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Converse Africa is a movement with a focus on developing the African youth's consciousness, telling Africa's stories for change.
Between 2006 and 2016, Ilorin’s population grew at a rate of 3.3 percent; the population growth rate in 2016 being 2,218,001; a growth from the population of 872,667 in 2006. Ilorin; Kwara state capital has seen a population surge over the past decade from the rural- urban migration caused...
The documentary "Waste for pay policy: A possible solution for Ilorin's improper waste disposal challenge?" explores the surging population growth in ilorin Kwara state, in the face of a non adopted Master plan and its impact on the environment. Several angles are explored by Femi Tunde Okunlola in this...
Data on FGM is often controversial as the process of data collection has been questioned time and time again. In the case of Kwara, FGM remains practiced albeit it not as openly as it used to be. There are many who believe that the practice is a secretive one...
By Ephrat Livni As of June 1, travelers to Tanzania will have to pack very carefully. The country announced the implementation of the second phase of its plastic bag ban on May 16. Visitors are advised to avoid packing or carrying any plastic bags as they’ll have to leave these at a...
By Gerald Chirinda The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is set to launch on 30th May. If every African country joins, it’s expected to be one of the world’s largest single markets, accounting for $4 trillion in spending and investment across the 54 countries. The AfCFTA will give entrepreneurs across the continent...
By Bamise Dada In Nigeria, cocoa production is traditionally for export, with less than 10% utilized for cocoa products like cocoa butter, cocoa biscuit, cocoa liquor and chocolates. However, in recent planting seasons, Nigeria continues to record a fall in cocoa production. According to information gathered from stakeholders in the...
By Ingrid Lunden While Spotify dukes it out with Apple and other big tech names to target high-end users in mostly developed markets, a startup out of China has raised some money to expand its music streaming business in the massive but still nascent market of Africa. Boomplay, a service founded by Transsnet...
By Binyavanga Wainaina Always use the word ‘Africa’ or ‘Darkness’ or ‘Safari’ in your title. Subtitles may include the words ‘Zanzibar’, ‘Masai’, ‘Zulu’, ‘Zambezi’, ‘Congo’, ‘Nile’, ‘Big’, ‘Sky’, ‘Shadow’, ‘Drum’, ‘Sun’ or ‘Bygone’. Also useful are words such as ‘Guerrillas’, ‘Timeless’, ‘Primordial’ and ‘Tribal’. Note that ‘People’ means Africans who...
By Evelyne Musambi A Ugandan ‘explorer’ has joined the vaunted list of European adventurers such as Johannes Rebmann and Johann Ludwig Krapf who are credited with discovering Mt Kenya in 1849. Milton Allimadi last week on April 23 made a nature discovery in London, UK and wasted no time in giving it...
By ALHASSAN PEREIRA IBRAHIM The colonization of Africa was a multifaceted subjugation of political and economic independence, language, religion and culture. In both the Arab and European colonization of Africa, religion was a central tenet, and the theology of each form of colonization has contributed immeasurably to the state of...
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