Game of Thrones will end after Season 8

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Game of thrones will end after season 8. This news that fans were always scared to hear, has finally been confirmed by HBO.

It should be noted that the fans of GOT have not been very happy lately when it was announced that Game of Thrones Season 7 will be short of 3 episodes, that is seven instead of the usual ten episodes and that there will be a delay on the release of the season7 as ‘winter finally came’. With this news, it’s certain fans aren’t going to find it funny anymore.

At the Television Critics Association’s press Tour the programming executive of HBO, Casey Bloys was asked by EW of the plans to bring an end to the show after the eighth season and Casey had to say in relation to that:

“Yes. They have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do, Believe me, as the new [programming executive] coming in, if I could get them to do more, I would take 10 more seasons. But we take their lead on what they think they can do the best version of the show.”

This is not a very good news for the fans but it still doesn’t mean that it is all over for Game of thrones considering what the programming executive said about being open to a Game of thrones spinoff. If this happens, many fans will surely be happy.

Talking about a spinoff, he said, “we have talked about it. It’s something I’m not opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively. I’m not sure that that [Benioff and Weiss] could really wrap their heads around it when they’re just about to start a production on season 7. It’s a pretty intense production, they are about to start production soon. I’m open to it, but there’s no concrete plan for it at this point.”

Source: Wikiofthrones

DIGITAL LAB AFRICA! Startups Pitch & Make it Happen

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Another opportunity for African startups to pitch in an international forum. If you’ve not been able to get an opportunity with the other platforms, then this is for you.  Digital Lab Africa is a new platform organised by the French Institute of South Africa, DISCOP AFRICA and TRACE. All startups involved in web creation, digital music, web creation, virtual reality, video game are invited to submit their projects.

Digital Lab Africa is created to provide a springboard for African talent in multimedia creation. Startups will have their projects mentored with the support of French leading companies (studios, producers, broadcasters, distributors).

Successful applicants in the web creation and transmedia category – which is open to innovative concepts and to any type of content – will be mentored by Lagardère Studios, a leading audio-visual production group in Europe, and European cultural channel ARTE. Okio-Studios will mentor virtual reality projects, meanwhile CCCPand 1D TOUCH/ BELIEVE DIGITAL will mentor video game and digital music applicants respectively.

Submit your project before August 31 (deadline) and win a 3,000 € cash prize, which goes with a Digital Lab Africa Incubation ticket to make your project happen. The incubation ticket will comprise:

  • Mentorship by leading companies in multimedia
  • Residence time in France within a digital cluster
  • Participation in benchmark multimedia events

During the Digital Lab Africa launch at Abidjan,  Frédéric Chambon, Regional Head of Media, Film & Music at the French Embassy in South Africa, and producer of DLA described the platform as  “African talent in action combined with French touch at its best, this is the very idea of Digital Lab Africa”

He explains: “DLA is a platform dedicated to the African digital content of tomorrow. In the age of digital convergence, TV, film, music and video game, content in Africa is increasingly consumed on internet and mobile phones, like everywhere else.

Submit your project here

Akwajobs’ First Birthday – Learn how the Founder Guarantees Job Sustainability

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Akwajobs' First Birthday - Learn how the Founder Guarantees Job Sustainability

Akwajobs is one year old today. To understand what it is, its achievements and challenges faced up until now, Afro Hustler (AH) met with one of the co-founders, Mr. Otto B. Isong in Buea to throw more light on what the platform is all about.

AH: Please tell us a little about you…

Otto: I’m Otto B. Isong living in Buea, born in the 80s in Lobe, Ndian Division of South West of Cameroon. I studied accounting in UB, then did a lot of self-study in product design, marketing and strategy. I’ve been in the tech space since 2012.

AH: What’s akwajobs, when was it found and why is it important?

Otto: Akwajobs is a job vacancy and internship publishing website that provides information on available internships and job vacancies in Cameroon. We started on the 1st of August 2015. We think we’re important in that in addition to providing information, we also provide pertinent assistance for job seekers. Some of this assistance is free, some paid.

AH: There are so many job sites in Cameroon, from jumia jobs (formerly everjobs), doualajobs, jobinfocamer etc and the multitudes of classifieds, what motivated you to get into a very crowded market?

Otto: My friend and co-founder, Eugenie Ebenye was in need of a job. Then I couldn’t give her a job but I thought I could invest in her, given that she’s smart and her background is in HR. So we talked about it and together we started a job site, akwajobs.

AH: What is the difference between a site like akwajobs.com and njorku.com?

Otto: njorku.com is a search engine (like google.com) for job sites like akwajobs.com. Whereas akwajobs.com is more like your blog or cnn.com, publishing content for free to the world and making it such that applicants can apply for these jobs and employers can manage these applications through its application management software.

AH: The first question that comes to mind the moment someone discovers the site is why the name akwajobs?

Otto: Akwa? A neighbourhood in Douala. Eugenie is from Douala.

AH: Akwajobs is a year old, have you met your expectations so far?

Otto: We didn’t have much expectations when we started. I was to put in money and mentor Eugenie while she ran the operations. But along the line she got a job with Razel and I had to continue with the operations.

AH: What have been your greatest challenges?

Otto: Our greatest challenge has been fake jobs. Some people who don’t have companies post jobs and claim to be middlemen for companies. Whereas they’re scammers collecting money from innocent job seekers. We’ve had a few job seekers report such incidence to us. Currently, no job is published directly by a third party. We need to check and authenticate the jobs. These simple rules have curbed the number of fake jobs on akwajobs to zero as at now.

AH: We’ve learned that very few of these job sites are sustainable, can akwajobs.com guarantee its users sustainability?

Otto: Oh yeah! We’re here for the long haul.

AH: What’s the estimate of the number of job seekers who are gainfully employed as a result of akwajobs?

Otto: We can’t have an exact number, but we estimate over 400 so far. You know most people don’t come back to say thank you once they have their fill. J

AH: What do you have in store for the hundreds of thousands that use akwajobs.com?

Otto: We have been doing some pretty good tests with some services that are meant to give job seekers an upperhand. Those who have used these services have been very happy with results. All of them have been very happy. Wishing they had had something of that sort early on in their careers. So we’re looking at serving more people.

AH: akwajobs.com is 1 year old, what can you say about the employment space in Cameroon?

Otto: Some professions are packed with professionals whereas others lack the necessary manpower. Accounting and finance is one of those that have more than the required number of them. Whereas software development is falling short to meeting the demands of employers. Also, digital marketing, community management and even sales are all falling short of meeting the demand.

Otto: Looking at all the data we have, it is evident that our schools aren’t preparing people for what the job market requires. Three years from now, what will be the jobs in high demand? That answer will depend on what the industry wants, however, our educational system doesn’t ask such questions or if the leaders do, the followup to them aren’t the best.

AH: Can you explain some of the challenges that an average Cameroonian will face when trying to secure a decent job?

Otto: Skills. Skills. Skills. The average Cameroonian isn’t very skilful at practical things. We have those who have lots of certificates, yet they can’t do the necessary practical work expected of them. But because they have these certificates, they think they’re employable. People should focus on getting the required skills that will make them employable. Anything short of that is a waste of time.

Also, most job seekers don’t present themselves well. There are those that are educated and skilful but they don’t even know what they should be applying for and how to go about their job search.

AH: What do you think are some of the reasons why it is challenging for most Cameroonians to secure jobs?

Otto: The first thing is information availability. Most people aren’t informed of the jobs available countrywide.

Also, most small and medium sized enterprises don’t have any formal process of recruiting. As such it makes it hard for them to plan their manpower in such a way that it can be beneficial to them and the community. I think as a nation, we still have a long way to go in organizing how we attract and retain skilled workers.

AH: Are there companies which face challenges in getting qualified personnel? If yes, why?

Otto: Oh yes, there are. We know of a few. We’ve not yet had a full understanding on the part of the employers, so we can’t really comment on that.

AH: Any advice to the unemployed Cameroonian youth?

Otto: For those still in school, they should do as much internship as possible and do their best to get the right skills for their dream jobs.

For those already in the job market but are yet to have a job, the only thing I can say is that they should keep searching. And they shouldn’t limit their search online. Online platforms do not surface up to 5% of the jobs available in this country. So I think they should hit the streets. If there is a need, they should volunteer and do internships to gain some working experience. It is primordial.

AH: What about those who are already employed? Any advice to them?

Otto: No matter how skilled you are, if your job can be defined into a system, a process, sooner or later a computer can do it. So, the best insurance to have is to keep learning, become much more creative and learn to use your empathy in service. Those are the only things that will ensure you will have a job in 2035 when Cameroon must have emerged.

AH: Anything for employers?

Otto: We need more of them to use our platform to publish jobs. Interestingly, it is entirely free for them. Sometimes, we can assist them in a lot more when necessary.

AH: Any last words?

Otto: Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to share our story with the world, we very much appreciate it and hope your blog grows from strength to strength. You guys are doing a wonderful job.

 

 

Cameroon GCE Results 2016. Both General and Technical

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Cameroon GCE Results 2016

That time of the year when you get to know all those who had been studying. The Cameroon GCE results 2016 were released today 29th August, 2016. Many have been trying to lay hands on the results. Search no more that’s why we are here for you.

Congratulations to all those who made it and for those who did not, there’s always another chance. It all lies in your hands.

Cameroon GCE 2016 results – O Levels

Cameroon GCE 2016 results – A Levels

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Former CRTV GM Sentenced to Jail for Embezzlement

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Their stories always end up in Kondengui or the lucky ones get to escape. Just like almost all other big government officials who have been removed from their post, Amadou Vamoulke’s case is no different. There’s always that embezzlement story behind their arrests. The former  CRTV GM (General Manager) who was relieved of his post not too long ago, is being prosecuted for embezzling approximately 2.8 billion FCFA, of public funds.

The Special Criminal Court on the 1st of July issued a requisition, preventing the former CRTV GM from leaving the country. On Friday morning, he was arrested and taken to Kondengui Central Prison in Yaounde.

Amadou Vamoulké requested against a second opinion about the case,of which the SCC had granted. “To do this, three experts had been appointed to the investigation requested by the former head of the state television channel.

It appears this is not the first time he is being questioned on this matter. Reports state that, he had been visiting the SCC since 2014.  However, Amadou Vamoulké has always said that the 2.8 billion FCFA quarreled represent the gap between the amount shown on the accounting documents he signed when taking service, and what he actually found in the coffers of the structure when Pr. Gervais Mendo Ze left CRTV.

Whatever the case, the regime was not a messed up one. Despite all odds he made quite a positive impact on the national TV. It was during his reign as CRTV GM that we got to see quite a handful of young journalists on TV. Though most Cameroonians have lost hope and no longer watch their one and only National TV frequently, the situation would have changed if he was given a chance. Especially with the six TV channels he planned on instituting.

Will all these promises be flushed down the drain? Hope the next person to take that hot sit doesn’t let us down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Youths Movement Cameroon Organises Youth Leadership Camp

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Youth Leadership Camp

GLOBAL YOUTHS MOVEMENT CAMEROON shall be organizing a one-week YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMP with the theme: “Best of the Best, I’m a Servant Leader”. The camp shall run from  22nd to 29th of September 2016 at the ENEO Human Resource Management Center in Limbe, Cameroon.

Fully funded by the US Embassy Yaoundé and other sponsors, the camp is free to all youths between the ages of 20 and 28 and is aimed at inspiring, building, connecting and expanding minds of young leaders.

The youth leadership camp shall serve as a networking avenue for young Cameroonians to interact with already established leaders to develop a variety of leadership skills and increase their understanding and awareness of the education and acquisition of skills required for future employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in Cameroon and Africa.

Main features of the camp include excursions to some important historical landmarks within the city of Limbe, workshops on leadership development, educative talks from already established leaders, training on micro enterprise development skills, workshops on leadership development, tree planting and community clean-up campaigns,

Some key speakers include;

  • Roland Nkwemain Chairman of Go Ahead Africa
  • Gideon Las-Gidi Odijie From Nigeria
  • Ati Kenneth Kengkeng CEO Tedmak Nigeria Limited From Nigeria
  • Arnold Djabosaki CEO of NESYS From Congo
  • Chukwudi Anyanaso P of Smallholders Foundation. & CEO Earth2Earth company From Nigeria
  • Dr Ndansi Elvis From Cameroon
  • Lorretta O Ntui Founder & President of Global Youths Movement Cameroon

Eligibility for participation

  • Proficient in reading, writing and speaking the English language.
  • Have at least 1 month volunteering/work/internship experience.
  • Be Open-minded

Registration Requirement

  • 2 passport size photos 4×4
  • National ID card /student ID card
  • Prove of Work/internship/volunteering experience
  • The sum of 1000 FCFA for profiling to be paid upon arrival at the camp

All interested candidates should register now on www.gymcameroon.org and the deadline for registrations is Monday, August 22nd, 2016.

For any inquiries call, text or whatsapp +237679801356, +237673557556, +12023558361 and email gymc.org@gmail.com

Calvino Wallang

Communication Officer

Global Youths Movement Cameroon

(679801356/695971300)

Nollywood Actor Ani Iyoho, Severely Burned on Set

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N:B. Very Disturbing Images

This is so sad! This young and vibrant Nollywood actor just got seriously injured by fire and is lying in the hospital in a very critical condition. All in the name of what- Special Effects.

This all went down on the set of “Behind the Wheels” an upcoming movie directed by Stanley Ohikhuare. Nollywood actor Ani Iyoho was playing one of his roles which involved a fire incident. It was then that the fire got wild, got hold of his clothes and extended to all parts of his body.

He struggled to take off  his clothes no way. Some shouted for the fire extinguisher to be used but unfortunately the fire extinguisher was not working. The actor  rolled on the floor to reduce the effects but that couldn’t have helped in such a short notice. His entire body got burnt.

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All of these happening on the set of an award winning Movie Director. The situation as portrayed was already an unbearable one but guess what the Director was busy doing- he continued shooting. Trying to get a more realistic shoot from the already disastrous event. This is so pathetic. I mean that young man could have died on the spot.

All attempts at reaching the movie director, as well as the movie producers Kelechi Udegbe and Ugochukwu Azikiwe have failed. It is said that they are on the run. We just pray for the young Nollywood actor Ani Iyoho’s quick recovery.

What happened to common safety measures? Hope this stupid act of negligence is the last of its kind.

Tobacco Fuelled-Jets make History in South Africa

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This new innovation has come to change Africa’s aviation industry. Tobacco is soon going to be the next oil in Africa. South Africa just created history in Africa, with the first ever commercial planes to use biofuels. These planes carried 300 passengers between Johannesburg and Cape Town on July 15.

These Boeing jets, which are operated by South African Airways (SAA), were partly powered by nicotine-free, high-energy “Solaris” tobacco plants cultivated by farmers in Limpopo Province. This project called “Project Solaris,” is a partnership between biochemists Sunchem SA, fuel specialists SkyNRG, SAA, and Boeing.

The project which was launched in 2014 aims at delivering “local, sustainable jet fuel production” at large scale.

“Solaris has very strong potential compared to other biofuel feedstocks,” says RSB Executive Director Rolf Hogan. “It produces several harvests per year and a large amount of oil per hectare compared to other crops.

“This is very significant as it proves we can use this biofuel,” says Ian Cruickshank, SAA Group Environmental Affairs Specialist. “It shows the industry is really changing. Four or five years ago biofuel was seen as futuristic, and today it’s here.”

Cruikshank says the flights will build confidence among investors, including the South African government, which will allow the scheme to scale up. He believes that producing fuels locally will offer major benefits and savings to the wider economy.

“We won’t need to buy dollars or oil, so we will not be hostage to oil price variations,” he says, adding that scaled up production of the Solaris plants would also create thousands of jobs.

De Feijter adds that the Solaris crop offers new opportunities to farmers that have suffered with the falling demand for tobacco as smoking prevalence decreases in South Africa.

“Every hectare we plant creates a full-time job,” he says. Project Solaris aims to plant 250,000 hectares by 2025.

Solaris plants also have the advantage of being certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), a global body that issues standards for sustainability practice.

This is such an amazing project hope it doesn’t die down.

17-year-old Gabonese takes over the internet with Celine Dion’s “Power of Love”

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Talk about dreams coming true, this is way beyond. Who could have known singing in the shower and down the stairs will earn him a deal out of the blues with one of the world’s biggest pop stars. Not just that, so many international producers walking up to him.Celine Dion shared a heart-melting video of this 17-year-old Gabonese, and in the blink of an eye he is taking over the world.

This17-year-old Gabonese named Samuel, while sitting on a staircase in Libreville sang his heart out to the tune of Celine Dion’s “The Power of Love” . This video was first picked up by a popular Gabonese blogger. It was from there that Celine Dion reposted it on her Facebook page and my oh my! the video got over 2.5 million views.

“Samuel, your talent is as big as your voice,” Dion wrote. “I hope we have the chance to meet one day.” The song, originally by Jennifer Rush, was a hit for Dion in 1993.

“I’m touched my songs have traveled all the way to you and hope we have the chance to meet one day,” she wrote. “May all your dreams come true. Keep singing like you do. When music comes from the heart, it knows no borders!”

Samuel told AFP he was “overwhelmed and very surprised” by the message from the superstar.

“I wasn’t expecting that,” he said. “I haven’t got a phone or a Facebook account, it was my brother who told me Celine had shared my video. “I just hope that one day I can meet her for real.”

This 17-year-old Gabonese has been approached by producers from TV singing contests in France and Ivory Coast.  “I’m not used to this [success],” he said. “I feel good when I sing in the staircase, and now people recognise me in the street.”

 

An Open Letter From King Saraboro To The Deceased Achaley

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An Open Letter From King Saraboro To The Deceased Achaley

The sudden death of our favorite male singer Achaley has put a spike in our hearts. His journey never to return has left a void in the music industry. Humour King Saraboro is a social media expert and a great fan of Achaley, expressed his feelings after the demise of the singer. Hear him below.

We keep typing RIP and they keep dying. Let’s start typing NEVER AGAIN!!! It makes sense asking a deceased aged person to RIP, that is to Rest In Peace. But when a youth dies and we still type RIP, it’s like we are accepting that it is normal that they leave us at such tender age. Rest is something you yearn for after prolonged and tedious work.

What have children like the one we have here done for themselves that death is inviting them to rest? Just look at the golden voice Achalle whom we have not finished discovering. The “Star de Demain” whose “demain” is untimely death. He has a video album titled Ebolo coming soon, and this is it we are watching now.

Is this drama or cinema? How old is he to battle with cancer? Dear reader, this generation has to do something about sudden and juvenile deaths. We are celebrating death too much, it’s like we are just conforming to anything the cold hands of death is offering us.

IT IS TIME TO RISE UP AND SAY “NEVER AGAIN!” How long shall the spirit of death continue to snatch our youths while we just stand aside and type RIP? Is it not time we start cancelling this epidemic called untimely death? SAVE US O GOD BEFORE WE ALL PERISH UNDER A FORCE WE DON’T COMPREHEND.

Heavenly Father the worst is hunting us and only you can put a stop to it. Do something about premature deaths in our generation O God. See to it Lord that we NEVER AGAIN loose any of our youths before the appointed time. Hide and defend us with the blood of the Lamb and take the glory for keeping us safe in Jesus name.