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My full name is Obiakor, Vera Ada. I am 42 years old and have been a teacher for 17 years. I teach Further Mathematics and I am the ICT coordinator in my school Government Secondary School, Kubwa. I take pictures as a hobby and have been taking pictures for 6 years. My school is situated in a semi-rural community of Kubwa in FCT Abuja, […]

East Africa mourns a legend
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East Africa mourns a legend

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The Zanzibari singer Bi Kidude has died. It is believed she was 102 or 103 years old. Adam Salkeld gives a personal appreciation.

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Iyadunni Olubode on LEAP

LEAP’s target audience are essentially youth and business owners. We reach our audience primarily through training programmes and our published resources which both support the cultivation of personal leadership as well as community and organisational leadership. To date, LEAP has over 9 publications, which serve as tools to support personal and organisational leadership development. Our youth programmes focus on the development of leadership and […]

Happy birthday to the mobile phone!
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Happy birthday to the mobile phone!

It was exactly 40 years ago today that Martin Cooper, a Motorola executive and researcher, stood on a Manhattan sidewalk and called his rival, Dr Joel S. Engel of Bell Laboratories, to announce that he’d successfully beaten him to creating the first-ever mobile telephone. “Joel”, he said, according to a 2003 BBC interview, “I’m calling you from a ‘real’ cellular telephone – a portable, […]

The EAST T-Shirt 2014
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The EAST T-Shirt 2014

Traditions in Ndjock-Nkong
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Traditions in Ndjock-Nkong

Gaston Bappa: There are slight particularities and differences in traditions between clans of the same tribe. My village, Ndjock-Nkong, is of the Basaa tribe in Cameroon. There are a lot of traditions in the village. They are what maintains life there. Without traditions, no life is possible in many African villages, as people are poor in many of them. Here is the main set […]

Gaston Bappa on his village, Ndjock-Nkong
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Gaston Bappa on his village, Ndjock-Nkong

Ndjock-Nkong is the name of my village. It is situated in the litoral region of Cameroon, Sanaga Maritime division. The village is in a heavily forested zone, with a great and long rainy season. The population numbers fewer than 300 people. It has been decreasing because of remoteness. Its community is one of a larger clan called Ndog-Nem, which has six sub-clans in four […]