Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

April 11, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Bridge Building

Bridge Building Early Sunday morning I listened to Krista Tippett’s On Being. She was interviewing Matt Kibbe and Heather McGhee who come from opposite ends of the political spectrum but have a commitment to bridge building. “He’s a libertarian who … Continue reading

April 7, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Let There Be Light

Solar Power in Africa Kieran Guilbert is based in Dakar, Senegal, where he is the West Africa Correspondent for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. He wrote about solar power in Africa. As he says, much of Africa is without a regular … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Pi Day

Math Fun Do you remember Pi? No, not the book or movie Life of Pi, but from math! Think of today’s date – 3/14. Does that remind you? It would, if you studied geometry or trigonometry in high school or college. … Continue reading

March 10, 2017
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Humanitarian Crisis

Humanitarian Crisis The former ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell is at the Council on Foreign Relations. He writes about much of sub-Sahara Africa. He has written before about the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria. He had two recent posts I want … Continue reading

March 2, 2017
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Nigeria’s Economic Woes

Nigeria’s Economy in Distress The Financial Times in an article on February 28 says that Nigeria saw the first year in a quarter century with a decline in economic growth. It’s a sad end to a difficult year, a year of … Continue reading

February 26, 2017
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Kitchen Cabinet

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet The author Adrian Miller wrote Inside the President’s Kitchen Cabinet, The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas.  He spoke at the Westport Historical Society this week. … Continue reading

January 21, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Finding My Way in Nigeria

Finding My Way in Nigeria From my first days in Nigeria, I knew I had to depend on others for help in finding my way. My school’s headmaster gave me the address of the apartment where I would live. It was 25 … Continue reading

January 18, 2017
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Nigeria Tragedy and Traffic

Bomb Falls at Refugee Camp The New York Times had a story yesterday about a bombing at a Nigerian refugee camp that killed dozens of people, including aid workers. Tragic! Click on the picture to read the story. President Buhari has … Continue reading

December 4, 2016
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New US Ambassador for Nigeria

New US Ambassador to Nigeria New U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria meets President Buhari The new US ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, submitted his credentials to President Buhari on December 1. You may have recognized his name. I did. His family … Continue reading

November 19, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Humanitarian Crisis in Northern Nigeria

Child Deaths in Northern Nigeria For months there have been hints that all is not well in the camps for IDPs – Internally Displaced Persons – in northeast Nigeria. I’ve read bits about the humanitarian crisis. The New York Times … Continue reading