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Chronicling the African Renaissance

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My Afro-Brazilian Experience in Black and White
11 months ago

My Afro-Brazilian Experience in Black and White

Preta, pretinha, black, blackie, nega, negress, and sometimes even cor do pecado, or color of sin. Here are some synonyms of affection for black women in Brazilian Portuguese. …
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Creative Culture: Expressing the Nuances of African Existence
11 months ago

Creative Culture: Expressing the Nuances of African Existence

I have never considered myself an “artist”—I have never felt like I could. I don’t formally paint or sing or dance, and so it took me a long …
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AAKS x Indego Africa Partnership
11 months ago

AAKS x Indego Africa Partnership

Ghana-based sustainable accessories brand AAKS and Rwanda-based social enterprise Indego Africa have recently joined forces in a partnership that is sure to produce vibrant and beautiful artisanry. Their …
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Africa’s Technology Landscape from 2016–2020
11 months ago

Africa’s Technology Landscape from 2016–2020

The last five years have been really interesting when it comes to advancements in the area of technology on the African continent — both from adoption and manufacturing point of …
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The Nile Project’s Kenyan Percussionist, Kasiva Mutua
11 months ago

The Nile Project’s Kenyan Percussionist, Kasiva Mutua

Kasiva Mutua is an internationally touring drummer and percussionist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her exuberant performances reflect a panoply of influences, including afrobeat, zouk, samba, reggae, and soul. Ayiba’s …
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The Great Fear of Elections
11 months ago

The Great Fear of Elections

I was sitting in a taxi in Accra, windows rolled down, hawkers’ parading their wares and the afternoon sun was as it is in the tropics this time …
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Weaving History:  The Story of Kente Master
11 months ago

Weaving History: The Story of Kente Master

Traditionally worn by Ghanaian kings and chiefs, Kente fabric has long been a symbol of pride and greatness. Each pattern has a different meaning, and can range from …
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In the Kitchen with South African Celebrity Chef Siba Mtongana
11 months ago

In the Kitchen with South African Celebrity Chef Siba Mtongana

To Siba Mtongana, host of Food Network’s Siba’s Table, cooking is not only a necessity—it’s an art. The South African celebrity chef has gained a loyal following worldwide …
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Komera Culture: The Rwandan Approach to Living
11 months ago

Komera Culture: The Rwandan Approach to Living

I walked among farmland in Rwanda with a colleague. An elderly woman approached us and, as is custom, offered a greeting: “Murakomeye.” I marveled at the irony of …
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