Nwachukwu Egbunike

Nwachukwu Egbunike is a book editor and writer in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria . He studied Medical Laboratory Science at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus and currently blogs on Feather’s Project, which is the brand name for the media, literary and publishing consultancy he runs in Ibadan. He writes for a number of print media, usually OP-ED and book reviews. He was a book editor for Spectrum Books.

Are these Africa’s best 10 tech startups of 2014?
30 Dec 2014 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: africa rising, startups
Among investors Africa is clearly the beautiful bride. Those daring enough to enter the continent are making huge profits. Others prefer to let locals start up and then buy in. These are 10 to watch according to one analyst.

Is Nigeria Africa’s hidden tiger?
10 Apr 2014 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: rebasing, nigeria, economic growth
Nigeria rebases its GDP and becomes Africa's dominant economy,a position hitherto held by South Africa.

Digital innovations on the heels of Kenya’s Westgate terror
5 Oct 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: westgate, terror, ushahidi, crowdsourcing
Extreme situations have often produced the most outstanding innovations. In the wake of the recent terror attacks at a shopping mall in Kenya, several Africans deployed new technology solutions to face emergencies and speed up relief to victims, for now and in the future.

E-book teaching brings private affordable education to Kenyan children
17 Jun 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: e-book, affordable education, kenya, africa
An innovative approach to primary education in Kenya, against all expectations allows poor Africans to send their children to private schools, an option hitherto available only to the wealthy.

Floating School Replaces Stilts in Lagos slum
6 Jun 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: innovation, poverty and technology, makoko, slum
Makoko, a slum in Lagos State, Nigeria, was partially demolished last year by the government - drawing public ire. However, from this apparently hapless city, springs forth an innovative green architectural solution that offers hope to the needy.

Madonna, Celebrity Charity and Corruption
26 Apr 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: madonna, malawi, aid, corruption
Madonna, who adopted two children from Malawi, may be on the short-leash of love with her adoptive African country, who now call into question the true motives behind her celebrity-aid efforts. All now mired in controversy...

Chinua Achebe (1930 - 2013) - against stereotypic depictions of Africans in literature
28 Mar 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: African writers series, Chinua Achebe, Ibo, Things fall apart
Chínụ̀álụmọ̀gụ̀ Albert Àchèbé (1930-2013) was called back home on Friday March 22, 2013. Achebe was controversially quiet: a writer who told his story, not minding the consequences. Writer, novelist, poet, critic and professor was acclaimed the father of modern African literature. His book, Things Fall Apart published in 1958, holds a record of 11 million copies in sales and has been translated into about 50 languages.

Africa Rising: A Hopeful Continent
3 Mar 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: africa hopeful, africa rising, good news, images of africa, The Economist
The Economist seems to be learning some manners; they have finally labeled Africa a hopeful continent. This is pleasant surprise because only three years ago, they had written often the continent as a hopeless one.

Boko Haram Declares a Cease Fire: Really?
30 Jan 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Boko Haram, Nigeria, Nigerian Christians
Boko Haram recently announced a cease fire in its violent campaign in Nigeria. Since 2009, Boko Haram has created a fountain of blood, bullets and bombs, claiming over 1,000 deaths. Although the announcement may have momentarily doused tense nerves, it has not translated into a national jubilation. The reasons are legion.

Free speech in America, death in Nigeria
28 Sep 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, free speech, Muslims, social media
It is time to stop defending inflammatory spite under the banner of free speech.

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