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10 Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know About Bananas

10 Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know About Bananas

  Banana is one of the easiest grab-to-go fruit snacks and have a good reputation thanks to their high levels of potassium, fibre, and magnesium. Banana is an edible fruit, botanically a berry, produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. Banana is also packed with awesome facts you might know; The word banana is thought to be of West African origin, possibly from the Wolof word banaana, and passed into English via Spanish or Portuguese. Bananas may have been the world’s first cultivated fruit. Archaeologists have found evidence of banana cultivation in New Guinea as far ...

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Before The Experience – The 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship

On the 24th of May, 2015, I received an email from the Mandela Washington Stuff congratulating me on being selected for the the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship program for Young African Leaders. How I got to be a fellow? it almost didn’t happen. I was excited about applying for the fellowship, so I took my time and tried my very best in communicating what I wanted to say during the application. I received an email a couple of months later inviting me for an interview in Tamale. It was great news and I was excited, but at that time I was in Canada and wouldn’t ...

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New Music (Beat) : Aim High

aim high instrumental

Hello! It’s been a while. I have new music to share with you. I made this beat on the bus to visit my grandmother in Tamale a couple of months back. I love making music whenever I find the time. I also sometimes sing and write. Just started trying out beat making. My colleagues at work are incredibly amazing and play the piano and guitar. We usually have freestyle jamming sessions, and you can say I’ve been inspired to pick up a new hobby. The beat is chill and relaxing. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/209508981″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”200″ iframe=”true” /] Let me know if ...

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Baked Plantains and Vegetables [Recipe]

Yesterday I was feeling really hungry and didn’t want to buy food outside or eat anything with oil and pepper. Fun fact, my stomach dislikes pepper and I get sick every time. It has never disappointed, but my tongue loves pepper, and shito is my favourite must have food accessory. I didn’t feel like getting sick today and I had been craving vegetables all week, so I decided to prepare something different from my usual raw or boiled vegetables. I checked the fridge I had an awesome amount of vegetables I could use. I took them all out and realised I ...

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The Kumvana Experience : Flight to Montreal

My flight to Canada was on the 13th of January, 2015. ). I VIPed to Accra early in the morning in other to make it to the Kumvana preparation session at 10:00am. I arrived and met my other colleagues whom I was travelling with, the four other Kumvana delegates, Joyce, Annatu, Nafisa and Miles. The session led by a Kumvana alum. After the session, I went into town with Annatu to change some GHC to CAD however it was very difficult to find and I decided to use my VISA cards instead. I picked up some shito and gari for backup and got a lot of Kingsbite and Golden Tree ...

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The EWB Kumvana Program

*please ignore typos. Late night mistakes! :) * If you follow me on twitter and Facebook you might have seen kumvana and ewb hashtags all over my timelines. I am a 2015 Kumvana fellow and I will tell you a bit about the program. But first, something about EWB. EWB stands for Engineers Without Borders and it is an organisation founded in Canada in 2000 by CEOs, George Roter and Parker Mitchell on a napkin in a coffee shop. With a dream of an organization that would enable engineers to contribute something other than another bridge or another electrical grid, they started ...

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Software Review : “Dukto R6”

Have you ever experienced those moments you doubt using a PC and wonder if the Mac life is the way to go? Those awesome moments when Mac users share huge files swiftly via ‘AirDrop’, and you wish there was an awesome program like that for linux or windows? Well, no worries, I did some digging and even though there are a lot of such applications out there, I stumbled upon Dukto, the ultimate simple, easy and fast file sharing application, similar to the core functionality of AirDrop. Dukto R6 is a software project now in it’s 6th release, with many improvements over ...

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Who Is An Illiterate?

“You are an illiterate!” – This is a very common insult among Ghanaians, especially school children. It is probably the one insult that sums up your whole life and very depressing as such. According to the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, an illitrate can be any of these definitions, “not knowing how to read or write”, “having or showing a lack of knowledge about a particular subject”, ” not grammatically correct”. I have been struggling with the concept of education since high school and trying to understand why we refer to others who can’t read or write ‘English’ illiterates. This is a very sensitive ...

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Mama

What does it mean to hold on? What does it mean to be afraid? What does it mean to let go? What does it mean to LIVE? From my existence as a younging till now Every breath I take Every tear I cry Every step I take Every hurdle Every stride I make Every happiness I feel Every love Every anger Every smile Those rainy and stormy days Those sunny and dry days Those flooded days Those moments I looked up to you Those eyes filled with tears Those eyes filled with confusion Those eyes filled with anger Those eyes ...

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Nasara Mobile – Sprint 3 Release (New Features and Updates)

We love updating and building new usable features on the Nasara platform to increase productivity and ease of use for our dear users. Since our last release, we have built new and powerful features to enhance usability on the platform. New Dashboard Re-design and Statistics Have you noticed the new and improved dashboard after logging in recently? Yes! We are sure you loved it just as much as we did.  We have created a new look and access to an overall statistic of your site. You can now view quick stats on : Total Contacts Uploaded and the rise and ...

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She Wakes

    She wakes a smile on her face It’s fake the sparkle in her eyes She wakes The river starts flowing It’s real She doesn’t accept One day She will wake the river will stop flowing She will wake 3,885 total views, no views today

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Levers In Heels : 5 Tips For Being A Successful Woman in STEM

I met this awesome lady Larisa Bowen-Dodoo at Tech Needs Girls , She Codes event on the 25th of January, 2014 ( last Saturday). She is a new mentor on the team. She was cool and and fun to talk to. She did an amazing job mentoring and was very patient with the girls :). Larissa has an amazing blog called ‘Levers In Heels’ and she has written awesome and thoughtful posts you should go check out right now —-> , oh wait….., after you have read this post though :D. She literally published a new post 50 minutes ago (as ...

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She Codes 2014 : Empowering Girls In The Slum Through Coding!

On the 25th of January 2013, Tech Needs Girls Ghana, a non profit organization which I’m a co-founder and mentor of, organized a one-day coding and leadership workshop for 60 girls from Nima and Mamobi in Accra, Ghana in collaboration with the Achiever’s book club. The Achievers Book Club (ABC) is an independent Ghanaian non-profit organisation, with a simple mission: Education for all girls in slums in Ghana.   Their story started with a girl called Amina, who lives in the Accra slum of Nima and, despite excelling at school, was forced into marriage at the age of 12. What happened ...

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My Top 40 favourite Songs of 2013

Music Music Music! We all love listening to music. Music is a great way for me to forget about everything and concentrate on being happy and worry about nothing and live in the moment. Music heals and it’s definitely an important piece in my life. I listen to a lot of genres, any music that sounds good and delivers a good message is okay for me, eventhough sometimes the lyrics just don’t make sense and I probably enjoy such music because of the instrumentals and mixing. Without further or do, in no particular order, here is my top 30 favourite ...

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