Monday, February 29, 2016

EUROPEAN RACISM: The Systematic War On Black People - Fatal Police Shooting Of African-American Male In North Carolina Sparks Protest; Virginia Police Kill Black Teen Wielding BB Gun; Salt Lake City Teen Shot By Police Had Broomstick; And "F*** The Ni**ers!" Man Yells Before Firing Shots At Texas Campaign Office Of Black Candidate Zena Stephens!


February 29, 2016 - UNITED STATES
- Over 100 people rallied in Raleigh, North Carolina after police fatally shot an African American man during a foot chase. Police officials said a gun was found near the man who was wanted on felony drug charges. Witnesses said the police shot him in the back. An 18-year-old black high school student was tased and shot dead by police officers in Roanoke, Virginia, who say the teen did not obey commands and pointed a BB gun at them. Officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.

Fatal police shooting of African American male in North Carolina sparks protest

Police did not identify the man but a witness told ABC11 that a white officer shot her son, Akiel Denkins, 24, who was wanted on a warrant.

"He was running away," said Rolanda Byrd. "They couldn't catch him so they shot at him seven times."

"Everybody seen it," said Byrd. "They ain't going down with this one. They ain't gonna get away with this one, there's at least 40 eyewitnesses out here."

Byrd said several people told her that her 24-year-old son was unarmed and was shot by a white officer.

Raleigh police Chief, Cassandra Deck Brown confirmed that during the course of a pursuit, “the suspect was shot and killed by the officer.”

“[It] is known that a firearm was located in close proximity to the deceased suspect. That weapon, along with other elements available at the scene will be processed,” said Brown in a statement released to reporters. “Multiple investigations…are still in their early stages.”

“This is a sad day, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved,” Chief Brown added. “I ask everyone to please be patient while the follow-up investigations are conducted to determine the facts about what happened today.”

Louis Rodriguez was up a ladder putting up vinyl siding on a home when he heard the commotion.

“I heard somebody say, ‘Stop, stop,’ then I heard, like, six shots,” Rodriguez told the Raleigh News & Observer. “Then I heard the screams. Man, it was loud.”


















As word of the shooting spread, a group of demonstrators arrived at the scene and started chanting, "black lives matter."

Residents were discussing two locations for a vigil at 7:00pm.

The vigil on Bragg Street outside the bodega where Denkins was before he ran from police where several hundred gathered.

Hundreds of residents then marched through the streets to a church on Holmes Street.

In a statement, the Wake County District Attorney, Lorrin Freeman, asked for "people's patience as we work to ensure that this investigation is thorough and complete." Freeman said they will release information as it becomes verified and available.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of North Carolina said in a statement, "Along with many community members in Raleigh, we are alarmed by these reports, trying to learn more details about what happened, and express our deepest condolences to Akiel's family. What we do know is that far too many people of color are victims of wrongful targeting and excessive use of force by law enforcement officers across the country, and North Carolina is not immune to that reality."


Virginia police kill black teen wielding BB gun


Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall identified the deceased on Monday as Kionte DeShaun Spencer, saying the teen was shot twice on Friday night, WDBJ reported. Prior to the shooting, police made two attempts to use a Taser on Spencer, but neither was effective for unknown reasons.

The teenager died of his wounds to the hip and the collarbone at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he was taken 15 minutes after the shooting.

According to the preliminary investigation, police responded to a 911 call about a black male wearing a bandana and a hoodie waving a handgun in the parking lot.

“He was waving it at cars, and he turned around and waved it at me,” witness Thomas Gill told the Roanoke Times.

According to the police, officers demanded Spencer to stop and drop the gun they saw in his hands. Spencer ignored the commands and continued walking. When he turned toward them, two officers opened fire.

The weapon was still in Spencer’s hand when he was shot, Hall said.

“That is a potential deadly encounter,” the police chief said. “Our officers responded within their training.”

The gun recovered from Spencer’s right hand was identified as a 4.5-mm Crosman C-11, a CO2-powered pellet pistol. During the press conference on Monday, Roanoke County police showed a visual comparison between the C-11 and a Heckler & Koch 930, a 9mm handgun it closely resembles.

At the conference, Hall also showed stills from dash-cam video in the police cruisers, which prove that the teenager was armed.

“I don’t know at this point if this was a situation that could have been quote ‘de-escalated’,” Hall said, according to WSLS. “This was a deadly force encounter, despite the fact that we now know that this handgun was an air gun.”

While police claimed their actions were within protocol, Spencer’s family is suspicious.

"Definitely uncharacteristic of my brother, that's why I didn't believe it,” Spencer's brother Carl said, according to WDBJ. “Like, I couldn't believe that man. Like, I never thought it would happen like that."

The officers, who have not been named, were put on an administrative leave, a standard procedure in such cases.


Salt Lake City teen shot by police had broomstick

Riot police were trying to disperse angry crowds throwing glass and rocks following an officer-involved shooting in downtown Salt Lake City. A 16 year-old was shot four times by intervening police after an altercation with another man. Witnesses say excessive force was used.

Shots were fired in the Rio Grande St. area of Salt Lake city on Saturday night, police said. According to reports, the shooting involved two police officers. The current condition of the teenager is unknown. He has been taken to a local hospital.

Salt Lake Police detective Greg Wilking told KSL: "There was an altercation taking place, and our officers intervened into that altercation.

"It was a very active scene for the officers involved down there... They needed other officers to respond. Very upset...people are emotional right now." KSL TV reporter Sandra Yi tweeted that a crowd of people had gathered at the scene and started yelling: “They shot an innocent kid,” referring to police. “Witness says officers shot a 16yo kid. He says the teen had a metal pipe. He heard 4 gunshots,” Yi said on her Twitter account. But the young man's friend says he was armed only with part of a broom stick.












Of the two officers who arrived to deal with the initial incident, at least one fired shots, it is being reported.

Witnesses felt the police did not give the teen a chance to surrender, and used excessive force, leading to public outrage. The friend, Mohammad, told the Salt Lake Tribune, "They told him to put it down, once," - referring to the broom - and "started shooting him as soon as he turned around."

He added that his friend was hit in the chest and stomach.Police said that up to 100 officers were on the scene to deal with the angry crowd that has gathered in response to the shooting. Several officers were reportedly injured by the rocks and glass the crowd threw.

Traffic in the area has been disrupted and a warning has been issued urging the public to avoid the area. Police have sealed four blocks around the Gateway Mall for the next several hours.

Local media have said that multiple suspects have been taken into custody.

“Cops here are tense, extremely tense. Large crowds gathered, I’ve counted 5 in police custody,” KUTV2 News reporter Jeremy Harris tweeted.Fox 13 first heard reports of a shooting at around 8pm, though it wasn't until 10 that police had reported the incident involved an officer.


‘F*** the ni**ers!’ man yells before firing shots at Texas campaign HQ

Beaumont, Texas police are searching for a man who fired shots into the window of the campaign headquarters of Jefferson County Sheriff candidate, Zena Stephens. Stephens told 12 News she had been standing outside her campaign headquarters with a group of people when a white man in a white jeep pulled up and shouted "f*** the ni**ers,” before firing a shot into a front window of the building.

Stephens said roughly 20 other people had been inside at the time but no was hurt.

No bullet was immediately found but police believe the weapon used may have been a pellet gun. They said they are searching for the person who fired the shot.

Witnesses said they were nearly hit by the gunman, with so many people coming and going from the building that evening.

 




"It could have been a tragedy," Tanya Robertson told 12 News. "To the person that did this, say your prayers tonight. Ask God to turn your life around."

Zena Stephens is campaigning to become the democratic candidate for Jefferson County Sheriff Office. The county, in the southeast part of the state on the Gulf coast, is considered the most democratic in Texas. Voters there haven’t supported a Republican for president since 1972.

Stephens was the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy before she planned to run for the nomination for sheriff in the March primary. She was with sheriff office for 16 years.

The 12 News channel said she made history when she became Jefferson County’s first African American female deputy chief.

Currently, she is police chief at Prairie View A&M University where she led the school’s police since September 2013, according to the Beaumont Enterprise.

Stephens is running against Rod Carroll, assistant deputy chief, and Joe “QB” Stevenson, chief deputy in the Democratic primary. Fellow Democratic sheriff candidates expressed their shock and dismay.

"Thank God that no one was hurt,” Rod Carroll, told 12 News. “I do not condone that kind of behavior or violence. We, as a community, should stand against violence."

Stephens’ other opponent Joe Stevenson said, "It's just good that nobody was injured. Thank God that she and her campaign committee are safe. That's senseless. That's uncalled for."

The winner will run against retired Beaumont police lieutenant Ray Beck, who is running unopposed in the Republican primary.


- RT.





Sunday, February 28, 2016

PARADIGM SHIFT: "Undercover" - This British Television Show Just Did Something Practically Unheard Of In The United States!

Dennis Haysbert.

February 28, 2016 - BRITAIN
- A new television thriller called Undercover is making history in Britain for casting black actors in all of its lead roles.

The show focuses on an attorney, played by Sophie Okonedo of Hotel Rwanda fame, who's set to become the first black director of public prosecutions while a black man, played by Dennis Haysbert (24), sits on death row wrongly accused of murder.

Other actors include Daniel Ezra, Adrian Lester and Tamara Lawrence. The series, produced by the BBC, will also air on BBC America and is currently being filmed in Louisiana and the United Kingdom, according to Deadline.

There's been plenty of talk about diversity in show business. At Sunday night's Oscars, host Chris Rock let loose a rambling monologue that was at times incisive, and at other times offensive, about Hollywood's lack of diversity. "Is Hollywood racist?" Rock asked. "Hell yeah, Hollywood is sorority racist."

Rock was responding to the deluge of criticism aimed at the Oscars that was summed up by the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, which led to several black actors opting out of attending the awards ceremony.

The news about Undercover comes just weeks after Idris Elba, one of Britain's most well-known black stars, spoke before British lawmakers about how difficult it was for him to find work in the U.K.

Source: Jordan Strauss/AP


"People in the TV world often aren't the same as people in the real world," Elba said, according to the Guardian. "And there's an even bigger gap between people who make TV, and people who watch TV. I should know, I live in the TV world. And although there's a lot of reality TV, TV hasn't caught up with reality. Change is coming, but it's taking its sweet time."

Elba's comments showed that the problem wasn't limited to the United States. And he's right that change is happening, albeit slowly. Fox's Empire quickly captured the world's attention after it debuted in 2015, earning record ratings with a predominantly black cast. One of the biggest lessons from the show's tremendously successful first season, wrote Josef Adalian at Vulture, was that, "White viewers will watch a series boasting a mostly minority cast."

British casting directors seem to have taken note. - MIC.





AFRICAN EDUCATION: Enriching Tanzania - Oil & Gas University Trains A New Generation Of African Engineers!

GE Tackling Africa’s Skills Shortage Head On. Photo: GE Africa


February 28, 2016 - TANZANIA
- Like many African countries, Tanzania has no shortage of supply of natural oil and gas. However, there is a shortage of skills and experience in this sector within Tanzania.

To address this, multinational companies like GE are working hard to empower local people by building valuable skills, and helping to ensure the sustainable development of the country.

Currently Tanzania lacks an adequate number of drillers, engineers, managers, and production and operation workers to support the industry.

This need for skills and training is a driving force behind three engineers from the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) joining other international participants in a four-month training programme at GE Oil & Gas University in Italy.

GE Oil & Gas University is located in Florence, the world-renowned Italian city credited as the birthplace of the Renaissance. The university opened in 2005, and is committed to helping the oil and gas workforce grow by offering skills development focused on operational excellence.

The training provides a complete approach to developing knowledge with courses in four different disciplines: leadership, energy, oil & gas processes and oil & gas equipment. The programme comprises over forty courses, lasting approximately four months.

Petroleum engineer Fabian Mwose, together with chemical and process engineers Lilian Zambi and Limi Lagu, participated in the training programme in mid-2015 and will apply the knowledge they gained to the oil and gas industry in Tanzania. The mandate of TPDC is to spearhead, facilitate and undertake oil exploration and development in Tanzania, and having the right skills in place to do so is critical for this important work.


Photo: GE Africa

The engineers said that they were very pleased with the relevance of the courses offered by GE Oil & Gas, saying it would bring value to their career, and help TPDC build more capable and skilled staff.

After completing their studies the engineers returned to Tanzania determined to share their knowledge with the teams they work with.

Against the backdrop of current low oil prices and an economic downturn, training remains as important as ever.

Investments in skills development through established programmes such as those offered by GE Oil & Gas University play an important role in helping develop the future workforce. - GE Africa.






Saturday, February 27, 2016

EUROPEAN RACISM: The Systematic War On Black People - South Carolina Courts Exhibit Massive Racial Bias Against Blacks!


February 27, 2016 - SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES
- Black people in South Carolina are treated much less fairly by the legal system than in any other state, a British-American study on criminal sentencing patterns reveals. It identified a clear racial bias, affecting both, decision-making and the severity of the sentence.

The study found that blacks are more likely to be sentenced for things like petty crimes, and that their sentences were usually harsher than their white counterparts.

For the research, the University of Sheffield analyzed 17,000 sentencing decisions by South Carolina courts from 2000, when data was last collated. Dr Todd Hartman, of Sheffield, and Rhys Hester, of the University of Minnesota, tested for something called the “liberation hypothesis.”

The approach holds that in severe crimes – especially those where evidence is unambiguously against the defense – a judge will most often decide on a harsh sentence, regardless of race. The sentence would be in line with expectations.

However, when crimes take place that provide plenty of room for ambiguous interpretations or flimsy evidence and questionable accounts, the judge has no choice but to decide on a sentence at their own discretion. Now other things come into play, such as race and other factors, but also the judge’s mood on that day.

In this way, the judge is “liberated” from the responsibility of being more prudent.

The study found that South Carolina judges were nearly always more likely to not fuss over details, and hand a more severe sentence down more readily to a black than to a white man.

This fact is especially troublesome when one considers that the state doesn’t have sentencing guidelines, affording greater decision-making (sentencing) powers than elsewhere.

The trend that Hartman and Hester picked up on didn’t just favor whites. It also implied that blacks with lesser criminal histories than their white counterparts were still more likely to be sent to prison.

They write that the chances of incarceration shoot up by 43 percent for a black man on the stand who has no criminal history, and 10 percent for those who committed minor crimes, compared to the same crimes committed by whites. It was only a severe criminal record in the case of both skin colors that invalidated the so-called “black penalty.”

Interestingly, while lower-severity black crimes received considerably harsher punishment, high-severity black offenses actually received lesser sentences than severe white offenses.

"Whether intentional or not, the fact that race appears to influence incarceration and criminal sentencing decisions is troubling. It is particularly concerning that this pattern of disparity appears to be affecting African American offenders with limited criminal histories or for less severe crimes,” Hartman said.

The researchers hope the study will set the groundwork for a more serious look into the judicial treatment of African-Americans. Hartman feels that the current focus on police shootings and excessive use of force against blacks in the US is only part of that picture. - RT.







Friday, February 26, 2016

EUROPEAN RACISM: Racial Equality "A Zero Sum Game" - Study Finds White Americans Naively Believe They Experience More Racism Than African Americans?!



February 26, 2016 - UNITED STATES - There’s a saying that “the new racism is to deny that racism exists.” If that is the case, it may explain a study conducted by researchers from Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School. Their findings claim that self-described white Americans believe they have “replaced blacks” as the primary victims of racial discrimination in contemporary America.

The authors say that their study highlights how the expectations of a “post-racial” society, predicted or imagined in the wake of Barack Obama’s presidency, has far from been achieved.

The study finds that while both Caucasian and African Americans agree that anti-black racism has decreased over the last 60 years, whites believe that anti-white racism has increased. Moreover, the study finds that the majority of Caucasians believe that anti-white racism is a “bigger problem” than what African Americans face.

Tufts Associate Professor of Psychology Samuel Sommers, PhD is the co-author of the article “Whites See Racism as a Zero-sum Game that They Are Now Losing,” from the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. He comments that “It’s a pretty surprising finding when you think of the wide range of disparities that still exist in society, most of which show black Americans with worse outcomes than whites in areas such as income, home ownership, health and employment.”

The study was conducted by Sommers and co-author Michael I. Norton of Harvard asking a roughly equal national sample of 209 Caucasians and 208 African Americans to indicate, on a scale of 1 to 10, the extent to which they felt blacks and whites were the targets of discrimination in decades spanning from the 1950s to the 2000s. The scale’s ranking of 1 indicated “not at all” while 10 indicates “very much.”

Both groups reported roughly the same things for the 1950s, with neither believing Caucasians experienced much racism at all during that turbulent decade. Both similarly agreed that at the same time, there was substantial racism against African Americans. Both groups also agreed that racism against African Americans has steadily decreased over time. But here’s where the study gets interesting. Caucasians surveyed believe that the discrimination faced by their African American neighbors has decreased much more rapidly than the African American respondents. Furthermore, they believe that while African Americans now have it better, they – the Caucasians surveyed – have taken their place as the primary targets of discrimination.

“These data are the first to demonstrate that not only do whites think more progress has been made toward equality than do blacks, but whites also now believe that this progress is linked to a new inequality – at their expense,” Norton and Sommers explain.

An astounding 11% of Caucasian respondents assigned the maximum rating of 10 to the seriousness of anti-white discrimination. Compare that with only 2% who reported the same of anti-black racism. Caucasians, the study found, often believe that racial equality is “a zero sum game,” where one group gains at the expense of others.

What are your thoughts? - CCN.






Thursday, February 25, 2016

AFRICAN WEALTH: 11 Business Opportunities In Africa That Will Make More Millionaires In 2016 - The Number Of Millionaires On The Continent Grew By More Than 145 PERCENT, Compared To The Worldwide Rate Of 73 Percent!


February 25, 2016 - AFRICA - The latest Africa Wealth Report by New World Wealth reveals there are now just over 160,000 millionaires in Africa.

Interestingly, from 2000 to 2013, the number of millionaires on the continent grew by more than 145 percent, compared to the worldwide growth rate of 73 percent.

In recent years, most of the ‘new millionaires’ have been young entrepreneurs and investors who have created promising businesses and invested in lucrative sectors of Africa’s fast-growing economies.

This year, more new millionaires will join the club.

In this article, I’ll share with you the top business opportunities on the continent that will make more millionaires in 2016.

Let’s meet them…

1) Solar Power

Photo credit: africanbusinessmagazine.com

Solar energy is one of Africa’s most abundant natural resources. Most parts of sub-Saharan Africa enjoy more than 300 days of free God-given sunlight every year.

Still, over 600 million people on the continent, especially in rural areas, don’t have access to reliable electricity. In most cities and towns, power outages are the norm and people often have to rely on noisy petrol and diesel power generators.

Solar energy is free, absolutely clean and abundant. And it provides the best alternative for people in remote parts of Africa who are out of reach of electricity grids.

Interestingly, some smart entrepreneurs are rising to the challenge of lighting up Africa through solar energy, and are very likely to join the millionaires club in 2016.

I’ll share a few interesting examples…

Off Grid Electric
, a solar energy provider in Tanzania recently raised $25 million from international investors and won a $5 million grant from USAID. The company is already on track to provide solar power to 1 million homes in East Africa by 2017 and has recently expanded into Rwanda.

M-KOPA
, which provides ‘pay-as-you-go’ solar power systems has attracted investments of up to $40 million. This Kenyan-based business has already provided solar power to nearly 300,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

2) Agribusiness

Photo credit: IITA

Agribusiness is Africa’s untapped goldmine, and a major potential source of millionaires in 2016.
According to a World Bank report, Africa’s agribusiness industry is expected to be worth $1 trillion by 2030.

With up to 60 percent of the world’s uncultivated arable land, fertile soils, abundant labour, and all-year sunshine, sub-Saharan Africa surely has the potential to become the world’s biggest exporter of food products.

Even if Africa decides to ignore export markets, the continent’s one billion people provides a huge and ready market for agribusiness.

Still, every year, African countries import more than 70 percent of wheat consumed, over 300,000 tons of chicken and spend more than $10 billion on imported grains, especially rice.

Interestingly, more African entrepreneurs are tapping into the vast opportunities in Africa’s agribusiness market.

And with the continued harsh impacts of low crude oil prices in 2016, sleeping agribusiness giants like Nigeria and Angola are finally putting a strong focus on agribusiness as a means to diversifying their economies. This means that governments in these countries are now more open and supportive of agribusiness initiatives.

3) Smartphones


The phone in the picture is one of the versions of the Obi Worldphone; a low-priced smartphone that’s specifically targeted at the African market.

Guess what? It sells for just about $129, and it’s selling like hot cakes.

Africa is currently the second fastest growing market for mobile phones, after Asia. However, the first wave of Africa’s mobile phone revolution is almost over.

These days, African consumers are looking to upgrade from ‘first generation’ feature phones to smartphones. It’s no surprise that the continent’s growing population of technology and fashion-savvy youth now presents a multi-billion dollar market for smartphones.

However, most ‘new-age’ smartphone devices like iPhone, Blackberry and Samsung are quite expensive for the average African. This has created a huge opportunity for low-priced smartphones that are now hitting the African market.

Better still, many of these smartphones are built on the Android operating system, have similar features to the ‘high end’ smartphones and most are just as stylishly designed.

In the last eighteen months, over a dozen low-priced smartphone brands have debuted on the African market. Given the market potential for these phones, they’ll very likely make more millionaires for the entrepreneurs behind them.


4) Internet Access



Africa’s internet market is worth billions of dollars.

It’s no surprise that tech giants like Google and Facebook are scrambling to improve internet access to millions of Africans. Google’s Project Loon and Facebook’s Free Basics are just two of several bold initiatives to connect Africa.

However, some smart African entrepreneurs are already making impressive moves to conquer the internet access market.

One example is ‘BRCK’ a startup company in Kenya that has created a rugged internet modem device that’s designed for harsh environments with limited internet connection and electricity. The modem can hop between Ethernet, WiFi, 3G and 4G, and comes with eight hours of battery life.

This African-inspired invention has already sold thousands of units in 54 countries, even in faraway places as India. Their biggest customers have been schools.

Recently, BRCK raised $3 million in funding from investors to extend the reach of this amazing device. The entrepreneurs behind it will surely be smiling to the bank, after all the hardwork is done.

5) Education

Photo credit: andela.com


Africa’s human talent is one of its most ignored and underexplored assets.

With one of the world’s youngest populations (over 50 percent of Africans are younger than 31), the continent is rich with creative and innovative talent. However, poor access to quality education is a serious threat to Africa’s human capital.

Currently, a couple of interesting businesses and initiatives are achieving remarkable successes as they tackle Africa’s education problems head-on.

Bridge Academies
(in Kenya and East Africa) and Omega Schools (in Ghana and West Africa) have built an incredible education model of low-cost primary schools that allow pupils to pay as low as $1 a day as school fees.

Another interesting business on Africa’s education scene is Andela. Through its free and highly rigorous training program, Andela develops promising African talents into top class software developers who are hired out to the likes of Microsoft and other tech giants in the USA and Europe.

This interesting business model is called ‘talent-as-a-service’.

Andela recently attracted $10 million in investment and is on track to train 100,000 world class African software developers over ten years.

6) African Art

Photo credit: CNN Africa Startup

How much do you think African art is worth these days?

You’ll be surprised.

In November 2014, a collection of antique African art from Mali, Gabon, Congo and Liberia was sold in New York at Sotheby’s for a record-breaking price of $41 million. This is the largest ever sum realized from the sale of African art in the USA.

Not too long ago, a set of wooden sculptures by the Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu sold in London for over $500,000, three times the expected price.

New World Map
, the aluminium and copper sculpture of El Anatsui, the Ghanaian artist, sold for roughly $767,000, one of the highest prices ever fetched by the work of an indigenous African artist.

After decades of neglect, both antique and contemporary works of African art are attracting high prices in the world’s major art markets.

In 2016, more investors and collectors will be upping the demand for African art, and more millionaires will be made in the process.

7) Retail

Image credit: techmoran.com


In April 2016, the Mall of Africa will open in South Africa. This massive 131,000 square metres of retail space is the largest shopping mall in Africa ever to be built in one phase.

Recently, the Two Rivers mall opened in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s the largest shopping mall of its kind anywhere in East Africa.

Across the continent, both local and international supermarket brands like Shoprite, Game, Checkers, Woolworths, Edgars and Spar are expanding as they scramble for every inch of available space in shopping and retail infrastructure developments.

Interestingly, the battle for retail supremacy in Africa isn’t only happening in physical retail chains.

eCommerce giants like Konga and Jumia have grown quite impressively in the last few years. Both internet-based retail businesses now have a combined worth of over $1 billion.

In fact, the battle ground for Africa’s retail market is moving beyond the continent’s shores. New eCommerce entrants like Mall for Africa and Shop to my Door now make it possible for Africans to shop directly from retailers in the USA, UK and China.

Amazing!

Africa is now one of the fastest growing retail markets in the world. A large and growing middle class, increasing local spending power, and a boom in the number of expat workers are fueling the shopping trend on the continent.


8) Apps and Online Services


There’s a digital revolution taking over Africa. These days, many services now have an app or are going online. Africa’s digital economy is growing really fast.

These days, there’s almost an app or online service for anything you want.

If you’re looking for a suitable hotel accommodation in Nigeria, Hotels.ng and Jovago.com are now the biggest online services in the hotel booking business. Recently, Hotels.ng attracted an investment of $1.2 million.

If you want to watch African movies on the fly, there’s an app for that. IrokoTV is an app that gives you access to 5,000+ African movies on your mobile phone.

In January 2016, IrokoTV secured an additional $19 million in investment funding to expand its presence across Africa.

If you’d like to order bespoke furniture pieces without having to run after artisans or worry about quality, there’s an online service for that too. Showroom.ng is a Nigerian startup that’s changing how people buy furniture in Africa’s biggest economy.

In 2016, more apps and online services will launch across Africa to solve problems and provide value. And more millionaires will be made in the process.

9) Payment Solutions

Photo credit: memeburn.com


Every year in Africa, over $100 billion in transactions are still done in cash. This presents a huge and lucrative financial services opportunity for savvy entrepreneurs.

Since M-Pesa was introduced in East Africa, the transformational mobile-based money transfer and payment service has proved to be phenomenal in Kenya and Tanzania, where the platform handles over 200 million person-to-person transactions every year.

In other parts of Africa, there is a huge scramble for Africa’s next big money transfer and payment service.

In Nigeria alone, several promising businesses are jostling to dominate Africa’s biggest economy. Some of the top contenders are Paga, PayAttitude, SimplePay and PayWithCapture.

Less than six months ago, Paga attracted a $13 million investment to expand its business within and outside Nigeria. It’s a huge bet that has the potential to really pay off.

Payment solutions will be a key area to watch in 2016.

10) Real Estate



Africa’s real estate market is a multi-billion dollar opportunity, and several new millionaires will build their fortunes in this market.

In almost every corner of the continent, real estate projects are emerging. The biggest attractions are high-rise hotels and office buildings, residential homes and apartments, and shopping malls.

In Nigeria alone, there is a shortfall of 17 million housing units, with a funding requirement of $363 billion.

In Angola’s capital, Luanda, prime office rents are among the highest in the world at US$150 per sq metre per month.

In Mozambique, property prices at the sea ports, particularly for warehouses, are one of Africa’s most expensive.

The key markets for real estate on every investor’s agenda are Angola, Nigeria, Egypt, Mozambique, South Africa and Kenya. All of these countries are experiencing a real estate boom like never before in history.

Africa’s large and youthful population, an expanding middle class, increasing urbanization, influx of expatriates and multinational companies are the key drivers of demand for both commercial and residential real estate.

11) Startup financing



Investing in startup and early-stage businesses is on the rise globally, accounting for 67 percent of all venture capital (VC) funds in North America and increasing 19-fold in Europe.

Across Africa, start-up companies are attracting the interest of venture capital, private equity, social impact funds and angel investors who are looking for higher returns on invested capital.

In 2015 alone, the amount of capital invested in African startup businesses was roughly $0.5 billion. And in 2016, this figure is expected to double.

As Africa’s young entrepreneurs continue to come up with brilliant business ideas that have the potential to significantly disrupt both new and established markets, it’s almost impossible for investors to ignore the lure of attractive investment returns.

As of January 2016, there are now more than 200 investment organisations, firms and platforms that are focused on investing in early-stage African businesses.

More Business Opportunities in Africa for 2016?

I have only just shared eleven interesting business opportunities in Africa for 2016. There are 90 more to go!

If you’re looking for proven business ideas and interesting investment opportunities you can exploit anywhere in Africa in 2016, then you should read this book.

101 Ways To Make Money in Africa is the most detailed compilation of lucrative business ideas, market opportunities and inspiring success stories from across Africa.

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- FJ.


DR. FRANCES CRESS WELSING: European Racism - Psychological Slavery Of Black People Through The Media!


February 25, 2016 - UNITED STATES - The following video is a monumental presentation by the late Dr. Frances Cress Welsing on the psychological warfare waged by Europeans against black people through the media.

Dr. Welsing was an frocentrist psychiatrist. Her 1970 essay, The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy), offered her interpretation on the origins of white supremacy culture. 

She was the author of The Isis Papers : The Keys to the Colors (1991). In her writing, Welsing discusses that white people are the result of a genetic mutation of albinism and are the outcast offspring of the original peoples of Africa. Welsing caused controversy after she said that homosexuality among African-Americans was a ploy by white males to decrease the black population.

In the video, Welsing stated that a system is practiced by the global white minority, on both conscious and unconscious levels, to ensure their genetic survival by any means necessary. According to Welsing, this system attacks people of color, particularly people of African descent, in the nine major areas of people's activity: economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex and war. She believed it is imperative that people of color, especially those of African descent, understand her theory of white supremacy in order to defeat it.

WATCH: Dr. Francis Cress Welsing - The Psychological Slavery of Black People in the Media .






AFRICAN RENAISSANCE: Ethiopia Rising - Ethiopia Heading Towards A High-Growth Future!


February 25, 2016 - ETHIOPIA - With the commodities slump dominating the headlines, many investors may have failed to notice that a previously unloved, non-resource country in the heart of Africa has been one of the world’s fastest-growing economies for a few years running. Ethiopia has been among Africa’s most impressive performers over the past decade, averaging 10.9% annual growth in 2004-2014, despite not producing any oil.

This is not a fickle growth rate driven by an overinflated commodities market — and a number of companies are beginning to sit up and take notice of the potential.

Significant spending on infrastructure, a nascent consumer market, a stable economy, and competitive labour costs are major elements driving investment opportunities in Ethiopia.

Several first-mover opportunities are arising for investors and businesses looking to expand into a yet untapped investment opportunity in Eastern Africa.

This is the last sizeable country in the world that has not had sweeping telecommunications liberalisation.

Ethiopia reminds me of south China when I was there in the early 1990s — there is massive expenditure on infrastructure and a growth mentality that is not driven by “big bang” liberalisation, but rather a more gradualist approach.

In terms of its political economy, Ethiopia is arguably seeking to mimic the Chinese growth model: it is embarking on economic reform with strong centralised political control.

This country is home to the continent’s second-largest population: it has more than 90-million people and it is forecast to top 100-million by 2020.

But in light of Ethiopia’s socialist past, market entry is not easy.

There are often significant regulatory hurdles to overcome, and each business case needs to be carefully planned, preferably in partnership with experts with deep sectoral expertise in frontier markets.

But significant changes are beginning to make this country increasingly attractive and are turning that old picture on its head.

A number of multinational companies — such as Heineken, the Blackstone Group, KKR, General Electric, Orange, Etur Textile, the BDL Group, Diageo, SABMiller, PPC and Starwood Hotels — have made significant investments in Ethiopia in recent years.

What attracted them is that Ethiopia has implemented tax incentives for investment in high-priority sectors, which are tourism, agroprocessing, leather and leather goods, manufacturing, textiles, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and mineral and metal processing.

Again replicating the Chinese model, from 2012 the Ethiopian government established state-run and private industrial zones. These special economic zones — often financed by Chinese sovereign wealth — include a range of investment, tax and infrastructure investment incentives.

In July last year China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation signed a $246m deal to construct the first of these new parks, the Hawassa Industrial Park, with another four being planned.

Ethiopia also has five privately owned industrial zones. Of all the talk of industrialisation in Africa, I would argue that Ethiopia presents the greatest potential for low-end but high-employment-generating manufacturing.

As the cost of production along the eastern coastal provinces of China has risen significantly, its offshoring abroad holds out great potential for Ethiopia.

The largest investors in Ethiopia’s manufacturing sector are Chinese companies in the automotive, textile and garments industries.

The Ethiopian government is revising its commercial code to facilitate private investment and enhance the business operating environment.

This will include a focus on simplifying regulations for potential investors, standardising accounting practices to assess operating liabilities such as tax accurately, increasing the protection of shareholders, and modernising trade and registration procedures and processes.

Last year the country became a full member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa. The regional body aims to create a common market with the free movement of capital and labour, and with no tariffs levied on goods. Through it, Ethiopia enjoys preferential access to 19 countries with a combined population of 390-million.

Although agriculture remains an important contributor to Ethiopia’s economy, its share of gross domestic product (GDP) has been steadily decreasing.

In 2014 the sector made up 42% of value add to GDP — down from 52% in 1990. Services also made up 42% in 2014, and industry 15%.

Industry in Ethiopia includes a small but growing manufacturing (4%) sector. Despite its share of GDP declining, agriculture remains the backbone of the country’s economy, accounting for almost 80% of employment and up to 70% of export earnings….

The African growth story has fundamentally changed since the collapse in oil and solid commodity prices since 2014. However, there is a rapid shift in the centre of gravity of growth on the continent, from West to East Africa.

Arguably, investor sentiment towards western African economies, such as Nigeria and Angola, has soured in recent times, but high-growth East Africa is offering the growth that capital requires.

Ethiopia is still viewed through a lens that is shaped by its traumatic past of communism, civil war and famine. This view is now obsolete. The country is forecast to be the world’s best-performing economy this year, which is a feat considering the global economic slowdown, changed Africa narrative and, all too often, the instability of its neighbours. It’s a true frontier economy that presents long-term opportunity for capital seeking to invest in one of Africa’s newest growth prospects. - END.





AGE OF MUGABE: Reversing The Legacy Of European Vampirism And Colonialism - Zimbabwean Government To Control Country's Diamond Mining, Foreign Mining Companies Forced To Halt Operations!


February 25, 2016 - ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwean government will now control all mining in the diamond-rich Marange area, after mining companies were ordered to halt all operations because their licenses have expired, the mining minister said Monday.

All diamond mining will now be managed by the Zimbabwe Consolidated Mining Company, wholly owned by the government, Minister of Mines and Mining Development Walter Chidhakwa said. Private firms may negotiate joint ventures with the government mining company, he added.

The nine mine operators, including Chinese and Russian companies that were already involved in a joint operation with the Zimbabwean government "neglected or failed to renew their special grants," Chidhakwa said.

Chidhakwa said operators were also "cherry-picking" alluvial deposits rather than exploring underground deposits. The Zimbabwean government already owns 50 percent of all mining companies operating in the eastern Marange, although the private owners of the companies were responsible for marketing and sales of the stones and general operations of the mines, said Chidhakwa.

"Since they no longer hold titles these companies were notified this morning to cease all mining activities with immediate effect and to vacate the mining areas," Chidhakwa told reporters and representatives of the companies in the capital Harare. "They have been given 90 days within which to remove their equipment and other valuables."

The Marange diamond fields caught global attention in 2006 when thousands of unlicensed artisanal miners illegally mined the area, selling stones on the black market. They were later driven out by the army in an operation criticized by human rights groups for its brutality.

Diamonds from the region were barred from being sold sale until 2011 when Zimbabwe was approved by the Kimberley Process, an international effort that certifies legally mined "conflict-free" diamonds to be sold on the international market. - CNBC.




MARKETPLACE AFRICA: African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina Tells Sharm El Sheikh Forum - "Africa Is Open For Business"!


Africa 2016 Forum in Sharm el Sheikh. Photo: AfDB

February 25, 2016 - EGYPT - "There is no doubt: an open Africa will be an unstoppable Africa," African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina said Sunday during a keynote speech delivered at the Africa 2016 forum in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

"Breaking down the barriers is the key to Africa's long-term growth and prosperity," he said.

At the invitation of the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, African Heads of State and thought leaders, investors and partners gathered in the Red Sea resort on February 20 and 21, 2016 for the "Africa 2016: Business for Africa, Egypt and the World" conference.

The goal of the meeting: to accelerate private sector engagement and investment within Africa, forge new partnerships and highlight the African opportunity.

While acknowledging the economic headwinds faced by Africa, including the drop in commodity prices, the AfDB President underscored the continent's resilience, noting that the 'Africa rising' narrative was far from over.

"We must not believe the narrative of doom and gloom on Africa," he said. "Just look at the facts: while the global economy is projected by the IMF and the OECD to grow at 3% this year, Africa is projected to grow at 4.4% in 2016 and strengthen further to 5% in 2017. That is good news! African economies are not unraveling - they are resilient! Africa is still the best place to invest."

Adesina applauded Egypt and its President for an ambitious development programme. "President el-Sisi, your vision for Egypt is a bold one: you are thinking big, acting big - delivering with speed," he said.

He then called on African countries to follow Egypt's lead, citing the advances made on the country's $8.2-billion Suez Canal expansion project, which was completed in just one year, and the Capital Cairo project, a plan to build a new modern capital city at the cost of $45 billion.

In 2015, the African Development Bank extended US $140 million in co-financing support to the Government of Egypt for the Sharm el Sheikh Airport Expansion Project, and approved and fully disbursed $500 million in budget support, bringing the AfDB's active portfolio in Egypt to US $2.23 billion (32 operations).

"The message and lesson are clear," Adesina said. "African countries should accelerate their pace of growth and development. Africa must think big, act big, and deliver big. We must never have low aspirations for Africa. The African Development Bank - your Bank - will be there to support you." - All Africa.





Wednesday, February 24, 2016

VIRGINIA MCLAURIN: "I Felt So Good,... I Didn't Think I'd Ever Live To Get Inside The White House,..." - Celebrating One Woman's Journey From Segregation To Dancing With The First Black President!

Virginia McLaurin, 106 (C), meets President and Mrs Obama at the White House.

February 24, 2016 - WHITE HOUSE - There are a handful of memories Virginia McLaurin holds on to: the end of segregation; volunteering in Washington, D.C. But nothing can trump meeting a personal hero, the U.S.' first black president, at age 106.

The woman who
met and danced with President Barack Obama and immediately captivated America visited The Huffington Post for a video interview Tuesday. She detailed her visit to the White House, her time growing up in segregated South Carolina and how she dances so much differently than the “young folks.”

"Frankly speaking, I didn’t know when I’d get to the place that I’d go to the white people front door to come in," McLaurin said. "That’s a lot of difference."


WATCH: Years in the making - 106 year old woman dances as she meets Obamas .



McLaurin grew up in
South Carolina under Jim Crow, where, she said, just going to integrated restaurants seemed like a remote possibility -- never mind meeting the first black president in the White House. 

"I felt so good. I felt like shouting,” McLaurin said, describing her emotions when she stepped into the building. "I didn’t think I’d ever live to get inside the White House."

She's lived in the same apartment in the District since 1939. For the last 20 years, she's volunteered nearly 40 hours a week with the United Planning Organization's Foster Grandparent Program for the city's youth, according to The Washington Post.


WATCH: 106-Year-Old Gets Dream Meeting with President.




It was McLaurin's dream to meet Obama. Now that she has accomplished that, her bucket list is complete, she said. McLaurin said she wants to “just live the life and be ready when the Lord comes for me.” But she didn’t leave the HuffPost office without giving a nugget of advice she learned in her more than 100 years traveling the earth.

“Treat people like you want to be treated," she said. "Be nice to people. Love everyone and somebody will love you."  - Huffington Post.





AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT: Lagos To Establish First DNA Forensic Lab In Nigeria - Technology Will Enhance Crime-Fighting, And Make Investigations, Prosecution And Adjudication More Effective!

DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms.

February 24, 2016 - LAGOS, NIGERIA -  The Lagos State Government has unveiled plans to establish a DNA forensic centre, which it said will be the first of its kind in the country and will be located in a public health facility on Lagos Island.

The state government justified the establishment of the centre christened the Lagos State DNA Forensics Centre (LSDFC), adding that Lagos "has continued to face more sophisticated crimes and criminals who are determined to escape the long arm of the law".

The state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, disclosed the plan at a news conference he addressed at the state secretariat, Alausa on Tuesday, alongside the Solicitor-General, Mrs. Funmilola Odunlami, and Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs. Idowu Alakija, among others.

At the briefing, Kazeem said the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode initiated the process of establishing the forensic centre to demonstrate its commitment to criminal justice reform.

He pointed out that Ambode's administration has fought crimes from all fronts, donated N4.76 billion to the Lagos State Police Command, initiated the Light up Lagos Project and collaborated with the security agencies on crime flashpoints in different parts of the state.

Despite these initiatives, the attorney-general said Nigeria, and indeed Lagos, "have continued to face more sophisticated crimes and criminals who are determined to escape the long arm of the law.

"Therefore, our crime fighting has to become more measured and concerted, especially when it comes to the use of technology that makes investigation and prosecution and adjudication more effective".

He said the state Ministry of Justice with the support of Ambode "will drive the DNA forensic centre vigorously. The DNA centre will fulfil an unmet need for DNA profiling, a forensic technique that is now used worldwide".

"DNA profiling involves the extraction of DNA from body fluids, semen, nails, hair and other DNA generic sources. This will controvert evidence of alibi and confirm physical presence of the suspect at the scene of the crime and the origin of DNA to the suspect. "Even though the role of DNA in forensics, law enforcement and justice sector is well known globally, a high-powered DNA analysis centre is not available in Nigeria.

"This means that most, if not all the DNA testing needs are performed outside Nigeria, a situation that leads to longer turnaround times and an overall higher cost of bringing closure to investigation and prosecution of crimes," the attorney-general explained.

Kazeem observed that the centre would not only fulfil the growing DNA profiling needs of the judicial process, but could also become a revenue generating centre for the state by serving the public, other states and neighbouring countries.

He said the Lagos State DNA Forensic Centre "will be of international standard that other stakeholders including security agencies will also benefit from.

"It will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to support all levels of DNA collection from people and objects, evidence examination, DNA analysis and provide evidential DNA storage".

He said the DNA centre would focus specifically on criminal investigation, domestic and sexual violence cases, family and paternity proceedings, and identifying victims of natural and manmade disasters.

The attorney-general added that DNA investigations are now used to unequivocally solve all types of cases, in less time and with less cost and effort compared to traditional methods. "The impact that DNA forensics have had on saving lives, liberty, and property simply cannot be measured," he stated.  - TDL.



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

BLACK IMAGE: Meet Melody - American Girl's Newest Doll Celebrates Civil Rights!

The newest doll in American Girl's BeForever line is Melody, an African American girl with a story set in civil rights era Detroit
American Girl

February 23, 2016 - UNITED STATES -  The newest doll to join American Girl's BeForever line is Melody Ellison, a 9-year-old African-American girl whose story line takes place in 1960's Detroit during the civil rights movement.

According to American Girl's product description, Melody loves to "sing and blend her voice with others in harmony." And, after seeing her family members face racial discrimination and experiencing it herself, Melody "decides to add her voice to those who are speaking up about inequality."

In a video released by the company, a group of African-American historians recount the planning that went into creating Melody's story, explaining that the doll's plot line was heavily influenced by the Motown music scene, as well as the role of black churches during the civil rights movement.


WATCH: Growing Up in the 1960s | Melody Character | American Girl.




"The issue of separation based on just the color of your skin is something that I dealt with on a daily basis growing up in the south," Denise Lewis Patrick, author of Melody's book series, explains in the video. "And Melody has a recollection of something like that from when she was a small girl."

"There were small things like that, that I experienced as a child, that I wanted to try to bring into the story to help children now understand it on that level," Lewis Patrick continues.

While Melody's release is planned for this summer, the first book in her series of stories, "No Ordinary Sound," is available now through the American Girl website.

- TODAY.





ILYASAH SHABAZZ: Remembering Malcolm X - Black Lives Matter, Race Relations, And Black History Misconceptions!


February 23, 2016 - UNITED STATES - Ilyasah Shabazz, a daughter of Malcolm X, sits down with RT's Ashlee Banks to discuss the race relations in the United States 50 years since the assassination of her outspoken father.

Shabazz says people are largely uneducated on the African diaspora, and until that changes it will be difficult for Americans to confront racism, adding that it's important to say 'black lives matter' because our society has said otherwise for so long. 

Shabazz says says that the narrative that Malcolm X was the anti-Dr. Luther King Jr., and that WEB Dubois was the anti-Booker T. Washington, is false, and cites her family's close relationship with his.

Shabazz contrasts that narrative with the more unified one of white historical figures, such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.


WATCH: Parts 1 and 2.





- RT America.



Monday, February 22, 2016

INTERSTELLAR: Dr. Gabriel Oyibo, The Greatest Scientist Since Imhotep - Discovers The Grand Unified Theorem Or The Theory Of Everything, Solving Einstein's Theory Of Relativity!

Simulated Large Hadron Collider CMS particle detector data depicting a Higgs boson produced by colliding protons decaying into hadron jets and electrons

February 22, 2016 - UNITED STATES - Did you see the movie Interstellar and wondered more about the scientist actor David Oyelowo played in the flick that has amassed a billion in the box offices thus far.

His name is Dr.Gabriel Oyibo and he solved Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. I bet your history class never taught you that.

The white scientific community tried to question his findings and wrote articles like “Dr Gabriel Oyibo: Genius or Madman?” But that is what they do: try to discredit an original man when he re-introduces to them something that was already invented by the ancient black people.

The Nigerian mathematician and physicist, who lives on Long Island, New York, proved Einstein’s most famous theory (E = MC2),  through his discovery of the Grand Unified Field Theory (GAGUT) or the Theory of Everything (TOE).

Purchase his book HERE.
Dr. Oyibo is at three-time Nobel Prize nominee and the creator of the scientific equation Gij,j=0, a radical new hypothesis on the quantum theory of life which discloses that there is only one element rather than 118, and the other 117 components formerly accepted as elements are instead compounds.

In essence, he has taken the work of Einstein to the next level proving the theory with sound mathematical equation.

The work provides solution to the unified force field extending the work of Newton, Einstein and others, revising all of science from the elementary to university school level.

Of all the scientists in the world, Professor Oyibo has uniquely pulled together physic theories involving gravitational, electromagnetic, strong and weak forces as well as other forces that are currently unknown.

No one has ever been able to unequivocally solve the theory until the present day work of Professor Oyibo. 


Professor Oyibo’s fascinating and most acclaimed career is highlighted with countless achievements including:
  • Introduced the concept of Affine Transformations into the field of aeroelasticity, aeronautics, which is used by prominent researchers and aircraft companies around the world.
  • Solved the toughest problems in at least three disciplines, Navier-Stokes Equations (Mathematics); Turbulence (Aeronautics); The Theory of Everything or the Unified Field Theory (Mathematical Physics.) Gij, j = 0
  • Discovered that hydrogen is the only building block of the entire universe , there is ONLY ONE ELEMENT as opposed to the current, general belief that there are 118 ELEMENTS that form the basis of science
  • Briefed United States Senate on Unified Field Theory on January 27, 2000 in Washington, D.C.
  • Has been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Science and the Nobel Prize awards. These nominations have been supported by distinguished professors from prestigious universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  • The Cambridge International Biographical Centre (IBC-England) has conferred the following honors on Professor Oyibo the International Personalty of the Year 2000-2001; 2000 Outstanding Scientist for the 21st Century; and among one of the One Hundred Most Outstanding Citizens of the World. Referenced in: Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in Science and Engineering; Who’s Who in the World.
  • Received the Key to Miami Dade County and honored by the Miami Dade School Board, October 2002; Honored by the New York City Council, and the Huntington, N Y, Town Council, for his work and discoveries. Holds the AAA Journal worldwide publication record for 1983.
  • Selected by NATO/AGAR as a contributor to their unsteady transonic aerodynamic research.
  • Consultant to half a dozen aerospace companies around the world, the United States and the United Nations.
  • Recipient of several professional and scientific awards including the Associate Fellow Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAA).
  • Found a new holograph technique for determining nonlinear two-dimensional unsteady and three dimensional flow, resulting in a new analytical and wing design tool.
  • Developed new group theory methods in mathematics. The methods from the new group theory were first used to solve the full Navier Stokes equations as well as Reynolds Averaged equations for turbulence.
  • Using the newly developed group theory methods he generalized and proved Einstein's theorem (theory) in an article entitled GENERALIZED Mathematical Proof of Einstein’s Theory Using A New Group Theory which was published in a Russian and an American journal. This proof of Einstein’s theory has been recognized by the American Mathematical Society(AMS) in its Mathematical Reviews (ME) journal, MR 98e83007. 
  • He has discovered the Unified Field Theory or the Theory of Everything, the theory Albert Einstein searched for unsuccessfully most of his life, which he has published in the book entitled, Grand Unified Theorem which has been recognized by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the European Mathematical Society(EMS).
  • In 2002 published Highlights of the Grand Unified Theorem: Formulation of the Unified Field Theory or the Theory of Everything. Gij, j = 0. These monographs are found in prestigious university and other research libraries such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Princeton, ETH, (where Einstein obtained Ph.D.) UC Berkeley, Cornell University, McGill University (Canada), Columbia University, Los Alamos, Bell Labs.

Consequently, the mathematical and scientific way in which we look at and approach resolutions in these areas of intellectual pursuit will forever be revolutionalized. This discovery calls for immediate revision of the science curriculum from elementary school to university levels. Therefore, every person is now obliged to compel their respective Boards of Education and universities to begin to enforce the implementation this GAGUT scientific discovery as it provides a platform for the cure of heretofore incurable diseases and conditions by virtue of a new building block approach to healing afflicted cells rather than attempting to kill them off with therapeutic approaches such as chemotherapy, among other applications it may be used for.

Peggy Seats, Founder and CEO of the Washington Interdependence Council explains, “Dr. Oyibo’s revolutionary discovery, defining the concept of life, soul and spirituality, declares hydrogen as the only building block of the entire universe. Dr. Oyibo’s revelation radically changes the basis of all science as we know it.”

Dr. Oyibo’s monographs are found in prestigious universities and research libraries such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Princeton, ETH (where Einstein obtained his Ph.D.) UC Berkeley, Cornell University, McGill University (Canada), Columbia University, Los Alamos, Bell Labs, et. al.

Dr. Oyibo is the recipient of much well deserved acclaim for making the most revolutionary scientific discovery of the 21st century. Among his admirers is the late Edith Luchins, mathematics professor and an aide to Albert Einstein. Prior to her recent death she was quoted as saying, “The most exciting contribution to me, personally, is Professor Oyibo’s formulation of Einstein’s Unified Field Theory… I am thrilled that Gabriel Oyibo was the first to complete the task that intrigued and challenged Einstein and many other luminaries in science. Moreover, he did so in a mathematically elegant manner. Professor Oyibo’s contributions are extremely important, both theoretically and practically. They place him in the ranks of world class scientists. He is eminently qualified for the Nobel Prize in Physics.”

Among many others singing the praises of Dr. Oyibo’s contributions to the world of science is Cambridge University trained physicist, Dr. Joshua C. Anyiwo, who hails Dr. Oyibo’s work as the, “cleanest, most carefully articulated, most comprehensive and authentic presentation of a unifying theory of physics that I have ever encountered; and I have encountered quite a few of such works.” The accolades continue as Professor George Handelman, former head of the Mathematics Department at Brown University, and the Amos Eaton Professor of Mathematics proclaims Professor Oyibo’s work as, “… among those who have made significant contributions to the field, such as Lord Rayleigh, Werner Heisenberg, Sir Geoffery Taylor and Theodore von Karman.”

Professor Oyibo received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Mathematics from the world renowned Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he worked four years on NASA/AFOSR sponsored research, and made several contributions in aircraft design, aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, and mathematics while teaching several courses in these areas. He currently serves as a professor of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences at the OFAPPIT Institute of Technology and at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He serves as Consultant to many companies around the world and is the recipient of numerous honors including Knighthood.

WATCH: Dr. Gabriel Oyibo - The Grand Unified Theorem.








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