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Google Doodle Turns The Famous 'Jollof Wars' Into A Celebration Of West African Culture

Google Doodle has turned a famous debate for West Africans into a peaceful celebration.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 4, 2022

West African Startup MainOne To Get Acquired By Equinix For $320M

To expand its horizons, Equinix has acquired West African telecommunication service and network solutions provider, MaineOne. TechCrunch reports the $320 million acquisition is projected to close in the first quarter of 2022. The news follows a year after Equinix acquired GPX India for $161 million and Bell Canada for $780 million back in June 2020. Now, Equinix firmly believes its newest acquisition in Nigeria, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast will be a preliminary step to solidify its presence as an African digital infrastructure company. “The acquisition of MainOne will represent a critical point of entry for Platform Equinix into the expansive and rapidly growing African market. MainOne’s leading interconnection position and experienced management team represent critical assets in our aspirations to be the leading neutral provider of digital infrastructure in Africa,” said Charles Meyers, the president and CEO of Equinix, in a statement, according to TechCrunch. “MainOne’s...

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 7, 2021

Meet the Woman Behind the Largest Waste Management Company in West Africa

There’s a huge issue with waste management in Africa. The continent alone produces about 550 million tonnes of plastic waste with the major contributions coming from the countries of Egypt, Nigeria, and the South African region. They rank seventh, ninth, and eleventh on the list of 20 major polluters, reports Face2Face Africa. While several attempts have been made by African leaders to tackle plastic waste, they have all come up short. In Ghana, for example, attempts to ban plastic bags were met with huge resistance much like in Nigeria and Kenya. Nigeria native, Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola is on a mission to continue the fight against plastic waste by establishing recycling plants. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola returned to her home after 13 years in the U.S. to venture into plastic waste management. In 2012, she founded WeCyclers, after learning more about the issues of waste as a problem in Africa during her MIT days. She...

Shanique Yates

Mar 24, 2021