Tag: africa

August 2, 2012

Simon Allison: Why do African presidents keep dying?

by Simon Allison The curse of the African president strikes again. This time, its victim was Ghana’s John Atta Mills, ...

July 30, 2012

Another 1st: 70% of illegal weapons in West Africa are in Nigeria

by Adeniyi Abdul If, for some reason Nigeria leaves the ongoing London 2012 Olympics with no medals, we can always ...

July 24, 2012

#InCaseYouMissedIt: Reporters killed by Boko Haram honoured at CNN/MultiChoice African Journalist Awards – See full list of winners

by Adeniyi Abdul The ceremony for the 2012 edition of the CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year was held ...

July 23, 2012

YALDA 2012 Conference: Innovation and creativity for a better Africa

by Doyin Jaiyesimi  The 4th Biennial conference for Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) will hold from ...

July 19, 2012

Opinion: Nigerians abroad must get it right

by Itunu Ajayi IT is no longer news that Nigerians in the Diaspora are being humiliated in their host countries. ...

July 17, 2012

Opinion: The new Scramble for Africa

by Bukar Usman                   The Scramble for Africa has been a continuous ...

July 17, 2012

4 ways social media could transform conflict in Africa

by Gabrielle Ramaiah and Jason Warner Whether social media ultimately will prove itself to be a tool of greater pacification ...

June 16, 2012

“I’m a damaged woman” – 13 things about Kola Boof’s “press statement” that made me sad

by Hauwa Gambo  If you don’t know who Kola Boof is or how her name became entangled with those of ...

June 15, 2012

Opinion: The local and global franchising of 419 Nigerian churches

by Lawrence Chinedu Nwobu To say that Nigeria is a 419 republic would be an understatement.  Practically everywhere you look ...

June 3, 2012

#Winning: Nigeria ranked as top African nation brand

by Tolu Orekoya For the second year running, Nigeria has taken the bronze medal for Most Valuable African Nation Brand at ...

May 30, 2012

Girl Power: 19-year-old Egyptian girl patents cutting edge space travel technology

by Tolu Orekoya Despite the upheavals that have rocked Egypt over the last 2 years – the Arab spring and ...

May 27, 2012

Big Brother Daily Di-Gist #19 & 20: Prezzo makes Goldie moan with pleasure

by Denike & Ifedayo Day 20 at thye BBA Upville house, and Zainab, Maneta, Mampi and Barbz got into a deep conversation, mostly centered around pregnancies, natural birth, and things that generally make ...

May 24, 2012

#ThisShouldConcernYou: “INDIAFRICA: A shared future” initiative unveiled in Lagos

by Stanley Azuakola The thriving relationship between India and Africa received a boost on Wednesday May 23, 2012 when the ...

May 21, 2012

Big Brother StarGame Daily Di-Gist #14: It’s up for Zainab and out for who?

by Denike & Ifedayo Even though last night ended on a sad note, the day was fun! Roki, in my opinion ...

May 17, 2012

Big Brother StarGame Daily Di-Gist #10: Prezzo spits some game at Goldie, and Upville is full of…

by Denike & Ifedayo UPDATE: So earlier today (Day 11) Prezzo seemed to be trying to work his way back into Goldie’s heart ...

May 16, 2012

Big Brother Daily Di-gist #9: No sleep, hot kisses, and it’s all for the cameras

  by Denike & Ifedayo Editor’s note: To catch up on our Daily Di-Gist 1 – 8, check out our YNaija ...

OluwapelumiMay 15, 2012

#Day1 New Media & Governance Conference – Summary & Pictures

          by Oluwatobi Soyombo First of its kind in Africa, the New Media and Governance Conference ...

May 15, 2012

Africa Rising: Uomo Vogue Magazine spotlights Nollywood and more in latest edition

by Rachel Ogbu   A new report shows just how Africa is making an entry into the global fashion arena, ...

April 27, 2012

Kathleen Ndongmo: Rediscovering the Art of Daring (YNaija FrontPage)

Sooner or later, ordinary Nigerians are going to take a stand. Better still, they’re going to take a risk.   Last ...

April 12, 2012

Opinion: Are TB Joshua and his God sadists?

by Abimbola Adelakun As a caveat, I must admit I have a certain aversion to prophets and prophecies.  I also wrote a piece, ...

April 1, 2012

World Bank to make decision on April 16… Okonjo-Iweala to meet Board April 9

by Hauwa Gambo New reports indicate that the World Bank could pick its new president as early as April 16 after ...

March 11, 2012

Ikhide Says: To the critics of #Kony2012 – Shut up and do something!

by Ikhide R. Ikheloa The name is Ikhide. I am an African. This African rises to applaud Jason Russell the ...

March 5, 2012

“I personally sat at the driver’s seat” – Obasanjo blames lack of food security on successors

by Lekan Olanrewaju Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has blamed the food insecurity in Africa on the lack of continuity of agricultural policies ...

January 16, 2012

Oby Ezekwesili leaves World Bank in May – See The Official Release

Former Minister for Solid Minerals and then Education, noted mentor to several young leaders, and the driver for the viral ...

January 13, 2012

The Shift Going On

By Pastor Poju To those who rightly quote the scripture on praying for those in authority, they should take note ...

OluwapelumiOctober 1, 2011

Ode to Nigeria: ‘A nation not beyond redemption’

by Kola Dairo Jnr I am Nigeria, the heart of Africa – at least by virtue of my geography; a ...

OluwapelumiOctober 1, 2011

Ode to Nigeria: 'A nation not beyond redemption'

by Kola Dairo Jnr I am Nigeria, the heart of Africa – at least by virtue of my geography; a ...

OluwapelumiMarch 16, 2011

46664 Apparel: With Love, From Nelson Mandela

by Yemi Olowu The Nelson Mandela Foundation recently revealed plans to launch an international fashion line named ‘46664 apparel’, from ...

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