 January

    Why democracy is not delivering for Africans and what to do – former Nigerian minister

    #fixpolitics, Ezekwesili, good governance, Berlin, Africa

    While most African countries hold regular elections, the people are not satisfied with the performance of their elected leaders. According to opinion polls, most Africans feel that they are yet to enjoy the economic fruits of democracy. Why has democracy not delivered economic dividends? At an event in Berlin, a Nigerian economist and former federal minister, Obiageli Ezekwesili, addressed the …

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  • 24 January

    Germany: How Black community can engage the state for its empowerment

    A panel discussion on how the Black community could engage the state for its empowerment was part of the People of African Descent Week which took place recently in Berlin. Panellists, including Berlin minister for justice, looked at how problems faced by Black people could be solved through community engagement with the government. The historic People of African Descent (PAD) …

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