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Ayiba’s Wishlist: Dziffa
1 year ago

Ayiba’s Wishlist: Dziffa

Twenty-three-year-old Dziffa Akua Ametam is the CEO and Founder of Dziffa, an e-commerce website that links international buyers to authentic Ghanaian products.  Leveraging on technology, Dziffa brings handmade …
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Snapshot: William Ngari aka Namuks
1 year ago

Snapshot: William Ngari aka Namuks

William Ngari, aka Namuks, is a dad and an entrepreneur with a passion for photography. Impressed by his work showcasing the beauty of Africa via Instagram, Ayiba’s Joy Mwaniki …
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Habesha Breweries: Cold Gold
1 year 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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Chobe Angels: The Female Guides of Chobe Game Lodge

Although tourism is one of Botswana’s largest sectors, men have traditionally dominated the industry. Progressive Chobe Game Lodge, built in the 1970s, is bucking the trend by employing …
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Dynamic Design: African Vernacular Architecture
2 years ago

Dynamic Design: African Vernacular Architecture

These days, it seems like social media is abuzz with images of “the Africa they don’t show us.” The majority of these images are skyscrapers or European-style buildings …
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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 Talking Book: Audio Education for Ghanaian Women
2 years ago

The Talking Book: Audio Education for Ghanaian Women

A Talking Book is an inexpensive, portal audio device that broadcasts informational programs to populations in the developing world with low literacy rates. The messages can be replayed, …
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She Leads Africa Introduces The She Hive
2 years ago

She Leads Africa Introduces The She Hive

On September 20, social enterprise She Leads Africa will launch the She Hive, a one-of-a-kind pop-up space where young African women can co-work. At the She Hive, women …
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Saving Mirabel
2 years ago

Saving Mirabel

Sexual assault is a traumatic event that disproportionately affects young women worldwide. The World Health Organization finds that one in every five women is a victim of sexual …
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