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This blog is indescribable. Let's just say I'll be thinking aloud on this thing, posting and sharing ideas, links and other things of interest.

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July 23 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Wed Jul 23 2014, 14:13:00

Ever since we started organizing our +Barcamp Ghana events, I've wanted the numbers of women attending these events to increase. We started with a huge tech focus, the theme for the first event was "The Business and Tech Renaissance". We had only 2 female resource personnel - +Estelle Akofio-Sowah who was with Busy Internet at the time and +Esi Cleland-Yankson of Afrochic. I believe tech and forward-thinking events held with a focus on women are really important in increasing the network and net work of both interlocking communities. Enter the First Pan-African Women in Tech Meetup. 

It's happening on Wednesday August 2. Some of my friends are involved as organizers or speakers - all awesome young women - +Ethel Cofie +Enyo Kumahor +Ella Ethel ...

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July 17 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Thu Jul 17 2014, 19:57:00

Director at the GhanaThink Foundation which mobilizes and organizes talent for the primary benefit of Ghana. #AskAto pic.twitter.com/yXSLI4zhh6

-- Vodafone Ghana (@VodafoneGhana) July 15, 2014

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June 27 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Fri Jun 27 2014, 13:35:00

From a very reliable source, I hear the Black Stars haven't left Brazil yet. They are back to their base in Maceió in the north east of Brazil where they are based. However, I have some sound advice for each of our Black Stars as well as Kwasi Appiah.

Since we're not a serious people & we like joking, I am joining just for today. Hashtag is #BlackStarsReasonsForStayingInBrazil. If you have more, join in the fun.

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June 10 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Tue Jun 10 2014, 21:03:00

I've never heard of Armed Forces Senior High School (SHS) in Kumasi until +Christian Junior Worgbah announced that they had accepted to host a +Junior Camp Ghana event. It's not the school we expected to debut +GhanaThink Foundation's career guidance series for senior high schools at. But that's just how the cookie crumbles sometimes. As I blogged earlier, June is Junior Camp Ghana month. Armesco, as the school, is affectionately called, hosted the first Junior Camp event at an SHS in Ghana this year. Dumasua JHS had the first #jcghana event this year, albeit at a junior high school, following on from what happened at +Barcamp Sunyani last year. Junior Camp Armesco happened last Saturday, June 7.

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From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Tue Jun 10 2014, 20:20:00

There were some submissions from that +Barcamp Kumasi breakout session on September 28, 2013 that lend itself to a culture conversation. Kumasi, as many will tell you, is the cultural capital of Ghana. Before you come argue tribes with me, Twi is the most widely spoken language in Ghana. Go to a place in Ghana which has a non-Akan tribe settled there and the residents are more likely to speak Twi than English. But back to the cultural conversation as I got side tracked for a minute. I'd recount some of the submissions from that #bcksi (Barcamp Kumasi) session in this blog post.

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From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Tue Jun 10 2014, 20:15:00

I was looking through some papers hiding in different places in my house the other day and came across one with some scribbles I could clearly remember. It was from September 28, 2013 at a +Barcamp Kumasi breakout session on ... yeah, you guessed it, Kumasi. Today, I saw a news story announcing that the Asantehene (15 years on the throne and going strong) had cut the sod for work to commence on West Africa's biggest mall, to be built in Kumasi. We've heard this before. But we hope this one will come through. I'd recount some of the submissions from that #bcksi (Barcamp Kumasi) session in this blog post.

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June 9 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Mon Jun 9 2014, 18:50:00

Today wasn't a regular Monday. I was extra pumped as the work week started. Maybe it was because the +Junior Camp Ghana team had just another event and though I wasn't present, it was successful. I was telling a few respected and famous people in Ghana, how proud I was of the team that executed Junior Camp Armesco.

After my conversation with these respected persons at the +Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, I waited around the hotel to charge my phone. I thought about a number of things, some of which I tell people a lot. There, I reflected on the conversation we'd had and I took to Twitter to post

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June 8 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Sun Jun 8 2014, 19:23:00

Last month, I flew to Abuja for the first time. I'd always wanted to visit Abuja to see what a 'planned city' in Africa looked like. When I knew that the +World Economic Forum event in Africa for 2014 would be held in Abuja, Nigeria, I knew this was my chance to visit the Nigerian capital. As the time for SHAPE Africa drew closer, I was wary that I might not attend because of the attendant flight costs. +Arik Air came to save the day, pretty much. Details about that would come in a later post. Arik Air things :-)

Guess which pc I'm posting this from? The #Arik AIr desktop computer @ Kotoka airport. The employees are so nice. Go, #Arik, go! #flyarikair

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June 7 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Sat Jun 7 2014, 19:44:00

While doing some inventory checking for Shoprite items, I imagined that I'd be recording many less Made-in-Ghana goods that were not edible. We're an agri-based economy and though we produce a relatively small number of value added foods, we produce even less products that don't contribute to our daily diets. Read the following tweets capturing the non-edible things :-)

#MadeinGhanagoodsshopritesells: Butsoft toilet tissue. Otherwise known as toilet roll. Saved face. Made in #Accra somewhere.

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From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Sat Jun 7 2014, 19:41:00

This is another one. Just like the other one. :-) Earlier today, I was in Osu on Oxford Street after running a number of errands. I had some time to burn and my phone was off. So I decided to go to the Oxford Street mall. I'd never entered it before. When I got to the Shoprite, I had an idea. I'm going to check for as many times that are made in Ghana and sold here. Revelations. Read the following tweets capturing the some of the edible things :-)

#MadeinGhanagoodsshopritesells: Ideal. Carnation. Why, u don't use these @ home in #Ghana anymore? Them dey o. Staying power thx 2 Nestle.

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