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TrueEarth: A made-in-Africa alternative for gluten-free products
3 weeks ago

TrueEarth: A made-in-Africa alternative for gluten-free products

Nokwanda Shabalala’s journey into the FMCG industry is certainly an interesting one. The Fulbright Scholar and Global Leader Fellow comes from the world of finance where she was an experienced …
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Launching Kay Kay’s Fashion
2 years ago

Launching Kay Kay’s Fashion

Kelechi Uchendu launched her fashion platform, Kay Kay’s Fashion, in March 2017, after embarking on a journey that began in October 2016. She shared her journey with Ayiba, explaining how, …
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Placements: Addressing the Issue of Youth Unemployment on the African Continent
2 years ago

Placements: Addressing the Issue of Youth Unemployment on the African Continent

Currently scaling from Nigeria with their eye on servicing the entire African continent, Placements is tackling the issue of youth unemployment and employability. Their vision? To be the go-to platform …
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Street Smart: Geomapping Sexual Harassment in Egypt
2 years ago

Street Smart: Geomapping Sexual Harassment in Egypt

The story of sexual harassment is an all too familiar one. It is present in the workplace, in public spaces, and beyond. It happens at night in the dark but …
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Medixus: Dispelling the myth of African doctors not being “good enough”
2 years ago

Medixus: Dispelling the myth of African doctors not being “good enough”

Having always been a particularly curious person with a love for understanding how things worked, Nicole Kayode studied Natural Sciences: Organic Chemistry & Biomedical Science at University College London and …
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Bespoke Binny: Re-Inventing Home, Self-Care & Decor
2 years ago

Bespoke Binny: Re-Inventing Home, Self-Care & Decor

Home is where the heart is.We live by this mantra, yearn for this to be reality, look for it in places, things, and people. Sometimes we’re unlucky, find ourselves in …
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This Lingerie Line Unapologetically Tackles Body Image and Diversity In Fashion
3 years ago

This Lingerie Line Unapologetically Tackles Body Image and Diversity In Fashion

Sadia Sisay is a 47 year old Sierra Leonean born British woman who believes that who people are is more important than what they have done. Her past and present …
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Wonderbag: Cooking with a Difference
3 years ago

Wonderbag: Cooking with a Difference

Across much of Africa many households struggle to access the energy services they require in order to prepare and cook the meals they need to survive on a …
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MONAA: African-inspired luxury footwear
3 years ago

MONAA: African-inspired luxury footwear

MONAA is a luxury footwear company that pays homage to regal Ashanti heritage. Founded by two sisters, MONAA manufactures its unique sandals in Ghana from globally-sourced leathers refined …
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Start-Up Stories: Emerald Moringa Tea
3 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Emerald Moringa Tea

A tiny leaf could save millions of lives. Vanessa Zommi, founder of Emerald Moringa Tea, discovered moringa, popularly known across Africa as the “tree of life,” after several …
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