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 […]

Black Couple Murdered By Racist in Louisville KY

People of color have to be careful and alert these days in the United States of America and not take anything for granted during these interesting times no matter how safe you think your neighborhood is. JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. A white man with a history of violence fatally shot two African-American customers at a Kroger grocery […]

15 Things Every Nigerian Abroad Says When They Come Back Home For The Holidays

www.zikoko.com 1. “Who are the network providers again?” Ah! How many years and you don’t remember MTN? 2. “How do you load [insert network provider] credit again?” I can’t even vex. I’m still here and I don’t even know it. 3. “I really missed [insert Nigerian food].” Ehn! Go and eat na. 4. “Ugh! The […]

Transport Is Changing Africa Faster Than Any Continent In Human History

Thirty-three planned and existing road and rail projects across Africa will help economic development but they’ll hurt African wildlife irreparably, according to a report in TheGuardian. The economic development that comes with new African transportation corridors could destroy Africa’s savannahs and equatorial forests as people move into protected areas, according to a new study published in the journal Current Biology. Proposals for […]

How Will The World Look With Vastly More Africans In It?

According to the World Bank, one in every three people walking on earth in the year 2050 will be an African. The bank estimated that by that time about 2.5 billion people will be Africans, making them double the current populations size and 25 percent of the world’s total. Africa’s cities are expected to grow […]

Africa Water & Sanitation Project (KENYA)

“We shall not defeat any of the infectious diseases that plague the developing world until we have also won the battle for safe drinking water, sanitation, and basic health care.” –Kofi Annan DONATION APPEAL:Many people in the developed world have never seen an actual slum in person. The conditions there are worse than you can […]

Nine reasons why doing business in Rwanda is a smart strategy

Many decisions for market entry in Africa are made on the basis of market size. Some decision-makers will consider market maturity, level of local infrastructure development, or certain business links they have already established in a certain market prior to entry. As a result, Rwanda is often overlooked as a profitable and viable option. Indeed, […]

Scramble for Africa 130 years on

On this day, 130 years ago, Western countries met to discuss the future of Africa in what is known as the Berlin Conference. The result of the meeting saw the countries distributing portions of the continent to come under their control. The Berlin Conference of 1884-85 produced the General Act of the Berlin Conference which […]

7 TIPS FOR SURVIVING IN NIGERIA

I relocated to Lagos, over 7 years ago and I often get asked by friends in London how I manage to survive living in Nigeria and I laugh out loud and say ”You just have to fasten your seat belt and pray and be ready for an exhilarating ride”. Here are 7 tips that I […]