Celebrating Ghana’s Win, Accra-style

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Ghana recently played (and defeated) the United States 2-1 to progress through the semifinals for the FIFA World Cup, currently taking place in South Africa. I rooted for Ghana, of course! (As they say, “when in Rome, do as Romans do,” right?) Photos below show some of the after-win celebrations in the streets of Accra…

A Message to MTN

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MTN, you have great advertisements and commercials (England v. Germany commercial for example), but sometimes the phone service is a bit lacking. Perhaps you should take some money from your advertising budget and send it over to your communications infrastructure section…I’m sick of my text messages not going through and dropped calls!

An awesome new find: Nka, Journal of Contemporary African Art

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My fav supervisor pointed me in the direction of this fabulous scholarly journal on contemporary Africa art, appropriately titled Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. Nka is published three times a year out of Duke University, and it’s been around since 1994, but I’ve just discovered it, and I’m glad I did! The journal’s mission,…

Things I should have done in school…

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Setting up design challenges for myself, to keep my skills up! Currently fiddling around with Google Sketchup trying to replicate this, a house in Warri, Nigeria: Here’s what I came up. At least it resembles the house, although it needs a bit of work. Not too bad for a first try…

Recycling: Good for the Environment, not in Nigerian Politics.

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Ibrahim Babangida, one of Nigeria’s most notorious presidents (known for coming to power through a bloodless coup, then anulling the free and fair election results which would have brought M. K. Abiola into office, then had him put in prison), has declared publicly that he’ll be running for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,…

On Zambian traditional architecture

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I just came across this amazing website on Zambian traditional architecture. The researcher/author became interested in the topic while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia. Very cool website, with information on the motivation for the project, maps, types of architecture and distinct styles, traditional materials used…a whole host of really interesting info! From…

Violence in Jos goes deeper than just religion…

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So, a lot of the time when people think of Nigeria, I there seem to be two things that come to mind: 1) Corruption and 2) Violence, whether it is religious-based, ethnic-based, or based in oil tensions. Recently, there have been a number of violent flare-ups between Muslim and Christian groups in Jos, Nigeria, what’s…

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