YED Africa: Radio Interview

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I am part of an exciting movement where young people in Ghana  are using their skills and knowledge to help drive our country’s development agenda and ensure that it is youth centered.

Just recently  the Youth Economic Dialogue (YED) organization, was  invited to speak at Radio XYZ in osu about YED’s tax proposal for SME’s to Government. I and Nana Yaw Adutwum represented YED.

YED is a dynamic organisation who’s main aim is to advocate for youth focused policies through economic development and to also provide support for young entrepreneurs through our business clinics, consultancy and incubation programs.

If you own a business in Ghana which falls within the SME space, you’re young, or are interested in becoming an entrepreneur  listen to the following radio interviews via the sound cloud link provided below.

Sound Cloud: SME discussion on Radio XYZ: http://soundcloud.com/yed-africa/youthsme

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10 Beautiful Words About Love That Don’t Exist in English

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What’s the meaning of life without love? This was quite interesting to read.

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1. Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego): The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start.

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2. Yuanfen (Chinese): A relationship by fate or destiny. This is a complex concept. It draws on principles of predetermination in Chinese culture, which dictate relationships, encounters and affinities, mostly among lovers and friends.

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3. Cafuné (Brazilian Portuguese): The act of tenderly running your fingers through someone’s hair.

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4. Retrouvailles (French):  The happiness of meeting again after a long time.

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5. Ilunga (Bantu): A person who is willing to forgive abuse the first time; tolerate it the second time, but never a third time.

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6. La Douleur Exquise (French): The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have.

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7. Koi No Yokan (Japanese): The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall…

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Black in Korea: The GIF Edition

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I went through about 70% of this in Korea. LOne lady in my neighbourhood in Daejeon was convinced that I was Michelle Obama, she ran towards me, gave me the biggest hug and invited me to her restaurant. Very funny

Alana in Wanderlust

IT’S SPRING TIME YALL

Spring time in Korea is that wonderful time of the year before Satan comes back to his summer home..and makes it unbearable for everybody

…it’s also the time of year when black people re-emerge from our respective one rooms and officetels to do hoodrat things with our friends…

…and it’s much needed to0 since winter this year lasted 8 months…

Anyway…

today’s post is inspired by one of the funniest blogs about Korea

..which is in turn inspired by this blog

…and just because I find it extremely accurate and hilarious…this blog

So I’ve decided to do a GIF blog for my African American Expats out there

…because some things seem to only happen to us

Disclaimer: This is meant in fun. I promise it is. If you take offense, don’t tell me about it. Laugh people!

When somebody asks if you’re from Africa

When Koreans…

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An Interview with a Player

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This past week I read countless articles about the high rate of AIDS infection in Sub Saharan Africa and the increase in orphans due to the aids pandemic. What I find astounding is that out of the 22 million people living with AIDS and HIV, 12 million of those infected are women and 1.8 million are children (statistics taken from 2007 data). It has forced me to think about relations between men and women, whether the path we are travelling as society is sustainable, productive and beneficial to the progress and prosperity of our continent.  It has also prompted me to ask how we as men and women have contributed to the degradation of our society, which is evident in the high number of people that are HIV positive. For those who are thinking that this will be a male bashing article I assure you that I will be objective  about this topic.

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Divorced Before 30

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According to an article written in the New York Times  more marriages dissolve before the age of thirty. This trend is growing in Africa. How many young people in their twenties do you know who are going through separation or divorce after less than 5 years of marriage? What are some of the underlying factors contributing to such a growing trend? Feint & Margin had the opportunity to speak to a young twenty something year old about her marriage and divorce. Kate Nkansa talks to Miss T*  a twenty seven year old woman from South Africa who is divorced and under thirty.

Below is our conversation.https://i1.wp.com/feintandmargin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Miss-T.jpg

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Kate Nkansa Interviews Ghanaian Photographer Emmanuel Bobbie

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Emmanuel Bobbie is a Ghanaian Photographer who is the CEO of Bob Pixel Photography.  He is a husband and father of two to young boys.

I discovered Emmanuel’s work through his Facebook page and I was blown away by his photography. He is an artist who knows how to capture his subject soul. Every photo he takes tells a story. It is evident in the way his subjects surrender to his camera and open themselves to the lens.

I would describe Emmanuel’s work as the standard photographers in Ghana should measure themselves with.

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