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Chronicling the African Renaissance

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The African Roots of Carnival
9 months ago

The African Roots of Carnival

If there’s one party to top them all, it’s definitely Carnival. The public celebration brings the custom of thousands of people gathering on the streets for what feels like endless …
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The Real Injustices in Caster’s Race
9 months ago

The Real Injustices in Caster’s Race

As a South African I am immensely proud of Caster Semenya but I’m also immensely proud of her as a fellow woman and as a fellow human being.


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Mark Zuckerberg visits Lagos, Nigeria
9 months 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
9 months 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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Give Me Food (Not Marriage)
9 months ago

Give Me Food (Not Marriage)

This past summer, I went back to Togo for a visit with my mom, my aunt, and my uncle after having lived in the United States for almost …
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South African Fashion Week 2016
9 months ago

South African Fashion Week 2016

The time is drawing near for the 2016 South African Fashion Week. First held in 1997, the annual SAFW is a platform to showcase, unearth, support, grow, and …
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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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8 African podcasts to plug into
9 months ago

8 African podcasts to plug into

Whether you’re new to the world of podcasts or a serial listener in search of an Afro-focused show to add to your subscriptions, here are eight episodes of …
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Building a Just Society with African Prisons Project
9 months ago

Building a Just Society with African Prisons Project

The African Prisons Project (APP) is a noble effort to improve access to healthcare, education, and justice in communities across the continent. Founded in 2004, APP believes in …
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Best African Restaurants:  A Taste of Home in #London #Paris #Rome
9 months ago

Best African Restaurants: A Taste of Home in #London #Paris #Rome

Food is such an integral part of African culture, even in the Diaspora. Here are five of the best African restaurants in London, Rome, and Paris that serve up a …
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