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About Edem Torkornoo

Edem Torkornoo is Ayiba's Social Media Manager. She is passionate about anything related to Africa’s economic development, technology, digital media, literature and babies! Edem also loves interviewing people because it allows her to ask as many questions as she wants without getting into trouble. When her nose is not buried in a book, you can find her scouring Twitter for cool people to interview for Ayiba.
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Inside African Leadership University, Mauritius
2 years ago

Inside African Leadership University, Mauritius

Tucked away in the middle of the Indian Ocean, on the beautiful island of Mauritius, is ALU’s inaugural campus, an institution that is training the next generation of …
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Essiespice: The Ghanaian Spice Goddess
2 years ago

Essiespice: The Ghanaian Spice Goddess

In 2013, what began as an experiment born out of a love affair with spices, cooking, and traveling became the beginning of a culinary business that is making …
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Ghana’s Growing Tech Industry
2 years ago

Ghana’s Growing Tech Industry

From hackathons to incubators to tech conferences and proposals for a ten billion dollar tech hub, Ghana’s tech industry is slowly coming into its own. The increased interest …
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YesiYesi: Ghana’s First Satire/ Spoof Website
2 years ago

YesiYesi: Ghana’s First Satire/ Spoof Website

YesiYesi, which means “they say, they say” is Ghana’s first satirical blog. Started in November 2013, the blog has grown to become a voice on politics and life …
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Meet the first African cycling team to ever compete in the Tour de France
2 years ago

Meet the first African cycling team to ever compete in the Tour de France

MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is Africa’s first UCI Professional Continental cycling team. The team is based in South Africa and will be the first African cycling team to compete …
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Grass-roots Activist Koketso Marishane on South African Education
2 years ago

Grass-roots Activist Koketso Marishane on South African Education

Koketso M Marishane is a youth development practitioner from GaMarishane in Limpopo Province, South Africa. He is among the 2014 Top 100 UN Global Leaders and a World …
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Touring Joburg’s Inner City through Graffiti Art
2 years ago

Touring Joburg’s Inner City through Graffiti Art

Jo Buitendach is the co-founder of Past Experiences, Johannesburg’s first walking tour company. Past Experiences, gives visitors a taste of life in Joburg’s inner city and encourages them …
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Amplifying social change in Eastern Africa through technology
2 years ago

Amplifying social change in Eastern Africa through technology

Sharon Adongo is the co-founder of Uwazi Technology Consulting, a data and technology consulting firm for non-profits and social enterprises and the leading Salesforce Cloud Consulting Partner in …
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Revolutionizing Ghana’s Reading Culture
2 years ago

Revolutionizing Ghana’s Reading Culture

Nana Akosua Agyare is on a mission to make reading fashionable. As the head of the Editing Department at Smartline Publishers Limited, she is responsible for moving a …
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Behind the Headlines with Alexis Okeowo
3 years ago

Behind the Headlines with Alexis Okeowo

Alexis Okeowo is a writer and reporter based in New York City. She has lived and reported from Nigeria, Mexico, and Uganda and written for The New Yorker, …
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