Umojja, le premier réseau social 100 % africain
Umojja is the first social network invented by Africans for Africans. Behind this innovative creation are Charles Muleka Kitwa, Djo Kyadi (DRC), and Temilade Oduwalo (Nigeria). Available in web and mobile versions since July 2023, Umojja, which means "unity" in Kiswahili, is an app aiming to convey messages of peace and promote discussion related to the continent's development issues.
Latré-Kayi Edzona Lawson-Hogban Addablah, FIFA referee instructor
Latré-Kayi Edzona Lawson-Hogban Addablah, nicknamed "the Iron Lady", is the first woman in Africa to become a FIFA referee instructor and a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Referees' Committee.
The rise of international women referees
Rachel Zihindula is a 24-year-old Congolese referee who began her career between 2015 and 2016 at the Goma Urban Football Association (EUFGO). She began by training as a referee at a local level, eventually officiating in her first match between 2017 and 2018 at the Stade de l'Unité in Goma. In January 2023, she joined FIFA's list of Congolese international referees.
The revival of Ndop, a traditional Cameroonian textile
In Cameroon, Ndop was a textile traditionally reserved for kings and nobles. In recent times, its value has been eroded by cheap imitations. The association "Let's save the Ndop " encourages young people to work with qualified craftsmen to restore the Ndop to its rightful place as a sacred textile and preserve African traditions.
BRICS: Egypt and Ethiopia join as new members
Priyal Singh, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, joined us this week on Business Africa to talk about the importance of the arrival of two new African members to the BRICS group.
Guest : Monica Kirya
Monica Kirya is a Ugandan lawyer specialising in corruption cases, particularly in the health sector, and senior adviser to the U4 anti-corruption resource centre based in Bergen, Norway. She scrutinises the risks of embezzlement of public funds in Africa.
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