Nigeria’s Presidential Election: Vote Buying, Tech Failures…

Reports of attacks and gunfire in some areas as voters go to polls to elect president

Nigeria’s Presidential Election: Vote Buying, Tech Failures…

By The Guardian  Nigeria’s long-awaited presidential election went ahead on Saturday, marred by heavy gunfire in the north-east, killings in the south and reports of technology failures and vote buying across the country. Some voters arrived at polling stations at 3am to ensure their ballot was counted in an election dominated by the current president, […]

Engineering startup Andela scores $100M in venture capital

Andela also expects to expand its presence across Africa. It currently has tech campuses in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.

Engineering startup Andela scores $100M in venture capital

By Anthony Noto (Reporter, New York Business Journal) Tech companies are typically based in established hubs, such has San Francisco and New York. In other corners of the globe, such as Africa, aspiring engineers are rarely presented with the opportunity to apply for jobs within those companies. Andela is looking to change all that. The […]

Is your closet full of clothes made through forced labor?

"Across the world, an estimated 24.9 million people are victims of forced labor. The lion’s share of them–16 million people–are exploited by companies for a profit, rather than by private individuals, such as in the case of sex trafficking." - Elizabeth Segran, Fast Company

Is your closet full of clothes made through forced labor?

By Elizabeth Segran (Fast Company) We often talk about slavery as if it was a thing of the past–a horror from another era, perpetrated by people who have no resemblance to us. But the truth is that slave labor is still alive and well. And a new report produced by the nonprofit KnowTheChain points out […]

How to Write About Africa II

"If I was smart, I would have waited a few years and made an iPhone app: a little satirical story about how to write about Africa every day, interactive and adaptable, for ninety-nine cents." - Binyavanga Wainaina

How to Write About Africa II

By Binyavanga Wainaina (Bidoun.org) The Revenge Novelists, NGO workers, rock musicians, conservationists, students, and travel writers track down my email, asking: Would you please comment on my homework assignment / pamphlet / short story / funding proposal / haiku / adopted child / photograph of genuine African mother-in-law? All of the people who do this are […]

Africa should invest massively in education

How many Africans who were educated locally will be hired by Google's Artificial Intelligence research center slated to open in Ghana?

Africa should invest massively in education

By Yann Gwet WorldCrunch In this era of constant shocks, Africa should invest massively in education. The objective must be to create a high-quality educational system that is accessible to a larger number of people; to provide education that gives high-level fundamental knowledge, but that is also capable of responding to the needs of a […]