Startup “HaltEbola” wins AMPIONs West African Venture Bus competition

Press Release AMPION – Berlin/Harare 06/11/2014 Southern African Venture Bus destined for AfricaCom next week HaltEbola pitch wins West Africa AMPION Venture Bus competition, the app facilitates public education on Ebola and other diseases HaltEbola to be rewarded by Microsoft and AMPION with software and training worth 10000€ South African Venture Bus starting on Friday, headed for…

African Diaspora: A Return to Nigeria

An essay by Enuma Okoro When I was 7 years old my father bought me a Bag of Laughs. It was the early 1980s and, as with most every school morning in Lagos, Nigeria, we were stuck in traffic. My father was at the wheel, listening to Bob Marley on the eight-track. I sat in…

In memoriam across the globe: Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (pron.: /ˈtʃɪnwɑː əˈtʃɛbeɪ/, born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, 16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature. […]     (Wikipedia, Chinua Achebe, as of Mar. 23, 2013.) Tributes from the blogger scene (random selection)

African History: Timbuktu in the 14th century and today

Timbuktu (English pronunciation: pron.: /ˌtɪmbʌkˈtuː/; French: Tombouctou pronounced: [tɔ̃bukˈtu]; Koyra Chiini: Tumbutu), formerly also spelled Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is a town in the West African nation of Mali situated 20 km (12 mi) north of the River Niger on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. The town is the capital of the Timbuktu Region, one of the eight administrative regions of Mali. It had a population of 54,453 in the 2009 census.