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Australia’s African Gangs | 101 East

 

 

Aljazeera 101 East investigates the claims and counterclaims to unearth the truth behind the headlines of Australia’s African crime wave.

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BBC Sweet sweet codeine: Nigeria’s cough syrup crisis

 

In Nigeria, thousands of young people are addicted to codeine cough syrup – a medicine that’s become a street drug. The Nigerian senate estimates that 3 million bottles of codeine syrup are drunk every day in just two states – Kano and Jigawa. But who makes this syrup? And who sells it to Nigeria’s students? BBC Africa Eye went undercover to investigate. Subscribe to our channel for more investigative journalism. Nothing stays hidden forever.

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Young People in Agriculture- Zambia

This documentary profiles to young doctors who have given up on their medical careers to go into full time farming. It further looks at innervation’s the Zambian Government is putting in to create an enabling environment for young farmers amidst calls to diversify

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Bridging the gap (ICSN) Marginalisation of the Igbos – Dr Eke Special PT 1

ICSN’s Bridging the gap is a conversation between two generations of Igbos discussing various social, cultural and political topics.

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Bridging the gap EP1 (ICSN) Mortgage vs House in the village

ICSN’s Bridging the gap is a conversation between two generations of Igbos discussing various social, cultural and political topics.

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Igbo Women Spotlight: Nky Iweka

 

As the countdown to the Igbo Women Awards begins, we would be showcasing awesomely exceptional Igbo women in  a new series titled “Igbo Women Spotlight”.

Our first guest is world renowned UK based Chef, Nky Iweka a.k.a Executive Mama Put
Find out more about Nky Iweka at www.executivemamaput.com / www.twitter.com/tupeloandgreen

 

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Counting the Cost – India’s rising power in Africa

 

In an attempt to boost trade and investment opportunities abroad, India has welcomed heads of state, policymakers, and businessmen from every country in Africa, marking the largest ever India-Africa summit.

Leaders from some 54 nations descended on New Delhi this week for a summit aimed at ushering in a ‘partnership of prosperity’ for Africa and Africans.

In contrast to the economic powerhouse China, which has been accused of exploiting the continent’s vast mineral and energy resources, India positioned itself as a fairer partner to a continent tipped as the global economic growth engine of the coming decades.

With an estimated population of 1.1 billion, Africa’s total GDP is worth over $2.8tn and has been growing at over 5 percent every year.

And with India’s trade with the continent worth $71bn a year, it believes Africa will help its economy grow faster and is targeting around $90bn by the end of 2015.

Razia Khan, an economist and head of Africa research at Standard Chartered Bank, joins Counting the Cost to discuss India’s pragmatic approach to Africa.

 

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IROKOTV Confirms It Is ‘Saying Goodbye’ To 130 Staffers

iROKOtv CEO, Jason Njoku, has confirmed the company is “saying goodbye” to 130 staffers at its Lagos office.

Techmoran first reported the downsizing yesterday, quoting sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, the company is cutting down its overhead as it attempts to crack profitability.

When TechCabal reached out to the company, Jason confirmed they are indeed laying off staffers, and also that the process has been a progressive downsizing that started a few months back.

“We’ve had to say goodbye to valued team members from the Lagos office over the past few months,” Jason told us. “Mainly our Lagos based offline marketing department were affected – we’re reducing numbers in that area of the company and approximately 130 staff have been let go.”

This is part of a larger restructuring, Jason says, that will see the company move personnel and resources to other parts of the business as well as relocate operations that require stronger infrastructure to its office in New York.

“There are some roles which required stronger infrastructure (moving large files) and experienced hands so we shifted them outside Lagos,” Jason says.

This is the first major restructuring iROKOtv is announcing since it switched from PC and mobile streaming to a mobile-only discovery and download offering back in July.

At the time, Jason said the decision was based on the distribution of users along devices used to access the platform.

According to him, “76% of users are via the mobile internet. If Nigerian Internet is mobile, the Internet TV company which wins needs to go mobile.” Data from the company at the time revealed that downloads on the platform increased more than 36% few days after it went mobile-only.

From the data Jason recently shared with us, the company seem to have gotten better since then with Nigeria as its strongest growing region.

“Nigeria has been our strongest adopter (68%) and is our number one market in terms of downloads, with close to 40,000 from the Google Play store since 1st July. Our Nigeria subscription base has increased 31% in the 3.5 months,” Jason said.

However, as its offline marketing team leaves the company, Jason says the company has increased headcount in other departments. iROKOtv has increased its engineering team from four to 17 over the past months (six in NY and 11 in Lagos). “We have also built out our product and design groups too,” he said.

Some of the engineers are likely from iROKOtv’s developer challenge that it started back in June to recruit the best developers and engineers in Nigeria with a prize money of N1 million and an option to work for the company.

Jason said the company is working on releasing a new version of its app before the year is out and it’s what the company’s product, design and engineering teams across Lagos and New York are focused on at present.

This is a developing story …

http://techcabal.com/2015/10/22/irokotv-confirms-it-is-saying-goodbye-to-130-staffers/

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Africa: Will You Marry Me? (Full Documentary)

In Africa, woman is not Adam’s rib, at most, she is his shoulders and spinal column. For the vast majority of African women, even today, in the cities and in the countryside, their greatest dream is to get a good husband and have many children. We will approach different cases as beauty contests, polygamy and arranged marriages.