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Dell Technologies supports future-ready digital enterprises across Emerging Africa



Travers Nicholas, GM - Central West Africa, Dell Technologies speaking in a Zoom call with journalists from the region

With digital transformation being a major area of focus for businesses and government across emerging markets in East, West and Central Africa, Dell Technologies has reinforced its commitment to providing its customers with advanced technologies that drive business continuity and growth.

As organizations across Emerging Africa recognize that Application, IT, Security and Workforce Transformation are key to long-term business success, Dell Technologies highlighted its ground-breaking portfolio of enterprise and consumer solutions that accelerate the digital delivery of modern IT services that can differentiate a business, its products and operations. This includes new technologies and products across commercial PCs, storage and cloud such as:

  • PowerStore, the ground-breaking and newly launched mid-range storage solution built from the ground up with superior technology and expertise to address the challenges of the data era.
  • PowerScale, designed for organizations that want to manage their data, not their storage.
  • Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud, a solution that helps organizations migrate enterprise business-critical, file-based workloads to Google Cloud.
  • New Dell EMC VxRail systems and software that brings IT infrastructure and cloud capabilities to challenging and space-constrained edge environments.
  • A select range of the world’s most intelligent and secure business PCs, across Dell Technologies award-winning Latitude, Precision and OptiPlex portfolios to make remote work more efficient and safer – no matter the location.
  • Dell Technologies premium XPS consumer products are designed with cutting-edge technologies, exceptional build quality, unique materials and powerful features.

Habib Mahakian, Vice President – Emerging Africa, Dell Technologies said: “In the last six months, one thing is clear – the pandemic did impact and disrupt the ICT industry globally and across Emerging Africa, where we’re seeing a lot of changes in the market in terms of the need to increase investments in digital technologies. In this time of intense change, we see technology as a key path to economic recovery and companies need to build and strengthen the foundations for their digital future. At Dell Technologies, we aim to simplify this journey for our customers and partners, with solutions that enable business leaders to use advanced technologies to drive growth and improve competitiveness.”

Travers Nicholas, GM – Central West Africa, Dell Technologies added: “In West Africa, digitization is transforming industries and has the ability to contribute to national GDP in multiple ways while also promoting growth of allied industries such as logistics, infrastructure, and payments. As an example, the banking and finance sector, continues to evolve and transform with several digital banking initiatives being introduced that is increasing financial inclusion. This in turn leads to an increase in a country’s productivity and competitiveness – lowering unemployment rates, increasing access to technology enabled services for citizens and creating higher-wage and higher-impact jobs. At Dell Technologies, we are committed to helping organizations accelerate their digital transformation journey and building an eco-system of innovation.”

In addition, as the future concept becomes a reality for organizations, employees demand the flexibility to work, collaborate and innovate anytime, anywhere and in any way they want. By working closely with customers from sectors such as government, financial services, oil and gas, healthcare and education, Dell Technologies is implementing world-class technologies that give organizations and their workforces a competitive advantage to succeed in a post pandemic business environment.

Nizar El-Masri, GM – East Africa, Dell Technologies said: “Today, organizations are recognizing that workforce transformation is key to long-term business success and many have started to change their operating model to accommodate this need for change. In fact, across several countries in Emerging Africa, the remote workforce trend is growing and it’s now up to organizations to keep up with the changing needs of their employees. Businesses must re-evaluate their workforce skills and develop cohesive ecosystems of technologies, services and products that are scalable and can connect with changing customer demands. At Dell Technologies, we offer real-world solutions that enables modern workforces to communicate effectively, access their data from any device and empower them to be highly productive.”

Another key aspect of Dell Technologies commitment to driving transformation across Emerging Africa, includes its social impact initiatives. As part of its ‘Progress Made Real Vision 2030’ social impact framework, Dell Technologies is committed to harnessing the power of technology to drive change across four key pillars: advancing sustainability, cultivating inclusion, transforming lives with technology and upholding ethics and data privacy. Through several education and youth skills training programs, such as Solar Learning Labs, the company continues to focus on addressing the digital divide to drive long-term economic prosperity and equip youth with the skills they need to successfully compete in a digital era.


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2 BEST Ways to Make Money on YouTube in 2022



Every creator wants to make money on YouTube. The key is to focus on the few initiatives that will be the most PROFITABLE for you. Below are 2 best ways to make money on YouTube.

1. Create sponsored content

The easiest way to make a living on YouTube is to create sponsored content.

We know creators who earn $5,000 per month from sponsored content and only have 10k viewers per video. Imagine that? With just 10k viewers/video these creators are earning $60,000 per year by selling 4 sponsors per week at $25 CPM (cpm means cost per 1k viewers).

Here is how creators sell sponsors. They have a 5 video minimum booking, so every sponsor pays $1,250 per deal at $250 per video ($25 CPM). The package they usually sell is a 60 second midroll ad and a 10 second endroll ad. Most creators sell sponsorships themselves via email part time.

Once creators have a fully working sales cycle, then they hire salespeople to sell for them. NO SALES ARE INBOUND. Every sale you have to find and close.

From your end, start reaching out via email to potential companies who seem like a good fit for your channel. We recommend selling to ecommerce and tech companies, but make sure they are MID LEVEL (less than 250 employees) and not too big. Smaller companies will be easier to close. You can find anybody’s email online and focus on contacting employees in charge of MARKETING.

In summary, we highly recommend doing sponsored content because you can make good money.

2. Sell YOUR products to viewers

The second good way to make money on YouTube is to sell YOUR products to viewers. This allows you to create lots of content and USE your products in the videos.

Some ideas for products you can sell include T-shirts, baseball caps, artwork, covid masks, socks, tote bags, mugs, hats, pens, and bandanas. Remember to make your products unique and don’t spread yourself too thin. Find the 1 product that fans LOVE TO BUY and put all focus on that item.

To get things started, set up your ecommerce website and create the product you want to sell. There are many online services that allow you to set up your website in 1 day. Don’t be embarrassed to show off your products. Many creators wish they started pushing their MERCH earlier in their career. This is a good way to make money.

We hope you enjoyed this blog.


If you are interested to get your YouTube channel and videos discovered by A LOT more fans, then start your campaign on now. We will distribute your video on blogs, games, apps, and websites. Over 100,000 paying customers have used since 2012 and we would love to help you get noticed.

Still not sure? We have successfully promoted videos from Sony, Disney, Universal, Ted Talk, HP, AWS, Monster Energy Drink, Eminem, Young Buck, Gucci Mane, and Katy Perry. Thus, with your videos will get seen and discovered by a lot more fans.

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Top Reasons to Visit Guam



If you’re looking for a travel destination that feels simultaneously familiar and also exotic, Guam might be worth consideration. A lot of Americans move to Guam each year for work, and there is a significant military presence on the Pacific Island.

There’s a lot more to Guam than the military, however.

Guam is in the Western Pacific, a U.S. Island territory. Guam is the largest of what are known as the Mariana and Micronesian Islands, and it’s a good destination for all types of travelers, including families, couples, divers, and adventure lovers.

The following are some of the top things to know and reasons you might consider traveling to Guam.

The History

The history of the island and U.S. territory is one good reason to think about visiting. The history dates back to 2000 BC, a period of ancient Chamorro life.

There are more than 130 sites around the island on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Spanish era is where much of the history and culture comes from. However, the Americans and Japanese have also occupied Guam throughout history.

Today, the native Chamorro culture is what’s most celebrated on the island. The island’s original community of Chamorro natives has inhabited Guam for nearly 4,000 years.


Guam has a rich coral reef marine environment. In fact, you’ll find more than 400 types of coral and more than 1,000 species of fish. There’s a lot of well-maintained biodiversity, but you can also learn about the history of Guam under the surface of the water.

There are shipwrecks and submerged remnants of World Wars I and II off the shore. There are even sites that date back to the Spanish early trading days.

There are volcanoes and limestone forests in the south, so divers enjoy sloping reefs and drop-offs.

In the north are limestone caves and swim-throughs. The water is consistently clear and warm throughout the year.

As far as safety, Guam is considered one of the top diving destinations, and the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy patrol the waters.

Guam is the landmass closest to the Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth, although there aren’t expeditions available to tourists here.

Cuisine and Culture

Guam has some similarities to Hawaii, but with more influence from Southeast Asia. The culture and cuisine showcase the unique influences on the island throughout history.

As far as food, specialties on the island include hotnon babui, roasted pork, buenelos aga, banana donuts, and kelaguen, which is meat or seafood with lemon.

The culture is one rooted in celebration. The island people love to get together with one another, so there’s almost always something going on.

Village fiestas, for example, happen monthly.

There are also larger festivals like the Malesso Crab Festival, the Guam Micronesia Island Fair, and the Guam Live International Music Festival.

Guam is considered a melting pot, with incredibly hospitable people that love to talk and share.


Even if you aren’t a diver, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy natural beauty, including as a hiker. They call it boonie stomp in Guam, and there are a number of waterfalls and mountains to explore. For example, LamLam is the highest peak on the island. You might also hike Marbo Cave, Waterfall Valley, and Tarzan Falls.

Two Lovers Point has beautiful views, especially at sunset, or you could head to Cetti Bay Overlook.

The Beaches

Even if you don’t want to dive below the water’s surface, you can still enjoy its beauty from the many beaches of Guam. You can surf, or just relax on the sand.

Sharks Cove Beach is one of the more rugged options off the beaten trail. There’s also Alupang Island, or you can relax in the shallow waters of Gun Beach. Surfers might go for the breaks of Talofofo Bay.

The beaches of Guam are often named as the best in the world, and no matter where you’re located, there will be one within 15 minutes of you.


As you might imagine from everything described above, Guam is family-friendly. So much of the culture of the island centers around family traditions and values. You can bring your kids to Guam, and there will inevitably be something to hold everyone’s attention.

Guam is definitely worth adding to your desired destination list if you want a unique place to go that also has some of the familiar elements you’re used to.


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What to include in your large living room



Although it can sometimes be difficult fitting furniture pieces within a smaller space, some homeowners face this same challenge when trying to fill the space in their large living room. A living room should be a warm and homely environment that is comfortable enough for family, friends, and yourself to relax within. If the space appears to be open and airy, this atmosphere may struggle to be achieved. To tackle the challenge of a large space, we are here to provide you with some tips on what to include in your large living room to make it more enjoyable and suitable for you.


A large sofa/seating area

We believe that one thing you cannot go wrong with in a large living space is your sofa. After all, a sofa truly is the staple piece within this room. Do not attempt to compress the sofa or sofas against the wall, as this will only give the illusion of a wider and more open room and that is what we are trying to minimalise. Instead, place the sofa in the middle of the room, this works especially well if you have a large corner sofa or even two sofas that can sit across from one another. We would advise placing a coffee table in between the sofa space as these are an absolute must-have for any living room, especially a sizable one, as we are aiming to fill up space. Try to invest in a large coffee table that fits in with the proportion and dimensions of your sofa, as if it is too small it will look extremely out of place, alongside this, ensure that it is also lower than your sofa cushions. Your sofa space will look complete after a few throw cushions are placed around the couch, this will add a snug and warmer feel to the seating space.


Modern electronics

A large living room would not be complete without a substantial flat-screen TV. As you have plenty of wall space to fill, consider this when choosing your TV size. You may want to opt for a TV at 60 inches or above, as it is important to ensure that this device corresponds with the sizing of the other components placed within the room. To put this into perspective, a large seating area facing a small 30-inch TV would look completely out of place so be sure to measure the dimensions of the wall space, taking into account the distance from the sofa and eye levels of the viewers, particularly when mounting it onto the wall. When it comes to TV wall mounting a larger TV, this can be quite the challenge, especially if you have a fear of damaging the TV. It is always best to contact a professional. The professionals at  are equipped with all of the materials and knowledge to successfully carry out your TV wall mounting.

If you don’t already have a smart TV, you can always invest in a Roku streaming device that can plug into your TV and provide you with endless options of movies and TV shows all through your HDMI cable. To accentuate your TV in your large living room, we would recommend adding some LED backlighting behind your device. Not only will this be much more helpful in reducing eye strain to viewers, however, it also illuminates the area in the dark and act as a staple piece to your large room in the evening, setting the best ambiance.


Add a pop of colour

Neutral coloured living rooms are especially in trend at the moment however, within a large space sometimes the same and similar shades can look too overpowering. To break up your large living space, try to evenly add a pop of colour throughout the room by applying it to cushions, chairs, lampshades, or rugs. We would advise ensuring that the same colour is used throughout, and to try and avoid involving several colours with neutral tones as this can ultimately create a clash to the room and look slightly jumbled.

A pop of colour does not always need to be established through furniture and accessories, you can always incorporate plants and other forms of greenery to break up the space. A large plant or selection of plants can effectively take up a small corner of a large room utilising the extra, unused floor space. Plants and greenery can also act as a perfect room divider for a large living room space. Let’s say that your living space and dining space merge into one, you can easily incorporate plants on a coat rail, bookshelves, or hanging from the ceiling to break up the room space and separate the living area from your dining area. The options are endless, and plants are guaranteed to add energy and vibrance to your space.

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Lending a Helping Hand to Clients and Customers – Absa Bank MD



Absa Bank’s Managing Director, Abena Osei-Poku, has started 2022 just like she ended 2021 – relentlessly finding new ways to better serve clients and customers.


With 2022 already halfway through its first month, Mrs. Osei-Poku has engaged a diversity of the bank’s clientele base on how their year has started and how to better map out the most effective strategies to closely engage and support them throughout the year.


Every client or customer wants quality, value, convenience, reliability and efficient support. These are among a plethora of expectations that most individuals, businesses, and corporations want from their banks. In a world, where the pace of growth and transformation are being orchestrated by digital technology, banks are under pressure to rise above the occasion and deliver value consistently. The global pandemic has also added to this constraint by increasingly putting pressures on several sectors to fast-track their digital adoption strategies ahead of schedule.


Absa Bank is one of the leading banks in Ghana that firmly grasped the need for total transformation early on, even before the pandemic. The Bank’s array of technological products and services were instrumental in giving comfort to many customers and clients during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and afterwards.


As has become her regular custom, Mrs. Osei-Poku, a week ago, visited some of the bank’s customers in the heart of Kantamanto market in Accra, to interact and spend some time with them as they went about their business. These clients trade in a range of different products and services, including building materials, health and safety equipment, childcare products and electrical appliances.


The conversations were interesting and thought-provoking. They drifted towards familiar areas of access to manageable financing, a convenient operating environment and progressive business growth. Abena was grateful for their consistency and loyalty in pushing Absa Bank to go beyond the limit in meeting their needs. She assured them that the bank will continue to adopt effective measures to take feedback and serve them even better.



Commenting on the engagement, Abena Osei-Poku said:

“At Absa Bank, we are obsessed with going the extra mile to understand our clients and customers, their challenges and how to empower them to operate sustainably. Today I have had a great time with some of them. I have listened to their concerns, gauged the nature of the business environment and the opportunities available, in order to support them in bringing their possibilities to life. We recognize our role as an enabler in Ghana’s overall growth and it is a mandate we fully embrace.”


There are lots of things to be excited about if you are an Absa Bank client or customer this year. Two things stand out: first, the bank will be celebrating its second-year anniversary as a fully-fledged subsidiary of Absa Group in Ghana in February. Already possessing a strong heritage in Ghana, spanning over a hundred years as a bank, Absa’s second anniversary is a further demonstration of the organization’s commitment and influence in the country.  Another subject of interest this year is the commencement of construction works on the bank’s new Head Office, which has begun in earnest. The new Head Office is seen as a demonstration of Absa Bank’ long-term commitment to the economic sustainability and development of Ghana.

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Benefits of Consuming Tea



Tea has been consumed by people all across the globe for hundreds of years, and with good reason. A number of tests have been shown to improve your immune system, reduce inflammation, and potentially prevent cancer and heart-related disorders.


While some teas offer various health benefits more than others, there are quite a lot of proven results that consuming tea on a regular basis might improve your overall health.


If you are looking for wholesale glass teapots, you should contact professional glass bottle manufacturing companies. Get ready to get some tea action because we’re about to reveal some of the essential health benefits of some of the most renowned teas around the globe.

1. White Tea

White tea extracts are made from processing the Camellia sinensis plant. This plant is mainly harvested in China or India and has a delicate flavor. It’s also the tea with the least amount of processing.


According to research, due to its high quantity of antioxidants, it may be the most efficient tea in combating many forms of cancer. White tea includes a significant amount of tannins, fluoride, and catechins compounds, all of which can make your teeth stronger, combat plaque, and make them more immune to the effects of acids and sugar.


This kind also has the lowest caffeine content, making it a good choice for tea users who are looking forward to restricting their intake of caffeine.

2. Herbal Teas

Herbal teas, also popularly known as tisanes. Their components are quite similar to that of white teas, but instead of tea leaves, they consist of a unique blend of spices, certain herbs, fresh fruits, and some other specific types of plants. Herbal teas are known for their relaxing qualities because they don’t have a high concentration of caffeine.


Herbal teas come in a variety of flavors, each with its own set of advantages. The following are some of the most renowned herbal tea products:-


Chamomile tea — Aids in reducing menstruation discomfort and muscle spasms, as well as improving sleep and relaxation and lowering stress levels.


Rooibos — helps in maintaining the blood pressure and oxygen circulation, improves the concentration of good cholesterol and reduces the levels of bad cholesterol, keeps healthy dark hair and vibrant skin, and relieves any type of allergies.


Peppermint – The Peppermint herbal tea generally contains menthol, which can help with nausea, reduce constipation, aids in maintaining a proper bowel movement, and cure certain motion sicknesses.  Moreover, it also aids in lowering severe headaches or migraines.


Ginger — Aids in the prevention of morning sickness, the treatment of persistent dyspepsia, and the relief of osteoarthritis-related joint pain.


Hibiscus — Maintains the level of blood pressure and lipid levels, aids in the proper functioning of the liver, can curb sugar cravings, and prevent the formation of kidney stones. 

3. Green Tea

The green tea leaves mainly come from China. There the tea leaves are Furst roasted or pan-fried. However, certain green teas which come from Japan are more typically steamed.


They are primarily stored in a glass jar. Green tea leaves are a rich concentration of flavonoids, which can improve the functioning of your cardiovascular system by maintaining the levels of cholesterol in your body. It also helps in improving the process of blood clotting. This sort of tea has been shown in studies to aid in lowering the levels of triglycerides, overall cholesterol, and blood pressure.


Green tea has been linked to malignancies of the breast, liver, colon, and prostate, and according to other studies. This tea kind has also been proved to be anti-inflammatory, which aids in maintaining clear, bright skin.


Matcha, a specific type of green tea, has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Matcha is a premium, top-quality green tea powder prepared from the whole leaves of shade-grown tea bushes. 


Matcha has a significantly higher concentration of antioxidants than regular green tea because it is the only type of tea consumed by the leaves. Some people believe that the benefits of a single cup of matcha are the same as the benefits of drinking ten cups of regular green tea.

4. Black Tea


Apart from providing green tea, the tea leaves of some of the Camellia sinensis plants are also used to manufacture black tea. On the other hand, black tea is made by drying and fermenting the leaves, giving it a darker color and a richer flavor.


Because black tea contains caffeine, unlike many other varieties, it’s crucial to keep track of how much you drink. When you drink a cup of black tea, you get flavonoids, which fight inflammation and maintain a healthy immune system.


However, you don’t have to drink black tea to reap the benefits of its antioxidants. To ease pain and reduce swelling. Moreover, the black tea leaves can be heated, cooled, and then pressed on minor wounds, bruises, and scrapes, acting as an effective first aid. Inflammation-induced by black tea can also be relieved by a soak in black tea.

5. Oolong Tea

Various products of green, as well as black teas, are made from the same species of plant. The difference lies in the way the tea is processed: green tea is left to oxidize only a little, but black tea is left for a more extended period to oxidize until it turns black. Because oolong tea is halfway between the two, it is slightly oxidized. The color and distinctive flavor of oolong tea are due to its partial oxidation.


L-theanine, an amino acid found in oolong tea, helps to lower anxiety while also increasing alertness and focus. L-theanine has been discovered to aid in the prevention of cognitive illnesses such as Alzheimer’s.


Polyphenols in oolong tea have been associated with considerably lowering inflammation, limiting the growth of cancer cells, and reducing the issues of type 2 diabetics.

Final Thoughts

Many health-conscious individuals have made herbal teas a daily part of their lives because of their numerous benefits. And apart from having these benefits, it does not accompany any side effects, unlike any allopathic medicine. This makes the consumption of green teas a much safer choice.


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How To Make Your Aquarium Safer



If you have an aquarium at home or at your business, you should make sure that it is as safe, and well-maintained as possible. Remember that maintaining an aquarium is a great undertaking, and you should do your best to keep your aquarium safe and clean. If you are going to make your aquarium safe, you should have a strategy. Here are some great tips on making your aquarium safer.


1.Have Regular Cleaning Sessions

If you want to make your aquarium as clean as possible, you should make sure that you clean your aquarium on a regular basis. Remember, that no matter how well covered your aquarium, there is always a way for microorganisms to start and develop in your aquariums. As a rule, you should make sure that you have a schedule for your cleanings.


2. Make Sure You Have A Stable Platform

If you are going to have a large scale aquarium, you should make sure that you have a stable platform. Remember that you will place your aquarium on top of a platform. However, if you are going to choose a platform for your aquarium, it is important that you choose platforms that are reinforced. If you are going to create a stable platform for your aquarium, you should add other features. For example, you could add a small jewelry safe that will allow you to hide your valuables in plain sight. Just make sure to hide your safe in a special compartment.


3. Use Non-toxic Cleaning Materials

If you are going to clean your aquarium, you should avoid using cleaning materials that have toxic ingredients. If you are going to invest in cleaning materials, you should at least use non-toxic soap, and chemicals to clean your aquarium. If you are going to clean your aquarium, you should take out the fish and drain the water. You should then clean and wipe down the surfaces of your aquarium. By doing so, you will be able to clean the aquarium of any algae and other wastes.


4. Replace Your Water Regularly

Aside from cleaning your aquarium on a regular basis, you should also make it a habit to replace your aquarium’s water regularly. Remember that no matter how efficient you are with your cleaning, the water will still get dirty in the long run. What’s important is that you change the water in your aquarium on a regular basis. You should at least change the water every few days. This may seem like a lot of work, however, you should remember that the water in your aquarium is of the utmost importance to keeping your fish and other aquatic organisms alive.


5. Install Lighting

If you want to make your aquarium as aesthetically pleasing as possible, you should really install lighting to your aquariums. The more lighting you use, the more beautiful your aquarium will become. If you are going to install lighting to the aquarium, you should choose carefully. Remember that you will be putting the lights underwater, so they should be waterproof. Why not use Elstar? The company creates some of the very best 5050 rgbw led strip and other LED strip options.


6. Clean Wastes From Your Aquarium

If you are going to house fish in your aquariums, you should remember that your fish will be spreading their wastes in your aquarium.  If you’re going to clean the waste from your aquarium, you should use Mountaintree. The company creates bulk activated carbon for ponds. By using this kind of product, you will be able to clean the wastes from your aquarium, without damaging the fish inside your aquarium.


7. Be Ready To Change Your Aquarium 

While most aquariums are made to last for long periods of time, you will still need to change them on a regular basis. Remember that micro fractures could develop in the long run. These micro fractures are imperceptible to the naked eye. They usually start breaking around a few years. If you notice any fractures or damage on your aquarium, you should make sure to replace your aquarium as soon as possible.


If you are going to replace your aquarium, you should make sure you get the best aquariums in the market. If you are going to choose an aquarium, it is important that you buy a large aquarium. While getting a small aquarium may seem like a more budget friendly option, it is much better to just invest in a large aquarium. This may seem like a big investment, however, you should remember that you will increase your number of fishes, so having a big aquarium will always be a good idea. 


If you are going to make your aquarium as safe as possible, you should have a set plan. With these tips, you’ll be able to make your aquarium as safe as possible.


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