In 2016 after attending my first Re:publica, a techie conference in Berlin, I wrote of a need for Africa to have what I called a “collective thinking space” where like-minded actors on the African continent would converge to share ideas and inspire each other. The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, 2017 (FIFAfrica17) which was held in Johannesburg, South Africa which I … [Read more...] about “Fake News” and Internet Shutdowns in Africa – What is to be Done?
“By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.” Ashanti proverb Competition is tough, the fields of study in higher education need to be mapped out because competition is not only local it is national and international. African students continue to face a serious dilemma in their approach to relevant and stable career choices, but as the … [Read more...] about Branding Techniques for African University Students
Based on the presentation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigerian author) through TED Talks, "The Danger of a Single Story." African children, each child has a story, a story that defines their lives, a story of diverse emotional and psychological dimensions, it is important that African adults play a part in their children's developing stories because adults set the tone for … [Read more...] about Dynamic African Stories Are Relevant
If you talk to many African Americans you will discover their distinctive take on the political landscape of the United States over the past eight years, leading up to the current political and constitutional crisis. The perspective of African Americans goes a long way toward explaining how Donald Trump was able to ride a wave of anger into the White House, with half-hearted … [Read more...] about How African Americans Interpret the Current Crisis in American Politics
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” William Butler Yeats Students attending African higher education schools should be engaged in educational and leadership building opportunities to build their communities and nations. Only through an education that is diverse in technology and access to information can Africans compete in a global … [Read more...] about African SWAG and Marketing and Branding