AN INTRO TO THE CAMEROON COCOA AGRO-FORESTRY SECTOR | THE STATUS QUO
Dec07

AN INTRO TO THE CAMEROON COCOA AGRO-FORESTRY SECTOR | THE STATUS QUO

In his address to the nation, on Jan 1st 2003, his Excellency Paul Biya, the president of the republic of Cameroon advocated for an “agrarian revolution” given that  agriculture is one of the main exports which fuels the economy of Cameroon,. It is impossible to talk agriculture in Cameroon and not talk about cocoa. It is only right that we look at status quo of cocoa industry in Cameroon and where it is heading Cameroon is the...

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MEET SAUTI SOL THE STYLISH KENYAN GROUP THAT DOMINATED THIS YEAR’S AFRIMMA NOMINATIONS!
Nov14

MEET SAUTI SOL THE STYLISH KENYAN GROUP THAT DOMINATED THIS YEAR’S AFRIMMA NOMINATIONS!

Sauti Sol was nominated in 5 out the 26 categories of the Afrimma Awards which took place last month in Dallas, TX  They were nominated in 5 of the seven categories in which by virtue of their being a group, they could compete…Isn’t that dominating the Afrimma 2016 nominations??  Artist of the Year – Sauti Sol Song of the Year – Unconditionally Bae Best African Group – Sauti Sol AFRIMMA Video of the Year –...

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THE HEAT IS ON | COUNT DOWN TO AFRIMMA 2016
Oct12

THE HEAT IS ON | COUNT DOWN TO AFRIMMA 2016

The count down to Afrimma 2016 is on…. I can feel the waves of the heat on my face.. The Afrimma Awards 2016 hosted by Africa’s premiere comedian, Basketmouth and Actress & star of the hit reality series,  The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cynthia Bailey takes place at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas, Texas..      Cameroon is well represented with a good number of nominations. Check...

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GENIUS INNOVATION – GRAVITY LIGHTS…INSPIRED BY A NEED IN KENYA
Sep28

GENIUS INNOVATION – GRAVITY LIGHTS…INSPIRED BY A NEED IN KENYA

Jim Reeves (yea I know, but no, not that one) in 2013 founded the company Deciwatt together with Martin Riddifords. They are both British. Martin regretted that he had not done any charitable work overseas as a youth. So the gravity light was his way of making up for it. Jim said he had visited Kenya where in many areas the bush lamp is the only source of lighting at night. Yep, I still remember the holidays we had in my village back...

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THE BIDA 01 | WOODEN CAR BUILT BY A YOUNG NIGERIAN
Sep19

THE BIDA 01 | WOODEN CAR BUILT BY A YOUNG NIGERIAN

The BIDA 01 was trending last week on Facebook and on a couple of blogs. “BIDA 01” is what is written on the bonnet of the Wooden convertible car at the Abuja Expo 2016. It’s main frame (aka chassis) is made out of polished wood, looking very beautiful, but the genius is in the mechanics. This young man fabricated the engine of this car from that of a motor-cycle. And one may think that with the basic and...

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JOYBERT JAVNYUY [THE RAIN STORM RIDER] IS AN ADVOCATE FOR TRAINING & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
Sep13

JOYBERT JAVNYUY [THE RAIN STORM RIDER] IS AN ADVOCATE FOR TRAINING & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Some times when we look at the general socio-economic situation in Cameroon one can be hit with depressing feedback; one may think Cameroon is one a one way path to doom…………. But with a closer look there is a brighter story and hope, especially among the young people. In various sectors e.g.Education, business, Entrepreneurship, entertainment, volunteering etc there are young people who are selflessly working to make Cameroon in...

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@FROCENTRIC: HOUSE OF TAYO BY MATTHEW RUGAMBA FROM RWANDA
Sep02

@FROCENTRIC: HOUSE OF TAYO BY MATTHEW RUGAMBA FROM RWANDA

The fashion world in Africa seems short of Men’s fashion but one needs to take a closer look. Thus today we move to Rwanda, in the city of Kigali to the House of Tayo, a brain child of Matthew Rugamba. After completing his second year in college while he was in the United States of America, he was suddenly aware of his “growing affinity for the sights, sounds, experiences, and aesthetics of his home continent of Africa” and...

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TRADITIONAL FABRIC – THE CULTURAL FOUNDATION TO AFRICAN FASHION
Aug24

TRADITIONAL FABRIC – THE CULTURAL FOUNDATION TO AFRICAN FASHION

Africa has been getting  lots of attention in the world of fashion. In such a highly skilled and artistic world such attention can only be a result of the advent of something new, unique as well as beautiful. So let us take a couple of steps back and appreciate where this African design emanates. Like any other fashion subset, the African style hails from the culture of the African people. Generally it is very expressive. The African...

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MANY ARE CALLED AND FEW ARE CHOSEN – CLA 2016 CHOSE MONIQUE NTUMNGIA!
Aug16

MANY ARE CALLED AND FEW ARE CHOSEN – CLA 2016 CHOSE MONIQUE NTUMNGIA!

The Cameroon Leadership Academy (CLA) recently selected a number of young entrepreneurs for a sponsored training course on leader and other skills. Meet one of these candidates……. Thank you for the opportunity for this interview. Kindly introduce yourself to us. My pleasure. I am called Monique Ntumngia and am a young female Cameroonian entrepreneur who is passionate about promoting sustainable development with focus...

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