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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RURAL TRANSFORMATION KEY TO UNLOCKING AFRICA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH
Sep13

RURAL TRANSFORMATION KEY TO UNLOCKING AFRICA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH

I was listening keenly to sessions at the 2nd NEPAD Africa Rural Development Forum holding at the Hilton Hotel Yaounde when one of the speakers, Prof Mandivamba Rukuni in discussing the blueprint set out towards reduction in rural poverty broke down Africa’s economic problem with the most apt analogy, saying: When you walk into a Kentucky fried chicken to buy a piece of chicken, you are not necessarily buying chicken, you are...

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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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“LA HIGH TECH AFRICAINE”….SILICON MOUNTAIN ON FRANCE 24
Sep05

“LA HIGH TECH AFRICAINE”….SILICON MOUNTAIN ON FRANCE 24

Hello people..Great news from the Tech world of Cameroon. The Tech and innovation hub in Buea aka Silicon Mountain on France 24 Alain Nteff (Gifted Mom) in Yaounde and Mambe Churchill Nanje (Njorku) in Buea….”Les Observateurs” Buzz words: Smart phones, #Africatrip, Snap chat, Glocalisation, Telecommunications, Incubators….   Enjoy!! Thumbs up to the CAMpreneurs for putting 237 on the spotlight on Africa...

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“THIS IS NIGERIA” THROUGH THE LENSE OF FACEBOOK FOUNDER, MARK ZUCKERBERG
Aug31

“THIS IS NIGERIA” THROUGH THE LENSE OF FACEBOOK FOUNDER, MARK ZUCKERBERG

Hello people….Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is in Lagos, Nigeria…    This is his first trip to Subsahara Africa. Here are a few highlights soo far.               A visit to Nollywood, a run on the Ikoji bridge, meeting entrepreneurs and more….                     Let’s just say Shey Mark means business…and things are happening in the tech space in Nigeria.Watch yesterday’s meeting with...

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WILLIAM ELONG MAKES THE FORBES 30 UNDER 30 2016
Aug26

WILLIAM ELONG MAKES THE FORBES 30 UNDER 30 2016

Hello people….CAMpreneurs rock!           23 year old founder of WillBrothers, William Elong is on the list of the most promising entrepreneurs of Africa by Forbes. William had a bachelors degree at 18, MBA at 20 and today runs an IT innovation and competitive intelligence start up. Read the rest of the story here.   Congratulations William. Keep flying the 237 fly high.                                                    ...

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A CHARGER IN EVERY SHOE – A NEW MEANING TO “WALK & TALK”
Aug24

A CHARGER IN EVERY SHOE – A NEW MEANING TO “WALK & TALK”

Who says nothing good comes from Africa?  Anthony M Motua from Kenya is into something extra-ordinary in the world of technology. At just 24, he invented shoes that recharge batteries.  In fact, he is the founder and the CEO of Am-utua technologies limited and an inventor by profession. He prides himself as the the CEO of the greatest wearable technology.   “My inspiration for my business continues through being able to...

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MEET AFRICA’S COFFEE SPECIALIST, UGANDA’S ANDREW RUGASIRA
Aug16

MEET AFRICA’S COFFEE SPECIALIST, UGANDA’S ANDREW RUGASIRA

Every year, roughly 140 million bags of coffee beans – worth over $16 billion – are traded globally. Though Africa has a small share of the worlds’ consuming population, Uganda, Ethiopia and Code D’Ivoire are distinguishing themselves as Africa’s largest producers and exporters of coffee. Meet the Ugandan born Andrew Rugasira.  His approach to the coffee business is unique and ostentatiously distinct. He is the...

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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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AMANDA NJONG OPENS TRENDY FURNITURE & CLOTHING BOUTIQUE IN YAOUNDE
Aug10

AMANDA NJONG OPENS TRENDY FURNITURE & CLOTHING BOUTIQUE IN YAOUNDE

Hello people…It’s Wednesday and there is news from the world of CAMpreneurs. Amanda Njong [Daughter of contractor extraordinaire, Eric Njong] opened her trendy furniture & clothing boutique, Dream Interiors last weekend in Yaounde.   Pictures courtesy of Dream Interiors Facebook page  Looking forward to checking out Dream opposite Ecole Publique Bastos.. Thumbs up Amanda…One more place added to my...

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