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Chronicling the African Renaissance

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Our favorite talk from TEDGlobal 2017: Who belongs in a city?
7 days ago

Our favorite talk from TEDGlobal 2017: Who belongs in a city?

Underneath every shiny new megacity, there’s often a story of communities displaced. In this moving, poetic talk, OluTimehin Adegbeye details how government land grabs are destroying …
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A Ugandan transgender woman fights for her right to love
1 week ago

A Ugandan transgender woman fights for her right to love

Uganda has been criticised for the discriminations against the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) community. The Pearl of Africa is a documentary of the life of Cleopatra Kambugu, a Ugandan transgender …
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Love Thy Neighbor, With All Her Hair and Skin Tone Too
3 weeks ago

Love Thy Neighbor, With All Her Hair and Skin Tone Too

I had an interesting conversation with a black man yesterday. It was a familiar conversation, with all too familiar themes: intent to do a DNA test to discover, which tribe …
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Dear African Abroad: Home is NOT Waiting For You
1 month ago

Dear African Abroad: Home is NOT Waiting For You

I first left my home country when I was a wide-eyed sixteen-year-old and headed off to a highly selective pre-University program in South Africa that selects …
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Time Redeems All Things: The Timeless Genius of Woman
2 months ago

Time Redeems All Things: The Timeless Genius of Woman

I enjoyed reading the book, “E=MC²: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation,” by David Bodanis. That’s the mass-energy equivalence formula propounded by Einstein.

Are Black Women also a Double Minority in Income Inequality?
2 months ago

Are Black Women also a Double Minority in Income Inequality?

On the face of it, it appears tenable that black women in America, who experience the intersectionality of marginalization by race and gender concern themselves with the wage gap by …
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Opinion: One Great Nigeria
3 months ago

Opinion: One Great Nigeria

People are rightly aggrieved in Nigeria. Many are. Not just Igbos. In fact most Igbos, who have been able to overcome the tragedy of and fallout from the Nigerian Civil …
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Africa’s Season of Famine?
3 months ago

Africa’s Season of Famine?

Since the beginning of the year news headlines have been threatening that famine is, once again, imminent in Africa. In February the United Nations formally declared famine in parts of …
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The Dark Side of Uber (in South Africa)
4 months ago

The Dark Side of Uber (in South Africa)

Uber has become a commonly-used verb in everyday language. It’s no longer strange when watching a series to hear someone explain that they “ubered” to arrive at their destination. This …
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Expat vs Immigrant: Almost Parisienne weighs in on the debate
4 months ago

Expat vs Immigrant: Almost Parisienne weighs in on the debate

On Ayiba’s recent European Tour, our founder met up with the YouTubers behind the channel Almost Parisienne for an Afropolitan Diary feature. As young women who chose to move to …
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