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Fully Funded: Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, Apply

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Fully Funded: Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, Apply

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is offering scholars across the globe fully funded scholarships for a Graduate Degree program offered at the institution.

Annually a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment identified to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is one of the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Level/Fields of Study available

any full-time graduate degree program at Stanford (for example, but not limited to, DFA, Eng, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, or PhD) or if you plan on pursuing one of Stanford’s many joint- and dual- graduate degree options (for example, but not limited to, MD+PhD, JD+MA, MBA+MS).

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program funds up to the first three years of your graduate education, and if your degree program exceeds three years – such as an MD or PhD program, or a Stanford dual- or joint-degree program – then your Stanford home department will fund the remainder of your education to the extent consistent with its standard funding commitment for that program.  (That is, e.g., six years for PhDs in engineering, five years for PhDs in humanities.)

As a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University, you receive:

  • a fellowship applied directly to cover your tuition and associated fees, and
  • a generous stipend comprising your on-campus room and board; books, supplies, and instructional materials; health insurance and associated fees; travel to and from Stanford; local transportation; and reasonable personal expenses.

Eligibility

All nationals are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be applying for any full-time graduate degree program at Stanford (for example, but not limited to, DFA, Eng, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, or PhD).

You must complete the entire application process for your department – including any standardised test that your discipline requires (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.) and, if needed, an English proficiency test.There is no minimum requirement for your grades or scores.

How to Apply

You must complete and submit the online application. You will be also required to submit An unofficial or self-reported transcript of your academic performance in college, Resume / C.V.

You will include a one-page resume or curriculum vitae that provide an overview of your education, personal activities, and professional experiences,  Two recommendation letters, Two personal essays 1) Connect the dots.

Tell us how the influences in your life have shaped you,  2) Describe three potential paths for your career and life.

To prepare for them, what do you need to learn at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar?, Two short-answer responses, A video submission, You can visit their  Application requirement page for full procedure.

 For complete information on the program and application process, visit their scholarship link

MIT and MasterCard To Redefine Entrepreneurship in Africa

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MIT & MasterCard To Redefine Entrepreneurship in Africa

Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation have launched Open Mic Africa; a programme whose goal is geared to Search for Africa’s Most Innovative Entrepreneurs.

Open Mic Africa is also aimed at scouting across Africa to discover and support local entrepreneurs who are bringing their knowledge to bear on their continent’s greatest challenges.

Three African cities shall host this innovative initiative. Namely Lagos (26-27 July), Dakar (23-24 September) and Cape Town (27-28 September). The MIT Legatum Centre will also stop over in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi to establish better networks and increase its presence in those areas.

Moreover, the MIT Legatum Centre will also stop over in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi to establish better networks and increase its presence in those areas.

Participants shall be opportune to get inspirational talks and success stories from other African entrepreneurs. They shall as well be open to workshops and venture pitch training and mentorship sessions.

Each city will also host an open pitch competition where the participants could win up to US$2500.

“Open Mic Africa is designed to unearth, inspire and celebrate the next generation of global technology ventures that are powering this movement. The Legatum Center community is looking forward to working with all the entrepreneurs we encounter during our summer tour,” said Georgina Campbell Flatter, the MIT Legatum Center executive director in a press release.

The Open Mic Africa tour will also include an “Ask Me Anything” booth which gives entrepreneurs a platform to learn about opportunities at MIT.

Youssouf Sy, associate programme manager of financial inclusion at The MasterCard Foundation also expressed his support for the programme attributing his trust to its ability to find and “nurture” early-stage startups.

Open Mic Africa serves a larger purpose than just an international tour. It’s also the first phase of the 2017 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion which opens in August this year.

The prize will award US$100 000 to Africa’s best early-stage startup solving issues regarding financial inclusion. The prize finalists will also receive additional cash prizes and the chance to attend MIT’s entrepreneurship programme.

According to Ali Diallo, the MIT Legatum Center Global Programs Manager, the Zambezi prize is “redefining” financial inclusion.

“We believe in a more holistic definition that focuses less on the mechanism and more on the end result. It is about creating the conditions, the environment, and the business models that help people access a better quality of life.”

All What Entrepreneurs Must Know About Pitch AgriHack

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All What Entrepreneurs Must Know About Pitch AgriHack

Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017 is open for young ICT start-ups from the West African region offering services to the agricultural sector. The entrepreneurs should be owners of an already developed e-agriculture/ICT4Ag application or platform.

Pitch AgriHack is an ambitious four-year project that complements CTA’s activities on ICT for agriculture. These include hackathons, incubations and promotion sessions organised within the framework of the AgriHack Talent initiative.

It complements and expands the on-ongoing AgriHack Talent programme, which supports youth ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in agriculture.

Agriculture is the future and Africa too. Agrotech is on the rise in Africa with more young Agropreneurs adopting technologies to scale and leverage this fundamental domain of human support.

Notwithstanding, Entrepreneurs should know about Pitch AgriHack West Africa whose ultimate goal is to contribute to the transformation of the agricultural sector and promotion of youth employment

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN), Agribusiness TV, ProHaus Group (USA) and innovation spaces including Orange Fab (Côte d’Ivoire), Wennovation (Nigeria), EcoHub (Togo), Etrilabs (Benin), Suguba (Mali), CTIC Dakar (Senegal), CIPMEN (Niger), Woelab (Togo) and Jokkolab (Afrique), is launching the Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017, in the framework of its AgriHack Talent Programme. This edition follows the successful organisation of the pilot edition Pitch AgriHack 2016.

Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017 will:

  • provide a business training boot camp to selected start-ups
  • conduct a pitching competition
  • offer grants and facilitate access to investments, additional capacity building and promotional opportunities.

Two categories are available:

Early stage platform

This is for e-agriculture applications and platforms that have already been developed but still need software or business model improvements. Participants must be able to demonstrate the business potential and functional features of their applications or platforms.

Advanced platform

This category is open for e-agriculture applications and platforms that are already in operation and generating revenues.

Benefits

Winning teams will receive from CTA a cash prize of up to €15,000, as well as promotional support, additional capacity building and networking opportunities. They may also benefit from funding or investments from supporters of Pitch AgriHack.

Application process for Pitch AgriHack

Start-ups will provide details on problems addressed, the technical solution proposed, key metrics, customer segments targeted, unique value proposition compared with the competition, cost structure, revenue streams and other business strategy inputs. They will also demonstrate that they are incorporated (registered in their countries) or are already about to close this process.

Selection process

Applications will be screened by teams of business experts and investors.

Key Dates

  • Launch of registration and nomination: check Get Involved
  • Deadline for registration and nomination: 09 July 2017
  • Announcement of selected finalist start-ups which will take part in the boot camp and pitching physical event (Final): by 04 August 2017
  • Boot camp and pitching events: 03 to 08 September 2017 In Côte d’Ivoire

The final and announcement of winners will be held during an international conference that will be held in Côte d’Ivoire in September 2017!

Apply or be a partner by sending a mail to ardyis-project@cta.int

Bongalo App Makes The House Search Process Easy

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Bongalo App Makes the House Search Process Romantic
 Finding a suitable apartment that matches your taste is now a child’s play in Cameroon with the Bongalo App. Bongalo is a mobile application that makes the house search process effortless in Cameroon.
Necessity has always been a drive for innovation in the history of mankind. Following the stress, Epafred Minuifuong the Co-founder of Bongalo App underwent on a house search process some years back in Bamenda caused him to think out of the box to solve the arduousness in the house search process in Cameroon.
Fred encountered tough times when he moved to Bamenda in 2015 as an intern at Quanteq Institute. It took this gentleman a time frame of 3 weeks of intensive search just to secure a room. A hectic experience it was, he told AfroHustler.
”What if there was an app that one could download from the play store and just scroll through and find houses to let, it would be easier for house hunters to find what they wanted since they would see varieties,” he whispered to himself.
Like any other solution oriented innovative young entrepreneur,  it occurred to him that so many people actually face this same problem. Epafred found a peculiar joy in  Developing Bongalo to solve this very big problem faced by many.

                         Epafred one of the brains behind the BONGALO App

However, this was the beginning of the dream. He walked up to his co-founder, Ndahing Pijenda shared his comprehensible vision and having faced a similar situation also, he bought it instantly.
Without delay, they went to work and here they are today to put smiles on the faces of house hunters.
Right now, he expresses profound satisfaction working with a dynamic team of young energetic guys, who all share the vision of Bongalo.

How the Bongalo App Works

The app helps to provide information about houses to let in the towns and cities of Cameroon. Someone in search of a house sits in the comfort of their homes and scrolls through a variety of houses and chooses which one to take based on price factors, locations, type, accessibility, etc.
This is impressive, isn’t it? The Bongalo App takes away all the Stress. It serves time and avoids that old way of moving from one-quarter to the other looking for houses to let. 
 With this app, a landlord can upload his facility to it with no sweat for exposure to tenants see and contact him if interested. This approach may sound more romantic to landlords as it offers greater exposure to houses (advertising).
As opposed to the traditional way of putting up signposts and notices which are not seen by everyone since not all tenants pass that way make Bongalo a call for attention. We are in a digital era filled with innovations. Let’s embrace the change and have a stress free life. Let us all go digital with Bongalo.
 Download Bongalo for Free Now!

Check Out The Latest Opportunity With GiftedMom Careers

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Check out the Latest Opportunity with GiftedMom Careers

GiftedMom may be your last bus stop if you have ever dreamed of working for a credible African startup that holds pregnant women in high esteem. Are you passionate about Communications; Community Management and Marketing? If so, then you are welcome to GiftedMom.

GiftedMom is a leading mobile health solutions provider in Africa. They leverage last mile technologies to provide pregnant women and new mothers access to health information and strengthen linkages to antenatal care.

Also, GiftedMom goes with a vision of  ”A world free of maternal and infant deaths”

GiftedMom is an excellent tech startup that guarantees career growth, bespoke learning and development opportunities for its staff. Being their Chief Content Officer is all that GiftedMom is expected of you.

If you’re  willing to impact this ever thriving startup with your meaningful contribution in the domain of  Content Officer then go ahead and read below what your role will be.

The Chief Content Officer (CCO) oversees all marketing content initiatives, both internal and external, across multiple platforms and formats to drive sales, engagement, retention, leads and positive customer behaviour.

This individual is an expert in all things related to content and channel optimisation, brand consistency, segmentation and localisation, analytics and meaningful measurement.

The position collaborates with the departments of medical, public relations, communications, marketing, customer service, IT and human resources to help define both the brand story and the story as interpreted by the customer.

Responsibilities

Ultimately, the job of the CCO is to think like a publisher/journalist, leading the development of content initiatives in all forms to drive new and current business.  This includes:

  • Ensuring all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, and optimized for search and user experience for all channels of content including online, social media, email, point of purchase, mobile, video, print and in-person. This is to be done for each buyer persona within the enterprise.
  • Mapping out a content strategy that supports and extends marketing initiatives, both short- and long-term, determining which methods work for the brand and why. Continuous evolvement of strategy is a must.
  • The development of a functional content calendar throughout the enterprise verticals, and defining the owners in each vertical to particular persona groups.
  • Supervising writers, editors, content strategists; be an arbiter of best practices in grammar, messaging, writing, and style.
  • Integration of content activities within traditional marketing campaigns.
  • Gathering data and handle analytics (or supervise those who do) and make recommendations based on those results. Working with owners of particular content to revise and measure particular content and marketing goals.
  • Developing standards, systems and best practices (both human and technological) for content creation, distribution, maintenance, content retrieval and content repurposing, including the real-time implementation of content strategies.
  • Leveraging market data to develop content themes/topics and execute a plan to develop the assets that support a point of view and educate customers that leads to critical behavioural metrics.
  • Establishing work flow for requesting, creating, editing, publishing, and retiring content. Work with technical team to implement appropriate CMS.
  • Ensuring consistent global experience and implement appropriate localization/translation.
  • Participation in the hiring and supervising of content/story leaders in all content verticals.
  • Creation of a strategy for developing SMS/GIF/video outreach and advertising, apps, etc. as needed.
  • Work closely with company’s designer and medical team on all creative and branding initiatives to ensure a consistent message across channels.

Success Criteria

The CCO is measured on the continual improvement of customer nurturing and retention through storytelling, as well as the increase in new prospects into the enterprise through the consistent development and deployment of content to each persona group.  Success criteria include:

  • Positive brand recognition and consistency across chosen published channels.
  • An increase in defined customer engagement metrics (measured by users taking the desired action…i.e. conversions, subscription, purchase, etc.).
  • Website and social media traffic growth.
  • Conversion metrics definition and growth.
  • Social media positive sentiment metrics.
  • Customer feedback and survey data.

Experience and Education Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in English/French/Journalism/Public Relations/Marketing and Communications or related communications field.
  • Some experience as a respected leader in multichannel content creation (publishing, journalism, digital marketing, etc.).
  • Experience with creating compelling messages for different target demographics.
  • Bilingual (strong knowledge of French and English)
  • Must have digital marketing knowledge.

– Being a mother and passionate about the work of GiftedMom is a plus.

Skills Required

The CCO requires a combination marketing and digital marketing mindset, with the most important aspect being to think “customer first”. In essence, the CCO is the corporate storyteller that must be empathetic toward the pain points of the customer. Specific skills required include:

  • Proven editorial and digital marketing skills. Outstanding command of the English and French.
  • The ability to lead and inspire large teams of creative personnel and content creators to achieve company’s stated goals.
  • Skill at both long-form content creation and real-time (immediate) content creation and distribution strategies and tactics.
  • The ability to think like an educator, intuitively understanding what the audience needs to know and how they want to consume it.
  • Clear articulation of the business goal behind the creation of a piece (or series) of content.
  • Leadership skills required to define and manage a set of goals involving diverse contributors and content types
  • Incredible people skills.
  • Fluency in web analytics tools (Google Analytics), social media marketing applications (HootSuite, Tweepi, etc.).
  • A willingness to embrace change and to adapt strategies on the fly.
  • Great powers of persuasion and presentation (Visio, PowerPoint)
  • Needs to be continually learning the latest platforms, technology tools and marketing solutions through partnerships.
  • Able to screen out sales pitches and look for the relevant brand and customer story.
  • Comfortable with acting as the company’s spokesman and advocate via media appearances, interviews, sales calls, trade shows, etc.

You can’t learn how to swim by reading a book. Give it a try. Apply Now!

Instagram Stories Has Got A New Helper!

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Instagram Stories has Got a New Helper!

Today we find the picture sharing platform more interesting as businesses can seamlessly share the replay of their live videos on Instagram stories in a fresh and exciting way.

Start sharing your stories today

The Instagram story was a great milestone which enables users and businesses to make short engaging videos showcasing their businesses and products to audiences in a hilarious manner.

Also Read: The New Instagram Feature Hides Your Dirty Laundry From the Public

The Instagram story is more popular and romantic than Snap chat. With over 200 million people using the feature every day it’s a clear indication that this feature is ideal for your business and audiences.

How to share the replay of your live videos on Instagram Stories

After having finished broadcasting a live video, you can effortlessly add the replay to Instagram Stories for 24 hours by tapping “Share” at the bottom of the screen.

If you wish to not share this though, then you can simply tap the toggle and choose “Discard”— resulting in the live video to disappear from the app (as it normally would).

This is how you share the replay of your live videos on Instagram Stories

When your replay is shared, it will appear in the stories bar with your business profile photo and a play button.Tapping this will launch the video and display comments and likes from the original broadcast. You will also be able to see exactly how many people watched the video—both live and in stories.

The “Send Message” feature allows for an easy and quick way to reply to your brand’s replay.

”Send Message” feature is a cool thing. It enables your audiences to communicate with you

If you shared multiple replays, your audience will be able to easily jump between these videos by navigating the arrows at the top. In addition to this, they can also tap the right or left side of the screen at any time to go forward or back 15 seconds in each video. These navigation features give viewers more control when engaging with a business and its live video replays on Instagram Stories.

Isn’t this a child’s play? Instagram is that platform that will help your business engage with customers deeply especially with its new feature that warrants you to share the replay of a live video directly to Instagram Stories.

GEMO France Partners With Cobweb Group To Explore African Markets

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Gémo France Partners with Cobweb Group to Explore African Markets

Cobweb Group, a Silicon Mountain startup now represents Gémo a French base eCommerce store to distribute and market foot wears in Cameroon. The partnership deal was sealed on Wednesday the 19th of June in Buea.

GEMO.FR is an online store specialising in the sale of ready-to-wear clothing for men, women and children. GEMO.FR has long created a degree of good will in France and Europe.

Cobweb Group Buea now represent GEMO to market & distribute shoes in Cameroon

Their intention to penetrate and expand their market to Africa was realised by securing a competent partner in Cameroon which happens to be a Silicon Mountain startup.

”The French E-commerce dealer’s mission to Cameroon is geared at Providing original and yet affordable products for the rich, average and low-income earners”, Cynthia Nge Adanze the Chief Executive Officer of Cobweb Group stated.

Cobweb Group which started as a WhatsApp group in 2016 has now built a credible brand in relation to the buying and selling of electronic gadgets and smartphones in Cameroon.

“The vision and aim of the cobweb Group are simply creating the future you desire via linking buyers to sellers and linking businesses using internet platforms and established on the ground network systems,” Ngashu Wilson the founder of cobweb group told AfroHustler.

Cobweb Group

Beautiful footwear for you and your loved ones

Cobweb Group is currently using its brand ambassadors to market and distribute  Gémo’s product around Cameroon. This thriving startup has a mastery of consumption patterns in Cameroon.

Already they have devised a  marketing strategy tagged “operation winter fall” that is aimed at selling at least 200 shoes in a week.

It is our wish that this partnership should grow to the point where Cobweb becomes a franchisee of  GEMO France.

Talk is cheap, shoes are cheap too. Why don’t you grab GEMO.FR shoes from the Cobweb Group.

For more information contact Cobweb group on Facebook Page 

Place your order via WhatsApp +237 676545110

Alahdah Hussein Shares Advice To Oil & Gas Young Professionals

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Alahdah Hussein Shares Advice To Oil & Gas Young Professionals

Alahdah Hussein is a petroleum engineer who’s based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Alahdah  Hussein is the founder and Chief Analyst at Oil Industry Insight, which is an Oil and gas industry, analytical and business intelligence firm providing oil market insights, analyses, oil and gas industry outlooks & oil prices forecasts.

AfroHustler had close talks with Alahdah  Hussein to share this beautiful advice to you as below and this may also relate to young professionals of other industries not necessarily the oil and gas industry.

Yesterday, I received a message from one of my followers on LinkedIn – a Brazilian student taking a petroleum engineering course – asking about my opinion on whether it is worth it to stay in the oil and gas industry right now or it is better to move to other industries.

The student expressed his worries about his future after graduation and the fact that he may end up like many others who have not got any job opportunity yet in the oil industry. To be honest, he is not the only one concerned right now, with the recent turnaround in the oil market and the growing bearish sentiments, everyone is worried.

Over the past two years, I have been sharing my advice on how to survive the oil market downturn and what are the things O&G young professionals, fresh grads, and students can do to increase their chances of securing a job and staying ahead of their peers.

However, in this article, I will only be sharing one thing, and that is the answer to the question “Should I Stay or Should I Leave the Oil Industry?” But before I do that, let me give you a quick overview of the current oil market state and possible outlook, so that your decision can be supported by an evaluation of the current state of the oil market and what is expected to happen in the near future.

Over the past three months, oil prices were sustained somewhere around $55/bbl following OPEC and Non-OPEC deal to cut oil production. Prices were supported by a good compliance from OPEC’s members and some of non-OPEC producers to the production cut deal.

But throughout this period, a risk to oil prices –which I have predicted– was growing somewhere in the US due to the continuous increase of rigs drilling for oil, buildup in US crude inventories, and the ramp up of oil production. And it was a matter of time before we reach to where we are right now where the imbalance of fundamentals is pushing prices down.

Oil prices now are hovering around $50/bbl after falling from above $55/bbl in the last few weeks. US producers are ignoring all warning signs and continue to increase their drilling rigs and they will only stop if prices drop to around $40/bbl.

But oil prices falling below $40/bbl seem highly unlikely as Saudi Arabia is preparing for Armco’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) which requires the oil market to be stabilized.

KSA will try its best to keep oil prices from falling in order to prevent any negative impact to Armco’s IPO, and it appears that they will do it even if they lose some market share in the process.

US producers seem to be taking advantage of this soft spot and will push the Saudis to extend the current production cut period or propose another production cut if things got worse.

The bottom-line is, oil prices will not go below $40/bbl for the sake of preparing the oil market for Armco’s IPO, and it will also not go above $60/bbl due to the growth in US crude inventories, oil production and rig count.

For the medium-term, oil prices will fluctuate between $40/bbl at worse case scenario and $60/bbl at best case scenario. Any expectations of a spike in oil prices due to high demand and lack of supply is nothing but wishful thinking.

The world is awash with oil and many oil producers are cutting their oil output to help the market recover and others are just waiting for the prices to go up to start pumping again.

Now that you have a clear overview of the oil market, let’s go back to answering the question posed earlier by the student, and that is, should I leave the oil industry, or should I stay?

The answer to this question is not a straightforward stay or leave, it is more of a balance between reality and passion, risks and benefits.

When it comes to reality, the oil industry is in a better state than a year ago, but uncertainty and risks are still too high.

Surely there will be no another sharp downturn ahead – which means no more layoffs, but of course, no boom as well at least for the next two years. Prices will remain in a range between $40/bbl and $60/bbl for some time.

Based on this outlook, the job market will slightly grow and we may see companies slowly increasing their recruitment activities. If you decided to stay, be prepared to face a high competition in the job market and find out how can you present yourself differently. And if you decide to leave, it might be a good decision, especially if you found a good job out there and you are not passionate about the oil and gas industry. But it may also be a bad decision that you will regret, especially if you work on something you don’t like and you are passionate about the O&G industry.

When it comes to passion, I can tell you – based on my personal experience, nothing will drive your success as passion does, nothing will make you able to face all obstacles and challenges you might face and come out stronger like passion does. So, if you are passionate about the oil industry, my advice to you is, STAY.

If you are really passionate about the oil industry, leaving it will be one of the worst decisions you will ever make.

Stay, improve yourself, work hard, identify your area of interest, learn more about it, attend training if you can, enhance your online presence, connect with people in the same field, ask them questions, make yourself visible, attend conferences, expand your network, and trust me, opportunities will come, and if they don’t, create them.

I graduated from the University more than two years ago. At that time, it was the beginning of the oil market downturn, and I lost two job opportunities. I had no source of income, but I didn’t give up, neither I thought of going into another industry.

I was passionate about the oil industry and I didn’t care about the lack of jobs, I wanted to create opportunities myself. I spent few months evaluating myself, understanding my strengths and weaknesses, and aggressively learning about the oil industry.

I knew what I wanted to achieve and the things that I needed to improve, and I went for it. I attended training courses, some which were for free.

I dug deeper into the industry to understand it better and I connected with experienced people from whom I learnt a lot. All my focus was about the oil industry, and it paid off. Here I am today, doing what I really love and I can tell you

There is nothing as great as doing what you really love.

By Alahdah  Hussein

The Reason Why Camair-Co Extends Flights to Bamenda

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Camair-Co

The Cameroon Airlines Company Camair-Co will from 20 July 2017, begin weekly domestic flights to Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon. The domestic flights will be available for three weekdays (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) and their operations won’t be affected by Ghost Towns.

Bamenda now becomes ”the land of stars”

Camair-Co extends domestic flight to the opposition stronghold of Bamenda in a bid to accomplish its mission to fly 23 destinations including eight local flights to Bafoussam, Yaoundé, Douala, Bertoua, Ngaoundéré, Maroua, and Garoua.

”The company’s priority presently is to give precedence to local and sub-continental flights. Moreover, strict measures will be put in place to end the issuance of free tickets, accordingly. Even government officials will have to pay flight tickets,” the Director General of Cameroon Airlines Corporation Ernest Dikoum told the CRTV in March of this year.

 Travelling to Bamenda by road had always been a nightmare to Cameroonians due to poor nature of the road which is a call for attention.

Bad roads make travelling to Bamenda a hell of experience

Passengers leaving Douala and Yaounde will be able to make it to the North West Capital City with no stress as it will take approximately 40 minutes to arrive Bamenda by air as opposed to the 6 to 8 hours reachability by road.
 With Camair-Co now set to begin flights to Bamenda, Passengers from Douala and Yaoundé will be charged 32840 FCFA ATI whereas those leaving Bamenda the Capital and Economic Capital are obliged to pay 29940 FCFA ATI respectively.

Meet Cameroon’s Leading Snail Farmer, Rofur Mbukur

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Meet Cameroon's leading Snail Farmer, Rofur Mbukur

Rofur Mbunkur is one of Cameroon’s leading urban snails farmer. This all round entrepreneur is absolutely revolutionalising the concept of snail consumption and farming in Cameroon.

The snails farmer disclosed to AfroHustler his vision of growing snails on a large scale, branding, packaging and distributing to sustain the consistent upping demand.

This urban farmer runs his snails farm in the economic capital city of Douala- nearness to a huge ready market. He and his workers ensure on a daily basis that these crawlers are well fed and that sanitary condition is strictly observed.

Snails, locally known as ‘Nyama ngoro’ or ‘Congo meat’ in the Cameroons is a delicacy loved by many. In addition, snail serves as a means of livelihood to most families who retail it but fail to look at the bigger picture of building scalable and sustainable businesses around this protein source.

The customary method of harvesting this renewable source of food and livelihood threatens their very existence as just a few Cameroonian farmers dare to grow snails for commercial purpose.

Most snail dealers are concerned with the sales they make from their harvest whereas forgetting to know that overexploitation can lead to severe scarcity. Some of these dealers go about harvesting premature snail without considerations.

Fortunately enough the Urban Farmers Association which embodies a group of stellar minded urban farmers like Rofur has come together to foster snail farming in Cameroon.

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The health benefits of consuming snails have triggered the demand for this protein source dramatically. Fortunately, this highly sought after entrepreneur sees a credible market for snails out there and beyond.

The Urban Farmers Association is doing an incredible job to skyrocket the quantity of snail sent forth to the market to meet ever increasing demand. But for this industry to grow more Cameroonian farmers must start looking forward to growing snails at a larger scale as Rufor Mbunkur is currently doing.

If you are a lover of this delicacy, then contact these urban snail farmers and place your order.

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