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August 5, 2019

Engineered in Africa: ‘We knew the talent was there’

Christina Sass learned at an early age to spot talent in new places. She went on to found Andela, a firm that recruits software engineers in Africa.

One autumn, at the start of a new school term, she found half of her class had been replaced with black students from a much less affluent part of town.

“Busing” children between schools was a policy designed to integrate divided communities, and she remembers it causing “a huge uproar” in the US city of Athens, Georgia where she was growing up.

She was fearful at first herself, but the experience turned out to be overwhelmingly positive.

“Sure, it was a bunch of new people who [...]

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July 11, 2019

Nigeria 2-1 Bafana – last-gasp goal as South Africa crash out of Afcon 2019

South Africa’s Bafana Bafana suffered Africa Cup of Nations heartbreak as they slipped to a last-gasp defeat against Nigeria in the last eight on Wednesday night.

William Ekong’s 90th-minute winner dealt the cruelest blow to Stuart Baxter’s side, who had fought back to level in an even contest at Cairo’s International Stadium.

Goal highlights

Chukwueze opens the scoring VAR/Zungu and Ekong’s winner

Bafana couldn’t muster the intensity that saw them put the wind up host nation Egypt from the get-go the previous weekend, with Wilfred Ndidi the first to fire over the crossbar.

Sifiso Hlanti somehow escaped a yellow card after stamping on Chidozie Awaziem in [...]

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July 4, 2019

Nigeria to sign African free-trade pact at AU meeting

Nigeria will sign a continental free-trade deal at an extraordinary summit of the African Union this weekend, bringing the duty-free movement of goods in the region a step closer.

The economy of Africa’s most-populous nation vies with South Africa to be the continent’s biggest and signing up clears a hurdle in the implementation of the African Continental Free-Trade Agreement. President Muhammadu Buhari last week received a report urging him to sign the deal from a committee set up to consider whether the country should join.

Nigeria will sign the deal at the summit in Niger “after extensive domestic consultations, and is focused on taking advantage of ongoing [...]

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July 1, 2019

Old cars remodeled into contemporary furniture

A Nigerian-Ghanaian artist is redefining the furniture industry in Nigeria.

Experimental artist, Diseye Tantua is creating unconventional furniture using car parts from the ’90s.

A bed made from a Mercedez Benz 200 series among other projects can be found in his art studio in Port Harcout.

The 44-year-old, hopes his pieces will help preserve the history and memories that he believes are found in the pre-loved vehicles.

“Someone had created a table, an office desk with it, so I felt it will be a good idea using a flat boot with it because it has a flat back to create this space, to recreate my office I used my father’s car and ever since everybody is in [...]

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