What the New Public Charge Rule means for the Diaspora

On February 5, 2020, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced new policy guidelines and revised forms in connection with the Trump administration’s highly contested Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”). The new guidelines and forms became effective nationwide on February 24, 2020. Background USCIS published initially published the Final Rule in […]

Tips for Diasporas to Develop Good Money Management Habits

You know your finances could use some serious TLC, but you’ve been putting it off… and off… and off. When you finally do sit down to think about it, you immediately become overwhelmed. When it comes to money management, finding a place to start can be difficult. Which goal do you attack first? Before we […]

Africa, Unchained: Blockchain and the Limits of Leapfrogging

“Slave to a label but I own my masters.” – Pharaoh Munche Growing up in Nigeria in the 80s and early 90s, the simple task of making a phone call was an adventure. This was the era of analog telecommunications and rotary phones, and the capacity of the telecommunications network was quite limited. Phone calls […]

Rwanda, Uganda favourites for tech investors

By ALLAN OLINGO More by this Author Rwanda and Uganda are emerging favourite destinations in Africa for investment in information and communications technology. However, the leading investor destinations in the ICT sector in sub Saharan Africa — Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa — have recorded a decline in investment flows. According to new data, East […]

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH: 247 VoIP SERVICES, LLC

Legal Name of Business: 247VoIP Services, LLC Address of Company: 130 E. Voris St. Akron, OH 44311 Telephone: (844) 247-8647 Website: www.247voipservices.com Email: info@247voipservices.com Date of Incorporation, Registration Number: 01/09/2015, 201500900933   Name of Business Owner: Melvin Ejiogu Email: melvin@247voipservices.com What is the Nature of the business? Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony. We provide business […]

How Africa’s top young entrepreneur for 2015 wants to solve the jobs crisis

Brought to you by: The Anzisha Prize A few weeks ago 22-year-old Chris Kwekowe was announced the 2015 Grand Prize winner of The Anzisha Prize, Africa’s premier award for youth entrepreneurship. He is the first Nigerian recipient of the award and takes home US$25,000. Kwekowe is the co-founder of Slatecube, an online platform he started with […]

Unreasonable East Africa, Startup Accelerator Tells Young Africans It’s OK To Fail

Joachim Ewechu grew up wanting to be an entrepreneur and when he realized other young people in Uganda had similar dreams, he decided to figure out a way to make them come true. Ewechu is CEO and co-founder of Unreasonable East Africa, part of the U.S.-based international business accelerator, Unreasonable Institute, for entrepreneurs who want to address social and environmental issues. […]