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UNCTAD 14: Views from the Youth in Africa on Africa’s Development
3 years ago

UNCTAD 14: Views from the Youth in Africa on Africa’s Development

The first ever United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) Youth Forum held in Nairobi, Kenya between 17 and 21 July 2016 was a momentous occasion. …
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Recovering Black History at Cambridge: The Black Cantabs Project
3 years ago

Recovering Black History at Cambridge: The Black Cantabs Project

Within their halls, the thirty-one colleges at the University of Cambridge contain portraits, sculptures, and texts memorializing notable Cantabs. Among these, however, alumni of African descent are markedly absent. Launched in October 2015, the Black Cantabs Project is combing the archives and rewriting Black alumni into the history of this centuries-old institution. Ayiba’s Debbie Onuoha spoke to the project’s co-founders about recovering the often lost or forgotten stories of Cambridge’s Black graduates, from 1849 to the present.

Njoki Wamai is a final-year Kenyan PhD student reading politics at Queen’s College and Nnenda Chinda is a Nigerian-Italian who recently graduated with a BA in classics from Downing College. Read More

Kailend: A Holistic Approach to Development
3 years ago

Kailend: A Holistic Approach to Development

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Lomé, Togo, Kailend is a social enterprise working to empower women and at-risk youth through education and skills training for those who may not fit the mold of traditional schooling systems. Read More

7 African storybooks my children will read
3 years ago

7 African storybooks my children will read

Literature is an integral component of building language and communication skills. Therefore, bedtime stories and children’s books are the perfect way to hand down stories, and to preserve …
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In Search of Further Education: From South Africa to Germany
4 years ago

In Search of Further Education: From South Africa to Germany

Recently I made a big, and I believe brave, life decision to relocate from Johannesburg, South Africa to Potsdam, Germany in order to pursue further education. I am …
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Cultivating Africa’s Next Generation with Rachel Nyaradzo Adams
4 years ago

Cultivating Africa’s Next Generation with Rachel Nyaradzo Adams

With 200 million people between 15 and 24, Africa has the youngest population in the world. As the region rapidly develops, youth are critical to catalyzing future socioeconomic …
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Celebrating African Poetry
4 years ago

Celebrating African Poetry

The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, founded by Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva in 2008, encompasses the Babishai Niwe Poetry Awards and a poetry toolkit, Babishai Poetricks. The awards recognize African …
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Grass-roots Activist Koketso Marishane on South African Education
4 years ago

Grass-roots Activist Koketso Marishane on South African Education

Koketso M Marishane is a youth development practitioner from GaMarishane in Limpopo Province, South Africa. He is among the 2014 Top 100 UN Global Leaders and a World …
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Artist Spotlight: Kaline
6 years ago

Artist Spotlight: Kaline

Kaline Akinkugbe is a classically trained pianist, singer, songwriter, and aspiring film composer. At the foundation of all her musicianship is soul music. As a child, her mother …
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