Meet the Man Bringing Nigerian Textiles to Your Office Wardrobe

If you’re looking for the perfect pick-me-up for a tired office wardrobe, look no further than Post-Imperial, the label that’s using age-old Nigerian techniques to amp up your necktie When Niyi Okuboyejo, founder of the label Post-Imperial, left Nigeria at the age of 14, his mother told him how accepting and kind people were in […]

Spotlight On Nigerian Tech Startup That Seeks Patterns In Traffic Chaos

Emmanuel Adegboye attempts to bring order to the chaos of African public transportation systems with his tech startup, Bus Stop, and he has attracted the attention of some seriously connected players. Adegboye is one of 50 entrepreneurs from 24 countries, including five from Nigeria, selected to participate in the 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, ITNewsAfrica reports. The bootcamp will be held Aug. 23-28 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. […]

World’s First Malaria Vaccine Not For Profit, Drug Maker Says

A malaria vaccine 30 years in the making by British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is the first approved by European regulators for licensing in Africa, where it can be used on babies at risk from the mosquito-borne disease, AlJazeera reports. Malaria killed 584,000 people in 2013, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, and more than 80 percent of victims were under the age of 5. An injection of […]

Nigeria Committed To Qualifying For 2018 World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have publicly committed to the need for the national team to qualify as one of the African representatives taking part in the 2018 World Cup set to be hosted in Russia. This comes as the Super Eagles’ qualifying draw was revealed at an event which took place over the weekend […]

African Diaspora: More Women Own Businesses Than Men In Minnesota

More women own businesses than men in the U.S.-African immigrant communities of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, however, women say they have fewer financial assets than men, according to a new study. The Twin Cities are home to thousands of immigrants and refugees, many of them from Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria and Somalia, MinnPost reports. Many arrived in the northern U.S. area fleeing civil war […]

US gave Buhari names of oil thieves –Source

The United States of America has handed over the names of Nigerian oil thieves to President Muhammadu Buhari, a member of the President’s entourage during last week’s visit to the US confided in The PUNCH on Tuesday. “I can tell you that the President already has the list of names of the people engaging in […]

Africa helped to shape America – President Obama

US. President Barack Obama today became the first American president to address the African Union. Born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, Obama drew on his African-American heritage to call for a greater partnership between both worlds to build on African progress and double efforts to overcome its challenges. Here is his full speech delivered […]

11 Grants for Women-Owned Businesses You Need to Know About

In 2014, there were close to 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States, a 68 percent increase since 1997, according to The 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report from American Express. This percentage increase exceeded the national average of small business growth by 1.5 times. It also illustrated what we already know: Women entrepreneurs are having a tremendous impact […]

THIS EYE DROP WILL SAVE NEARLY A MILLION AFRICANS FROM BLINDNESS EVERY YEAR

A new drug developed under the supervision of lead researcher, Kang Zhang could one day cure cataracts. According to a team of scientists,  a naturally occurring molecule called lanosterol, shrank canine cataracts after it was administered to dogs with an eye dropper. Although the effects are yet to be tested on humans, subsequent findings have the potential to […]

FIVE THINGS CNN SHOULD HAVE SAID ABOUT KENYA THAT WOULD BE TRUE

American multinational TV network CNN controversially described Kenya as a “hotbed of terror” in its report on President Obama’s expected visit in the weekend. The label drew the ire of Kenyans who used the Twitter hashtag #SomeonetellCNN to condemn the network’s negative labelling of their homeland. By the evening of yesterday over 150 thousand tweets […]