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Song Queen: Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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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Revolutionary Woman: Meet Dr. Wandia Njoya
3 years ago

Revolutionary Woman: Meet Dr. Wandia Njoya

Dr. Wandia Njoya is a lecturer and Department Head of Language and Performing Arts at Daystar University, who earned her PhD. in French from the Pennsylvania State University …
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Motherland Moguls: Meet the 2015 She Leads Africa Finalists
3 years ago

Motherland Moguls: Meet the 2015 She Leads Africa Finalists

While Sub Saharan Africa has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship across the world (27%), these businesses are typically one-woman enterprises with a small consumer base. Social enterprise …
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Growing Up FAT in Ghana
3 years ago

Growing Up FAT in Ghana

Every afternoon between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m. I would sit in the depths of Accra traffic, under the hot African sun to get from …
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Tea Time with YSWARA
3 years ago

Tea Time with YSWARA

Ivorian entrepreneur Swaady Martin is often described as the “Queen of African Luxury.” With a line of exotic teas with names like Shaka Zulu, Pharaoh Tut, and …
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Meet the first African cycling team to ever compete in the Tour de France
3 years ago

Meet the first African cycling team to ever compete in the Tour de France

MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is Africa’s first UCI Professional Continental cycling team. The team is based in South Africa and will be the first African cycling team to compete …
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Behind the Headlines with Chika Oduah
4 years ago

Behind the Headlines with Chika Oduah

While she may be labeled a journalist, Chika Oduah is perhaps better described as an anthropologist ⎯ a true student of culture. Through her photography and writing, …
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