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#AfricaNext: Kela Ivonye Is the Nigerian Tech Entrepreneur Making Sure Our Mail Won't Go Missing

Kela Ivonye walks us through his innovative mail-tracking app in a new video for our Africa Next series brought to you by Samsung Next.

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Kela Ivonye is the Nigerian founder and CEO of Mail Haven, the app ensuring that mail deliveries no longer go missing or get stolen, through a package tracking device app and "smart mailbox."

In a new video for Samsung Next's "Africa Next" video series, the inventor demonstrates how to use the smart mailbox, and speaks of how growing up in Nigeria and attending boarding school, fostered a spirit of entrepreneurship and determination in him to "get things done" under any circumstance.


The two-time founder and problem solver says that "Mail Haven is going to usher in the next stage of how we experience online shopping, so that we can cut down on emissions that are based on re-delivery attempts."

As a champion for the United Nations Climate Neutral Now Initiative, Ivonye is dedicated to building technology that is sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Learn more about Kela Ivonye and Mailhaven below.

'Africa Next' is a video series profiling young tech entrepreneurs throughout the African diaspora who are innovators in their fields. These young pioneers are achieving excellence through their work and are NEXT in line to change their communities and the world for the better.

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#LGBTRightsGhana: Ghanaians Rally Support For the LGBT+ Community

Pro-LGBT+ advocacy in Ghana is at an all-time high as members of the community face public backlash.

The LGBT+ community in the West African country of Ghana is a fast growing group, but they are also highly marginalized. In recent times, the nation's LGBT+ population has faced increased backlash from members of Ghana's society who are opposed to the rights of the community. Many members of the community are forced to live secret or suppressed lives, as those who are open about their sexuality face discrimination and oppression in various forms and degrees, as a result of living in a society that lacks progressiveness and regard for basic human rights for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation.

At the moment both the backlash and the advocacy for the cause is currently at a climax, sparked by recent events concerning Ghana's LGBT+ support group and the public opposition against it by Ghana's society and the nation's government. Ghana's official LGBT+ support group, called LGBT+ Rights Ghana, established their headquarters in Accra on January 31, 2021. The office was intended to be a safe space and avenue of support for all LGBT+ Ghanaians. On February 24, 2021. the office was shut down by members of Ghana's national security force together with the police, on orders issued by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, after the center became the subject of a furious public backlash.

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