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Confident and Classy with Kamokini
2 years ago

Confident and Classy with Kamokini

A fast-rising favourite of Nigerian celebrities from Samantha Dinka to Adeola Ariyo, Kamokini is a Nigeria-based swimsuit line that aims to make women look and feel good. On …
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A quest to Increase Global Consumption of Authentic Made-in-Africa Goods
2 years ago

A quest to Increase Global Consumption of Authentic Made-in-Africa Goods

I moved from Ghana to the United States when I was twelve years old. Being outside the continent was the first time I experienced the shame of being …
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Habesha Breweries: Cold Gold
2 years ago

Habesha Breweries: Cold Gold

In contrast to its southern neighbor Kenya, Ethiopia’s beer-drinking culture is notably under-developed. That’s where Habesha Breweries, a subsidiary of 300-year old Bavaria Breweries, comes in. As Dutch-owned …
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Styled by Africa Goes Brick-and-Mortar
2 years ago

Styled by Africa Goes Brick-and-Mortar

Earlier this year, Ayiba met up in Lagos with the ladies behind one of our favorite boutiques, Styled by Africa. In that interview, we chatted with them about …
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Ghana’s Growing Tech Industry
2 years ago

Ghana’s Growing Tech Industry

From hackathons to incubators to tech conferences and proposals for a ten billion dollar tech hub, Ghana’s tech industry is slowly coming into its own. The increased interest …
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The emergence of snail farming in East Africa
2 years ago

The emergence of snail farming in East Africa

Snail is a relatively unheard of delicacy in East Africa, and especially in Kenya, a vast difference from West African countries where snails are a common sight on …
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Motherland Moguls: Meet the 2015 She Leads Africa Finalists
2 years ago

Motherland Moguls: Meet the 2015 She Leads Africa Finalists

While Sub Saharan Africa has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship across the world (27%), these businesses are typically one-woman enterprises with a small consumer base. Social enterprise …
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Mobile Design Basics – 3 Easy Tips
2 years ago

Mobile Design Basics – 3 Easy Tips

We live in a world of mobile first. Most computer usage happens on a mobile device. Even though in the West users were accustomed to doing many things …
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The Evolution of BitPesa: Africa’s Bitcoin
2 years ago

The Evolution of BitPesa: Africa’s Bitcoin

BitPesa is a money transfer service that deals with digital currency such as Bitcoin into African currencies. It was designed to cut down the high costs of remittances from …
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Making Baobab Famous with Aduna
2 years ago

Making Baobab Famous with Aduna

Aduna is a health and beauty brand that uses superfoods like baobab and moringa to create superfood powders and energy bars for detoxification and revitalization. Co-founders Andrew Hunt and Nick Salter …
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