As the first outfit from Ivory Coast's Dent de Man came out, I felt goosebumps, wowed by its beauty and style. Wax fabrics have always been a part of my life, as long as I can remember I wore them wrapped around my waist in the summer, at the beach, or had jackets made on a 125th Street in Harlem by the Senegalese tailors there.
Nigerians have watched the debate over genetic engineering and GMOs unfold in the Western world for over 40 years. I hope we will apply the lessons learnt in a way that will truly benefit the current and future generations of our people.
Disease in Africa is a perennial problem and cannot be resolved with short-gap measures such as occasional interventions when there are epidemics. The problem is structural and systemic and requires the West to address the actual problem and not make Africa recipients of perpetual Western charity
Challenged by the excessive importation of goods and services in his country, a young Nigerian, Brian-Gabriel Ndubuisi, has co-founded his own manufacturing company, Cups of Paper, which produces Eco-friendly, customized, disposable paper cups suitable for event and household use.
LONDON -- The cries of a starving or distressed child are a harrowing enough sound. The screams of a child caught up in violent conflict are an altogether different matter.
Yes, you read it right; Israel was rated by expats as the most dynamic country in the world. It even left the USA and Brazil, countries widely known for their fast and energetic culture, far behind. I bet you were not expecting this, right?
Over the years, crowdfunding has become an effective alternative for entrepreneurs to raise funds for their business ideas. Crowdfunding allows entrepreneurs to raise capital without giving up too much equity.
The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression was set up by the United Nations to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse.
Soon some of us will be enjoying the freedom granted by an Internet-enabled pacemaker. It would be good to have that without the heartache that comes with worrying about what a hacker might do in this new world of implanted Internet-connected medical devices.
At the end of the day, how mobile phones are used depends on where they are used -- and because of this, the possibility exists that the potential risks in a country like Nigeria are not the same as in the United Sates.
Here, I examine the implications of technological breakthroughs such as precise genetic engineering, additive manufacturing, and artificial intelligence, in developing economies such as Nigeria.
Energy that relies on naturally-available resources like the sun has an inherently equalizing quality: It is equally available to everyone. Lagos, Mumbai, Dhaka and Caracas offer four examples of innovative projects to harness solar energy, or even to control solar heat.
According to the United Nations, by 2030, Africa and Asia will have higher numbers of urban dwellers than any other major area of the world.
If satire is meant to shame society into bettering itself, can satire be shamed by society into bettering itself? What is it to be gained by making depictions of rape victims fair game?
Something African leaders have deftly avoided discussing in the wake of the Ebola outbreak is the impact their corrupt and incompetent governance has had on how they (mis)manage such crises.
The alarm bells that are ringing among various governments and in the press with respect to China's growing global military presence are overdone.