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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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Delivering Premium Concierge Services for Ghanaians Abroad at the Speed of Light
5 years ago

Delivering Premium Concierge Services for Ghanaians Abroad at the Speed of Light

Imagine it’s your mother’s birthday in Ghana and you want to send her a cake. Where do you start when you don’t know the best vendor, let alone that vendor’s …
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An in-depth chat with Harvard Law’s first deaf-blind graduate
5 years ago

An in-depth chat with Harvard Law’s first deaf-blind graduate

Haben Girma has an impressive resume. The daughter of an Eritrean refugee, she is a magna cum laude graduate of Lewis & Clark College and Harvard Law School’s first deaf-blind …
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Time for a Taste of Ethiopia
5 years ago

Time for a Taste of Ethiopia

With rich, spicy stews and a variety of vegetarian-friendly dishes, Ethiopian food is one of Africa’s most famed cuisines. Now, New York City based chef Hiyaw Gebroyohannes’s start-up …
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Meet the Inaugural Winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award
5 years ago

Meet the Inaugural Winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

As an entrepreneur, a radio host, and a dancer, Ugandan journalist Nancy Kacungira wears many hats, including a position as the most popular news anchor at Kenya’s KTN …
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Amal Center: Empowering Morocco’s Most Disadvantaged Women
5 years ago

Amal Center: Empowering Morocco’s Most Disadvantaged Women

With its progressive Family Code and embrace of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Morocco is often hailed as the …
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Save a Life with Ara: The African Blood and Bone Marrow Registry
5 years ago

Save a Life with Ara: The African Blood and Bone Marrow Registry

Across the continent, the prevalence of blood-related diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, and sickle cell anemia is rising. In Nigeria, diagnosis of sickle cell anemia cases is projected …
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New African Food Delivery App: OjaExpress
5 years ago

New African Food Delivery App: OjaExpress

What if you could get your favorite African ingredients from yams to egusi seeds to garri with the click of a button? New app OjaExpress hopes to revolutionize …
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Duro Olowu Decorates The White House for Christmas
5 years ago

Duro Olowu Decorates The White House for Christmas

Nigerian-born, London-based designer Duro Olowu was recently enlisted by Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America, to decorate The White House for 2015 Christmas celebrations.


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Libromat: A New Approach to Early Childhood Development
5 years ago

Libromat: A New Approach to Early Childhood Development

Laundry is rarely anyone’s favorite chore. In the developed world, the burden of the time-consuming chore is often reduced by washing machines and dryers, but in developing countries …
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Odekro: The End of Politics As Usual
5 years ago

Odekro: The End of Politics As Usual

In the Akan chieftaincy hierarchy, the odekro is the lowest sub-divisional chief responsible for ruling a town and making sure the citizens are taken care of. Since 2012, …
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