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On Beauty & Body Positivity
1 year 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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2015  African Economic Conference in Kinshasa, DRC
1 year 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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Love in the time of Nigerian passport
2 years ago

Love in the time of Nigerian passport

“He walks away, the sun goes down, he takes the day but I’m grown”– Amy Winehouse

They met in the most unusual way. Him sitting on a cold …
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The Plus Side of Dating
2 years ago

The Plus Side of Dating

 

 

“He said I like you, I think I really do. But I have never dated a big girl. I am afraid that my friends will tease me.” – …
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Things to do in Lagos: Paint the Night Africa
2 years ago

Things to do in Lagos: Paint the Night Africa

Paint parties have become common as a creative and enjoyable way to spend an evening with friends. For the uninitiated, a “paint party” is an event where people …
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Essence Festival Heads to Durban
2 years ago

Essence Festival Heads to Durban

By  •  Blog, Events

After over twenty years in New Orleans, the Essence Music Festival is ready to go global. Yesterday, producers announced that the Festival will expand to Durban, South Africa …
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‘Beasts of No Nation’ premieres on Netflix today
2 years ago

‘Beasts of No Nation’ premieres on Netflix today

Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation premiered on Netflix today, marking an important milestone in the movie industry and for African storytelling in film. Beasts of No Nation is one of …
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Entrepreneurship in Egypt
2 years ago

Entrepreneurship in Egypt

By  •  Blog

Many countries in Africa were under colonial regime for years. As a result of colonial rule, people were controlled economically and politically, and lived in poverty and ignorance. Being …
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Trevor Noah’s first night as host of The Daily Show
2 years ago

Trevor Noah’s first night as host of The Daily Show

Last night, South African comedian, Trevor Noah, debuted as the new host of The Daily Show replacing the much beloved Jon Stewart. In his opening message, he talked about his …
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Saving Mirabel
2 years ago

Saving Mirabel

Sexual assault is a traumatic event that disproportionately affects young women worldwide. The World Health Organization finds that one in every five women is a victim of sexual …
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