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OSU-Tulsa announces new College of Professional Studies

by The Black Wall Street Times Oklahoma State University-Tulsa has announced a new OSU College of Professional Studies designed to address the educational needs of Tulsa’s working adults and the workforce needs of local industries and agencies. The Tulsa-based College of…

The 30th Pan African Film Festival Is Calling For Entries

NOBANTU SHABANGU Africa-centred films and African filmmakers are invited to submit their entries for the 2022 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), which takes place annually in Los Angeles. The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) has opened submissions for its 30th anniversary. Returning…

Kenyan ed-finance solution Ed Partners Africa raises $1.9m funding round

BY TOM JACKSON Kenyan startup Ed Partners Africa, a non-banking financial institution serving affordable private schools, has raised US$1.9 million in funding as it bids to improve the quality of education received by learners from low-income communities. Founded in 2018 by…

Newly Launched Green Cities Regional Action Programme for Africa

Nairobi and Kisumu Counties are part of the pilot phase of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)’s Programme which aims to apply innovative solutions and turn urbanization into an opportunity for cities to become more sustainable,…

The Power of Language

Eke Ndukwe Kalu In sociology, there are three dominant theories used to critique and predict human nature and interactions. They are structural functionalist, conflict and symbolic interactionist perspectives. The first two arguments are like opposite ends of the scale, they…

Eight African startups named Technology Pioneers of 2021 by the World Economic Forum

ABU MUBARIK Eight African startups have been named World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers of 2021. The 2021 group comprises 100 early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new innovations and technologies. According to the World Economic Forum, such…

Chaka is First Startup to Get SEC License for Digital Stock Trading in Nigeria

The Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued its first license for the operation of digital platform for buying and selling stocks. The license was given to Chaka making it the first to acquire the digital sub-broker license introduced by SEC…

How to Save Lake Chad

Lake Chad’s declining water level has been on the political agenda of the Sahel region since the 1960s. The water is shared by Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon though it also affects communities in the larger regional spread of the…

How Local Investors Rallied Behind Nigerian Fintech AppZone In Its $10 million Raise After 12 Years In Existence

This year, Africa-based investors are taking the bull by the horns. They have gone after AppZone, the Lagos-based fintech software firm and have poured in up to $10 million in new funding, consequently. Appzone has clients spread across Nigeria, Ghana,…

What will it take to Rebuild a Team Recovering from a Ban from the Africa Cup of Nations?

Football is hugely popular in Chad but results on the pitch have been disappointing. It has never qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations or the World Cup. In 2016, the national team was suspended after facing financial problems. That…