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Kitenge: Handmade in Tanzania
2 months ago

Kitenge: Handmade in Tanzania

Sian Wells is the founder of Kitenge, an ethical clothing brand which empowers tailors and improves their livelihoods in Tanzania. Sian recently shared the story behind Kitenge with Ayiba.

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BLAVITY hosts 2nd Annual Afrotech Conference Celebrating and Engaging the Black Tech Community
2 months ago

BLAVITY hosts 2nd Annual Afrotech Conference Celebrating and Engaging the Black Tech Community

Blavity is hosting its second annual AfroTech Conference, the largest black millennial tech conference on November 10th and 11th, 2017 in San Francisco.

Situated conveniently at Pier 27 …
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This Fashion Fiend: Bobo Matjila on building her brand
2 months ago

This Fashion Fiend: Bobo Matjila on building her brand

Bobo Matjila, known on Instagram as @thisFashionFiend, is a true renaissance woman whose titles include social media influencer, photographer, model, consultant, and podcast host. She uses brands, ideas, and products to …
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African Entertainment Awards Toronto Announces its 2017 Host
2 months ago

African Entertainment Awards Toronto Announces its 2017 Host

African Entertainment Awards, also known as AEA, is as an annual award show that recognizes individuals who have positively impacted the African Canadian entertainment industry. It is also aimed at …
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Seedstars Africa Summit
2 months ago

Seedstars Africa Summit

The Seedstars Africa Summit, a technology and entrepreneurship forum for emerging markets, is coming to Mozambique! The summit will be held in Maputo from the 11th to the 14th …
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Togo Women Anguish for Democracy
2 months ago

Togo Women Anguish for Democracy

In a country of six million people, the over half who live in poverty are the backbones of the society: the most abused, the most neglected, the most discriminated against, …
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The new KAYA collection by Prelim
2 months ago

The new KAYA collection by Prelim

KAYA, meaning ‘home’ in Ndebele, is the Spring/Summer 2018 collection by London label Prelim.

Featuring a 17-piece assortment of high energy ready to wear looks from …
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Exploring Kenya’s Mara through the Eyes of a Hotelier
2 months ago

Exploring Kenya’s Mara through the Eyes of a Hotelier

Kenya boasts of diverse destinations that remain major attractions for tourists from across the world. From the classic wildlife safaris to the sandy beaches at the coast and metropolis cities …
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Our favorite talk from TEDGlobal 2017: Who belongs in a city?
2 months ago

Our favorite talk from TEDGlobal 2017: Who belongs in a city?

Underneath every shiny new megacity, there’s often a story of communities displaced. In this moving, poetic talk, OluTimehin Adegbeye details how government land grabs are destroying …
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The Poets of Pretoria
2 months ago

The Poets of Pretoria

They say curiosity kills the cat. I, however, have always tended to disagree and found myself one Thursday night, armed with a bottle of wine, dragging two of my friends …
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