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Introducing the GrapeVine TV: The wokest web talk show on Youtube
10 months ago

Introducing the GrapeVine TV: The wokest web talk show on Youtube

Ashley Akunna is the even-toned host, and behind-the-scenes boss, of GrapeVine TV, a YouTube web show with a panel of black millennials discussing trending news topics. Ashley studied film at …
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Designing for Impact: African Architects Changing the Game
1 year 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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Millennial Mozambican Entrepreneur Launches Vegan Beauty Product
1 year ago

Millennial Mozambican Entrepreneur Launches Vegan Beauty Product

When Celmira Amade came to study International Business at Royal Holloway University of London in 2010, she was not quite ready for the impact of the English climate. …
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MONAA: African-inspired luxury footwear
1 year 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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Mark Zuckerberg visits Lagos, Nigeria
1 year ago

Mark Zuckerberg visits Lagos, Nigeria

This is Mark Zuckerburg’s first trip to sub-Saharan Africa and his first stop is Lagos, Nigeria! He’ll be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs to learn about the startup ecosystem in …
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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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Trilateral Development Cooperation: A “win-win-win” for South-South dialogue?
1 year 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
1 year 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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UNCTAD 14: Views from the Youth in Africa on Africa’s Development
1 year ago

UNCTAD 14: Views from the Youth in Africa on Africa’s Development

The first ever United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) Youth Forum held in Nairobi, Kenya between 17 and 21 July 2016 was a momentous occasion. …
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Kayoola: Africa’s First Solar Powered Bus
1 year 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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