Cool Runnings: Nigerian Bobsled Team Heads to the Winter Olympics

The 1993 Disney film Cool Runnings, starring the legendary Canadian comedic actor John Candy, told the curious story about the national bobsled team of Jamaica and the squad’s unlikely appearance in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Although the premise of Cool Runnings was based on the oddity of a bobsled—or bobsleigh—squad hailing from a Caribbean…

Economic Recessions in Nigeria and South Africa Come to an End

The two largest African economies are beginning to emerge from the shadows of recession, but analysts believe that immediate growth could be slower than expected. After several months of stagnant economic output, the gross domestic product of Nigeria and South Africa showed year-over-year gains during the second quarter of 2017; however, both nations still have…

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria Promotes Digital Literacy to Youth

In June of 2014, the tech climate in Nigeria shifted dramatically when The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $500,000 grant in favor of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN). PIN is an ongoing project headed by social entrepreneur Gbenga Sesan that strives to familiarize underprivileged Nigerian youth with future careers in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). PIN’s Life…