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Chronicling the African Renaissance

About Akinyi Ochieng

Akinyi Ochieng is Ayiba's Executive Editor. Akinyi is personally passionate about the engagement of youth and diaspora communities in domestic and international policy. An avid collector of African art and ankara, she curates content for Ayiba from across Africa and its diaspora.
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24 Hours in Addis Ababa
1 year ago

24 Hours in Addis Ababa

We’re excited at the success of our 24 Hours series, where we be share the coolest places to eat, visit, and stay around Africa. Have you seen our first …
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Start-Up Stories: Emerald Moringa Tea
1 year ago

Start-Up Stories: Emerald Moringa Tea

A tiny leaf could save millions of lives. Vanessa Zommi, founder of Emerald Moringa Tea, discovered moringa, popularly known across Africa as the “tree of life,” after several …
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Building a Just Society with African Prisons Project
1 year ago

Building a Just Society with African Prisons Project

The African Prisons Project (APP) is a noble effort to improve access to healthcare, education, and justice in communities across the continent. Founded in 2004, APP believes in …
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Capturing the Real Africa with New Start-Up Picha
1 year ago

Capturing the Real Africa with New Start-Up Picha

Google “Africa” and you’re likely to see photographs of safaris and sunsets. For businesses hoping to market their products across the continent, that lack of realistic images of the continent …
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Summer 2016 Reading List
1 year ago

Summer 2016 Reading List

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary debut novel Homegoing is one of this summer’s most highly anticipated novels. The ambitious bestseller has garnered accolades as the “next …
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In the Kitchen with South African Celebrity Chef Siba Mtongana
1 year ago

In the Kitchen with South African Celebrity Chef Siba Mtongana

To Siba Mtongana, host of Food Network’s Siba’s Table, cooking is not only a necessity—it’s an art. The South African celebrity chef has gained a loyal following worldwide …
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Design Internship Opportunity with AAKS
1 year ago

Design Internship Opportunity with AAKS

A A K S was founded by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi with the goal of introducing the world to her favourite weaving techniques done by the women of Ghana while also creating …
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24 Hours in Accra
1 year ago

24 Hours in Accra

We’re excited to announce the launch of our 24 Hours series, where we’ll be sharing the coolest places to eat, visit, and stay around Africa. First up: Accra, …
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Coding for Rights: Making Apps that Matter
1 year ago

Coding for Rights: Making Apps that Matter

As computational tools become more accessible, more people than ever can shape the technologies that increasingly impact our lives. Joy Buolamwini, founder of Code4Rights, a technology education initiative, …
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The Divine Way of Making Chocolate
1 year ago

The Divine Way of Making Chocolate

Not many cocoa farmers have tasted the fruit of their labor. Despite the rising demand for chocolate and rising cocoa prices, the majority of farmers growing the crop …
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