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The History of Henna in West Africa
4 years ago

The History of Henna in West Africa

Henna has been a part of West African culture for at least a thousand years. While it is likely that henna has been growing in North Africa as early as …
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‘Beasts of No Nation’ premieres on Netflix today
4 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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African Superfoods You Should Know About
4 years ago

African Superfoods You Should Know About

Baobab

CIFOR/ via flickr

 Baobab trees are very ancient (some date back to a 1000 …
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Behind the Movement: Africa Responds
5 years ago

Behind the Movement: Africa Responds

Since late December 2013, the deadly Ebola virus has ravaged communities in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. As the world failed to take notice and devote resources to …
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“Tourism is Development”: Meet Cherae Robinson of Rare Customs
5 years ago

“Tourism is Development”: Meet Cherae Robinson of Rare Customs

Cherae Robinson is the founder of Rare Customs, a start-up that connects SMEs to emerging African tourism and investment trends. Ayiba’s Akinyi Ochieng spoke with Cherae about her …
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Studying Abroad in Ghana and Lessons on Pan-Africanism
7 years ago

Studying Abroad in Ghana and Lessons on Pan-Africanism

One time while I was studying in Accra, Ghana, I acquired some rather irritating bug bites. I went to the doctor to get some proper ointment to heal them. While …
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Witches of Gambaga: Women In Exile
7 years ago

Witches of Gambaga: Women In Exile

In multiple African countries witchcraft is perceived with a negative connotation. Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic all …
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