For the records: Chude Jideonwo’s speech at The Future Africa Awards 2014

by Chude Jideonwo   In March next year, I will finally turn 30. I can’t wait for that day to come. More importantly it will be 15 years since I started my work career, and all of that 15 years has been focused on the youth. At least 10 of it, specifically on youth development. […]

The Zicklin Center at the Wharton School opens Ideas for Action Competition to young leaders [DETAILS]

by Isi Esene The Zicklin Center at the Wharton School, in collaboration with the World Bank, is seeking young leaders and professionals to take part in Ideas for Action Competition, a platform for knowledge exchange about financing the Post-2015 development agenda. Idea for Action is an essay competition to increase the voice of young people in the […]

Shots heard at Burkina Faso state TV, staff scramble for safety

by Isi Esene Soldiers have forcefully dispersed protesters in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadogou. The country’s national Television also went off air temporarily after soldiers reportedly fired shots at it headquarters. Thousands of demonstrators had hit the streets following a military takeover in the wake of President Blaise Compaore’s resignation last week. Compaore faced widespread […]

Zambian President, Michael Sata dies in the UK

by Isi Esene Zambian President, Michael Sata has died in the United Kingdom where he had gone to receive medical attention. The 77-year-old Sata died of an undisclosed illness but official reports say the president gave up the ghost after “a sudden onset [of] heightened heart rate”. There are indications that authorities in Zambia are putting […]

Adedoyin Jaiyesimi: Sometimes, it’s okay to say no

by Adedoyin Jaiyesimi ‘No’ is a very interesting word isn’t it? It has the power to completely shatter and shut down a person’s self-confidence. It can also limit someone to a particular level for a very long time. The word ‘No’ can have very devastating effects, beyond what the person who said them originally intended. […]