Category Archives: Culture

FIVE YOUNG AFRICANS MOVING DEVELOPMENT FORWARD

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[YEDI-NAIJA] – In line with the global commemoration of International Youth Day, we recognise the amazing efforts of these young Nigerians who in their own space and sector have been outstanding and moving development forward;  Dr Ola Orekunrin – At the age of twenty-one (21) Ola wrote her final medical exams and emerged as one of Continue Reading

INDIA-AFRICA FESTIVAL OPENS IN JOHANNESBURG

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The IndiAfrica Festival 2013 began in Johannesburg on Monday aiming to reach out to the youth of South Africa. The festival will mark the completion of the “Indiafrica: A Shared Future” programme’s second edition of competitions. With a Facebook community of over 206,000, the programme has seen over 5,000 young people from 36 African countries and India Continue Reading

GRAZRUTSOKA ANNOUNCES CREATIVE KIDS FIGHT MALARIA ART CONTEST

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World Malaria Day approaches on the 25th of April; YEDI via Grazrutsoka is looking for creative and inspirational drawings and stories to help educate the kids about malaria. The “Creative Kids fight Malaria Art Contest” is intended to encourage participants to think about their actions in preventing Malaria. The Contest has two elements: 1. “Drawing Continue Reading

5 AFRICANS MAKE COMMONWEALTH SHORT STORY PRIZE 2013 SHORTLIST

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Commonwealth Writers has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Short Story Prize. Below are the five Africans who made the shortlist. A KILLING IN THE SUN,  Dilman Dila  (Uganda): Dilman Dila is a Ugandan writer, film maker and a social activist who believes that stories are an important tool in creating a better world. He Continue Reading

DARFUR-SUDAN: THE PATH TO RECOVERY

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The Gulf state of Qatar hosted a two-day conference (April 7 – 8) on development and reconstruction in Sudan’s Darfur region. The conference is seeking some $7.2bn (£4.7bn) in development aid aimed at making Darfur more self-dependent. Ahead of the meeting, the UK announced it would contribute at least £33m. The UK’s three-year aid package Continue Reading

(CNN) – AKON: WHY I’M A CHANGED MAN

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(CNN) —  He calls it “my spaceship.” From the soundproofed walls and floor to the large sofas and keyboard racks, there’s only one prevailing color inside Akon’s state-of-the-art personal studio. “It is all white,” says the multi-platinum selling artist, of the studio where he has recorded and produced several of his R&B and hip hop Continue Reading

A MILLION AFRICAN MANAGERS BY 2023

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The African Management Initiative (AMI), a group created last May by several prominent foundations and nonprofits, wants to create 1 million qualified and effective African managers by 2023 to help drive the continent’s economic growth. Accomplishing such a scale on a continent where top-quality business schools are in short supply will be an enormous challenge. Continue Reading

CNN MULTICHOICE AFRICAN JOURNALIST AWARDS 2013

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The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Competition is the most prestigious and respected Award for journalists across the African Continent. Its objective is to reinforce the importance of the role of journalists in Africa’s development and to reward, recognise and encourage journalistic talent across all media disciplines.   CNN International and MultiChoice have officially launched the Continue Reading

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