Category Archives for Gamechangers

Echeruo Soars to Billion Dollar Deal

Chinedu Echeruo: Nigeria’s newest Billionaire Dealmaker When Apple announced in 2014 that they were buying Beats by Dre from Dr. Dre the African American rapper and businessman in a billion dollar deal

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Celebrating African Love Through Poetry

THE CHRONICLES OF BENEVOLENT AFFECTION: A DECLARATION OF LOVE, TRIBULATIONS AND HOPE Most African writers write about war, famine, hunger and politics so it is refreshing to read love poems written by

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Gamechanger Akindele Dominating Apple in Nigeria

In Thomas Friedman’s groundbreaking book the World is Flat he quotes Bill Gates as saying he would rather be a genius in China today than an average guy in Poughkeepsie NY, USA. If the same question

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Boniface Mwangi’s Message for America

BONIFACE MWANGI The Kenyan born activist asks some important questions that challenge the ideas most westerners have about Africa. He is married to Pauline Njeri Mwangi and is the father of three young

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Who is Loretta Lynch?

The United States Senate has confirmed Loretta Lynch as United States Attorney General, replacing Eric Holder who was the first African American in that position. Her nomination was slow, proving to be

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Bodoma’s Remittances v. Moyo’s Aid: Solutions for Africa

On its road to world dominance China has embarked on a pioneering initiative which is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). China as the founding member has deposited $100B. This is sure to

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Africans Living in China

Globalization continuously transforms the things we thought we knew or valued. Most stories we hear are about the Chinese doing business in Africa but now more stories are emerging about Africans consistently

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Forgotten History: Businessman Reginald F Lewis

Reginald F. Lewis, born December 7, 1942 in East Baltimore was the wealthiest black man in the United States during the 1980s. His business acumen began at the age of ten when Lewis set up a delivery route

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ANZISHA PRIZE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2015

NOAH WALAKIRA Noah was one of the winners of the Anzisha prize in 2014. He is a young Ugandan entrepreneur tackling unemployment in his community through Namirembe Sweater Makers. The organization currently

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Agribusiness Growth in Kyenjojo, Uganda

A quiet revolution is sweeping across Africa as young people are desiring to take control of their destinies and improve their lives in spite of their circumstances.  A group of young people are changing

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Alexandre Dumas & The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas, famous for the novel, The Three Musketeers was a black French writer. He was born, Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie on 24 July 1802 in Villers-Cotterêts, Aisne, France. His father, Thomas-Alexandre

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The Legend Lives on: Oliver Mtukudzi

Zimbabwe’s own music legend, Oliver Mtukudzi continues to wow the world with his ‘Tuku Music’ as he tours the United States and Canada over the next few months. Tuku and the Black Spirits

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News Makers of 2014

EBOLA The Ebola virus consumed the news in 2014 especially in West Africa. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Senegal, Nigeria, Spain and the United States managed to safely contain the virus. Another outbreak

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Game Changer: Alia Atkinson

Alia Atkinson has made history. 25 year old Alia is the first black woman to win a World Swimming Title. Alia broke the record at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Doha, Qatar in 1 minute

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In Case You Missed It: Africans Making News Around the World

FEMALE NIGERIAN PROFESSOR FRANCISCA OKEKE NOW DEAN Internationally acclaimed Professor of Physics Francisca Okeke is the first woman to serve as Dean of Physical Sciences at University of Nigeria. AFRICAN

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Can Black Women Get It?

In the Americas and black people are celebrating 151 years of the emancipation proclamation but one cannot help but wonder what the slaves would make of the current portrayal of  black women. I have always

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Mandela vs Mugabe

Before there was Mandela, there was Mugabe being heralded as the statesman of Africa and the model for good governance. Then he was knighted, a high honor for any leader and then came the sanctions. Mandela

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Bush, Obama & Africa

As the G W Bush presidential library opened in Dallas, Texas I could not help but reflect on the Bush legacy and policy toward Africa as a whole. For Africa, Bush was an ally who spearheaded several causes. 

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Progress or Foolishness?: 20 Year Old Parliamentarian

Proscovia Alengot Oromait is the youngest member of Parliament in Uganda and in Africa ever. At 20 years old she is now Member of Parliament (MP) for Usuk County, Katakwi District. Ms. Oromait was

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I’ve Been To The Mountaintop- Martin Luther King Jr in Tennessee

Forty five years ago Martin Luther King Jr gave a speech in support of sanitation workers in Tennessee. During his visit he was  assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968,

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