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Chronicling the African Renaissance

About Joy Mwaniki

Joy is a twenty-three year old living in the green city in the sun, Nairobi. She currently works at a research institute and has a keen interest in development and rural growth. She’s worked on strengthening rural institutions, capacity building, and enterprise development. Joy has been writing about Africa since she was ten years old and is excited to further chronicle its growth and capture its changing themes. In her spare time, she likes to produce and listen to music, mostly hip hop (the louder, the better). She also writes poetry, cooks a mean plate of Tandoori chicken, and practices yoga. She loves travel and fashion.
Latest Posts | By Joy Mwaniki
Chiming In: The Voices of Mali’s Musical History
4 years ago

Chiming In: The Voices of Mali’s Musical History

African music today is most popularly associated with the Afrobeats of Ghana and Nigeria. However, Mali’s rich musical history is one of Africa’s most overlooked treasures.

From the legendary Mande …
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If you like Warsan Shire, Here are 6 Other African Poets You Should Know
4 years ago

If you like Warsan Shire, Here are 6 Other African Poets You Should Know

Critically acclaimed Somali-British poet Warsan Shire is the continent’s best known contemporary poet. Winner of the first Brunel University African Poetry Prize, Shire’s work, “the unbearable weight of staying — …
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United Nations Young Professionals Program and More Opportunities
4 years ago

United Nations Young Professionals Program and More Opportunities

Here are some new opportunities for Africans, brought to you by Ayiba, in conjunction with Opportunity Desk.

United Nations Young Professionals Programme 2016

Deadline: July 19, 2016

The Young Professionals …
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Stanford MBA Fellowship and More Funded Opportunities for You
4 years ago

Stanford MBA Fellowship and More Funded Opportunities for You

Here are some opportunities for Africans, as brought to you by Ayiba, in conjunction with Opportunity Desk.

2016 Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program

Deadline: May 30, 2016

LDI Africa is recruiting …
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Africa’s Best Beaches to Visit this Summer
4 years ago

Africa’s Best Beaches to Visit this Summer

With over 26,000km of coastline, Africa has some of the world’s finest, untouched beaches. Did you know that Mozambique’s coastline is longer than the state of California? As the …
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NEW: Scholarships for Africans
4 years ago

NEW: Scholarships for Africans

Here are some new and exciting opportunities for Africans, brought to you by Ayiba in conjunction with Opportunity Desk.

Commonwealth Scholarship 2016 to Study at NUS Graduate School in Singapore


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Ready for Take-Off:  The Story of African Aviation
4 years ago

Ready for Take-Off: The Story of African Aviation

With increased demand for air transport and cargo services due to a rising middle class, the African aviation industry is ready for lift-off. During the 1960 – 1980 independence wave, …
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Hot Jobs, Youth Awards, Scholarships & More
4 years ago

Hot Jobs, Youth Awards, Scholarships & More

Here are some great opportunities for Africans, brought to you by Ayiba in conjunction with Opportunity Desk!

African Youth Excellence (AYE) Awards 2016

Deadline: April 14, 2016

Applications are invited …
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10 Major African Music Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss
4 years ago

10 Major African Music Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss

Many African cultures hold traditional festivals in a bid to keep their art and traditions alive. In the 21st century, music festivals across the continent have built on that tradition …
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Opportunities from Google, CNN, BBC, Coca-Cola and more
4 years ago

Opportunities from Google, CNN, BBC, Coca-Cola and more

Here are new opportunities for Africans, brought to you by Ayiba and Opportunity Desk.

Canon Collins Masters Scholarship 2016 For Southern Africans to Study in the UK (Fully-Funded) Deadline: March …
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