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Revolutionary Woman: Meet Dr. Wandia Njoya
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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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An African City’s Esosa E On Her Raw Vegan Lifestyle
2 years ago

An African City’s Esosa E On Her Raw Vegan Lifestyle

Award-winning actress, writer, filmmaker and model Esosa Edosomwan, also known as Raw Girl on her popular blog, is a raw vegan lifestyle expert. After receiving an undergraduate …
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Inside Ackee and Saltfish with Vanessa Babirye
2 years ago

Inside Ackee and Saltfish with Vanessa Babirye

From Solange to Willow Smith, carefree black girls are the “it girls” du jour. Cecile Emeke’s webseries “Ackee and Saltfish” brings the liberating aesthetic to the small …
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The Look of a Legend: Olympian Lornah Kiplagat’s New Sportswear Line
2 years ago

The Look of a Legend: Olympian Lornah Kiplagat’s New Sportswear Line

In the world of running, Lornah Kiplagat is royalty. Fitting for a woman whose nickname is “Simba,” Swahili for lion. Part of a successful family of runners …
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From Science to Social Media: Meet Morin Oluwole
3 years ago

From Science to Social Media: Meet Morin Oluwole

From science to social media, Nigerian-born Morin Oluwole, Director of Luxury Client Partnerships at Facebook, has used her background in data and passion for design to bring out …
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