Top tips and witty quips from some of the best tweeters in Arik Air’s route network
New twitter account for the media blog that’s not about famine, Bono, or Barack Obama.
• File under rhetoricals: Why is Hugo Chavez described as a “dictator” and a “strongman” in Western media? Wasn’t he democratically elected?
• Pippa Middleton was named in Time’s 100 most influential people in April. She works two days a weeks for her parents’ party supplies company.
• Nationalism is you getting upset when @TheEconomist says the same things about South Africa that you always complain about around the braai.
Offering a fresh perspective on Africa, a continent of hope and opportunity.
• More than 70 African cities will have a population bigger than 1 mln by 2050 – sustainable urban infrastructure is key
• South Africa’s Standard Bank now makes $175 million of revenue a month from the rest of Africa #AfricanIntegration
• Proportion of black South Africans with higher education has nearly doubled since 1996
That South African teenager who sometimes talks to a camera.
• Facebook is just like my refrigerator. I check it every 10 minutes and yet there’s nothing new.
• You’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.
• Let’s take a moment to be thankful that spiders don’t fly.
African news from the BBC
• Should state subsidies be used to help South Africa’s young unemployed find work?
• Why are top leagues full of African talent still infected by racism?
• Today’s African Proverb “The fall of a dead leaf is a warning to the green ones” Sent by Alex Wewele, Delta State, Nigeria
The African story told not just from an African perspective; but also a criticism of Africa’s missteps from a tough African point of view.
• It’s presidential debate season in Africa, grab some popcorn.
• The Ping Pong diplomacy of the African Union.
• West African regional bank launches new currency
Africa correspondent of The Guardian newspaper (UK)
• Impressive talk by Sim Shagaya of DealDey on logistical challenges of operating in Nigeria. People want to pay cash because of trust issues.
• At Tech4Africa in Joburg. Speaker from Fraud Check refers to background checks on “your domestic or garden boy” to mainly white audience
• Madikizela-Mandela: One bullet fired under a democratic government when workers are asking for a piece of bread is difficult to justify.
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY
Business Journo, Disciple, Wannabe Techie, Villager, Personal Views
• My cameraman & I just had a pleasant chat with this lady called Bychance. She even joked about her unusual name
• What they don’t teach you in j-school is that this business is sometimes a ‘hurry up and wait’ affair. Oh well
• Apple announces the iPad 4G. Finally, a tablet worth buying. Until they unveil the 5th generation iPad next week
Info and analysis for Africa investors
• Ghana’s economy may grow 9% this year due to increased oil output
• Vanguard’s index switch (from MSCI to FTSE) may boost South African stocks
• Africa’s best-performing stock markets this year: Nigeria +40%, Kenya +40%, Uganda +25%
I write and comment about the Africa travel industry.
• #ThingsThatGetMeUpset – when people talk of how much love they have for the “nation” of Africa, #AsIf
• Is it really that hard/bad getting to Angola?
• Unless you are on a solo backpacking and overland trip, an African safari is not dangerous at all. But yes, it is great fun.
@WhyGo’s indie travel guide to Africa.
• Think #hostels are all dorm rooms for college kids? Think again. Hostels have grown up, folks.
• Adventure Travel in Africa (It’s not just about safaris!)
• Why would you travel around the world? WHY NOT?
Magazine – wildlife, nature, conservation, people, travel, environment
• What an amazing sighting! A pangolin mum carrying her baby on her back.
• Ever get that urge to sing ‘the lion sleeps tonight’ ?
• That awkward moment when a Blue Wildebeest decides to take on the rapier-shaped horns of a Gemsbok bull
• I believe in this industry so much, I believe we can do it, I believe we have what it takes to make a difference, to be that change we need!
• Happy Independence Day Nigeria – So much hope… so much love… so much promise… The future starts now!!
• EDUCATION! This is KEY! A Nation filled with countless creative individuals with no avenue for capacity building and skills development.
We LOVE fashion, music, Nollywood, weddings and everything Fabulously African!
• Simplicity provides a fine line between elegance and plainness
• Major thunder in Lagos this morning! Sango>Thor
• Nigerian Model Jane Ezeh launches Fashion Store, JOET in Lagos!
International pan African quarterly fashion/lifestyle magazine, giving a voice to creatives of African descent worldwide.
• Nigeria poised to topple SA — and quite soon too
• We reckon we found our dream summer wardrobe with @ItuenBasi at @LFDW2012
• “I don’t care what month it is as my history lives on through me, my family, my children.” Tim Campbell