Blog #18: Benin City’s Historic, Amazing Earthern Walls

From 800AD to 1460AD, Benin City built defensive walls, with a combination of ramparts and moats. The ramparts were up to 66 feet high, and covered 9,950 miles, and an area is 2,317 square miles. It was considered the world’s largest earthwork, constructed of a ditch and dike structure. It was recorded in the GuinnessContinue reading “Blog #18: Benin City’s Historic, Amazing Earthern Walls”

Blog #17: 2 Groundbreaking Real Estate Developments Aimed to Improve the Lives of Black People

It’s February, which is Black History Month, in the United States. I believe that Black History Month should celebrate the past, the present, and future of the African diaspora. I recently learned of these two community developments headed up by black people in the United States. Africatown in Greater Seattle Inspired by the original, historicContinue reading “Blog #17: 2 Groundbreaking Real Estate Developments Aimed to Improve the Lives of Black People”

Blog #15: WTO Appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

At long last, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization! I previously wrote about Okonjo-Iweala’s long campaign which that been thwarted by the previous US presidential administration. It’s fitting that she won the appointment in the month of February, which is Black History Month. Okonjo-Iweala makes Black History andContinue reading “Blog #15: WTO Appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala”

Blog #12: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & the US Presidential Election 2020

In the most unlikely of circumstances, the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is being affected by US presidential election and politics. If (when) confirmed, she will be the first African and first female chief of WTO. Who’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, you may ask? Well, unless you’veContinue reading “Blog #12: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & the US Presidential Election 2020”

Blog #9: Cork Trees: North Africa

Cork oak trees can be found in Europe and northwestern Africa, including Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.┬áThe use of cork is slowly gaining popularity in the architecture industry and could revolutionize the construction industry. A house built with cork by architects in Eton, UK has been shortlisted for the 2019 British RIBA Sterling Prize. The wallsContinue reading “Blog #9: Cork Trees: North Africa”

Blog #6: Can Bamboo Encourage Development in Africa?

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Blog #2: Uber & Lasgidi Transit

On June 28, I opened and read the Morning Brew newsletter and came across the article, “Hey Lagos Residents, Uber Wants to Float Your Boat”. Uber is launching a water taxi service in Lagos, Nigeria. It’s a city I’m very familiar with, and the most populous city on the African continent. This took me backContinue reading “Blog #2: Uber & Lasgidi Transit”

Blog #1: Lagos Building Collapse

This blog post has been long overdue. But it’s finally here. I took several months, waiting and waiting and trying to decide what I wanted to talk about in my first post. I wanted it to be the right topic, the perfect topic. I had several ideas, but none of them spur me to write.Continue reading “Blog #1: Lagos Building Collapse”