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Kenyan Paul Kelemba Wins GE Award at CNN Africa Journalism Awards

Paul Kelemba, from Kenya, has been awarded GE Energy & Infrastructure Award, presented by Jay Ireland, President and CEO of GE Africa, at this year’s CNN Multichoice African Journalist 2015 Awards ceremony. Kelemba, who works freelance for The Standard on Saturday, won for his piece “Sorting out Nairobi Transport” which was chosen from entries spanning […]

CNN: Where BlackBerry is still hot: Nigeria

Africa, specifically Nigeria is the ‘bright spot’ for Research in Motion (RIM), makers of the Blackberry handheld device. RIM’s market share in America has dropped to 1.6%, but in Nigeria BlackBerrys are still hot. We had previously done a feature on the Blackberry phenomena in Nigeria. Read the post here: Blackberry fever: Why Nigerians are […]

Wema Bank Launches the Sharp Sule online game in partnership with Maliyo Games

Earlier in the year we featured Maliyo Games here on our site, a Nigerian gaming company co-founded by a Nigerian in the Diaspora, Hugo Obi. Since then, Maliyo Games has grown, expanding its list of game titles and foraying into the enterprise gaming development space with its recent partnership with Wema Bank. Maliyo Games has recently […]

Nigeria’s CNN iReporters, Fuel Protests and an Interview with the Head of the IMF on CNN Marketplace Africa this week

CNN’s Vladimir Duthiers examines the fuel protests and general strike that has brought Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, to a standstill this week.  The anger was sparked by President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to end the government’s fuel subsidy that reduced the cost of gasoline for Nigeria’s 155 million residents.  The President has defended his decision, […]

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Lessons from Rwanda

But unlike other African countries with similar lofty dreams and visions, Rwanda is backing up its ambition with hard, unpretentious action.   By ’Dare Akinwale In this month’s Future Cities programme on CNN presented by Richard Quest, the city of focus was the landlocked Rwandan capital of one million inhabitants, Kigali. It is quite surprising […]

CNN Inside Africa: Spotlight on the Lady Mechanic Initiative, Nigeria

CNN Inside Africa recently did a feature on the Lady Mechanic Initiative, Nigeria. The Lady Mechanic Initiative is a Not for Profit organisation set up to rehabilitate and empower deprived young girls in a sector that was once less attractive to women and seen as male dominated. The initiator of the programme, Sandra Aguebor-Ekperuoh is […]