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Timi Dakolo; The King of Soul and His Great Nation

Timi Dakolo; The King of Soul and His Great Nation

“Here we stand as a people

With one song: with one voice

We’re a nation: undivided and poised

We will take our stand: and build our land

With faith: to defend what we love

Here we are as a people

With one heart: for one cause

We’re determined: to rebuild and restore

Where freedom reigns: and truth prevails

A land where there’s hope for us all (2x)

(Chorus)

We’re all we have, we’ll defend…

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The African Radio Drama Association Presents ‘Rainbow City’ Episode 8

The African Radio Drama Association Presents ‘Rainbow City’ Episode 8

Mr Johnson’s Challenge

Pa Momoh pays a late night visit to Madam Asabe, who is manifestly displeased to see him at that hour. He presses her to allow him entrance into her house, but she resolutely refuses, also hinting that she is aware that rumours are flying around about her.

Faced with a brick wall, Pa Momoh lays down the reason for his visit; the Landlord is at it again! He is insisting on…

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Betty Makoni- Once a Victim, Now a Voice for the Sexually Abused.

Betty Makoni- Once a Victim, Now a Voice for the Sexually Abused.

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Credit: fabmagazineonline.com

How much faith can a woman have, when all she remembers of her past is wars, rumours of war, violence, pain, fear, abuse and a dysfunctional family?

So much! Just so much! Betty Makoni would gladly tell you.

She had it rough, challenging and uninteresting. Years of pain and seemingly unending sorrow. But they are now in the past, her past.

Now all she can see is the…

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Fatu Addy Proves that Women Entrepreneurs in Liberia are not an Extinct Species

Fatu Addy Proves that Women Entrepreneurs in Liberia are not an Extinct Species

Truth be told, Liberia is probably not on anyone’s list of countries to visit in the near future. Recovering from years of civil war, the embattled country is facing another huge challenge as it battles the Ebola Virus Disease, reportedly heaviest hit in the way of casualties with efforts to curb the spread still far from implemented.

One must wonder; can businesses thrive in such an atmosphere?…

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Rainatou Sow – Making Every African Woman Count

Rainatou Sow – Making Every African Woman Count

“I guess people have come to realise that there is more to Africa than starving people, raped women, war, child soldier,… whatever the reason, we need to remember that we cannot rely on others to develop the continent.”

Those were Rainatou sow’s words in an interview with Women 4Africa.

Indeed, she was right. That may have been the Africa many people knew, but not anymore.

Thanks to the…

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The African Radio Drama Association Present ‘Rainbow City’ Episode 7

The African Radio Drama Association Present ‘Rainbow City’ Episode 7

Na Question of Money!!!

Mama Vero-wife of Adolphus- is in the marketplace in conversation with Lydia, the Buka-owner and food-seller. They discuss their dire economic straits and lament the unprofitability of their respective business ventures.

Two idle women, their gossip soon turns to Madam Asabe who is branded the champion ‘husband-stealer.’ Lydia worries that she might cause Chairman not to…

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A Konnect Africa Interview with Uche Okonkwo: Writer & Winner of the Etisalat Inaugural Flash Fiction Prize

A Konnect Africa Interview with Uche Okonkwo: Writer & Winner of the Etisalat Inaugural Flash Fiction Prize

Thank God it’s Monday! Welcome to a new week, welcome to a new day!

Fresh off the press, Konnect Africa presents an interview with short story maestro and award-winning writer, Uche Okonkwo. A lover of words, Uche won the inaugural edition of the Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize and writes amazing short pieces on her blog, Truth and Fiction -http://yourstruly-uche.blogspot.co.uk/.

A self-described…

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Stephanie Nyombayire - ……..More Than a Survivor.

Stephanie Nyombayire – ……..More Than a Survivor.

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Credit: Sanejo.org

Pain!

………..can either make us cry, confused, vent in anger, want to lose hope and give up on life

Or

it can make us see things differently, show some compassion and love unconditionally.

Stephanie Nyombayire has done something amazing with her pain. Instead of venting in anger, she chose to engineer change, reaching out to save the smitten and suffering in the war torn areas…

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Tony Kgoroge; South Africa’s Multi Award-Winning Lead Man

Tony Kgoroge; South Africa’s Multi Award-Winning Lead Man

What do Hotel Rwanda, Invictus, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Cold Harbour, Blood Diamond, Lord of War and The First Grader have in common?

Tony Kgoroge!

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Credit: citypress.co.za

Yes, this South African has had his fair share of block-busters, wouldn’t you say?

Perhaps best known to television audiences for his lead roles in the series Gaz’lam (2002-2003) and Zero Tolerance (2004), Tony’s motion…

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Maud Chifamba- Africa’s Youngest University Student.

Maud Chifamba- Africa’s Youngest University Student.

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Credit: thezimbabwean.co

What’s a helpless orphan girl to do?

Stricken but not vanquished, denied but never discouraged…………………..

Maud Chifamba can best be described as an African wonder; a young and helpless teenager who has defied adversity and pain to break boundaries and set records.

Born November 19, 1997 into abject poverty and deprivation, anyone would conclude that life could never get any…

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A Konnect Africa Interview with Winston Muleba; Founder, Anti-Child Sexual Abuse Initiative

A Konnect Africa Interview with Winston Muleba; Founder, Anti-Child Sexual Abuse Initiative

Winston Muleba II is a Christian, an Aquaculturist by profession, a Youth Advocate, Freelance Writer, and motivator who wishes to be a role model of success and achievement by performing to the best of his abilities in everything he does. He believes he is best suited for his profession for the reason that all expertise modules are relevant to his industrial experience and he describes himself as…

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Sights and Sounds of Africa

Sights and Sounds of Africa

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Being the world’s second largest and second most populous continent, the continent of Africa is home to over 1 billion people of the world as of 2013. From historical lows like extreme slave trading to geographical highs like the Sahara desert, Africa has seen it all.

It would hence be only safe to consider that a continent with probably the most decorated history is home to all kinds of sights…

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The African Radio Drama Association Presents ‘Rainbow City’ Episode 6

The African Radio Drama Association Presents ‘Rainbow City’ Episode 6

People’s Money -Episode 6

The Chairman’s House.

Sefinat razzes the Chairman about his affinity for women; three wives notwithstanding. She reports that one of his wives, Ada visited yesterday to report that her Landlord had evicted her. Sefinat proudly informs him that she refuses to turn her apartment into a refugee camp and Chairman is appalled at her cold-hearted stance despite the fact that…

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The ‘I Know a Ghanaian Star’ Online Competition 2014 Award Luncheon

The ‘I Know a Ghanaian Star’ Online Competition 2014 Award Luncheon

Akwaaba! Welcome to Ghana!

The sign read loud and clear as Konnect Africa’s Editors,  Jennifer  Eneanya and Lovelyn Okafor made their way into Osu, Accra for the long-awaited Winners Luncheon of the ‘I Know a Ghanaian Star’ Online Writing Competition, 2014 edition.

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Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya [R] and Lovelyn Okafor [L]

Scheduled for 12pm at the Buka Restaurant, Osu, we had the luxury of spending…

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