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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: The Practise of ‘Omugwo’ AKA After-Birth Care in Nigeria

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: The Practise of ‘Omugwo’ AKA After-Birth Care in Nigeria

‘Omugwo’ is an Igbo word  that is used to describe the practice in which a nursing mother and her baby is taken care of by a close family member. In most cases it’s done by the mother or mother-in-law except in the case where they are not available then another ...

Uduak Ubak

September 19th, 2015

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Beautiful Parenting in Africa: First Rule of Parenting

Beautiful Parenting in Africa: First Rule of Parenting

Hello Africa. How are you? Here is another edition of the Beautiful Parenting in Africa Series. Some people are more visual learners and so I decided to start posting some of my writings on YouTube in video form (talk videos). During a speaking engagement, I mentioned that I

Meme Boham

September 5th, 2015

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An Interview with Ekundayo Odele: How She took her First Steps in Business Consulting

An Interview with Ekundayo Odele: How She took her First Steps in Business Consulting

Bonjour Africa, It is great to be back with you. Today, we share our interview with a very rugged Entrepreneur. The hard-working and dynamic Ekundayo Odele provides Consultancy services in the areas of Business Strategy, Marketing, Recruitment and Human Resources. In this ...

Arise Arizechi

August 24th, 2015

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How I Ditched Unemployment and Built a Premium Hair Extensions Empire: An Interview with Kehinde Smith

How I Ditched Unemployment and Built a Premium Hair Extensions Empire: An Interview with Kehinde Smith

Hello Africa, Today, we have with us a beautiful and very hard-working lady who has taken the Virgin Hair and Hair Extensions business by storm in the United States and now Nigeria. She is the President of My Extensionz, a leading retailer of unique and versatile virgin hair

Arise Arizechi

August 10th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Who Knows the Health Benefits of Locally Grown Food in Nigeria?

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Who Knows the Health Benefits of Locally Grown Food in Nigeria?

Nutrition has become an essential and popular topic these days. This is because of the many diseases associated with bad nutrition and unhealthy life styles. Also responsible is the fact that in recent times, many more people are aware of their appearances and want to look a

Uduak Ubak

August 8th, 2015

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Addressing Youth Unemployment in Botswana by Adedapo Adeniruju

Addressing Youth Unemployment in Botswana by Adedapo Adeniruju

Africa is on the verge of entering a new reality in which human potential will become the major agent of economic growth. Consequently, there arises an urgent need for African nations to spur their human resources, particularly the youth wing, into action towards a ...

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August 8th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Law Enforcement in Nigeria – Any Hope?

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Law Enforcement in Nigeria – Any Hope?

A sign on a market gate read, “motorcyclists are not allowed beyond this point, failure to comply attracts a fine of 2500 naira”. As I watched with interest wondering what would have caused the market authorities to come up with such a law, I knew it was highly ...

Uduak Ubak

August 2nd, 2015

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POEM: Africa Here I come, by Chime Hilary

POEM: Africa Here I come, by Chime Hilary

Africa, here I come, Africa Africa of the black soul The soul of an ancient culture The culture of your timid tribes. Its your voice I hear, Africa Your voice of the talking drums Your beaded drums and the royal trumpeter The metal gong of your town crier I have come to see ...

Guest Blogger

July 5th, 2015

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Beautiful Parenting in Africa: Raising a Highly Energetic Child

Beautiful Parenting in Africa: Raising a Highly Energetic Child

Anyone who knows my child knows that high energy is probably a mild way to describe him. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit. Either way, I will be discussing ‘high energy’ today. As an Educator, I tell parents, ‘Please, do not use naughty to ...

Meme Boham

May 17th, 2015

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A Konnect Africa Interview with Marek Zmyslowski – The Founder of Jovago.Com, Top Online Hotel-Booking Portal in Africa

A Konnect Africa Interview with Marek Zmyslowski – The Founder of Jovago.Com, Top Online Hotel-Booking Portal in Africa

Greetings Africa, How are you doing? It is another Konnect Africa interview and today, we are honoured to connect to you, the Founder of Jovago.Com, one of Africa’s Leading Online Hotel-Booking Portals in Africa. He left Poland for Nigeria, saw an opportunity in the ...

Arise Arizechi

May 11th, 2015

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Beautiful Parenting in Africa: Is Your Child a Fashion Designer in the Making?

Beautiful Parenting in Africa: Is Your Child a Fashion Designer in the Making?

Hi there, Hope you are doing great and enjoying your parenting experience. Recently, I asked my four (4) year old to go to his room and choose an outfit to wear. I usually bring out two (2) outfits and ask him to make his choice but this time I wanted to see what he would ...

Meme Boham

May 10th, 2015

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Beautiful Parenting in Africa: The Power of Patience

Beautiful Parenting in Africa: The Power of Patience

When we were taught about repetition during our training, we guessed what it would look like but when we experienced it in the classroom, it was even more surreal. We observe the children closely, how and why they would repeat an activity over and over again. We watch and ...

Meme Boham

May 3rd, 2015

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Beautiful Parenting in Africa: My Best Tip for Raising Honest Children

Beautiful Parenting in Africa: My Best Tip for Raising Honest Children

I remember when my son had just turned three (3). I asked him if he had used the rest-room. His answer was in the affirmative but  I knew he hadn’t. That was his first lie. He had wanted to play and using the restroom was always going to be a distraction. I knew he had

Meme Boham

March 8th, 2015

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Beautiful Parenting in Africa: The Five Rules of Parenting

Beautiful Parenting in Africa: The Five Rules of Parenting

I have met a lot of wonderful people. I have also met a lot of nasty people as well. I have always believed that there is good in everyone and that it is a person’s childhood experiences that make them who they are today.  In this post, we will be talking about the ...

Meme Boham

February 22nd, 2015

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How Patrick Awuah Founded The Renowned Ashesi University in Ghana

How Patrick Awuah Founded The Renowned Ashesi University in Ghana

Hi, Thanks for stopping by to read this post. We are delighted to have you on our website. So, how are you doing? Today, we share with you a story written by our friend, Heidi G. Frontani, Ph.D. She tells the inspiring story of Patrick Awuah and how he founded the renowned ...

Guest Blogger

February 19th, 2015

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Sara Nana Yeboah; A Florence Nightingale from Africa

Sara Nana Yeboah; A Florence Nightingale from Africa

Guest blogger Akpah Prince ‘konnected’ with the Florence Nightingale of Africa about her past, present and future. At 27, Sara Nana Yeboah is a Social Entrepreneur, Corporate Nurse, Motivational Speaker and Wife. With her organisation, ‘Sangy Nursing Services,’ the versatile

Guest Blogger

June 25th, 2014

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Pro Basketballer Andrew Lovedale On Africa, Success and Making a Difference!   

Pro Basketballer Andrew Lovedale On Africa, Success and Making a Difference!  

Pro Basketballer Andrew Lovedale, is the Founder of Access to Success, a Christian-based athletic-educational Foundation which is based in Benin City, Nigeria, West Africa. As a student-athlete, Andrew birthed the idea of gifting the used athletic gear -shoes- his team ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

April 21st, 2014

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Praise Fowowe On Africa, Success and Making a Difference!

Praise Fowowe On Africa, Success and Making a Difference!

Praise Fowowe. Author, columnist and sex crusader, Praise has conquered the demons of his own sexual abuse and has devoted his life to preventing and rehabilitating victims of sexual abuse. Sex is a veritable minefield, but Praise has mastered the art of disabusing the ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

April 7th, 2014

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Terryanne Chebet on Africa, Integrity and Making a Difference

Terryanne Chebet on Africa, Integrity and Making a Difference

Terryanne Chebet is the terrific Business News Anchor from Kenya who has her sights set on even greater things and today, she shares with us on Failure, Success, the politics of remaining relevant in a volatile career and taming the challenges of Africans and Africa. You ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 4th, 2014

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Tobi in Italy!

Tobi in Italy!

I was with my friends on a winter bank holiday in Italy, we covered ourselves with a duvet and held our mugs filled with hot tea as snow was falling…then we started the ‘ ladies thing’ . Did I hear you say gossip?! Oh no…I call it gist (laughs).  We ...

Guest Blogger

February 1st, 2014

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6 Great Places to Work on Your Startup in Africa

6 Great Places to Work on Your Startup in Africa

Africa is a fantastic place to launch a start-up…if you choose the right place to work. Every country has varying levels of governmental regulation, lending flexibility, and even reliability of power, so choosing a good spot for your start-up is half the battle. Whether you ...

Guest Blogger

December 20th, 2013

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Brand King on WEALTH!!!

Brand King on WEALTH!!!

 The Forbes list shows that there are only 1,400 billionaires (in dollars) out of 6 billion people in the world. So Pareto’s principle also known as the Management’s 80: 20 Rule is right. Blunt but truthful, there would always be more poor people than rich ...

Eizu Uwaoma

December 13th, 2013

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#Mandela [1918-2013] :20 Memorable Quotes from a World Legend, Freedom Fighter and True Leader

#Mandela [1918-2013] :20 Memorable Quotes from a World Legend, Freedom Fighter and True Leader

He sacrificed his freedom for the freedom of others – President Barack Obama Many walked on that road but you stayed on it; the road that led to freedom. You were our Martin Luther King; the conscience of Africa’s unyielding thirst for freedom to be and to ...

Konnect Africa

December 6th, 2013

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Innovation Prize for Africa 2014: USD 150,000 for Innovative African Solutions to African Challenges

Innovation Prize for Africa 2014: USD 150,000 for Innovative African Solutions to African Challenges

Spread the word! The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced the call for entries for the 2014 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). The prestigious Prize, presented annually since 2012, aims at encouraging innovations that contribute to sustainable development in Africa.

Konnect Africa

November 26th, 2013

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