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Chronicling the African Renaissance

About Rara Reines

Rara Reines is an Ayiba Business Editorial Fellow. She is 18 years old and will be attending the University of Georgia (USA) and plans to study international affairs and economics. Rara has served as a 2014 ANNpower Fellow, an American delegate to the 2015 WiSci (Women in Science) program in Rwanda and as a participant in the 2016 LSE-UCT July School. She is primarily interested in the ways in which African economies can achieve inclusive growth, with a focus on public-private-people partnerships.
Latest Posts | By Rara Reines
Designing for Impact: African Architects Changing the Game
8 months ago

Designing for Impact: African Architects Changing the Game

As the continent urbanizes, African architects are making their mark on the global stage. Using local materials, firms across Africa are designing innovative strategies to meet ongoing social …
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MONAA: African-inspired luxury footwear
9 months ago

MONAA: African-inspired luxury footwear

MONAA is a luxury footwear company that pays homage to regal Ashanti heritage. Founded by two sisters, MONAA manufactures its unique sandals in Ghana from globally-sourced leathers refined …
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Trilateral Development Cooperation: A “win-win-win” for South-South dialogue?
9 months ago

Trilateral Development Cooperation: A “win-win-win” for South-South dialogue?

Trilateral Development Cooperation (TDC) is a promising new concept that has the potential to revolutionize the system of international development cooperation. TDC is a triangular partnership between a …
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Top African Video Game Companies
9 months ago

Top African Video Game Companies

Though most African gaming companies are still young, video games are becoming increasingly popular both across the continent and in the wider global market. In Africa, video game …
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Kayoola: Africa’s First Solar Powered Bus
9 months ago

Kayoola: Africa’s First Solar Powered Bus

Kayoola, meaning “mass carrier,” is the name of Africa’s first solar-powered bus developed by Kiira Motors in Uganda. Kiira Motors grew out of a project at Uganda’s Makerere …
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Kyle Petersen: South African Concert Pianist, Music Director & Performer
9 months ago

Kyle Petersen: South African Concert Pianist, Music Director & Performer

Music became the driving force in Kyle Petersen’s life after he played his first song on the piano at the age of four. He has worked as a …
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Umlando Wezithombe Comic Book Startup
10 months ago

Umlando Wezithombe Comic Book Startup

Umlando Wezithombe is a South African comic production company focused on making African history, stories, and role models accessible to African youth. Umlando has produced comic book histories …
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Bean to Bar in Ivory Coast
10 months ago

Bean to Bar in Ivory Coast

There is an all too familiar pattern of African countries exporting raw materials and importing manufactured goods. Though this trend still dominates much of Africa’s trading relations, there …
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Silas Miami: Wise Beyond His Years
10 months ago

Silas Miami: Wise Beyond His Years

Multi-talented Silas Miami is a professional musician, film student, and photographer who left his native Kenya to attend the AFDA film school in Cape Town and expand his …
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AAKS x Indego Africa Partnership
11 months ago

AAKS x Indego Africa Partnership

Ghana-based sustainable accessories brand AAKS and Rwanda-based social enterprise Indego Africa have recently joined forces in a partnership that is sure to produce vibrant and beautiful artisanry. Their …
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