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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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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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