Africa

12 tips for using Airbnb Lagos for positive experiential travelling

I am currently in Lagos on business. This is my second visit since 2013. I opted to use Airbnb Lagos mainly because hotel room rates are unaffordable in this city. But there is another reason - I wanted to live among the ordinary Lagosians and get to learn more about this vibrant city of 20…

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What makes you African? #HeritageMonth

There have been many debates of late about African identity with "black hair" commonly known as the afro, put in the spotlight. The most recent one being the Pretoria Girls High School hair saga. The students in this South African all-girls school, took to the streets to protest against their school's administration which had allegedly forced…

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How is Africa raising issues to mobilise wide support on Social media?

Social media is without a doubt one of the most powerful mediums of communication. Increasingly, the youth have found a “voice” in raising political and social issues that have come to the fore. When national disasters or tragedies strike, social media is the first to break the news and netizens all there to spread and receive…

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Social media trends and tools help the way Africa communicates

Social media trends and tools are changing the way Africa views communication. There's  a new language in Africa, and it goes by the name of social media. Look at the latest Portland report on how Africa tweets to see where we are as a continent in terms of the predominant language for twitter in Africa. Looking at these…

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Continent Africa, digital innovator or digital adopter?

Up until just recently, I had no idea that continent Africa was the youngest continent in the world. Yes, Africa's internet adoption may be on the rise, but it is still fairly new. Fascinating isn't it? And also quite ironic, considering that we are one of the richest continents in resources. I suppose us being…

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Youngest continent Africa,is going global

Africa,the youngest continent by age, has the world's youngest population living in it. What does this mean for Africa and the internet? Africa has 9.8% of internet users out of its 16% of world population. This is a massive advantage which is taking the continent to greater heights. More and more African governments are beginning…

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