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The Realities of Renal Failure: Dialysis and Kidney Transplants
7 months ago

The Realities of Renal Failure: Dialysis and Kidney Transplants

For World Kidney Day 2019, we are putting a spotlight on kidney disease and the struggle of living on dialysis. Below is Belinda Otas story. Belinda Otas is a journalist, …
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Building Skills for the Present and Future of Africa
1 year ago

Building Skills for the Present and Future of Africa

By 2030, the largest workforce in the world will be African. This generation is arguably the last to have been nursed into the idea of an education system delivering a …
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Event Alert: Sun Met 2018
2 years ago

Event Alert: Sun Met 2018

Styled ahead of the field in her Afro-chic inspired outfit, Miss South Africa Ade van Heerden  joined some of the race day’s favourite contenders for a walk along Sun …
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Africa’s Ancient (pre-colonial) Cities: Then and Now
2 years ago

Africa’s Ancient (pre-colonial) Cities: Then and Now

Africa is a continent of rich history: of ancient empires and kingdoms and a colourful people. It’s a country that birthed gold and riches and stories that stretched far and …
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Togo Women Anguish for Democracy
2 years ago

Togo Women Anguish for Democracy

In a country of six million people, the over half who live in poverty are the backbones of the society: the most abused, the most neglected, the most discriminated against, …
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Our favorite talk from TEDGlobal 2017: Who belongs in a city?
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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 years 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.