Category Archives: Periscope

Why mobile payments are doing well in Africa

Posted On April 26, 2017 Contador Harrison

Africa now has one of the fastest developing mobile payment market.  For banks and other financial organisations, competition from start-ups and mobile apps is disrupting the status quo payments landscape. Existing players face more challenges and many financial institutions, retailers and processors are uncertain about how to best prepare...Read More

Prostitution and drugs in Africa’s mining sector

Posted On April 25, 2017 Contador Harrison

Africa mining industry employs and supports livelihood of millions across the continent. But behind the scenes, prostitution, drug and alcohol abuse is endemic in parts of the mining sector.A new report involving 12 countries that your blogger has a copy of, examines drug use at mining camps in countries...Read More

Felicity isn’t sex, flowers, hearts and romance

Posted On April 24, 2017 Contador Harrison

When a friend recently shared with me how his attempt in marriage has cost him dearly, I could only sympathise. He is now a nester seeking divorce following less than a calendar long marriage breakdown.The first few years of marriage remains the danger period for most couples. In my...Read More

Study finds ‘hobbits’ evolved from Homo Erectus

Posted On April 23, 2017 Contador Harrison

Homo floresiensis, an ancient species of human nicknamed ‘hobbits’ found on the island of Flores in Indonesia in 2003, has seen its previous theories about its origin ruled out by Australian scientists in a new study published in the Journal of Human Evolution. The species, which stood about 1 metre...Read More

Drug addicts in East Africa and escaping the crackdowns

Posted On April 22, 2017 Contador Harrison

The first half of 2017 is not even over and police in East African region have recently discovered millions of marijuana rolls as well as over 100 kilos of cocaine, heroin and crystal methamphetamine. Although the governments in the region have increased their efforts to reduce the amount of...Read More

Ruthless drug gangs ‘are operating in Africa’

Posted On April 21, 2017 Contador Harrison

Last week, a Tanzanian court approved the extradition to the United States an alleged leader of a global drug trafficking ring. Those of us who believe such mules belong to jail applauded the move which came hot on heels of a similar move by northern neighbours Kenya which extradited...Read More

How I overcame screen addiction

Posted On April 20, 2017 Contador Harrison

A friend who knows that your blogger spends excessive amounts of time on computing devices, told me the other day that smart phones and tablets can be addictive to adults and to children it can affect childhood development.He says smart phones, tablets and laptops have made life easier for...Read More

Snoring can cause damage to childs’ brains

Posted On April 19, 2017 Contador Harrison

Monash University Professor Rosemary Horne has warned parents snoring is not a harmless process their kids will outgrow. The study of 136 children aged 7-12 and 128 aged 3-5 revealed their blood pressure had improved after treatment however Professor Horne warns although these children showed improvement, they were still...Read More

Rates of infidelity in Africa

Posted On April 18, 2017 Contador Harrison

The other day i was having a chinwag with an Australian working as a sexual health expert in Africa about what she thinks about cheating rates in Africa compared to Sydney where she hails from.According to her, cheating is common here in Africa. Statistics suggest about 58 percent of...Read More

Africans buying cocaine, ecstasy and Marijuana online

Posted On April 17, 2017 Contador Harrison

An investigative report reveals that more people are buying recreational drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy and cocaine online, partly because it is much cheaper than buying them on the street, where the price of drugs in Africa is higher. On drug habits, study shows a rapid increase over the past...Read More