Monday, 30 March 2015

News: South African comedian Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

South African comedian Trevor Noah is to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'. Funny dude.

Here's the first video of his performances I ever saw:

Sub Saharan News Today: Lion seen in Gabon after 20 years (Video), #NigeriaDecides, why female Kenyan MPs are harassed

WOMEN IN POLITICS While Ghanaians are discussing NPP's affirmative action to empower women in politics in Kenya, a female MP, says the reason why her colleagues are being sexually harassed in parliament, is because they go for drinks with the men at 'weird hours of the night'.

TEENAGE PREGNANCY About 21000 South African schoolgirls got pregnant in 2013/2014. 717 of them were primary school pupils. 

In Sierra Leone however, now that schools have reopened after Ebola lockdowns, "Visibly pregnant girls will not be allowed to take their exams in primary and secondary school, according to Sierra Leone's Education Minister Minkailu Bah." Says All Africa.

#NIGERIADECIDES Nigerian voters in 
River State are protesting against alleged vote rigging. 

DO YOU KNOW? In Gabon, lions had disappeared for about 20 years. The last one, a lioness, was  seen in 1996.

However
 earlier this month, one was spotted by a bush camera. AP posted the video today:

My archive: The puddles of Nkrumah Circle


Nkrumah Circle for as long as I've known it is not a place to be after rains. I took this photo in 2011 I think.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Links: 19 American habits I lost when I moved to Ghana

I stopped referring to “Africa” instead of the many individual African countries. You’ll never hear me say “When I was in Africa…” again when referring to my experience in Ghana. Africa is a continent — and a massive one at that. Read on via matadornetwork.com.
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