Cameroon: Latest News
Dana Sanchez, 9:48 am
Rwanda’s KivuWatt was developed by U.S. company ContourGlobal on the shores of Lake Kivu, an area of volcanoes that Rwanda wants to promote as a tourist destination. The lakes’s depths are home to a toxic methane gas known to suffocate humans when it escapes lake bottoms. A hi-tech barge is harnessing the poisonous methane gas from the depths and converting it into electricity for energy-poor Rwandans.
Peter Pedroncelli, 11:13 am
The shortlist of tacticians to be considered for the post of Nigeria national team coach will be announced on Friday, according to the Nigeria Football Federation. The position, which was vacated by Sunday Oliseh earlier in the year, has been temporarily filled by the Olympic Dream Team VI coach Samson Siasia, but the time has come for a permanent head coach to be selected.
Keren Mikva, 6:44 pm AFKI Original
Inspired by an MIT event in Lagos, Ogunlana Olumide and Chukwuwezam Obanor created PrepClass, software designed to help Nigerian students prepare for tests online. In addition to providing online test prep, the company employs over 100 tutors who travel to students’ homes to teach one-on-one. The personalized approach has been successful, and company revenue is up 1400 percent.
Dana Sanchez, 6:12 pm AFKI Original
This is a story of overcoming adversity, of taking on one of the world’s most respected institutions (the U.N.) and winning, and how a Somali entrepreneur turned a $200,000 windfall into a global remittance business valued at $500 million. Ismail Ahmed is CEO of WorldRemit, a U.K.-based online money transfer service. This is how he got from Somaliland to this week being named London’s newest Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:00 am AFKI Original
The 2016 Rio Olympics provide an opportunity for African countries to earn medals for Olympic sports in competition with the best athletes and sportsmen and women from around the world. With this in mind, we take a closer look at 8 Olympic sports that teams from the African continent will likely excel at.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:27 pm AFKI Original
The 2018 World Cup qualifying draw for the 20 African teams who still have a chance to qualify for the tournament took place in Cairo on Friday. This will be the third round of qualifying for teams in Africa, with 54 countries on the continent originally attempting to book a place in Russia come 2018.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:55 am AFKI Original
Friday will see the World Cup qualifying draw for the 20 African teams who still have a chance to qualify for the tournament that is set to be held in Russia during 2018. This will be the third round of qualifying from Africa, with 54 teams on the continent originally attempting to book a place amongst the sport’s elite. Only 20 African countries remain.
Dana Sanchez, 12:25 pm
Less than two weeks after MTN settled its massive fine with Nigerian regulators, the South African mobile phone operator has chosen a new CEO who brings a wealth of banking experience. That’s what’s needed to revise MTN’s strategy, particularly in the area of convergence between mobile and financial services, the company said Monday. MTN plans to also appoint a new vice president for mergers and acquisitions as part of the group’s goal to develop new revenue streams. Many other new appointments have been announced.
Joe Kennedy, 8:53 am
If you enjoy food that doesn’t hold back on spices, you’ll probably love what Cameroon is serving up. Like its neighbor Nigeria, Cameroon has numerous dishes that are full of heat and earthy African flavors, but since the country was colonized by France for a time, you’ll also find French cooking techniques and aromas. Here’s just a sampling of foods from Cameroon that you simply must try.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:40 am AFKI Original
Soccer stars from Africa have been a major force in the sport for some time, with many playing for the top teams in Europe and earning endorsement deals that have made them the richest African soccer players when combined with their staggering club salaries. We profile 8 of the richest African soccer players both past and present, by net worth.
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