Event review – The Start Ups for Africa: Tech Showcase

Diapora Tech Week. Image Credit: African Business Technology Network and Do it Now Now   The Start Ups for Africa: Tech Showcase, the last of a series for events for Diaspora in Tech Week, took place Friday 21st October 2016 to a well-attended crowd, enthusiastic for the African Tech space. The event was a collaboration Read more about Event review – The Start Ups for Africa: Tech Showcase[…]

Oyin Akiniyi has a passion for championing women in business

Oyin Akiniyi is the Founder of The Good Hair Club, an online store dedicated to UK hair products. Oyin speaks to us about her passion in championing women in business and changing the perception of what ‘good hair’ should be.   What was the inspiration behind The Good Hair Club? The inspiration started in Nigeria, Read more about Oyin Akiniyi has a passion for championing women in business[…]

UN Women Call for Applications – Champions for Change 2016-2017

– APPLICATIONS CLOSED – Image credit: UN Women   Are you passionate about gender equality and women’s economic empowerment? Would you like to apply your skills to make a difference in your own community and beyond? Do you have access to the internet? UN Women’s Empower Women is seeking applications from dynamic and creative women/girls Read more about UN Women Call for Applications – Champions for Change 2016-2017[…]

London’s first Young People Laureate is 26 Year Old Nigerian, Caleb Oluwafemi, an English Teacher, Poet, Filmmaker, Photographer and Mosh Pit Organiser.

Image Credit: Caleb Femi   Caleb Oluwafemi has been named the first young people’s Laureate for London. A poet laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government or conferring institution, often expected to compose poems for special events and occasions. Caleb, from Peckham, South-East London, was selected for the role by a panel which consisted Read more about London’s first Young People Laureate is 26 Year Old Nigerian, Caleb Oluwafemi, an English Teacher, Poet, Filmmaker, Photographer and Mosh Pit Organiser.[…]

High Growth Africa Summit 2016

– THIS EVENT HAS PASSED –   Overview The High Growth Africa Summit 2016 is a two days conference exclusively dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa. It will convene successful business founders and operators from the Silicon Valley, UK and Africa who will share practical how-to Read more about High Growth Africa Summit 2016[…]

Nigerian banks suspend ATM card use abroad

As the dollar scarcity in Nigeria continues, banks in Nigeria suspend the use of their ATM cards abroad. The banks include Guaranty Trust Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank and Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria. Suspension also includes use of bank cards for online transactions using foreign currencies. Suspension of the use of the cards will have a large Read more about Nigerian banks suspend ATM card use abroad[…]

Sandoz HACk – Healthcare Access Challenge

–  APPLICATIONS CLOSED – Image credit: Sandoz   Overview Despite all the advances in modern medicine, universal access to healthcare is still arguably the single largest unmet medical need. Sandoz are calling all creative thinkers to ‘hack healthcare access’ and enter Sandoz HACk, submitting ideas that use mobile technology (M-Health) to connect people to better Read more about Sandoz HACk – Healthcare Access Challenge[…]

21 Chibok girls released after 913 days in Boko Haram Captive

  21 Chibok girls have been released by the Boko Haram group after intervention from Switzerland and the International Red Cross. The release of the girls is the result of negotiations between the Red cross and the Switzerland government with the militant group, although the exact details of the negotiations are currently unknown. It is Read more about 21 Chibok girls released after 913 days in Boko Haram Captive[…]