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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
Running the African Mile: The Best Marathons Across Africa
4 years ago

Running the African Mile: The Best Marathons Across Africa

African countries have churned out a number of prominent and talented athletes who often dominate marathons. More people are taking up the challenge of running marathons. For some, running is …
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The Nigerians Have Arrived: Hollywood’s Next Big Thing
4 years ago

The Nigerians Have Arrived: Hollywood’s Next Big Thing

Amidst the current debate surrounding the lack of diversity at the Oscars, Nigerians (or actors and actresses of Nigerian descent) have consistently broken racial barriers in Hollywood. As they take …
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NEW: Opportunities for Ayiba Readers
4 years ago

NEW: Opportunities for Ayiba Readers

Here are some opportunities specifically tailored to Ayiba readers, brought to you by Ayiba magazine, in conjunction with Opportunity Desk.

Budding Entrepreneurs Programme 2016- Nigeria

Deadline: March 20, 2016

The …
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Opportunities for Women from McKinsey, King’s College and more
4 years ago

Opportunities for Women from McKinsey, King’s College and more

Here are some opportunities for women in Africa and the Diaspora, brought to you by Ayiba in conjunction with Opportunity Desk!

Tech Women-Go-Entrepreneurial 2016 (Up to $15,000 Business Grant)

Deadline: …
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Changing the Face of Photography in Nigeria
4 years ago

Changing the Face of Photography in Nigeria

Although photography has become a more popular artistic medium across the continent, institutional support has remained a hurdle for most photographers. Nigeria’s Nlele Institute hopes to provide local …
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NEW: Opportunities for Africans
4 years ago

NEW: Opportunities for Africans

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

Oxford Graduate Scholarships for International Students in UK- (Over 1000 Fully-Funded Scholarship Available)

Deadline: …
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African Authors to Add to Your Library
4 years ago

African Authors to Add to Your Library

Africa has rich literary talent that encompasses nations from Nigeria to Kenya, and cities from Cape Town to Cairo. Millions of children grew up reading the wise words …
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Mam’Esther Mahlangu:  The Ndebele Picasso
4 years ago

Mam’Esther Mahlangu: The Ndebele Picasso

Few African artists have achieved as much prominence on the international stage as Mahlangu, otherwise known as Mam’Esther. South African-born Esther Mahlangu is a Ndebele artist well-known for …
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Opportunities for Women
4 years ago

Opportunities for Women

Here are some opportunities for women, brought to you by Ayiba and Opportunity Desk:

Silicon Valley & Girls in Tech Internship Programme (Female Software Engineers …
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Mawusi: Inspired by Ghana
4 years ago

Mawusi: Inspired by Ghana

As authentic African products gain more prominence in the international fashion scene, Mawusi, a Ghanaian-inspired clothing and accessories line, stands ahead of the pack with a range of …
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