Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

November 21, 2017
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Happy Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving Celebration We will drive to our daughter’s home in Philadelphia on Thursday morning for our Thanksgiving celebration with her family. She said all I need to do is bring the ham. I like that! I’ll also take Mama Stamberg’s … Continue reading

November 17, 2017
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Coup or No Coup, Mugabe in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, Coup or Not? Does it Matter? HAVE YOU been watching the news about Mugabe in Zimbabwe? Is it a coup? Early on Wednesday morning the military placed 93-year old President Mugabe under house arrest. The announcement of the arrest … Continue reading

November 5, 2017
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African History Revisited

African History Revisited in Paris Exhibit Africa in Words, a blog I follow, had a story about an exhibit in France that shows the depth of African history. It’s called “African Roads,” or “L’Afrique des routes.” The African history exhibit, … Continue reading

October 20, 2017
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Holidays in Nigeria

Plentiful Fuel for the Holidays in Nigeria I look forward to the holidays in Nigeria this year. We’ve booked our tickets, told our children, and arranged the security people to accompany us in the village. Yes, for the past few … Continue reading

October 12, 2017
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Afreximbank President in New York

President Oramah at New York University The African Export Import Bank, known as Afreximbank, was established in 1993 to promote intra-African trade. The President, Dr. Benedict Oramah, spoke on Monday evening at NYU. Clem and I went. We were early and … Continue reading

September 14, 2017
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Agriculture in Nigeria

President Buhari Praises Agriculture in Nigeria I’m happy to see President Muhammadu Buhari back in action. He cut the ribbon to inaugurate, “Africa’s biggest hatchery and feed mill,” according to Premium Times. Nigeria must feed itself – Buhari The project is … Continue reading

September 6, 2017
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Time for New Yam Festival

The New Yam Festival Pulse.ng published an entertaining article yesterday about the new yam festival. This is the time of year for the festival. The first new yams have been harvested, and it is time to celebrate. The event begins … Continue reading

September 2, 2017
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Is There Slavery in Nigeria Today?

Slavery in Nigeria Today? Sahara Reporters, a Nigerian online publication, had an article about slavery. The story led with comments by Priti Patel, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development. During a recent visit she announced increased funding to … Continue reading

August 21, 2017
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Nigerian Peacebuilder

Nigerian Peacebuilder “Hajiya Amina Ahmed is a peacebuilder from Nigeria who works across religious and ethnic lines to empower women and build peaceful communities.” Isn’t that a wonderful description? And she actually does this work in Nigeria! UNWomen has her … Continue reading

August 17, 2017
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Face of Technology in Nigeria

Women in Nigeria “Breaking the Code” I loved reading this article about women in Nigeria who are changing the face of tech in the country! The tech sector is growing. There are not enough trained men available. The article says, … Continue reading