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Chinwuba Iyizoba

Chinwuba Iyizoba is an electrical engineer in Enugu, Nigeria.


The unsullied reader
20 Apr 2013 | HARAMBEE |
tags: Uzoamaka Maduka, the american reader, literary culture
An African woman Uzoamaka Maduka, starts a new literary magazine "American Reader" in a bid to help transform American literary culture. Her motivation: "So many of the voices in fiction that are out there are deeply neurotic white male stories of how, 'Oh, I had weird sex'; I kind of felt like, I really don't want to sit still for this".


Where an ageing population is not a problem
24 May 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: demography, Nigeria
Nigeria could have 725 million people by 2100. This is great news and a great opportunity, says a Nigerian engineer.


Nigeria’s 419 scammers
24 Mar 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: fraud, internet, Nigeria
How did an African country become the internet fraud capital of the world?


Transforming and troubling
16 Nov 2009 | FEATURES |
tags: mobile phones, Nigeria
Mobile phones are spreading rapidly throughout Africa, bring the blessings of commerce, and the curse of spam.


A Malawian miracle
7 Oct 2009 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, innovation, Malawi
A boy from Malawi saves his family by building a windmill from discarded rubbish.


Tough love just for Africa?
24 Sep 2009 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, Barack Obama, development, politics
Despite the rhetoric of Western leaders, it appears the West is happy to keep Africa poor to exploit its natural wealth.


Nigeria’s citadel of injustice
13 Aug 2009 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, Britain

The United Kingdom prepares to repatriate Nigerial prisoners to a country whose justice system appears to be riddled with injustice



The curse of child slavery
14 Jul 2009 | FEATURES |
tags:
Many busy professional couples in Nigeria find it handy to have a child slave to help around the house. Where are the family values in that?


The unfinished emancipation
19 Jun 2009 | FEATURES |
tags:
Thousands of young women have been enslaved in Europe and the US because of permissive Western attitudes. 


Living on a civilisational fault line
3 Jun 2009 | FEATURES |
tags:
President Obama should study Nigeria to see how Christians and Muslims co-exist. 


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