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Placements: Addressing the Issue of Youth Unemployment on the African Continent
5 months ago

Placements: Addressing the Issue of Youth Unemployment on the African Continent

Currently scaling from Nigeria with their eye on servicing the entire African continent, Placements is tackling the issue of youth unemployment and employability. Their vision? To be the go-to platform …
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Farmcrowdy Closes on Seed Funding of $1Million
5 months ago

Farmcrowdy Closes on Seed Funding of $1Million

Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first and leading digital agriculture platform which allows Nigerians to venture in and sponsor agriculture, announced that it had closed on seed funding of $1 million …
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Africa’s Ancient (pre-colonial) Cities: Then and Now
7 months ago

Africa’s Ancient (pre-colonial) Cities: Then and Now

Africa is a continent of rich history: of ancient empires and kingdoms and a colourful people. It’s a country that birthed gold and riches and stories that stretched far and …
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Ayo Awosika Pays Homage to Her Nigerian Roots
7 months ago

Ayo Awosika Pays Homage to Her Nigerian Roots

Rising Nigerian-American star Ayo Awosika has toured the world and shared stages with superstars such as Miley Cyrus, Chris Martin (of Coldplay), The Chainsmokers, and more. She recently spoke with ESSENCE to break down Nigeria’s current moment …
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Africa’s Season of Famine?
11 months ago

Africa’s Season of Famine?

Since the beginning of the year news headlines have been threatening that famine is, once again, imminent in Africa. In February the United Nations formally declared famine in parts of …
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Recycling Ugly Waste into Beauty
1 year ago

Recycling Ugly Waste into Beauty

Last month, Ayiba’s founder, Eyitemi Popo, judged the Opportunity Desk Impact Challenge 2017 alongside change makers from around the world. We would like to introduce you to the 2nd place …
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#CareerGoals: Getting a life sentence commuted by President Obama
1 year ago

#CareerGoals: Getting a life sentence commuted by President Obama

Piriye Anga, an international lawyer from Nigeria, recently commuted a client’s life sentence, changing the course of one man’s life. Ayiba’s Sanet Oberholzer spoke to this inspirational woman about her …
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Unique Happenings in African Cities over the Holidays
1 year ago

Unique Happenings in African Cities over the Holidays

With Christmas in the air and a spirit of holiday on its heels, if you’re anything like me, you might be looking for something exciting to do during your days …
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#BringBackOurGirls: Two Years and Counting
2 years ago

#BringBackOurGirls: Two Years and Counting

It seems like a distant memory; a time when the world was fired up. Another injustice had occurred and soon followed the social media frenzy complete with the supporting hashtag. …
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Nigeria Fails Its Women Over and Over Again
2 years ago

Nigeria Fails Its Women Over and Over Again

A few weeks ago, I hired a new lady cook/steward, first female in my house, and the best stewardess I ever had. During her interview, she told …
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