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Odekro: The End of Politics As Usual
4 years ago

Odekro: The End of Politics As Usual

In the Akan chieftaincy hierarchy, the odekro is the lowest sub-divisional chief responsible for ruling a town and making sure the citizens are taken care of. Since 2012, …
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Becoming Hayet Rida: That Girl
4 years 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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My Afropolitan Diary: From reflection to inspiration in Senegal

After working for a year following my graduation, I realized that I had a lot of unanswered questions. My mind was plagued by questions as to what my …
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On Beauty & Body Positivity
4 years ago

On Beauty & Body Positivity

This is the post that I started to write over a year ago and continuously lost my nerve. Today I read about Auntie Oprah’s epic faux pas and …
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The Poverty Hackathon: Nairobi and Toronto
4 years ago

The Poverty Hackathon: Nairobi and Toronto

As access to mobile phones across the continent increases, more local developers are creating applications that aim to solve the challenges that face the continent. The <Br/eak> Poverty …
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One Woman’s Quest for Global Literacy: Wayetu Moore
4 years ago

One Woman’s Quest for Global Literacy: Wayetu Moore

Recognizing we need more diverse books, Liberian-American Wayetu Moore set out to give young children books featuring characters that look like them. Founded in 2011, One Moore Book …
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2015  African Economic Conference in Kinshasa, DRC
4 years ago

2015 African Economic Conference in Kinshasa, DRC

 

 

 “[The conference] has become a major forum that brings together leading academics and development practitioners from across the globe towards fostering dialogue and exchange of knowledge …
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In the Artist’s Studio with Dennis Osadebe
4 years ago

In the Artist’s Studio with Dennis Osadebe

African art has historically been plagued by anonymity, as African artists remain unrecognized on the international stage. However, more African artists are working on improving the visibility of …
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Photography Series Sheds Light on Rape in the Congo
4 years ago

Photography Series Sheds Light on Rape in the Congo

For years, the people of Goma, a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, witnessed horrific war crimes as sexual violence against children, women, and sometimes men was …
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Dislabelled: Fighting for Special Education in Ghana
4 years ago

Dislabelled: Fighting for Special Education in Ghana

According to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of the world’s 600 million disabled people are located in developing countries. In Ghana, the disabled constitute one of the …
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