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#BeingFemaleinNigeria sparks similar hashtags across Africa
5 years ago

#BeingFemaleinNigeria sparks similar hashtags across Africa

Recently, Nigerians, mostly the women, have taken over Twitter with the hashtag, #BeingFemaleinNigeria. These outspoken individuals have been painting a vivid picture of the realities and hardships of being a …
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Start-up Stories: AAKS
5 years ago

Start-up Stories: AAKS

Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, the glamourous Ghanaian behind gorgeous new accessories line AAKS, likes to say she is fond of sunsets. Her love for color is abundantly clear from her vibrant …
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8 African YouTube Channels Worth Watching
5 years ago

8 African YouTube Channels Worth Watching

Social media has become a vital tool as part of the Fourth Estate. Millions around Africa use these platforms to communicate their ideas and express their feelings to …
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Lupita Nyong’o in Maki Oh at Homecoming Event in Kenya
5 years ago

Lupita Nyong’o in Maki Oh at Homecoming Event in Kenya

Leading fashion label Maki Oh continues to prove a hit amongst Hollywood’s fashion elites as Lupita Nyong’o wears two classic hand-painted and hand-dyed pieces by one of Africa’s …
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Five African Female Scientists You Should Definitely Know About
5 years ago

Five African Female Scientists You Should Definitely Know About

Recently, Nobel Prize winner Tim Hunt sparked controversy when he claimed that women should not be in science, as they can prove distracting to male scientists in the …
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Design Issue
5 years ago

Design Issue

The Design Issue is an ode to African aesthetics, creativity, and innovation. From architecture to animation, art, and fashion, this issue will highlight the talented makers and shapers …
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Start-Up Stories: Jembere Eyewear
5 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Jembere Eyewear

After nearly a decade of designing eyewear, Abaynesh Jembere decided to live her dreams by launching her own line of sunglasses. Her brand, Jembere Eyewear, fuses Abaynesh’s passion …
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Making a Statement: An Interview with Designer Anita Quansah
5 years ago

Making a Statement: An Interview with Designer Anita Quansah

British-African designer Anita Quansah may be the undisputed queen of statement pieces. Her gorgeous collections of carefully embroidered necklaces and clothing have captured the world’s attention for over …
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NEW: Opportunities for Young Africans
5 years ago

NEW: Opportunities for Young Africans

We are partnered with the Opportunity Desk to bring your attention to conferences, fellowships, competitions, scholarship and funding opportunities all year long.

2016 Queen’s Young …
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Drum Beat Journey: From the South Side to Senegal
5 years ago

Drum Beat Journey: From the South Side to Senegal

From buckets to sabars, drums build bridges across the diaspora. Drum Beat Journey is a new documentary following a group of young bucket drummers from South Side Chicago as they …
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