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Behind the Headlines with Cosmopolitan’s Judith Ohikuare
1 year ago

Behind the Headlines with Cosmopolitan’s Judith Ohikuare

Think journalism is a dying profession? Don’t let those pesky headlines fool you. Brooklyn-born Nigerian-American writer Judith Ohikuare could have followed the path of many children of immigrants …
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Inside African Leadership University, Mauritius
1 year ago

Inside African Leadership University, Mauritius

Tucked away in the middle of the Indian Ocean, on the beautiful island of Mauritius, is ALU’s inaugural campus, an institution that is training the next generation of …
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Kanayo Ebi: Stylist to the Stars
1 year ago

Kanayo Ebi: Stylist to the Stars

The global fashion industry is worth trillions of dollars every year, and fashion capitals like Paris, New York, and Milan have remained in the forefront of the industry. …
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Essiespice: The Ghanaian Spice Goddess
1 year ago

Essiespice: The Ghanaian Spice Goddess

In 2013, what began as an experiment born out of a love affair with spices, cooking, and traveling became the beginning of a culinary business that is making …
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Becoming Hayet Rida: That Girl
1 year ago

Becoming Hayet Rida: That Girl

Maya Angelou once said, “we delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it went through to achieve that beauty.” No one perhaps understands …
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Becoming Vivian Onano: Translating Africa’s Vision into Reality
1 year ago

Becoming Vivian Onano: Translating Africa’s Vision into Reality

Growing up, Vivian Onano didn’t have it easy. Yet despite facing gender discrimination and poverty, Vivian was lucky enough to be awarded a scholarship to Starehe Girls, one …
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Song Queen: Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor
1 year ago

Song Queen: Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor

Across West Africa, over 50 million people speak various pidgin dialects. Aiming to democratize the opera experience, Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor (also known by her performance name The Venus Bushfires) recently …
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Naomi Wachira: The African Girl
1 year ago

Naomi Wachira: The African Girl

Born and raised in Kijabe, a little town an hour and a half from Nairobi, Naomi Wachira grew up in a Christian family. She moved to the States right …
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Cultivating Africa’s Next Generation with Rachel Nyaradzo Adams
1 year ago

Cultivating Africa’s Next Generation with Rachel Nyaradzo Adams

With 200 million people between 15 and 24, Africa has the youngest population in the world. As the region rapidly develops, youth are critical to catalyzing future socioeconomic …
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Rape: A South African Nightmare
1 year ago

Rape: A South African Nightmare

Academic Pumla Dineo Gqola’s new book Rape: A South African Nightmare explores the troubling realities of South African rape culture. In a deftly argued, compelling book, Gqola explores how …
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