Nigerian migrant Obada’s unusual path takes him to NFL

Nigerian migrant Obada’s unusual path takes him to NFL

Efe Obada’s dream to play in the National Football League in the United States came true on Saturday. He made the cut for the Carolina Panthers after spending last season on the practice team through the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program, an initiative that launched in 2017. Now the Nigerian-born…

Tunisia: Three nights of protests in uneasy Gafsa

Tunisia: Three nights of protests in uneasy Gafsa

Protesters took to the streets again Sunday night in Tunisia, where the disputed outcome of a football match has sparked three straight nights of demonstrations. The crowds in Gafsa, a troubled Tunisian crossroads city about 200 kilometers inland from Sfax, blocked streets and burned tires to protest a referee decision…

Congolese artist living at Kakuma wins IOM migration film award

After 340 film screenings focused on migration, held across the globe in 100 countries, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Monday the winners of its Global Migration Film Festival – including a Congolese artist living in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. The top award in the professional category…

South Africa: from #Feesmustfall to #AccessMustRise

  #Feesmustfall protests have returned to South Africa. On Thursday in Johannesburg, student leaders left a meeting with the Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimand, News 24 reported. However, it was not immediately clear if they walked out or were kicked out. The students before the meeting stated they had eight…

South African startup survey

Ventureburn, a news media platform focused on the world’s startup news and tech entrepreneurs’ stories from the emerging markets, recently finished a survey on uncovering the “true picture of the South African startup landscape”. They partnered with First National Bank, Clifftop Colony and Quiro to poll around 200 tech startups…

Emerging universities

The University of Cape Town has been ranked as the 4th top university in the Times Higher Education “BRICS and Emerging Economies” ranking for 2015. It comes after, Peking University, Tsinghua Univeristy, both in China, and the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. These universities are quickly becoming top competition…